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County helps fund local storage facility

By JACKSON CHEN A family-owned general contracting firm was approved for a sales tax exemption by Westchester County to assist in its construction project of a self-storage facility on Waverly Avenue in Mamaroneck. Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino, a Republican, announced last month that the county’s Industrial Development Agency had approved financing for four major […]

Crestwood apartment project in progress

By MARISSA PENN and CHRIS EBERHART After years of litigation, a new loft-style, luxury apartment building is being constructed across from the Crestwood train station.  The development, located at 300-308 Columbus Ave., where a Getty Service Station was once located, is expected to be finished by June of 2015. It’s a mixed residential and commercial development […]

Lake Street Quarry case postponed again

The case involving the Lake Street Granite Quarry will not be headed to trial this year, as the presiding town judge has once again pushed it back at a recent conference. Attorneys for both Lawrence Barrego, president of the quarry, and the Town of Harrison appeared in town court on Nov. 20. Town Justice Marc […]

Immigration speech hits close to home

By Alina Suriel President Barack Obama is attempting to change the world in ways which could affect residents right here in Mamaroneck. In a move which could serve as a defining point in his presidency, the president made an announcement on Thursday, Nov. 20 concerning immigration policy which would temporarily ease the fear of deportation […]

Committee votes on flood projects

By JACKSON CHEN Armed with a $3 million state-funded grant, a Rye-based committee cast its votes on which storm recovery and resiliency projects it would like to prioritize and fund. The Community Reconstruction Committee, which is comprised of Rye residents assisted by Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s Office of Storm Recovery, labeled four items as proposed […]

ZBA approves Summerfield

By CHRIS EBERHART The Summerfield Gardens proposal was approved by a 4 to 1 vote of the Eastchester Zoning Board of Appeals, and the project’s protesting neighbors, who have made their objections heard throughout the 26-month planning process, were left fuming and mulling their next steps which could consist of legal action. One group of […]

City manager: Fire department staffed for failure

By CHRIS EBERHART Rye City Manager Frank Culross made it clear the city needs to hire additional paid firefighters in 2015 to bolster a severely understaffed department. In Culross’s proposed 2015 budget, which was first released on Nov. 5, the city manager allocated money in the budget to hire four firefighters next October to essentially […]

Chief calls for more staffing

By Alina Suriel The Harrison Police Department and Department of Public Works are both in dire need of new hires for the coming year, according to presentations given by the heads of both divisions at a Nov. 13 budget workshop before the Town Council. Harrison police are in need of more officers to keep up […]

Taxis against TLC law

By JACKSON CHEN A proposed law to transfer the authority of licensing taxi and limousine drivers from the village’s police department to Westchester County is under fire from local drivers and operators.  If approved, the proposal would cost taxi drivers in Mamaroneck an additional $20 a year and cause them to undergo a much lengthier […]

North St. rezoning approved

By JACKSON CHEN The Rye City Council voted unanimously to rezone the vacant property located at 150 North St. allowing for an affordable housing project for seniors. The 40-unit housing, if it receives all it’s necessary land use approvals, would be split into 28 one-bedroom units and 12 two-bedrooms that would be available only to […]