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Column: A descent into madness

Well, it happened again. My bracket is an absolute mess. It didn’t take long for me to realize that this wasn’t going to be my year. By the end of day two of the tournament, I’d lost eight teams in my field of 32. Two days later, my entire West Region was in shambles. Given […]

Basketball eyes playoffs

Harrison’s girls and boys basketball teams are both preparing for their sectional openers this week, as they both were rewarded for their stellar regular seasons with first-round home games on Feb. 12. Though neither team would know their first-round opponent as of press time, big things are expected from both squads this year. At 12-6 […]

College grant to fix stormwater runoff

By Alina Suriel Purchase College’s effort to encourage on-campus environmental sustainability is paying off in a big way, as the college just received $765,000 in a state grant to further increase its green infrastructure. The grant comes from the Regional Economic Development Council created by Gov. Andrew Cuomo, a Democrat, in 2011 to stimulate job […]

Chamber celebrates holidays

The Rye Chamber of Commerce held its annual holiday party on Tuesday, Dec. 9. This year’s festivities took place at Le Pain Qoutidien, located at 30 Purchase St. Members of the Rye business community joined together to celebrate the year and enjoy catered food, drinks and some healthy conversation. The chamber is a volunteer organization […]

Girl Scout cookies gone digital

  By MARISSA PENN For the first time since they debuted 100 years ago, Girl Scout cookies are now available online. On Dec. 1, the Girl Scouts and the Girl Scouts of Heart of the Hudson, which govern troops in Mamaroneck-Larchmont, Rye, Tuckahoe-Eastchester and New Rochelle, announced that it would be selling cookies online through […]

Morgado sentenced to 20 years to life

By Alina Suriel A Mamaroneck mother accused of killing her four-year-old son was sentenced on Dec. 5 to 20 years to life for murder in the second degree. Manuela Maria Morgado, 48, of 1035 E. Boston Post Road, had originally planned to stand trial and plead not guilty, but, on Sept. 18, her attorney announced […]

Town adopts tight 2015 budget

By Alina Suriel The 2015 budget was adopted by a unanimous vote on Dec. 4 with not even a single question from the town board or members of the public in attendance. “The board felt that all the work was done,” said Town Comptroller Maureen Mackenzie. “This was what they wanted and they felt comfortable […]

Village addresses bridge flaws

By JACKSON CHEN It has been three months since the re-opening of the flawed Jefferson Avenue Bridge, but a preliminary report shows that numerous errors during the construction process may be to blame.  On Nov. 25, beginning at 6 a.m., the bridge was closed off so the contractor, Arben Group, could apply an epoxy sealant […]

Westchester County opens diaper bank

  By MARISSA PENN After years of preparation, a Westchester County Diaper Bank officially opened on Nov. 24 with a ribbon cutting ceremony at the Junior League of Central Westchester headquarters at Wayside Cottage in Scarsdale. The Westchester County Diaper Bank is the only one of its kind in the New York City metro area. […]

Police shut down tri-state burglary ring

By Alina Suriel It’s not so great to be in Harrison if you’re a criminal. Harrison police busted members of a seven-member burglary ring with suspected ties to over 25 burglaries in the tri-state area after apprehending two of the alleged thieves following a heist in nearby Fairfield, Conn. According to the Harrison Police Department, […]