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West Nile Virus found in Westchester

By CONOR MCKOY As the summer draws to a close, Westchester residents are once again at risk of contracting the West Nile Virus. According to the West-chester County Department of Health, several mosquitoes have tested positive for West Nile Virus in the county. The positive pool came from New Rochelle, which is one of the […]

Cruz back in action

  By MIKE SMITH Port Chester native Bryant “Pee Wee” Cruz will be back in the ring in two weeks, co-headlining a fight card at B.B. King’s in New York City. Cruz, who is currently 11-0 as a professional, will look to keep his perfect record intact–even if he doesn’t know who his opponent will […]

Red light cameras coming

By KATIE HOOS Drivers in Westchester County will soon be under the watchful eye of more red light cameras, with New Rochelle and Mount Vernon slated to install the passive traffic enforcers in the coming months. Following approval from the state Legislature earlier this month, the cities will have the authority to install red light […]

Unopposed, Paulin focused on gender equality

By CHRIS EBERHART Republicans have had a tough time finding candidates to oppose several of Westchester’s more prominent Democratic state representatives. As of press time, Assemblywoman Amy Paulin of Scarsdale remains unopposed. While Paulin, 58, waits to hear if she will be contested in this year’s election, she’s been passionately pushing her human trafficking bill […]

Documenting Germany’s remembrance policy

By RICH MONETTI The genocide of Jews in Germany is certainly not unique in world history. The Rape of Nanking, Rwanda and Manifest Destiny are part of a short list the perpetrating nations would like to forget. In one aspect, Germany stands alone and the Holocaust and Human Rights Education Center in Purchase offered a […]

Playhouse closing sparks movement

By PHIL NOBILE Although the celebrated Mamaroneck Playhouse in the center of the village closed in mid-April, concerned citizens want to preserve the nature of the movie theater, thwart the possibility of condos and head development off at the pass. The Mamaroneck Play-house, purchased by Bow Tie Cinemas in June 2013 with the stated intention […]

Column: Our kids marched in the big one

Spring Spruce-Up Weekend, March 22 and 23, is fast approaching and I encourage all residents to come out in support of this very worthwhile community event. We will be cleaning our town parks, streams and roadways of garbage and debris. I welcome any suggested target areas and look forward to making Harrison shine as we […]

Column: No Longer and Not Yet

“No Longer and Not Yet” is the title of a recently published book by New York City author Joanna Clapps Herman from which she will read at Manhattanville College on March 24. The event is free and open to the public. If you’ve never been to a book reading, I highly recommend you go to […]

Column: Special interests especially active in 2013

In last week’s column, I spoke exclusively of our village’s legislation, accomplishments and outstanding issues as of year’s end. The subject prompted me to look more globally as to what was accomplished on the federal level, nationwide at the state level and in our state government. In the interest of full disclosure, I have always […]

Column: I’m a time traveler, and so are you

First of all, if you don’t think “Back to the Future” is one of the best, tightest screenplays of the last 30 years I’m not sure we can be friends anymore. Concepts of time travel and stories about it have always fascinated me. Although it’s something we’ve yet to achieve, and perhaps never could, it’s […]