Author Archives: news

Harrison police arrest Georgia man

On Tuesday, June 16, Harrison police traveled down to Georgia to arrest Enoch Sarkodie—a Marietta, Ga., resident—in connection with an elaborate phone scam responsible for defrauding  a 90-year-old Harrison resident out of $23,000. According to Harrison Police Chief Anthony Marraccini, the suspect, while posing as an attorney, was able to convince the victim that her […]

Mamaroneck antique store starts new life

By JAMES PERO The words “new” and “antique” are almost always at odds, but for Chatsworth Antiques and Consignments, a near century-old Mamaroneck antique furniture dealer, it is a new beginning of sorts. In May 2015, Chatsworth said goodbye to not only its lifelong four-floor Mamaroneck Avenue storefront, which had been home base to the […]

What’s Going on in Eastchester 6-26-2015

Eastchester Public Library  Read-To-Me Kickoff Party On Tuesday, June 30, at 11 a.m., join musician Jeffrey Friedberg and the Bossy Frog Band for a fun-filled music concert to kick off this summer’s Read-to-Me game. Online pre-registration is required, and will begin on Tuesday, June 23 at 9 a.m. For Read-to-Me game participants only. Please register for each attendee […]

What’s Going on in Mamaroneck 6-26-2015

LMC-TV Teen summer filmmaking workshops LMC-TV’s summer filmmaking workshops are an opportunity to learn hands-on filmmaking skills, from cinematography to scriptwriting to computer video editing. This program is geared towards teens 13 and older. Participants will collectively conceive of, write a script for, shoot, direct and edit a short dramatic film using high definition video equipment, […]

What’s Going on in Harrison 6-26-2015

Harrison library events   The Harrison Public Library will be closed for renovations until July 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 […]

What’s Going on in Rye 6-26-2015

Rye Library Events Celebrating our nation’s 239th birthday Leaders of Tomorrow and the Rye Free Reading Room present selected speeches and the reading of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, at 10 a.m. in the Reading Room. You could even meet Betsy Ross and learn about her role in making one of the country’s […]

GOP primary seems inevitable

By JOHN BRANDI A fight for the right to represent the Republican Party in November’s mayoral race is in full swing, as Philip Marraccini is nearing the required number of signatures needed to primary the current mayor in September.  Marraccini, who served as mayor for two terms from 1994 to 1998, said he is frustrated […]

Minor alterations to Playhouse Lofts proposal

By JOHN BRANDI The applicant behind the redesign of Harrison’s Playhouse is not done making alterations to the site plan, even as the town’s Zoning Board of Appeals is ready to vote on requested variances for the project. The applicant, Verco Properties, LLC, was before the zoning board for a fifth time on June 11 […]

Halstead development granted special exception

By JOHN BRANDI Development of the downtown area in Harrison continues as the town board, at its June 4 meeting, approved a special exception use which will push a two-story, mixed-use structure forward.  With the approval, construction can now begin on the vacant lot at 249 Halstead Ave., where the applicant is mixing retail with […]

Zoning board OK’s 100 Main St. variances

By JOHN BRANDI Tuckahoe’s Zoning Board of Appeals narrowly approved a four-story development’s variances and special exception use at its June 10 special meeting, giving the project new life after eight years of uncertainty. In a contentious vote, the board voted three-to-two in favor of the proposal thus returning it to the village’s Planning Board […]