Category Archives: News

State senator faces foreclosure

An investment management company alleges State Sen. George Latimer, a Rye Democrat, hasn’t paid his mortgage since January 2014, and he is now facing foreclosure proceedings on his Wainwright Street home. According to the foreclosure lawsuit, filed in state Supreme Court on Dec. 12 by Carrington Mortgage Services, a California-based investment management company, Latimer and […]

Town Hall slated for audio, visual updates

By JOHN BRANDI Please don’t attempt to adjust your television set: the Eastchester Town Council will repair the problem shortly, having approved updates to Town Hall’s audio and visual system.  Eastchester Supervisor Anthony Colavita, a Republican, said the current system, that streams video and sound of live meetings to a person’s home, has been receiving […]

First phase of Ma Riis Park upgrades completed

By Alina Suriel With the main bulk of the work done on schedule and within budget, and only minor details remaining, construction at Ma Riis Park is going exactly as planned. “It looks very nice,” said Mayor Ron Belmont, a Republican. “We’ve been getting a lot of compliments on it and the veterans are very […]

Library receives $25K more in funding

By JACKSON CHEN With the adoption of Rye’s 2015 operating budget, the library will receive a $25,000 increase in funding from the city, upping its annual contribution to roughly $1.2 million. The funding for the library’s operations this year was finalized on Dec. 17, the same night the council adopted the 2015 citywide budget. For […]

More development along Platinum Mile

By Alina Suriel Property taxpayers along the Platinum Mile corridor of I-287 will be happy to know that ongoing development is continuing in the area with the rehabilitation of one of the corporate parks on Westchester Avenue. A building which will contain an 85,000 square foot new medical facility is in the process of being […]

LMC-TV news show to continue

By Alina Suriel Residents of all three municipalities in the Town of Mamaroneck will have one more year of hyperlocal news to watch after a meeting which saw $50,000 added to the 2015 budget of Larchmont Mamaroneck Community Television, LMC-TV, in part to fund its in-house newscast. The future of “The Local Live,” a magazine […]

Farmers market goes indoors for the winter

By NICOLE REED On Saturdays this winter, the Mamaroneck community is going to be thrilled that Keith Cohen, the owner of Orwasher’s Bakery, never went to law school. Twenty years ago, he almost did. But instead he listened to an intuition: he wanted to work with food. He took a job with a bakery in […]

Attorney steps down in Harrison

By JOHN BRANDI Deputy Town Attorney Fred Castiglia, having served under five Harrison mayors, has stepped down from his position as of the new year.  Castiglia first made his intentions known at the Dec. 18 Harrison town board meeting in a letter to the board, that he would be leaving his position effective Dec. 31, […]

The year in review: 1964

By Joe Sack The more things change, the more they stay the same. That old bromide proved true once again as I leafed through the bound volume of the 1964 weekly editions of The Rye Chronicle—“Subscriptions $4.50 Per Year—Strictly In Advance.” Tucked away in an overlooked corner of City Hall are stacks of the newspaper’s […]

New Rochelle launches major drug operation

For the second time in the past three years, New Rochelle police executed an anti-drug operation titled “City Sweeper” to arrest individuals in the city who were linked to drug-related crimes. The latest operation, dubbed “City Sweeper 2,” was a seven-month, joint investigation conducted by the New Rochelle Police Department’s Special Investigation Unit and assisted […]