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Rye Neck policies may deter immigrants

By MARISSA PENN Seven local school districts, including Rye Neck, may be preventing immigrant children from enrolling at school by requiring them to produce birth certificates or social security numbers, thereby divulging their immigrant status, according to the New York Civil Liberties Union.  The seven school districts in Westchester County are among 85 school districts […]

Team effort at new wellness center

By JOHN BRANDI A new medical practice is breathing new life into a former Citibank building in Harrison. NY Health & Wellness will officially open Dec. 1 and its mission is to give residents of the surrounding community a chance to meet with a medical team, clustered together, to improve their physical and emotional well-being. […]

Weaver Street to get new sidewalk

By Alina Suriel A heavy traffic area along Weaver Street will soon be getting a sidewalk where there was none before, thanks to a grant received by the Town of Mamaroneck from the New York State Department of Transportation. The grant of $315,728 was awarded to the town last month as one of 68 bicycle, […]

Police kill aggressive coyote

On the morning of Nov. 10, Village of Mamaroneck police shot and killed a coyote that had wandered into a residential neighborhood and was found on Stanley Avenue. No injuries were reported, but police said the animal had exhibited “aggressive behavior,” before it was put down. In this idyllic suburb, locals are not typically concerned with […]

Catholic churches to merge, close

By MARISSA PENN Catholic churches can no longer afford to keep their doors open and parishes alive, according to the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York, which announced tentative plans to merge some 50 churches throughout the state last week.  From the Bronx to the Catskills, there was widespread heartache when thousands of Catholics across […]

Manager search underway

By JACKSON CHEN A City Council subcommittee to find a replacement for City Manager Frank Culross is currently considering three search firms to assist in the process, according to one city councilman. The subcommittee, was first announced during a City Council meeting in August, and formed following the controversial departure of then City Manager Scott […]

Rock chipping study group formed

By JACKSON CHEN Republican Mayor Joe Sack recently announced the creation of a citizen group to study the effects of rock chipping and if the city needs new limitations on the noisy construction process.  The group will be co-chaired by councilmen Richard Mecca and Richard Slack, and include five other members. Al Vitiello, a member […]

Harrison mourns death of high school student

By MIKE SMITH Harrison is reeling this week after another tragic death hit the community hard. Harrison High School junior Andrew Gurgitano, 16, died in his home on Saturday, Nov. 8, after suffering what the Westchester County Medical Examiner’s Office has determined to be a rare spontaneous stroke. On Saturday and Sunday, Harrison High School again […]

Village outlines Sportime clay cleanup

By Alina Suriel The Village of Mamaroneck has submitted a remediation plan to the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation to deal with red clay discharge leaking into the harbor from the playing courts at Sportime tennis club. The village did so just in time to meet a Nov. 1 mandated deadline. The village […]

Veterans, officials: Never forget

The gathering of veterans may get smaller as each year passes, but the message remains the same: honor those that are still here. On Tuesday, Nov. 11, a handful of veterans from Eastchester’s American Legion gathered in Parkway Oval Park to commemorate those lost and celebrate camaraderie between those still alive. “America the Beautiful” boomed […]