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Parade helped by gorgeous weather

Early in the morning on a sunny Saturday, May 30, the extensive parade line-up began forming at the Mamaroneck Avenue School for the Village of Mamaroneck’s Memorial Day Parade. Once the clock struck 10 a.m., the marching crowd of village officials and residents made their way down Mamaroneck Avenue. Bystanders watched as local officials like […]

Playland concerns addressed in committee

By CHRIS EBERHART The nearly two-month review of the county executive’s Playland management agreement with Standard Amusements by the Westchester County Board of Legislators has been chiseled down to a memorandum of understanding—a written agreement—that answers the major questions raised during the review process. Included in the written agreement will be the promise the county […]

Rye Town Park dog policy reviewed, enforcement increased

By Sibylla Chipaziwa Since January, the City of Rye has allowed dogs that have been licensed and proven to be healthy and current with all their shots to be off leash in Rye Town Park daily from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m.  The specified “dog area” borders the duck pond in the middle of the […]

Mixed-use building gets green light

By JOHN BRANDI A pre-existing building on Eastchester’s main thoroughfare is set to be remodeled, as the town’s Planning Board, at its May 28 meeting, gave its final approval to the proposed site plan.  The 233 Main St., building, which is significantly set back from the street, is currently a two-story, landlocked space with an […]

Harrison hero awarded for bravery

By JOHN BRANDI From an early age, John Varmon Jr. heard the call to serve by the flashing and blaring sounds of fire engines as they would whip by him.  The fascinated kid who would grow up to be a hero often urged his mother to follow in high pursuit. “In relation to being a […]

4 more Boy Scouts reach Eagle

By CHRIS EBERHART The success of Eastchester Boy Scout Troop 353 continued on May 30 when four more Boy Scouts from the troop reached Eagle, the highest honor in the scouts, during the Court of Honor Ceremony.  Since 2013-2014, 10 of 70 scouts in the Eastchester troop—approximately 14 percent—have become Eagle Scouts. In comparison, only […]

BREAKING NEWS: Rye Dems to run 3 for City Council

After years of little success in garnering candidates and winning seats, the Rye City Democratic Committee has nominated a full ticket of three hopefuls for City Council this year. City Democrats have put up Emily Proskine Hurd, Danielle Tagger-Epstein and Jeffrey Taylor as candidates to hopefully shake up the current Republican majority on the seven-member […]

BREAKING: BOL committees vote in Playland agreement

The eighth floor of the Westchester County government offices was filled with suspense on the morning of June 15 prior to the legislative budget and parks subcommittees vote on the Playland management agreement, and several memorandums of understanding, that affords Standard Amusements the right to manage the amusement park. Both committees unanimously voted in favor […]

BREAKING: BOL committees vote in Playland agreement

The eighth floor of the Westchester County government offices was filled with suspense on the morning of June 15 prior to the legislative budget and parks subcommittees vote on the Playland management agreement, and several memorandums of understanding, that affords Standard Amusements the right to manage the amusement park. Both committees unanimously voted in favor […]

BREAKING: BOL committees vote in Playland agreement

  The eighth floor of the Westchester County government offices was filled with suspense on the morning of June 15 prior to the legislative budget and parks subcommittees vote on the Playland management agreement, and several memorandums of understanding, that affords Standard Amusements the right to manage the amusement park. Both committees unanimously voted in […]