Author Archives: Daniel Offner

About Daniel Offner

Daniel Offner joined Hometown Media Group as a staff reporter in 2012 after working as a freelancer and has since covered the Town/Village of Harrison and the villages of Bronxville and Larchmont. Offner holds a B.A. in journalism from SUNY Stony Brook and has previous experience as an intern for WSHU, an NPR affiliate in Fairfield, Conn. He is also an avid photographer, occasional blogger, and an amateur web designer who aspires to one day write for a national publication. Reach Dan at 914-653-1000 x26 or dan@hometwn.com; follow him on Twitter @harrisonreport.

Bronxville police chief joins PBA dental, optical plan

By DANIEL OFFNER At the request of the village labor counsel, members of the Bronxville Board of Trustees agreed to swap Police Chief Christopher Satriale’s current dental and optical benefits package for one provided by the Bronxville Police Taylor Act Committee, a local chapter of the PBA union. While not a union member himself, Satriale […]

State Dept. of Transportation tackles Route 120 repairs

By DANIEL OFFNER Plans for the repair and resurfacing of Route 120—along Purchase Street from the Rye City border to Lake Street in West Harrison—are currently in the works, according to officials with the New York State Department of Transportation. After securing $3.5 million from the 2013 state budget, Assemblyman David Buchwald, a Democrat, announced […]

Ind. line primaries in limbo

By DANIEL OFFNER The unofficial tallies are in and while the three Democrats running to represent Harrison on the Westchester Board of Legislators feel confident in the race for the county Independence Party line, their GOP opponents still await the final tally of write-in ballots. Although the tally of write-in ballots was not available as […]

Assemblyman takes office on the road

By DANIEL OFFNER Reaching out to residents in his district, Assemblyman David Buchwald is taking his office on the road to chat with locals about state issues. “My incentive is to make sure constituents know they have an accessible voice in state government,” Buchwald said. “Their concerns keep me going.” A Democrat representing Bedford, Lewisboro, […]

Bronxville looks to sue over bridge

By DANIEL OFFNER The saga surrounding the Parkway Road Bridge on the Bronxville-Yonkers border continues as village officials now say they plan to file a notice of claim with both the City of Yonkers and Town of Eastchester Town over responsibility to repair the more than 60-year-old structure. Following a routine inspection in May, the […]

Town rescinds chief stipend

By DANIEL OFFNER Less than a month after approving a $1,500 monthly stipend for Harrison Police Chief Anthony Marraccini for performing the additional duties of police captain, members of the Harrison Town Council reconvened on Aug. 29 to formally rescind their decision. The stipend—which would’ve equated to an additional $18,000 per year—was initially authorized by […]

Library renovation project forms advisory committee

By DANIEL OFFNER With four months left to raise $1 million before a Dec. 31 deadline, members of the Harrison Public Library Foundation plan to continue in their efforts to complete the proposed $3.6 million capital renovation project. Since 2010, members of the foundation have sought to renovate the antiquated facility at 2 Bruce Ave., […]

Committee declares Astorino ads unfair

By DANIEL OFFNER Republican County Executive Robert Astorino has engaged in unfair campaign practices, according to the findings of the non-partisan Westchester County Fair Campaign Practices Committee. The committee, which has no punitive authority, found merit in all five of the complaints made by the Democratic challenger in the race for the county’s top elected […]

Police chief to collect monthly stipend

By DANIEL OFFNER Members of the Harrison Town Council agreed to pay an additional $1,500 a month stipend, or the equivalent of an additional $18,000 a year, to Police Chief Anthony Marraccini for performing the additional duties of police captain. The decision was made in executive session on Aug. 1. Harrison has not had anyone […]

School construction relocates classes

By DANIEL OFFNER The Bronxville school building is currently under construction after the ceiling above a third-floor hallway partially collapsed in July. According to school officials, nobody was hurt since the more than 100-year-old school building was empty when debris fell from the ceiling. “As a precautionary measure, the architects looked at the whole building […]