Category Archives: News

Village GOP announces two

By PHIL NOBILE and JASON CHIREVAS Touting its candidates’ broad base of in-depth experience, the village Republican Party has selected its picks for two of the three seats on the Board of Trustees up for grabs this election season, but two other, higher-profile candidates were also considered. Michael Ianniello, a Republican and current chairman of […]

Rye Democrats endorse Republican nominees

By LIZ BUTTON Left with few options, Rye Democrats have cross-endorsed Richard Slack and Richard Mecca, the Republican nominees in November’s special City Council election. Democrats made the announcement on June 10, paving the way for Slack and Mecca to appear not only on the Republican and Conservative lines, but the Democratic line as well. […]

FiOS deal in the works

By PHIL NOBILE Providing a possible alternative when it comes to internet, television and telephone options, Verizon FiOS looks to bring its fiber-optic cable service to the Town of Harrison pending a scheduled public hearing. At its June 5 meeting, the Town Council scheduled a public hearing for June 19 to discuss bringing Verizon FiOS […]

Lake Isle refurb progressing

By CHRIS EBERHART The entire Lake Isle catering hall has been gutted, walls have been ripped out and ceilings are being replaced as part of the catering hall’s renovation project. Yet the owners, Lou Gigante and Gieto Nicaj of Eastchester Events, Inc., which was contracted in February by the Town of Eastchester to renovate the […]

Judge rejects teachers’ request

By LIZ BUTTON A federal court judge shot down two Rye elementary school teachers’ attempt to force the district to return them to their classrooms, dealing a blow to their $4 million lawsuit against Board of Education members. In her May 30 decision, Judge Cathy Seibel of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District […]

Auditorium, science lab timelines on schedule

By LIZ BUTTON Bronxville School’s new middle school science wing should be ready for the 2014-2015 school year, and projected completion of the school’s new auditorium is right on schedule for next winter, according to district officials. “The timeline for completion has not changed,” Assistant Superintendent for Business Dan Carlin said. The construction schedule for […]

New drainage district formed for flood woes

By PHIL NOBILE The development of a new drainage district in a small Purchase community is the first step toward bringing flood mitigation issues to an end as the process moves forward. Unanimously approved by the Town Council after a public hearing at its June 5 meeting, Harrison officials set plans in motion to create a […]

Save the Sound comes to Westchester

By Katie Hoos Efforts to save the Long Island Sound now have an expanded presence in Westchester. Save the Sound, a bi-state advocacy organization that works to protect and restore the entire Long Island Sound from Connecticut to New York, opened an office in the Village of Mamaroneck last month and hired a new director […]

Tuckahoe increases parking violation fines

The Tuckahoe Board of Trustees voted 4 to 0 to pass a resolution during its June 9 meeting increasing parking violation fines. Trustee Steven Alfasi, a Republican, was absent from the vote. Trustee Stephen Quigley, a Democrat, said the increase was simply to stay in-line with surrounding communities. “We get reports from other communities about […]

SPI out; won’t run Playland

By CHRIS EBERHART Turns out it wasn’t sustainable. County Executive Rob Astorino’s chosen plan to refurbish Playland is no more; the asset management agreement between he and Rye-based nonprofit Sustainable Playland, Inc., which was to turn over Playland’s operations to SPI, has been voided by mutual agreement after closed-door discussions between the Astorino administration and […]