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Rye hesitant to accept $3M in N.Y. Rising grants

By James Pero In the upcoming weeks, the Rye City Council will make a decision about whether to reject or accept $3 million in federal grants from New York Rising, a statewide organization formed after Hurricane Sandy meant to help New York municipalities rebuild and improve their communities. The grants, aimed to improve the city’s […]

Schools lauded by White House for achievement

By James Pero Just in time for national Hispanic Heritage Month, Mamaroneck schools have taken the spotlight after being lauded by the White House as one of 230 educational institutions who are helping advance Hispanic education and opportunities.  According to the U.S. Department of Education, Mamaroneck is one of only three locations in Westchester County […]

A simple reminder of how and why we matter

By HOWARD Sturman Several weeks ago, I accompanied one of our salespeople to the office of the advertising director of a giant retailer. In and of itself, getting the appointment was a big deal; if we could convince him to advertise with us, it would be an even bigger deal.  Although I firmly believe in […]

Rally calls attention to maternity care

By Sibylla Chipaziwa If you happened to drive near Harbor Island Park this past Labor Day, you may have noticed a small group holding up signs like “Honk if you have a mother” or “Evidence-based care.”  This had nothing to do with abortion, as some passersby may have thought. Instead, this was one of many […]

Op-ed: Elected officials ill-equipped for deer discussion

  By Taffy Williams I attended the meeting for deer (and coyote) management in the Village of Mamaroneck on Friday, Sept. 25, which in many ways, except for trying to halt—or make sense of—the madness of a deer cull was a complete waste of taxpayers’ and my time. The wildlife biologist, Kevin Clarke, pounded the […]

Manager: Golf fungicide improperly purchased

By JACKSON CHEN The Rye Golf Club and the City of Rye failed to follow proper purchasing policy when buying a fungicide that destroyed the club’s greens this year, according to the city’s top appointed official. The city-run golf club purchased the ALT70 fungicide to treat its course in late February through a process of […]

Town submits proposal for new LMCTV home

By JACKSON CHEN The Town of Mamaroneck has submitted its lease proposal to house the nonprofit public access TV corporation LMCTV, which will serve as an alternate option to the old firehouse in the Village of Mamaroneck. LMCTV has long been searching for a new consolidated base of operations. LMCTV, which broadcasts live viewings and […]

County bonds for West St. affordable unit

By JOHN BRANDI Harrison is slowly meeting its affordable housing needs, as the Westchester County Board of Legislators has given approval to the county executive’s decision to transform a condo unit within the town’s border into affordable housing. At its Sept. 8 meeting, the county board unanimously approved funding for Westchester to acquire a two-bedroom […]

Bronxville flood project splits in two

By JOHN BRANDI Securing additional funding for a flood mitigation project at the Bronxville School is proving difficult, so the plan now, upon recommendation from New York State’s Office of Emergency Management, has evolved to complete the project in two phases, according to the village administrator.  The trouble started when the lowest bid came in […]

Rye-ACT receives $75K for drug coalition

By Sarah Varney The drug and alcohol prevention umbrella organization Rye-Action for Children and Teens Community Coalition, Rye-ACT, has been awarded a one-year $75,000 federal grant to move from startup to independence. The organization is comprised of representatives from a dozen groups currently active in preventing drug and alcohol use among children. Representatives from organizations […]