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Back-to-school supply costs continue to rise

By JOHN BRANDI School supply lists have continued to grow for cash-strapped parents across Westchester County, but a few organizations are  trying to provide relief to help ease that burden and give kids the tools to succeed in school. As summer comes to a close, parents with school-age children now have to shift their focus […]

Belmont handles Marraccini

By JOHN BRANDI It appears that incumbent 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 Thursday’s primary by a three-to-one margin, obtaining 1,104 votes to Marraccini’s 281, according to […]

Endorsed Republicans win judicial primary

By JOHN BRANDI In a rare, if 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, according to unofficial results by the […]

Bronxville chamber urges local shopping

By JOHN BRANDI The Bronxville Chamber of Commerce is making a concerted effort to spur growth and attract residents to a business district that has struggled in recent years.  The chamber is embarking on coordinating with The Bronxville Schools’ parent-teacher association, PTA, to encourage new residents to the village with school-age children to shop locally […]

Harrison candidates mum on finances

  By JOHN BRANDI Candidates from both parties in Harrison have failed to file campaign disclosure forms before the July 15 deadline, according to the New York State Board of Elections. Elizabeth Schaper, the Democratic mayoral candidate, has not yet submitted anything to the database, but has told the Review she plans to before the […]

Republican judicial primary candidates: Nelson Canter

    Age: 53 Family: Wife, two children Status: Incumbent Political Affiliation: Registered Republican Political Experience: Appointed by Gov. George Pataki in the Metropolitan Transportation Authority Office of Inspector General Community Affiliations: Purchase Fire Department, life member, served as lieutenant, captain, assistant chief and sat on the Board of Directors; sat on Executive Board of […]

Town council considers repair to retaining wall

By John Brandi Careful consideration has to be given to the upcoming repair efforts of a retaining wall at the end of Parkview Avenue, which has been suffering from water-related damages since at least last summer. The Harrison Town Council, at its Aug. 6 meeting, unanimously approved sending the project out to bid so construction […]

Republican judicial primary candidates: Marc Lust

Age: 63 Family: Wife, Lois; three children, Alyssa, Daniel, Ben Status: Incumbent Political Affiliation: Registered Democrat Political Experience: 16 years as Harrison’s part-time town justice Community Affiliations: Former Harrison coed little league coach from 1992 to 2006; former member of the Board of Directors of the Harrison Jewish Community Center; former president of Westchester County […]

Harrison Shopping Center has new identity

By JOHN BRANDI With a new property owner at the helm, the Harrison Shopping Center is about to undergo some changes, perhaps bringing new clients and clientele to the nearly 60-year-old complex.  Urstadt Biddle Properties, Inc, a Greenwich, Conn.-based real estate investment trust, sealed the deal on the property earlier this month after managing the […]

A&P prepares to auction off remaining Westchester stores

  By JOHN BRANDI The wheels have come off the cart for the A&P supermarket chain, as it begins to sell off its remaining store locations in Westchester, Putnam and Rockland counties.  A&P is now working out the final details to auction off its 31 remaining locations spread across the three counties, according to documents […]