Category Archives: News

LWRP: A question of character

By JASON CHIREVAS Those invested in the ongoing debate and maneuvering surrounding revisions to the Village of Mamaroneck’s Local Waterfront Revitalization Program often cite the village’s character as the reason the LWRP must be preserved, or changed, but the definition of character depends on the person providing it. Although it’s progressed in fits and starts […]

HOPE not enough, critics say

By KATIE HOOS While the New Rochelle City Council considers striking up a partnership with one local organization to help reduce the city’s homeless population, some members of the community believe there are better options out there. The council is eyeing a proposal from HOPE Community Services, Inc., a non-profit organization that provides community services […]

Purchase library may close

By PHIL NOBILE Despite a rise in total circulation numbers and a tradition spanning more than 80 years in Purchase, the community’s library is facing possible removal from its premises, spawning a movement to keep the library put. The Purchase Free Library, a tenant inside the Purchase Community House—a community building that offers recreational activities—on […]

Capital budget targets roads

  By CHRIS EBERHART The Bronxville Board of Trustees adopted its $3.5 million capital budget during its April 7 village meeting, which will be used to fund large-scale village projects with an operating life of more than a year. The capital budget projects line item—unlike any line item in the $14.8 million operating budget—can begin […]

Lessing’s to run Whitby

By LIZ BUTTON On Wednesday night, after press time, the city was expected to announce it reached an agreement with Long Island-based Lessing’s Inc. to take over food and beverage operations at Rye Golf Club’s Whitby Castle restaurant for the next 10 years. In its new partnership with Lessing’s, the company will pay a commission […]

Palmer Avenue streetscape moving forward

By KATIE HOOS After months of dormancy and uncertainty surrounding the fate of the Palmer Avenue streetscape project, the Village of Larchmont has found a new contractor to resume construction on the project within the coming weeks. The streetscape project, which intends to widen and re-place 4,000 square-feet of sidewalk, plant trees, and install new […]

School board adopts budget, utility tax

By KATIE HOOS After adopting a tax cap compliant budget of $79.3 million for the 2014-2015 budget year, the Rye City school board will rely on a utility tax to fund a portion of the budget’s $3.6 million shortfall. On Tuesday night, the Board of Education adopted the budget following a unanimous 7-0 vote of […]

Tuckahoe school board adopts $31.3M budget

By CHRIS EBERHART Tuckahoe’s $31.3 million school budget was adopted in a unanimous 5-0 vote with words of support from board members despite continued pushback from the school’s teacher’s union. The budget necessitated $1.2 million in cuts to be in compliance with the 1.43 percent state-mandated tax levy cap, which included the elimination of a […]

Smoking ban in public parks passes

By PHIL NOBILE Whether it is a traditional cigarette, an electronic cigarette or a pipe, the Village of Mamaroneck is now the first in the county to ban smoking from its parks outright, thanks to a new local law. The village’s Board of Trustees, who have been measuring the merits of a smoking ban since […]

HFD looking to bolster volunteer numbers

By CHRIS EBERHART The Harrison volunteer firefighters will host an open house on April 26 as part of a state-wide initiative to bolster shrinking volunteer units across New York. Harrison fire Lt. Vinny Straface said, “[The Harrison volunteer firefighter force] used to be a 100-plus strong. Over the years, that number has dwindled down to […]