Category Archives: News

Dan Rather talks race, media and politics

JAMES PERO As part of Manhattanville College’s “Castle Conversations” series last month, spectators gathered to listen to a voice that many—especially those growing up in the ‘60s and ‘70s—are quite familiar with: that of former “CBS Evening News” anchor Dan Rather.  Though Rather, now 83, served as the “CBS Evening News” anchor for just under […]

City pays another $20K in Holmes case

By JACKSON CHEN The City of Rye will fork over another $20,000 as its insurance carrier has settled a second civil rights letter of demand involving an unlawful traffic stop by a former Rye auxiliary police officer. The latest letter of demand was a direct result of an incident on June 20, 2014, when John […]

NRHS seniors graduate, honor WWII veteran

McKenna Field behind New Rochelle High School was lined with attendees shoulder-to-shoulder on June 25 to watch the graduating Class of 2015 receive their diplomas. Straddling the 50-yard line, the seniors sat in foldout chairs wearing their purple and white gowns and listened to a list of guest speakers that included New Rochelle High School […]

State passes hotel tax for Harrison

By CHRIS EBERHART In a stunning, last-minute change of heart, the New York state Senate passed hotel occupancy tax bills for six Westchester communities, including the Town/Village of Harrison, after years of unsuccessfully trying to petition the state for the tax. Historically, the hotel occupancy tax bills, which impose a 3 percent charge on hotel […]

Mayor, deputy mayor seek re-election

By JACKSON CHEN Familiar faces will appear on the Village of Mamaroneck’s Republican ticket in this year’s Board of Trustees election.  Mayor Norman Rosenblum, 72, and Trustee Lou Santoro, 57, both Republicans, will each be seeking their fourth term as mayor and trustee, respectively. Rosenblum said the duo is running in 2015 for the same […]

State passes hotel tax for Tuckahoe

By CHRIS EBERHART In a stunning, last-minute change of heart, the New York state Senate passed hotel occupancy tax bills for six Westchester communities, including the villages of Tuckahoe and Mamaroneck and  the Town/Village of Harrison, after years of unsuccessfully trying to petition the state for the tax. Historically, the hotel occupancy tax bills, which […]

Reassigned Osborn teacher to return to classroom

By CHRIS EBERHART The Rye City School District decided not to bring charges against Carin Mehler, the reassigned Osborn School teacher who was accused of improper coaching during state tests in 2013, and instead sent her a letter on June 26 stating she will be assigned to the Rye Middle School to teach sixth grade […]

Non-profit looks to sue county

By JACKSON CHEN A non-profit environmental organization has filed a notice of intent to sue Westchester County for ongoing violations of leaking sewer pipes and frequent overflows in early June.  The legal notice, filed by Save the Sound, a New Haven, Conn., and Mamaroneck-based organization that works to restore and protect the Long Island Sound, […]

State passes hotel tax for Mamaroneck

By CHRIS EBERHART In a stunning, last-minute change of heart, the New York state Senate passed hotel occupancy tax bills for six Westchester communities, including the Village of Mamaroneck, after years of unsuccessfully trying to petition the state for the tax. Historically, the hotel occupancy tax bills, which impose a 3 percent charge on hotel […]

Plans evolve for DPW facility

By JOHN BRANDI The Bronxville Board of Trustees is still not pleased with the costs associated with a plan to remodel and rebuild two sections of the Department of Public Works’ facility on Palumbo Place. The original cost of approximately $8 million struck a nerve with the board, so much so that it asked White […]