Category Archives: News

No fire election change yet

  CHRIS EBERHART Moving the Eastchester Fire Commission election from December to the date of the general elections in November has been about as smooth a transition as steering a small sailboat in a hurricane. The move has been thrown off course for roughly four years now. Currently, the Eastchester Fire Commission elections are held […]

HCZMC faces law change

By PHIL NOBILE Issues revolving around the village’s harbor and marine zones have been largely contentious throughout the year as the Board of Trustees has undergone an updating process to the village’s encompassing waterfront document, the Local Waterfront Revitalization Program. The village’s Harbor and Coastal Zone Management Commission, ostensibly a committee of volunteer experts, is […]

Road projects await bid nod

  By PHIL NOBILE Much anticipated paving projects and road resurfacing work is slated to begin this month pending town officials hiring a pavement preservation company, which was expected to take place after press time.  After a debilitating winter season, much of the region was left to face the effects of wear and tear on […]

Pie-eating success for downtown market

By KATIE “Sweet Potato” HOOS She was hungry for the win. New Rochelle’s Luz Quevedo was crowned champion in the first Downtown Business Improvement District Farmers Market sweet potato pie-eating contest, smearing her competition and landing the top prize—a basket of homemade goodies from the event’s sponsor, Luscious Little Dessert Company. “This is the fourth […]

CIP identifies $22.8M in work

By CHRIS EBERHART City Planner Christian Miller presented Rye’s 2015-2019 Capital Improvement Plan—containing 53 potential projects estimated at a total cost of $22.8 million and an additional $5.53 million in vehicle and equipment purchases—during the Aug. 4 City Council meeting. “The city has a lot of stuff,” said Miller, referring to the 53 miles of […]

Two saved from trench collapse

By JOHN BRANDI  and ALINA SURIEL Two construction workers were rescued from a trench collapse on Bradford Avenue in Rye on Thursday, July 31, according to emergency personnel officials. The two men were in a seven-foot-deep hole at approximately 11:15 a.m. working on a home repair job, when the walls of the trench gave way, […]

Casey hired as interim Greenvale principal

By CHRIS EBERHART Greenvale Principal Teresa Sullivan filed the last grades of her 20-year teaching career in the Eastchester School District this past June after announcing her retirement in late May. “The time is right for my husband and I to move on to the next chapter of our lives and begin to realize the […]

Digital Westchester ranks one of highest in nation

By KATIE HOOS For the ninth year, Westchester County was named one of the nation’s most digital counties, using social media and digital technology to enhance services and keep residents informed. The award, issued by the Center for Digital Government—a national research institute on information technology within local and state governments—and the National Association of […]

A chicken in every pot: Yellow Bell Farm

By NICOLE REED At Rye’s Down to Earth Farmers Market, there was a funny moment from Yellow Bell Farm that I want to share. Last February, in the depths of one of the coldest winters we all remember, I called up poultry farmer Katie Bogdanffy and asked, “So, what’s it like to be a chicken […]

Harbor Coastal Commission remains status quo

By KATIE HOOS Reviewing a draft of the Local Waterfront Revitalization Program last week, the Village of Mamaroneck Board of Trustees decided to stick to the status quo regarding the role of the Harbor Coastal Zone Management Commission and its involvement with analyzing the waterfront document and making consistency determinations. At its July 21 work […]