Category Archives: News

Candidates debate education

By CHRIS EBERHART It’s déjà vu in this year’s state Senate race, except the teeth of the Republican opponent this time, are not as sharp as they were during the 2012 campaign. This year’s challenger for the 37thSenate District, Republican Joe Dillon, has complimented incumbent Democratic Sen. George Latimer’s work in the communities, a tact […]

Latimer, Dillon in contentious radio debate

By CHRIS EBERHART The two candidates vying for the New York State Senate’s 37th District seat—Democratic Sen. George Latimer and Republican challenger Joe Dillon—exchanged words laced with barbed wire during a Tuesday morning radio debate on WVOX in New Rochelle.  The two candidates have already debated nearly a dozen times in the weeks leading up […]

Voters to decide Smart Schools Bond Act

By CHRIS EBERHART New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, a Democrat, touts the Smart Schools Bond Act as an imperative initiative to meet the demands of 21st century education; opponents are calling it a “bond boondoggle” that will strap the state with unnecessary debt for years to come.  Voters throughout the state will be the ones […]

Village board denies HCZMC extension

By JACKSON CHEN The Village Board of Trustees voted down granting an extension for the Harbor and Coastal Zone Management Commission to submit a consistency review on the pending Transit Oriented Development legislation. At the Oct. 27 meeting, Trustee Leon Potok, a Democrat, made a motion to extend the deadline to Nov. 21, but was […]

Multi-space meters approved

By Alina Suriel Parking on Mamaroneck Avenue will never be the same, as a bid to install multi-space meters was awarded following months of discussion and delay. It is not yet known when work will begin to install the meters on the avenue, but the work will be done by Cale America of Tampa, Fla., […]

On eve of election, Buchwald shares vision

By JOHN BRANDI State Assemblyman David Buchwald has laid out a plan for the next two years in office, and believes there’s still work to be done on key issues that affect those nearly 133,000 residents in his legislative district.  Buchwald, 36, is running unopposed this year and has spent what is typically campaign time […]

Redistricting vote on November ballot

By CHRIS EBERHART On this year’s Election Day ballot, voters throughout the state will decide on an amendment to the state Constitution that would create a 10-member redistricting commission to establish new legislative and congressional district lines.  The idea behind the amendment is to reform the redistricting process, which happens once every decade, and make […]

Report finds poor water quality

By JACKSON CHEN An environmental organization released its annual water quality reports highlighting several areas of heavy pollution in Mamaroneck. According to Save the Sound’s sample data, several areas within the town exceeded the level of contamination deemed acceptable. Save the Sound’s annual report showed water samples from Guion Creek, Beaver Swamp Brook and the […]

Zoning changes seek to revive business district

By JOHN BRANDI Plagued by several vacant storefronts along the east side of the Bronxville business district, village officials are now considering zoning changes to address what some in the community feel are antiquated measures.  Susan Miele, executive director of the Bronxville Chamber of Commerce, said she has worked with commercial property owners, village officials […]

Cheese shop to celebrate five years

By JOHN BRANDI Passersby on Pondfield Road won’t ‘Brie’-lieve what they’ll see next week when the cheese shop, Dobbs & Bishop marks its fifth anniversary.  The fine specialty store, owned and operated by Ruth Walter and Kevin McNeill, will commemorate the event with a petting zoo outside its 107 Pondfield Road location. The anniversary event […]