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New Rochelle school budget receives passing grade

The New Rochelle Board of Education sent its $250 million budget to voters on May 19 after a lengthy budget review process. In the end, the efforts on behalf of the school board and administration were clearly enough to receive a passing grade. Nearly 70 percent of all votes cast on Tuesday were in support […]

Town fundraiser builds momentum

The largest fundraising effort in the history of the Eastchester School District is close to meeting its target amount of $325,000. The effort, spearheaded by the Eastchester Eagles Sports Club, has raised $290,260 to date for a community funded bleacher and press box project to be installed at the new Eastchester High School field. Another […]

Column: A Healthier Sound Shore

I am constantly amazed at how hard local people work to better the lives of others in our community, especially our children. Last week, I was part of a small group that presented Rye’s new drug and alcohol coalition to the Rye YMCA’s Healthy Sound Shore Coalition at its monthly meeting. Although I have known […]

Letter: America still has a long way to go

    To the Editor, The racist emails of former Pelham Police Chief Alfred Mosiello is very typical of people in many communities of Westchester and beyond. These same people live in Little Falls, N.Y., Forked River, N.J., Mahopac, Bensonhurst and Howard Beach and certainly Staten Island. It would not matter to these same people […]

Letter: The mayor needs to lead by example

    To the Editor, In the Village of Mamaroneck, we have a problem with the tenor of public discourse.  And it’s not a small problem. We seem to have lost all sense of civility at Board of Trustees meetings, with the public screaming at trustees, and “reporting” about the meetings on Facebook with graphics […]

Business Briefs 5-22-2015

Foundation board appoints Nancy Roberson Jasper The Board of Advisors of the Westchester Community Foundation announced the appointment of Nancy Roberson Jasper, M.D., a resident of New Rochelle, to the board. Dr. Jasper’s volunteer interests concentrate on efforts concerning local healthcare for women. She holds a B.A. from Indiana University-Bloomington, and a M.D. from the […]

What’s going on in New Rochelle 5-22-2015

New Rochelle Public Library   Meet a Yankee great On Thursday, May 28 at 6 p.m., Mariano Rivera, New York Yankee great and 13-time all-star, will visit the New Rochelle Public Library. Tickets are on sale now. There are two options available; a chance to meet Mariano and receive a signed copy of his biography […]

What’s going on in Mamaroneck 5-22-2015

Larchmont Public Library Chair yoga On Tuesday, May 26 at the Village Center, join certified yoga instructor Vincenza Madonia for these sessions of Chair Yoga. Chair Yoga consists of arm, leg and head movements as well as twisting your torso that are done while seated in a chair. No need to register. Just show up ready […]

What’s going on in Eastchester 5-22-2015

Eastchester Public Library  “How many miles are on your menu?” Did you know that your food choices leave a carbon footprint? On Saturday, June 13 from noon to 1:30 p.m., we will compare families in different geographic locations and analyze their food intake. We will learn how food has been produced and transported, and about […]

What’s going on in Harrison 5-22-2015

English conversation group Let’s speak English, non-native speakers. Practice your English and make new friends in an informal, volunteer-led setting and learn about the Harrison library too. There is no need to register or sign up. Group meets on Mondays from 11 a.m. to noon at Uncle Henry’s Bar and Grill, 309 Halstead Ave. West […]