Author Archives: Liz Button

About Liz Button

Liz Button is a staff reporter for Hometown Media Group’s The Rye Sound Shore Review. Previously, she covered Bedford and Mount Kisco for The Daily Voice, an Internet-based, hyperlocal publication. She’s also written for Patch in her hometown of Trumbull, Conn., as a freelance reporter and fill-in editor. Preceding her time there, she worked in publishing in New York City. She is a 2008 graduate of Bowdoin College with a degree in English. Reach Liz at 914-653-1000 x20 or liz@hometwn.com; follow her on Twitter @ryesoundshore.

School board adopts 3% utility tax

By LIZ BUTTON The Rye City Board of Education has voted to approve a 3 percent utility sales tax on residents, lightening the district’s financial load in an environment strained by the state’s 2 percent tax levy cap. Using data provided by the City of Rye, which currently collects an annual $400,000 on its 1 […]

City to re-examine dog leash ordinance

By LIZ BUTTON The Rye Town Park Commission has given the City of Rye the green light to craft an ordinance allowing off-leash dogs in the park on a limited basis, according to Republican Deputy Mayor Laura Brett. The Rye City code states dogs are not allowed to be off their leashes anywhere in the […]

Tuckahoe man to raise funds against cancer

By LIZ BUTTON For the third summer in a row, David Carraturo of Tuckahoe will participate in the RBC Decathlon to raise money for Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. In 2013, Carraturo, who has run several marathons and Spartan races, placed fourth in the competition’s over 40 category and was the overall winner in the bench […]

Yandrasevich case appears headed to trial

By LIZ BUTTON Former Rye Golf Club manager Scott Yandrasevich, who allegedly stole hundreds of thousands of dollars from club members, is scheduled to return to court on Aug. 6 to set a trial date. Yandrasevich, 49, was arraigned on an indictment of 11 felony counts in county court on May 9, and pleaded not […]

Memorial Day parade resumes

By LIZ BUTTON After a hiatus of about 50 years, Rye’s Memorial Day parade returned to Purchase Street on Monday. “This is a wonderful crowd. It’s by far the biggest I’ve seen in the 12 years I’ve been doing this,” said Commander Thomas M. Saunders of American Legion Post 128, which sponsored the parade with […]

Capital budget provides for ballpark rehab

By LIZ BUTTON The Eastchester Town Council unanimously adopted its $1.5 million capital budget at the April 22 meeting, which will be used to fund large-scale town projects as part of the town’s annual capital plan. This year, the Town Council received more than $4 million of capital budget requests from its various departments and […]

Bronxville moves sewer project forward

By LIZ BUTTON The Village of Bronxville has hired Professional Consulting, Inc., the same engineering consultant that helped with last year’s sewer manhole digital mapping project, to design a program to clean out and install cameras inside approximately 39,000 feet of sewer main. During the mapping phase, New Jersey-based PCI helped the village’s Department of […]

Councilmen Mecca, Slack to run on Republican ticket

By LIZ BUTTON City Council appointees Richard Slack and Richard Mecca are expected to gain the Republican nomination for this year’s special election, according to sources within the city’s Republican Party. The party’s nominating caucus is scheduled for Tuesday, May 27, To date, Slack, unaffiliated, and Mecca, a Republican, are the only names that have […]

Bronxville School budget approved; Giuffra, Murray elected

By LIZ BUTTON Voters in the Bronxville School district have approved a $46.2 million tax cap compliant budget by a 5 to 1 margin for the 2014-2015 school year, and, despite a strong write-in presence from Mariellen Carpenter, Dr. Mary J. Giuffra and Adele Kittredge Murray were elected to fill two vacancies on the Board […]

Tuckahoe adds full-time village attorney

By LIZ BUTTON Gary Gjertsen has been promoted to Tuckahoe’s village attorney from his position as deputy village attorney, taking over for John Cavallaro, who left the job to work in the private sector. Republican Mayor Steven Ecklond announced Cavallaro’s departure after 10 years in the part-time village attorney position at the May 12 Board […]