Category Archives: News

Playhouse approved for variances

By JOHN BRANDI There will be no end credits for a former movie theater along Harrison Avenue, as the town’s Zoning Board of Appeals granted a proposed mixed-use development, known as the Playhouse Lofts, to remodel the space and retain some of its old-style charm.  The seven-member zoning board voted 5-1 to inch the proposal […]

Keohane Glassberg takes over as Rye school board president

By CHRIS EBERHART Katy Keohane Glassberg  will move over one seat on the dais during Rye City Board of Education meetings as the former vice president succeeds recently-retired board president Laura Slack, who stepped down following the end of the 2014-2015 school year after nine years on the board.  “The school district is in excellent […]

HCZMC submits LWRP update

By JACKSON CHEN The Village of Mamaroneck’s Harbor and Coastal Zone Management Commission has submitted its version of the village’s all-encompassing document that guides coastline developments and environmental preservation. The commission’s version, which is already receiving criticism, will be considered by the state, in parallel to a previous version constructed by consultants commissioned by the […]

Rye BOE approves two contract agreements

By CHRIS EBERHART The Rye City Board of Education approved memorandums of agreement with two unions, including a precedent-setting agreement with school district administrators, who agreed to give up their salary schedule as a cost-saving measure and move toward merit-based raises instead of automatic pay increases. The agreement with the Rye City Administrator Association was […]

Parking committee tackles Mamaroneck Avenue

BY JAMES PERO In an effort to expedite a solution to Mamaroneck Avenue’s parking issues, which have plagued the village for some time, an ad hoc committee consisting of members of the village has been formed. The Village of Mamaroneck Board of Trustees hopes this committee and its recommendations will help tackle the problems at […]

United Hospital plan gains traction

By JACKSON CHEN The Village of Port Chester has opened the gates for public comments as it has deemed the lofty redevelopment proposal for the long-abandoned United Hospital lot and its draft environmental impact statement as complete.  The proposal for the site at 999 High St., off of Boston Post Road, calls for a roughly […]

Just-Michael raises $61K in county campaign

By CHRIS EBERHART Campaign finance reports for all of this year’s political candidates were required to be filed on July 15, and through July, Westchester County Legislator candidate Haina Just-Michael, a New Rochelle Democrat, had raised a whopping $61,000. By contrast, Just-Michael’s opponent, incumbent Sheila Marcotte, an Eastchester Republican, had only generated $7,898 in financing. […]

Purchase’s Lincoln Lane drainage project moves forward

Purchase-area residents of Lincoln Lane may soon find relief from flooding, as the town board approved construction bids to begin work on a local drainage project. The plans were recently put out to bid, and the Harrison Town Council, at its July 16 meeting, unanimously approved ELQ Industries, Inc., a New Rochelle-based construction company which […]

Flood project $3M over estimate

By JOHN BRANDI There has been a delay in the start of construction on the Village of Bronxville’s flood mitigation project, as the bids were returned with an attached price tag higher than expected. The bids from contractors interested in undertaking the work have forced the village to rethink how to raise additional funds or […]

Legislature re-ups hotel tax; boutique inn in the works

By CHRIS EBERHART In a stunning, last-minute change of heart, the New York state Senate passed hotel occupancy tax bills for six Westchester communities, including several towns and villages, after years of unsuccessfully trying to petition the state for the tax. The Westchester municipalities that already had the hotel tax in place, including New Rochelle, […]