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Rye City Mayor takes ALS Challenge

By ALINA SURIEL Everyone knows someone who has gotten doused with a bucket of icy water for charity after a whole summer of the viral Ice Bucket Challenge to benefit the ALS Association. Rye City Mayor Joe Sack, a Republican, and life-long Rye resident and historian Douglas Carey became two of the latest names to […]

New ABC pilot to film in Harrison

By JOHN BRANDI Pyrotechnics may soon light up the sky over Harrison, pending officials’ approval. The Harrison Town Council has unanimously approved a request by CBS/EYE Productions to film a fireworks display on Wednesday, Sept. 17, after press time, from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Old Oaks Country Club, 3100 Purchase St., as part […]

Clay Art celebrates open house

By CHRIS PETROWSKI The Clay Art Center, as in art made from clay, is located on Beech Street in Port Chester, behind the village’s south-end firehouse and right off Main Street. It has been there since 1957 and, despite being the largest and busiest ceramic facility in our area, it is not known far and […]

New Rochelle street fair draws fanfare

The second annual New Rochelle Street Fair and Festival drew  hundreds of  people downtown to Main Street on Sunday,  Sept. 7. The festival  was    presented by in partnership with the City of New Rochelle, and admission was free. Approximately 85 vendors, artists and merchants provided guests with a dizzying array of food and […]

Housing deadline looms to save federal grant money

  By CHRIS EBERHART Federal and county officials with polarizing viewpoints have this weekend to come to an agreement or Westchester will lose $15.6 million in federal grants as part of the 2009 affordable housing settlement between the county and the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development. The 2009 settlement, made between HUD and […]

EUFSD completing projects

By CHRIS EBERHART The Eastchester school district will showcase two new amenities this school year, a newly constructed middle school wing and a new synthetic turf field with a resurfaced track around the perimeter. Eastchester Superintendent Dr. Walter Moran said the school district has been adapting to steadily increasing enrollment over the past six years, […]

Central Amusement, Standard Amusements pitch proposals

Although Standard Amusements president David Singer said the focus of their plan is to invest in capital improvements like painting and planting landscape, Standard Amusements is proposing three new rides, including the above pictured double loop water slide.   By CHRIS EBERHART The Westchester County Board of Legislators listened to Central Amusement’s and Standard Amusements’ […]

Finch, Miller and Potok dominate primary

By PHIL NOBILE and JASON CHIREVAS Winning nearly 90 percent of the overall vote, Democratic primary candidates David Finch, Ilissa Miller and Leon Potok, the village party’s chosen candidates to begin with, will be on the Democratic ticket come November and will contend with a slate of Republicans for three open seats on the Village […]

Report: Harrison zoning most exclusionary in Westchester

By PHIL NOBILE “It’s great to live in Harrison” may not apply to everyone. Out of 31 municipalities in Westchester eligible—and out of six identified by the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development as having exclusionary zoning—the Town of Harrison was found to be the main offender, with multiple violations of a court-appointed federal […]

Yandrasevich back in court

Former Rye Golf Club manager Scott Yandrasevich is sche- duled to be back in court on Wednesday, Sept. 17 to set a date for trail. A trial date was previously scheduled to be set on Aug. 6 and then Sept. 3, but both court appearances were adjourned and pushed back another two weeks according to […]