Category Archives: News

Town board considers zone amendment

By JOHN BRANDI Harrison’s Professional Business zone is currently a mismatch of nonconforming buil-dings that range in height and use, but the applicant of a proposed project of all residential units wants to bring uniformity to this area of town on Calvert Street. John Voetsch, a Harrison resident, has submitted to the town’s Planning Board […]

Rye Manor renovations adds 30-year lifespan

By JACKSON CHEN A Rye City nonprofit organization for senior affordable housing was given another $1 million for their work with a Scarsdale-based construction company that recently renovated Rye Manor so it can last another 30 years. Rye Interfaith Housing Corp., an organization that sponsored the original creation of Rye Manor, first developed the 100-unit […]

State doesn’t vote on EFD election change bill

By CHRIS EBERHART  Since 2010, the Eastchester Fire District has been unsuccessfully trying to move the fire commissioners’ election from December to coincide with Election Day in November in an effort to bolster voter turnout. But another New York state legislative session has now ended without a change. This year, as in years past, the […]

The word of God with an edge

By Michelle Jacoby “Godspell” has been spreading the word of God through rock music set to lyrics from hymns and psalms for more than 30 years.  John Fanelli has returned to the Westchester Broadway Theatre and has previously directed “Peter Pan,” “Big River,” “Seussical” and “Ragtime” with Standing Ovation Studios. Fanelli, along with associate director […]

Sunny skies for a sidewalk sale

The weather always is a factor in any sidewalk sale. And on July 23, 24 and 25, the weather more than cooperated in Rye for the annual Sidewalk Sale on Purchase Street. Vendors lined the sidewalks displaying items for sale and showcasing their merchandise to eager patrons. The event was sponsored by the Rye Chamber […]

Nardone kicks off Harrison street concerts

Dennis “Dion” Nardone bro-ught the Harrison crowd out for the town’s first of three street concerts. As part of the Harrison Summer Concert Series, three events were scheduled to take place in the streets of Harrison. The first one kicked off on Wednesday, July 22 in front of large crowd camped out downtown on Harrison […]

Former mayoral candidate faces ethics review

By JACKSON CHEN An ethics complaint regarding a potential conflict of interest was filed against one of the Village of Mamaroneck’s harbor coastal commissioners on July 15.  According to the ethics complaint, Clark Neuringer of the village’s Harbor and Coastal Zone Management Commission, HCZMC, may have violated the village’s code of ethics on several accounts. […]

Playhouse approved for variances

By JOHN BRANDI There will be no end credits for a former movie theater along Harrison Avenue, as the town’s Zoning Board of Appeals granted a proposed mixed-use development, known as the Playhouse Lofts, to remodel the space and retain some of its old-style charm.  The seven-member zoning board voted 5-1 to inch the proposal […]

Keohane Glassberg takes over as Rye school board president

By CHRIS EBERHART Katy Keohane Glassberg  will move over one seat on the dais during Rye City Board of Education meetings as the former vice president succeeds recently-retired board president Laura Slack, who stepped down following the end of the 2014-2015 school year after nine years on the board.  “The school district is in excellent […]

HCZMC submits LWRP update

By JACKSON CHEN The Village of Mamaroneck’s Harbor and Coastal Zone Management Commission has submitted its version of the village’s all-encompassing document that guides coastline developments and environmental preservation. The commission’s version, which is already receiving criticism, will be considered by the state, in parallel to a previous version constructed by consultants commissioned by the […]