Category Archives: News

Library gets big donation

By JOHN BRANDI The Harrison Public Library has received a donation in the amount of $100,000 to go toward its renovation, which will close the 2 Bruce Ave. building for nearly a year. Most of the funding came from donations to the Harrison Public Library Foundation and Richard E. Halperin Memorial fund, a fund set […]

RM staff seeks expanded lawsuit

By CHRIS EBERHART The lawsuit filed by the waiters, kitchen workers and bartenders hired by RM Staffing, one of the alleged shell companies set up by former Rye Golf Club manager Scott Yandrasevich, will extend beyond the original nine employees as the group prepares for a hybrid collective and class action lawsuit. The original lawsuit, […]

EFD hires five probationary firefighters

By CHRIS EBERHART Five probationary firefighters were hired by the Eastchester Board of Fire Commissioners to stabilize the department’s staffing numbers after losing a number of firefighters unexpectedly to retirement and injuries. The five new hires will attend the fire academy in Valhalla from late September 2014 to late January 2015 before joining the department […]

Murphy unopposed for Town Council

By JOHN BRANDI Current Mamaroneck Town Councilman Tom Murphy looks to be on track to re-claim his seat in the Nov. 4 election as he is, at press time, running unopposed. Murphy, a Democrat, was appointed in February 2014 to fill a vacancy left by retiring Democratic Councilwoman Phyllis Wittner. Wittner, having served a 17-year […]

Rye High sees the end of construction project

By Alina Suriel Just in time for the start of the fall semester, construction on the new science wing at Rye High School is finally coming to an end. The majority of the project will be complete and ready for students to use for the first Monday of the semester on Sept. 8, but contractors […]

Town provides parking during lot project

By CHRIS EBERHART Eastchester is offering parking spots to ease the parking situation during construction on the Fisher Avenue lot by the Crestwood train station in Tuckahoe. Eastchester Town Supervisor Anthony Colavita, a Republican, said displaced commuters who use the Fisher Avenue lot and have a commuter permit sticker from the Village of Tuckahoe will […]

Avenue trees to be replaced

By ALINA SURIEL The Village of Mamaroneck has received bids for a public works contract to replace 18 trees recently removed from Mamaroneck Avenue and repair the sidewalks and curb damaged by the growth of their roots, according to Village Manager Richard Slingerland. The deadline for bids to replace the trees closed Aug. 28 at […]

Conservancy to install new playground

By JOHN BRANDI The Village of Mamaroneck’s youngest residents can prepare to join in on the playground fun as a plan was approved to install five new pieces of jungle gym equipment in Harbor Island Park. The Board of Trustees unanimously approved a donation of playground equipment from The Harbor Island Conservancy at its meeting […]

Clay Art celebrates open house

By CHRIS PETROWSKI The Clay Art Center, as in art made from clay, is located on Beech Street in Port Chester, behind the village’s south-end firehouse and right off Main Street. It has been there since 1957 and, despite being the largest and busiest ceramic facility in our area, it is not known far and […]

Tuckahoe High School football coach: We don’t even have mouthpieces

By CHRIS EBERHART and MIKE SMITH Parents and administrators clashed at a crowded Aug. 25 Board of Education meeting in the Tuckahoe High School Library amid claims the school has mishandled preparation for the upcoming football season. Basic equipment like footballs and mouth guards weren’t ordered until the middle of this week, longtime coaches weren’t […]