Category Archives: News

Concerns mount over solar panels in village

By JACKSON CHEN Following the recent and widespread introduction of solar panels in the Village of Mamaroneck, the approval process for the green equipment has caught some heat. Due to the Solarize Westchester initiative that started in the village early February, there’s been a jump in the amount of residential solar panel installations. In the […]

Rye celebrates its Class of 2015

Despite the dark, ominous clouds hanging over the City of Rye on June 20, the 84th annual Rye High School Graduation ceremony proceeded without a hitch. Family and friends of the graduates packed Nugent Stadium behind Rye High School to watch the Class of 2015 receive their diplomas ending their tenures in the school district. […]

New city manager to start this month

Marcus Serrano, village administrator of Dobbs Ferry, will be joining the City of Rye as its new city manager earlier than anticipated. Serrano’s first official day in Rye is now expected to be June 29. Serrano, who held his position with Dobbs Ferry for the last six years, was originally scheduled to join Rye around […]

Council alters city FOIL procedure

By JACKSON CHEN The Rye City Council has withdrawn itself from the city’s Freedom of Information Law process.  During the June 10 meeting, the council designated City Attorney Kristen Wilson as the city’s records access officer, who would be in charge of initially tackling any Freedom of Information Law, FOIL, requests that come in. Wilson […]

Rye Dems receive Independence nod

By JACKSON CHEN On top of a full slate of candidates this year, the three Rye City Democratic nominees also secured the endorsement of the Westchester County Independence Party. The party’s backing of each of the Democratic candidates—Emily Proskine Hurd, Danielle Tagger-Epstein and Jeffrey Taylor—will add onto each of the nominee’s extensive volunteer background. Meg […]

Pension forfeiture bill targets 2017

To punish elected officials who have engaged in criminal behavior and perhaps curtail future offenders, the New York state Assembly has advanced a proposed constitutional amendment that would strip taxpayer-funded pensions from those who have been convicted of felonies. The proposed amendment, which was approved on June 16, would apply to all elected officials at […]

Non-profit looks to sue county

By JACKSON CHEN A non-profit environmental organization has filed a notice of intent to sue Westchester County for ongoing violations of leaking sewer pipes and frequent overflows in early June.  The legal notice, filed by Save the Sound, a New Haven, Conn., and Mamaroneck-based organization that works to restore and protect the Long Island Sound, […]

Organic waste station repairs underway

The effort to remodel the New King Street organic waste station is underway, as the town board, at its June 18 meeting, allowed the project to go out to bid. The Harrison Town Council unanimously approved sending the project out to bid for upgrades to the station, which is responsible for processing the town’s organic […]

Lincoln Lane drainage moves forward

To offset flooding in the Purchase neighborhood of Lincoln Lane, a drainage project which was approved last year is moving forward and will now be put out to bid. The Harrison Town Council, at its June 18 meeting, unanimously approved Town Engineer Michael Amodeo’s request to bid out the project so a construction firm can […]

Harrison police arrest Georgia man

On Tuesday, June 16, Harrison police traveled down to Georgia to arrest Enoch Sarkodie—a Marietta, Ga., resident—in connection with an elaborate phone scam responsible for defrauding  a 90-year-old Harrison resident out of $23,000. According to Harrison Police Chief Anthony Marraccini, the suspect, while posing as an attorney, was able to convince the victim that her […]