Category Archives: News

Rye Town Park Commission hopes for break-even year

By KATIE HOOS The Rye Town Park Commission adopted the 2014 operating budget, carrying a shortfall of $6,750.  Rye Town Park—a 62-acre recreational park and beach located off Forest Avenue in Rye City—is owned and operated by both the city and Rye Town, which is wholly comprised of the villages of Rye Brook, Port Chester […]

City Council to review old Echo Bay, Armory proposals

By Katie Hoos The future of the city’s waterfront may now be decided as early as July. Looking to speed up the development process and possibly save from losing out on a $1.5 million grant awarded by the state, the New Rochelle City Council is entertaining development proposals for the former Echo Bay project site […]

Tiekert awarded $27K over lawsuit

By PHIL NOBILE The Village of Mamaroneck has settled a lawsuit with resident and activist Stuart Tiekert after being advised to do so by its legal counsel and insurance company, who will foot a $27,000 bill. At the village’s March 24 Board of Trustees meeting, the board was nearly unanimous in its vote to settle […]

Bronxville administrator retires; interim appointed

By LIZ BUTTON Harold Porr III, Bronxville’s village administrator, retired on March 27 after 10 years on the job, and his departure commences the search for a permanent replacement.  In the meantime, Donald P. Marra, the former mayor of Dobbs Ferry, has been appointed interim village administrator and is assisting in the personnel search to […]

School districts weigh tax breaks for vets

By CHRIS EBERHART War veterans in Eastchester and Tuckahoe lobbied school boards to adopt the amended state property tax law that would provide them with tax breaks by shifting a portion of the tax burden to non-veterans. The property tax law has provided real estate tax relief for veterans through the municipal budget for the […]

Pilgrim Road residents plead for flood help

By CHRIS EBERHART and PHIL NOBILE Harrison residents stated their case to the Town Council last week for speedy assistance with major flooding in a 12-home neighborhood, which has led to safety concerns from residents and public safety officials alike.  At the March 20 Town Council meeting, a public hearing was held for a potential […]

Timeline set for flood mitigation plan

By LIZ BUTTON Construction on the joint flood mitigation project between the school district and the Village of Bronxville will begin in mid-October, according to the village’s engineering firm J. Robert Folchetti & Associates.  The project design will install a series of pipes under the school’s playing fields to catch floodwater so that it does […]

Ma Riis Park improvements on the way

By PHIL NOBILE Aesthetic improvements to Harrison’s Ma Riis Park are expected later this year after designs by an engineering company hired in December 2013 near completion.  The park, located off Heineman Place between the town’s municipal building and the public library, serves as the focal point for Harrison’s public buildings. According to Republican Mayor […]

Mamaroneck lights up Sound Shore with parade

The Sound Shore community celebrated its third annual St. Patrick’s Day parade in the Village of Mamaroneck on Sunday, March 23. With the weather uncooperative, the parade still managed to light up the Sound Shore with thousands attending the now annual event. The parade marched down Mamaroneck Avenue last Sunday to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. The […]

The long, winding road to Phil Reisman

By KATIE HOOS Driving across the country in a beat-up 1973 Mustang, feeding his insatiable post-college wanderlust, a then 22-year-old Phil Reisman had a striking thought. “Maybe I’ll apply to journalism school,” he thought as he made his way back east toward his native Westchester. Not yet realizing the monumental impact of this idea—which ultimately […]