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Residents sound-off at parking needs forum

By ASHLEY HELMS Disgruntled drivers had an opportunity to let their voices be heard and, hopefully, steer the village towards parking solut-ions they think will work best.  In response to a parking n-e-eds study being conducted in the Village of Mamaroneck, re-sidents were invited to attend a forum in the village courtroom on Nov. 19 […]

Village considers parking, u-turn changes

By ASHLEY HELMS If proposed changes are enacted, motorists in the Village of Mamaroneck may want to pay a little extra attention to street signs before they park or make a quick turn. The Board of Trustees is considering changing street parking on Cortlandt Avenue to the left side of the street and prohibiting u-turns […]

Library unveils proposed budget

By ASHLEY HELMS Since residents will be tasked with approving or rejecting the final budget, the Mamaroneck Public Library’s Board of Trustees unveiled a 2014 budget proposal on Nov. 20. The budget, as it stands, w-ould increase an average Mamaroneck household’s library taxes by about $12. This is due mostly to increased salaries for employees […]

Fire, gas leak displace Bleeker Avenue tenants

By Ashley Helms Fire trucks swarmed a condominium complex in the village on Nov. 16 in response to a fire on the top floor of a five-story building, raising concern and curiosity among residents in the surrounding area. The complex, located at 490 Bleeker Ave., was evacuated after an oven fire in apartment 5G caused […]

Larchmont man dies in Hutch crash

By ASHLEY HELMS A Larchmont man and the dr­iver of the Livery Cab in which he was riding in were killed in a Nov. 9 crash that involved three vehicles on the Hutchinson River Parkway in the Bronx, police said. Patrick Sheehan, 54, and cab dr­iver Ata Noorzi, 45, of Queens, were pronounced dead at […]

Town creating all-hazard plan

By ASHLEY HELMS The Town of Mamaroneck w­ill soon have an index to deal with virtually every possible catastrophic incident, including floods and toxic spills, while paving the way for securing future federal grant money at the same time. According to Town Admin­istrator Steve Altieri, an all-hazard mitigation plan is being developed by ETG Incorporated […]

Astorino’s 2014 county budget holds line on taxes

By ASHLEY HELMS For the fourth year in a row, County Executive Rob Astorino, a Republican, unveiled a budget proposal that will not increase the county tax levy. The 2014 county budget calls for the addition of six positions in county government along wi­th keeping Westchester’s property tax levy flat at $548 million. Since he […]

Turkey Bowl raises money for suicide prevention

By ASHLEY HELMS Last year, village police sna­gged the coveted Turkey Bowl trophy by just one point and it remained in the police department headquarters ever since. This year, the firefighters exacted revenge, upending the cops in the annual flag football game by a 34-14 margin. National Survivors of Suicide day is also Nov. 23. […]

Village to consider solar panels

By ASHLEY HELMS Following a letter urging village government to reconsider its rules pertaining to rooftop solar panels, the Board of Trustees is planning to reassess the code so the structures could be approved by land use boards in the future, even if they are visible from the road. In a letter written by the […]

Uncounted ballots stall Parker victory

Results posted by the Westchester County Board of Elections indicate that Democratic Rye City Councilwoman Catherine Parker has defeated Republican John Verni in the race for county legislative District 7, but Verni has not conceded the race and is awaiting the results of the remaining outstanding ballots. According to the county Board of Elections, Parker […]