Category Archives: News

Pet organization gets local roots

By KATIE HOOS A local animal rescue organization is opening its first-ever facility to help dogs and cats find “furever” homes. Pet Rescue of Larchmont, a non-profit animal rescue organization that places animals in foster care and facilitates adoption, will soon call a facility at the former Westchester Shore Humane Society, located at 7 Harrison […]

Heroin growing problem for local youth

By KATIE HOOS With heroin tightening its grip on the Lower Hudson Valley, Westchester’s younger generations struggle to battle a scourge that some say is growing into a full-blown epidemic. Heroin usage has become an increasingly large problem across the United States in recent years, but some areas, including New York State, have been hit […]

New York legalizes, limits medical marijuana

By KATIE HOOS New York has become the nation’s 23rd state to pass legislation permitting the use of marijuana for medicinal purposes. But there’s a catch. On Thursday, June 19, Gov. Andrew Cuomo, a Democrat, announced he had reached a deal with state lawmakers from the Assembly and Senate on the contentious medical marijuana issue. […]

Column: The lowdown on Kensington Road

On Tuesday night, there was a meeting in the village library to discuss the logistics for the Kensington Road project. We assembled the meeting as quickly as possible, knowing many residents leave the village in July and/or August. Professionals from Fareri and Associates, the project’s developer, were on hand along with village staffers to field […]

Breaking News: Marriott coming to Tuckahoe

By Chris Eberhart An application to build a hotel on a defunct landfill quarry on Marbledale Road in Tuckahoe has been filed with the village’s Building Department and a Marriott is now on the way. The Eastchester-based Bilwin Development Affiliates, LLC wants to transform 3.5 acres of land between 109 and 125 Marbledale Road into […]

HOPE gets homeless resource center

By KATIE HOOS Feelings of hope and victory felt by a group of the city’s homeless are gone after the City Council voted Tuesday to fund a contentious homelessness prevention program proposed by HOPE Community Services. Despite the majority of council expressing interest in issuing a request for proposals, RFP, for the creation of a […]

Village GOP ticket now three

After announcing two candidates this past week, the Village of Mamaroneck’s Republican Party filled out its 2014 ticket with a third candidate, setting its sights on all three trustee seats up for grabs this fall and majority control of the board. Maggie-Leigh O’Neill, a Republican and Board of Architectural Review member, was announced June 12. […]

Quarry case headed to trial

By PHIL NOBILE Although quiet has fallen upon a controversial quarry in West Harrison thanks to numerous stop work orders and violations, Harrison Town Court was anything but as a judge told the quarry’s president the matter must face trial come September. Aggravated by a series of delays and absences, presiding Judge Marc Lust reprimanded […]

Pease named top cop

By LIZ BUTTON Interim City Manager Frank Culross has brought back former Rye Police Commissioner Bill Pease to return to the role, replacing Lt. Robert Falk. Culross announced Monday that effective June 23, Pease will leave retirement to take on the role of Rye’s “transitional police commissioner.” So far, Culross has not specified a probable […]

State passes parking bill

By CHRIS EBERHART Bronxville’s bill to temporarily amend the New York State vehicle and traffic law to allow the village to issue permits to residents to park on public streets passed in both houses of the state Legislature with ease, but parking scarcity concerns from the Kensington Road development still resonate in the village. The […]