Category Archives: News

HBO series filmed in Harrison

By CHRIS EBERHART Last week, the Town of Harrison played host to a filming session for the upcoming HBO drama series “The Leftovers,” which is headlined by writer Damon Lindelof in his first return to TV since he co-created the hit television show “Lost.” A scene from “The Leftovers,” which is based on the 2011 […]

Volunteer firefighters to park in defunct restaurant lot

By KATiE HOOS The owners of the 3 Jala-penos property—a once lively Mexican restaurant in the Village of Mamaroneck that closed in 2011 after Tropical Storm Irene—are allowing firefighters from the Volunteers Engine & Hose firehouse on Mamaroneck Avenue to use the restaurant’s vacant parking lot until the property is sold. In a March 10 […]

Crafting with a conscience

By KATIE HOOS Focusing on promoting conscious consumerism and sustainability, Julie Saviano, owner of Etui Fiber Arts—an all-in-one gallery, workshop, and retail space dedicated to the art of quilting, knitting and sewing—does more than just sell yarn. Celebrating its official opening on Feb. 26, the store, which houses artwork from local fiber artists, is itself […]

Sack: Field house still an issue

By CHRIS EBERHART Sustainable Playland, Inc., the Rye-based nonprofit chosen by the county administration to renovate Rye Playland, announced a reduction in the size of its controversial proposed field house by 12,500 square-feet and a reduction in the footprint of the field zone by 50 percent in an effort to appease the amusement park’s protesting […]

Middle schools evacuated after bomb threat

By KATIE HOOS For the fourth time this school year, police have investigated phone calls threatening the safety of students, teachers and faculty in the City School District of New Rochelle, troubling parents and leading them to question evacuation protocols within the district. At around noon on Wednesday, March 5, state police received a 911 […]

Committee policy reinforced

By PHIL NOBILE Amid heavy criticism of an update to the village’s encompassing waterfront policy, the Village of Mamaroneck’s mayor wants to reinforce proper policy between the Board of Trustees and the village’s numerous volunteer committees and commissions. While critics of the changes to the Local Waterfront Revitalization Program—a document that serves as a guideline […]

Senior housing hearing closed

By CHRIS EBERHART After an 18-month standoff over the Summerfield Garden senior housing proposal, the Eastchester Planning Board voted unanimously to close a public hearing on the matter during its Feb. 27 meeting, which left opposition to the project fuming. DELV Development’s proposal calls for a five-story, 92-unit apartment building for seniors 55 years or […]

Town exceeds snow budget

By CHRIS EBERHART Harrison’s town budget continues to feel the effects of the barrage of snowstorms from this past winter. A snow season that has seen record snowfall in areas of lower Westchester and New York City has created 10-to-15-hour work days for Harrison’s highway crew as they plow and salt the town’s streets and […]

School district’s firm: No conflict for Slack

By LIZ BUTTON A legal review commissioned by the Rye City Board of Education following accusations of a conflict of interest involving board president has, in the majority of the board’s view, exonerated her. However, concerns over the integrity of the review have been brought forward by one board member who said the law firm […]

Insurance won’t cover Whitby suit

By LIZ BUTTON City officials have confirmed the city’s insurance carrier will not provide coverage for the millions of dollars in damages sought by employees at Rye Golf Club’s Whitby Castle in their lawsuit to recover what they say are unpaid overtime wages and stolen tips. The City Council authorized City Manager Scott Pickup at […]