Category Archives: News

The long, winding road to Phil Reisman

By KATIE HOOS Driving across the country in a beat-up 1973 Mustang, feeding his insatiable post-college wanderlust, a then 22-year-old Phil Reisman had a striking thought. “Maybe I’ll apply to journalism school,” he thought as he made his way back east toward his native Westchester. Not yet realizing the monumental impact of this idea—which ultimately […]

Local green-thumbs wanted in Larchmont

By ANNAROSE RUSSO Hidden in plain sight, the Larchmont Reservoir-James G. Johnson, Jr. Conservancy spreads its 60 acres across the boundaries of Mamaroneck and New Rochelle. In addition to numerous trails, an observation deck, Goodliffe Pond and Sheldrake lake—once the water supply for the Village of Larchmont—the Sheldrake Environmental Center and Sheldrake Community Vegetable Garden […]

Grand jury to hear Yandrasevich case in April

By LIZ BUTTON The Westchester District Attorney’s office has chosen April 15 to present former Rye Golf Club Manager Scott Yandrasevich’s second-degree grand larceny case to the grand jury. Rye City Court Judge Joseph Latwin announced the case’s transfer to county court at Yandrasevich’s March 18 appearance in Rye. The former golf club manager was […]

Committee: LWRP process flawed

By PHIL NOBILE Criticism of changes to the Village of Mamaroneck’s Local Waterfront Revitalization Program, the village’s encompassing waterfront planning and protection document, is nothing new. But now the voices raising concerns include members of the steering committee tasked with changing the LWRP in the first place, and their suggestions range from going through more […]

Board chair to develop site

By PHIL NOBILE Continuing the town’s quest for downtown revitalization with new buildings and sleeker storefronts, a new plan by a local real estate group that includes Harrison Planning Board members is before town officials. Planning Board Chairman Thomas Heaslip and board member Chuck Spano, partners in the Harrison Real Estate Group LLC, have purchased […]

Quigley, Alfaso win Tuckahoe election

By CHRIS EBERHART After the March 18 Tuckahoe election, the village Board of Trustees remains a 4-1 Republican majority with incumbent Democrat Stephen Quigley winning re-election and Republican Steven Alfasi taking the other open seat vacated by the outgoing Trustee Janette Hayes.  Hayes, a Republican, chose not to seek re-election. Quigley, 61, beat out Alfasi, […]

School board considers utility tax

By LIZ BUTTON The Rye City School District may take a tip from the city next year and impose a utility tax on district residents to help make up for a $3.8 million shortfall projected for its 2014-2015 budget. The utility tax can apply to such things as gas and electric services, water, refrigeration and […]

Eastchester library children’s room reopens

By LIZ BUTTON Extensive improvements to the Eastchester Public Library children’s room were completed March 7, giving a new aesthetic lease on life to a space that had not undergone renovations since it opened in 1967. After about $60,000 worth of renovations that began soon after the 2013 holiday season, the children’s room now has […]

Teachers union: Don’t cut social worker

By CHRIS EBERHART The Tuckahoe school district’s budget proposal has created a stir among teachers and their union after calling for the layoff of a social worker. During the March 10 Board of Education meeting, the district presented its $31.3 million budget for the 2014-2015 school year that will require $1.2 million in cuts to […]

Quarry criticism continues while suit drags

By PHIL NOBILE More than four years after a local West Harrison quarry was deemed to be operating illegally, little to no progress in the legal proceedings has caused the quarry’s neighbors to speak out to town officials about continued quality of life concerns. At the March 6 Town Council meeting, West Harrison residents Glen […]