Category Archives: News

CAI wants to run Playland alone

By CHRIS EBERHART Westchester County Legislator Ken Jenkins, a Yonkers Democrat, recently introduced legislation in a memo that would create a 10-year lease with Central Amusements, Inc., and Standard Amusements, LLC to manage Rye Playland, but the president of Central Amusements said the company has no interest in teaming up with a competitor. “I want […]

Proposed senior housing project stalls

By John Brandi The proposed senior affordable housing project planned for 150 North St. is in limbo until the Rye City Council has received updated groundwater contamination readings from Westchester County, the council has also hinted additional testing may be required. “[We have a] responsibility to make sure [construction] is appropriate,” Mayor Joe Sack, a […]

Economic outlook good for women in N.Y.

By JOHN BRANDI A recent article in The Connecticut Economy, an economicanalysis quarterly, has ranked New York as the second-best state with economic opportunities for women. The index measured the performance of all 50 states. Dr. Steven Lanza, executive editor of the quarterly, said New York’s ranking is promising and its index score reveals it’s […]

Mamaroneck’s Massa’ delivers the sea’s best

You don’t have to travel 4,000 miles for an authentic Mediterranean meal. “Ocean-to-table” offerings at Massa’ Coastal Italian Cuisine in Mamaroneck utilize the freshest fish straight from the source. The langoustines I enjoyed for lunch one summer afternoon were flown in directly from Europe. Prepared simply with salt, pepper and a little bit of notably […]

Broadway Theatre goes over the rainbow

By MICHELLE JACOBY Celebrating 40 years of quality, entertainment and fine dining, Westchester Broadway Theatre proudly presents “The Wizard of Oz” this month. The 1939 beloved MGM classic film starring Judy Garland has been an inspiration for more than eight decades. The iconic song “Over the Rainbow” represents hopes, dreams and all possibilities; all of […]

Pet Rescue 8-22-2014

Cole will steal your heart in unexpected waysand you won’t mind. This handsome one-year-old black kitty with the sparkling white spot starts by acting coy, training his human to coax him with treats. In reality, Cole enjoys being fussed over and purrs up a storm. He plays his hilarious versions of basketball and volleyball, has […]

EFD mutual aid reduced

By CHRIS EBERHART A three-alarm fire tore through two Yonkers homes on Saratoga Avenue around 10:30 p.m. on Aug. 10. The Yonkers Fire Department exhausted all its resources and needed reinforcements from neighboring municipalities. A call for mutual aid was sent out. Eastchester was among the departments called, but its fire department couldn’t respond. The […]

Village Building Department to get organizational review

By PHIL NOBILE At a time when the Village of Mamaroneck can’t keep consistent staff in its Building Department, a potential proposal by an outside consulting firm may help relieve many of the department’s woes. A proposal by the consulting firm Arcadis may take an in-depth look at the Building Department’s staffing structure, organization and […]

Quarry to Planning Board

By PHIL NOBILE Amidst a barrage of ongoing litigation, community concern and legal wrangling, town officials pushed a zoning change request for a controversial quarry in West Harrison off to the Planning Board for further review. A re-zoning request with an eye toward re-developing the site into commercial and retail space by Lake Street Quarry […]

Mayor pushes charter change for records access

By CHRIS EBERHART The Rye City Charter was amended last month to give the entire City Council the same authority as the mayor to “examine the books, papers and accounts of any board, commission, department, office or agency of the city,” bringing to light an old conflict between Mayor Joe Sack and former Mayor Douglas […]