Category Archives: News

Bomb threat causes high school evacuation

By CHRIS EBERHART Another bomb threat was made to the joint Rye Middle/High School campus during the morning of Jan. 9, but school officials didn’t know learn of scare until an hour and a half after it was made.  The bomb threat was made in an email to three school administrators, whose names have not […]

Main Street building being altered

By JOHN BRANDI A pre-existing building at 233 Main St., in Eastchester is set for a remodel, and when it’s finished, it will serve the community as a mixed-use space.  The applicant, John Iannacito Architect, has submitted to the town’s Planning Board its intention to make alterations and additions to the main street building. As […]

Proposed TOD changes address flooding concerns

By Alina Suriel Changes addressing flooding concerns were some of the most contentious additions being drafted into zoning legislation aimed at encouraging transit-oriented development in the immediate vicinity of the Metro-North station. Officials working on the transit-oriented development, TOD, zoning legislation are taking precautions to ensure that communities in the Washingtonville area of the village […]

Flood projects finalized

By JACKSON CHEN A Rye-based committee congregated for the final time regarding state funds that will be used toward flood mitigation efforts in the near future. On Jan. 12, the Governor’s Office of Storm Recovery presented a finalized overview of the city’s proposed projects that are to be put into action thanks to a $3 […]

Rock chipping persists

By JACKSON CHEN Two months and an initial deadline have passed since the mayor appointed a group to study the impacts of rock chipping on local neighborhoods in Rye. But while the group has been working on gathering research, rock chipping continues with more sites springing up. The noise has left nearby residents upset at […]

College promotes women in leadership

By JOHN BRANDI A new program is launching later this month at Manhattanville College that aims to help women attain leadership roles by sharpening their skills. The School of Business Women’s Leadership Institute will offer educational programs, mentoring, training and access to the latest applicable research studies to help women hone their personal and professional […]

Red Cross in need of blood donors

By MARISSA PENN During the winter months, it is more difficult for people to come out and donate blood, which is why the American Red Cross has designated January National Blood Donor Month which dates back to 1970. Blood is needed by someone in the United States every two seconds yet, according to the American […]

Elementary school launches tolerance program

By JOHN BRANDI Inside the Tuckahoe school district, the William E. Cottle School is bridging the gap between those living with disabilities and those without in a new week-long program.  “Building Bridges,” the first of its kind in Tuckahoe, will run the first week of February and incorporate and engage the entire student body—from kindergarten […]

Indie bookstore awarded grant

By MARISSA PENN Westchester bookstore The Voracious Reader was the only one in the county selected as a recent recipient of a portion of a $1 million grant from best-selling author James Patterson’s “Saving books, saving lives” independent bookstore campaign.  Eighty-one bookstores across the country received the award which Patterson first launched last year, including […]

Iona shines at showcase

By MIKE SMITH On Jan. 10, the Saunders Blue Devils hosted the fourth annual Hoops for a Cure event at the Monroe Athletic Complex in New Roc City, inviting seven local squads to participate in the fundraising showcase. A number of local teams, including New Rochelle and Eastchester were in action, helping to raise money […]