Category Archives: News

Double murder-suicide stuns Westchester

By JOHN BRANDI A retired White Plains police officer shot dead his two, teenage daughters and then himself, in his Harrison home last weekend, in a shocking incident that authorities are still trying to piece together.  The news has since sent ripples through the Harrison community with Police Chief Anthony Marraccini calling the incident “not […]

Double murder-suicide stuns Westchester

By JOHN BRANDI A retired White Plains police officer shot dead his two, teenage daughters and then himself, in his Harrison home last weekend, in a shocking incident that authorities are still trying to piece together.  The news has since sent ripples through the Harrison community with Police Chief Anthony Marraccini calling the incident “not […]

Double murder-suicide stuns Westchester

    By JOHN BRANDI A retired White Plains police officer shot dead his two, teenage daughters and then himself, in his Harrison home last weekend, in a shocking incident that authorities are still trying to piece together.  The news has since sent ripples through the Harrison community with Police Chief Anthony Marraccini calling the […]

Double murder-suicide stuns Westchester

By JOHN BRANDI A retired White Plains police officer shot dead his two, teenage daughters and then himself, in his Harrison home last weekend, in a shocking incident that authorities are still trying to piece together.  The news has since sent ripples through the Harrison community with Police Chief Anthony Marraccini calling the incident “not […]

Judge rules on Caspi reports

By CHRIS EBERHART and MARISSA PENN The former police commissioner, a current police lieutenant and the City of Rye have been reinstated as defendants in an alleged police brutality civil rights lawsuit after the recent discovery of two reports documenting one accused officer’s violent reputation.  In U.S  Southern District Court Judge Jed Rakoff’s ruling on […]

Former auxiliary cop impersonates officer

By MARISSA PENN On Thursday, Feb. 19, John “Jack” Holmes pled guilty to a charge of criminal impersonation, pretending to have the authority of a police officer, which was knocked down to a charge of disorderly conduct, and to a charge of having improper equipment in his vehicle.  Holmes, 53, an ex-auxiliary police officer for […]

School budget proposed to override tax cap

By CHRIS EBERHART The Rye City Board of Education will have to decide how to make up for a projected shortfall of $3.55 million in its proposed $83.4 million budget for the 2015-2016 school year.  To make up the difference, Superintendent Dr. Frank Alvarez is proposing a 5.08 percent increase over the allowable tax levy […]

Mirage diner demolished

The air was a bit sentimental on North Avenue last week as the Mirage Diner was razed to make way for an Iona College dormitory. Nick Triantafillou, the owner of the diner, had approached Iona about selling off the eatery and adjoining parking lot during the summer of 2013. The agreement wasn’t announced officially until […]

Mayor’s appointments voided

JACKSON CHEN Partially settling a six-month long public debate about mayoral authority, two members of the Village of Mamaroneck’s various boards and commissions have had their appointments rescinded, while the status of two land use appointments awaits another opinion from the state. As a result, the seats of Nancy Wasserman, of the Harbor and Coastal […]

Bomb threat leads to Hommocks school evacuation

By Alina Suriel Hommocks Middle School faced a terrifying case of deja vu on Monday, after police responded to a second potential bomb threat in just a two week span. Administrators in the school called the Mamaroneck Town Police Department on Monday morning at 10.39 a.m., after finding faintly scrawled graffiti in the girl’s bathroom […]