Category Archives: News

Panel discusses ‘crisis in criticism’

By James Pero Honored, a little moved, and slightly freaked out: that’s how Manhola Dargis, the New York Times’ chief film critic and SUNY Purchase graduate, felt taking the stage at Purchase’s Performing Arts Center, where she and a distinguished troupe of panelists discussed the role of the modern critic.  “I’m trying to remember the […]

Summit discusses reviving downtown Larchmont

By Janet O’Connell On Tuesday, Sept. 22, the Larchmont-Mamaroneck Local Summit convened at the Nautilus Diner for its first breakfast meeting of the fall.  The topic was “Re-Energizing Larchmont’s Downtown.” The four panelists were Village of Larchmont Mayor Anne McAndrews, Village of Larchmont Administrator Justin Datino, Carolyn Fugere, manager of the Larchmont office of Julia […]

State takes step towards extinguishing tobacco

By James Pero With the passing of a statewide bill that prohibits smoking near after-school programs, New York state is one step closer to kicking smoking to the curb once and for all. The bill, which was passed unanimously by the New York state Senate in June and signed into action by Gov. Andrew Cuomo, […]

Column: Native Americans, the Dutch and Anne Hutchinson

When Henry Hudson, an Englishman of dark and moody character, arrived on his ship the Half Moon in 1609 and sailed up the river that would take his name, he claimed the land that would later be called New York for the Netherlands. Hudson was looking for the elusive Northwest Passage to India. His initial […]

Rye, Mamaroneck move toward deer archers

By Sarah Varney At a second meeting of the joint Mamaroneck and Rye Deer Commission held on Sept. 25, Rye Mayor Joe Sack and Mamaroneck Mayor Norman Rosenblum, both Republicans, expressed that they intend to move forward with a bow hunting solution to cull the neighboring deer herd. Rosenblum hosted the meeting, which was held […]

Town justice’s DWI case delayed

Harrison Town Justice Marc Lust’s DWI case has been delayed until Nov. 17 in Manhattan Criminal Court, two weeks after residents decide whether or not to re-elect him. Lust was set to appear in court on Thursday, Sept. 24. According to Andrew Quinn, Lust’s attorney, the delay was requested by the state. “The district attorney’s […]

Kensington Road lawsuit settled

By JOHN BRANDI The development company behind the Kensington Road condominium project, currently in the construction phase, has settled with a fair housing nonprofit and is expected to make changes to its marketing effort and certain elements of the project’s design, United States District Court papers reveal.  Westchester Residential Opportunities, Inc., a fair housing nonprofit, […]

Sack administration at the center of City Council debate

By James Pero With no political experience to speak of, the Democrats’ blueprint for the Sept. 16 Rye City Council debate was simple: attack the current Republican administration—led by Mayor Joe Sack, a Republican who took office in 2014—for its shortcomings while tying them to the Republican council candidates.  Democratic candidate Danielle Tagger-Epstein, 41, kicked […]