Category Archives: News

Dillon to take on Latimer for Senate seat

By KATIE HOOS Republican candidate Joseph Dillon will face off against Democratic incumbent George Latimer for the District 37 seat in a New York State Senate race this November. On July 18, the Westchester Republican Committee officially announced its candidate to challenge Latimer, who is rounding out his first two-year term in the Senate, after […]

Otis has successful legislative year

By CHRIS EBERHART There were 658 bills passed in both the state Assembly and the Senate this past legislative term, five were sponsored by Assemblyman Steve Otis, a Rye Democrat. Otis’ total was 10th-highest among the 28 first-time legislators, which include those elected in special contests in March 2012, November 2012 and special elections in […]

Diner and coffee shop opens in north end

At the new Rochelle Diner & Coffee Shop, you can eat your breakfast or have it delivered to you. The restaurant, located in the city’s Wykagyl neighborhood at 8 Quaker Ridge Road, is open for business and celebrated its grand opening on July 17. It is replacing the iconic Donut World, which was in business […]

West Nile Virus found in New York City

By CONOR McKOY and TAYLOR KHAN The West Nile Virus has crept to the edges of Westchester once again this year. According to the Westchester County Department of Health, mosquitoes in New York City have tested positive for West Nile this year. New York City’s Department of Health and Mental Hygiene reported nine of their […]

Local squad wins AAU crown

By MIKE SMITH A group of local basketball players took home a prestigious honor last week when the Hoop Strong Warriors 14U AA team won the Division 2 National Championships at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Orland, Fla. The Warriors beat Maryland’s Randalstown Running Rebels 35-34 in the title game to win […]

MR zone change proposed

By PHIL NOBILE An amendment to the village’s marine recreation zone laws was publicly proposed amidst years of controversy by a local membership club critics say improperly holds non-member events. Specific language changes to the non-member events section of village marine recreation code were debated by the Board of Trustees as allegations of violating village […]

Quarry’s past, future murky

By PHIL NOBILE Since complaints of health hazards and quality of life issues from a local quarry began in the late 1990s, neighbors of the business have seen it effectively shut down for the first time, leading to what they see as some reprieve and peace at last. But now, the quarry’s owner wants to […]

Luxury condos proposed

By CHRIS EBERHART A proposal for luxury condominiums in Bronxville will attempt to reverse the fortunes of the peculiar case of 100 Pondfield Road. The property itself is an oddity—a vacant, landlocked warehouse enclosed by buildings on all sides and only accessible through a long and narrow access drive. It was formerly owned by millionaire […]

Wasserman added to village coastal commission

By PHIL NOBILE A new appointee to the Village of Mamaroneck Harbor and Coastal Zone Management Commission was made this past week and proper volunteer board appointment procedure was clarified as a result. Mayor Norman Rosenblum, a Republican, appointed Nancy Wasserman, a Mamaroneck resident since 1961, to serve an interim term on the commission, replacing […]

Garden Avenue drainage project underway

By CHRIS EBERHART The Garden Avenue parking lot in Bronxville will be temporarily unavailable while the village undertakes a two-phase drainage and refurbishing project. Phase one, which began on June 30, is underway. Underground chambers were installed to catch rainfall from the parking lot as well as runoff from surrounding areas. A drainage system will […]