Category Archives: News

Belmont decisive in GOP primary win

By JOHN BRANDI Republican Mayor Ron Belmont has thwarted any attempts from his challenger by securing his place on the Republican ticket ahead of the general election.  Belmont, 62, defeated his opponent, former Mayor Philip Marraccini, in last week’s primary by a 3 to 1 margin, obtaining 1,104 votes to Marraccini’s 281, according to unofficial […]

Cannella, Gizo win judicial primary

By JOHN BRANDI In a rare, if not unprecedented, event for Harrison politics, a primary was triggered by four candidates seeking the Republican spot for town justice. Results show that Councilman Joseph Cannella and Pasquale Gizzo, both candidates backed by the town Republican Party, will appear on the general election ballot, according to unofficial results […]

Culinary corner store challenges status quo

By JOHN BRANDI The chef responsible for Bronxville’s latest food stop, Stillmeadow Gourmet, has worked in marketing, in a butcher shop and even in France, but her latest endeavor is perhaps her favorite because Kate Brewster-Duffy can finally say Stillmeadow is her own.  She signed the lease back in December for the 65 Pondfield Road […]

Molly Spillane’s permit to be revisited

By JACKSON CHEN Echoes of a lengthy noise debate will reverberate as a pub owner asks the Village of Mamaroneck’s Zoning Board of Appeals to revert several permit restrictions during a renewal process slated to begin this month. Nighttime hotspot Molly Spillane’s, a bar-restaurant located at 211 Mamaroneck Ave., will undergo permit renewals that allow […]

Westchester Guardian publisher pleads guilty

Selim Zherka, a 47-year-old Somers businessman who publishes the Westchester Guardian, pleaded guilty to conspiring to make false statements to a bank and filing false tax returns. Zherka entered his guilty plea before U.S. District Judge Cathy Seibel at White Plains’ federal court on Aug. 27. According to the FBI, Zherka made false statements to […]

Former teacher becomes student of retailing

Mel Siegel, once a preschool and elementary school administrator, sees similarities between that career and the one he later chose: co-proprietor of a tennis club pro shop and running a sporting goods store in the Rye Ridge Shopping Center in Rye Brook. THE REVIEW: Explain how a preschool and elementary school administrator—of a Montessori school, […]

A look at Purchase College’s Performing Arts Center

    By Mara Rupners Contributor They say that everyone’s doing it. The Bolshoi Ballet. The Metropolitan Opera. The Royal Shakespeare Company. Europe’s finest opera houses and the National Theatre. No longer content to play to audiences limited by the size of the house and their proximity to the theater, performing arts venues of all […]

Pinebrook housing project close to end

By James Pero With the construction of Larchmont’s Pinebrook Condominiums nearing completion, the village is set to gain hundreds of new residents while Westchester County progresses towards reaching its quota of 750 affordable housing units by the end of 2016.  According to Rose Noonan, the executive director of the Housing Action Council—the non-profit organization marketing […]

14 years gone, but still not forgotten

By JOHN BRANDI Fourteen years have flown by, but the pain is still very real for the families that lost loved ones in the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks.  That morning saw attacks on the Twin Towers in Manhattan, the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. and a thwarted attempt when a fourth plane crashed in the […]