Category Archives: News

Village retiree trust fund shot down

By PHIL NOBILE A resolution to set the stage for a new trust fund for retired Village of Mamaroneck employees was shot down recently after the Board of Trustees publicly debated the measure. At the July 14 trustees meeting, the board considered sending a request for home rule legislation—which allows local municipalities to determine their […]

Town OKs $5M cap budget

By PHIL NOBILE After months of deciding which projects to fund in the upcoming year, town board members approved more than $5 million in capital budgets across Harrison’s numerous departments. With budgets from the Department of Public Works, police department and the local libraries up for consideration, the all-Republican Town Council, led by Mayor Ron […]

Streetscape blocked by construction

BY KATIE HOOS Con Edison work to repair gas lines will simultaneously occur alongside the Palmer Avenue Streetscape construction, throwing a wrench in the original project plans. With work initially slated to begin July 7 along the west side of Palmer Avenue from Depot Way to the north side of Chatsworth Avenue as far as […]

Book commemorating Eastchester’s 350th on the way

By PATTY DOHRENWEND In the lifetime of most Eastchester residents, this year will be the only opportunity to purchase the first-ever well-researched and richly illustrated hardcover book that focuses specifically on the town’s rich history. Orders for “Out of the Wilderness: The Emergence of Eastchester, Tuckahoe and Bronxville, N.Y., 1664–2014” can be placed easily online […]

Dillon to take on Latimer for Senate seat

By KATIE HOOS Republican candidate Joseph Dillon will face off against Democratic incumbent George Latimer for the District 37 seat in a New York State Senate race this November. On July 18, the Westchester Republican Committee officially announced its candidate to challenge Latimer, who is rounding out his first two-year term in the Senate, after […]

Otis has successful legislative year

By CHRIS EBERHART There were 658 bills passed in both the state Assembly and the Senate this past legislative term, five were sponsored by Assemblyman Steve Otis, a Rye Democrat. Otis’ total was 10th-highest among the 28 first-time legislators, which include those elected in special contests in March 2012, November 2012 and special elections in […]

Diner and coffee shop opens in north end

At the new Rochelle Diner & Coffee Shop, you can eat your breakfast or have it delivered to you. The restaurant, located in the city’s Wykagyl neighborhood at 8 Quaker Ridge Road, is open for business and celebrated its grand opening on July 17. It is replacing the iconic Donut World, which was in business […]

West Nile Virus found in New York City

By CONOR McKOY and TAYLOR KHAN The West Nile Virus has crept to the edges of Westchester once again this year. According to the Westchester County Department of Health, mosquitoes in New York City have tested positive for West Nile this year. New York City’s Department of Health and Mental Hygiene reported nine of their […]

Local squad wins AAU crown

By MIKE SMITH A group of local basketball players took home a prestigious honor last week when the Hoop Strong Warriors 14U AA team won the Division 2 National Championships at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Orland, Fla. The Warriors beat Maryland’s Randalstown Running Rebels 35-34 in the title game to win […]

MR zone change proposed

By PHIL NOBILE An amendment to the village’s marine recreation zone laws was publicly proposed amidst years of controversy by a local membership club critics say improperly holds non-member events. Specific language changes to the non-member events section of village marine recreation code were debated by the Board of Trustees as allegations of violating village […]