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Pollutants found in Tuckahoe hotel site

By CHRIS EBERHART The site of a proposed hotel on Marbledale Road in Tuckahoe is home to an old village quarry and a New York State Department of Environmental Conservation designated Brownfield site. This means the property has potentially hazardous substances, pollutants or contaminants that would have to be cleaned up before any construction can […]

Playland revenue, attendance up over 2014

By CHRIS EBERHART Playland had what was considered by many to be a successful season in 2014, and early revenue and attendance figures as of July 19 have already outpaced last year’s numbers.  Through July 20, 2014, Playland had a total attendance of 230,295 and took in gross revenue of $4.26 million. This year through […]

Astorino takes housing war to Clinton’s home

By CHRIS EBERHART Hillary Clinton’s home in Chappaqua, N.Y. was the latest battleground in the housing war between the federal government and Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino, a Republican.  On July 21, U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara’s office said Westchester County should be held in contempt of court and be forced to pay monthly fines of […]

Mamaroneck awarded $200K to study microgrids

By JACKSON CHEN Both the Town and the Village of Mamaroneck were awarded $100,000 each this month to study an alternative power grid project. As part of a large overhaul initiative, 83 communities received grant money from the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority’s NY Prize competition. The $40 million competition aims to […]

Federal agency moving into Midland Avenue location

By JACKSON CHEN A federal agency’s building permit for the property at 600 Midland Ave. is currently under review after its proposal was recently approved by the Rye City Planning Commission.  According to the city’s Building Department, the representatives of the property submitted an application for a building permit on July 21. The property was […]

Rye Manor renovations adds 30-year lifespan

By JACKSON CHEN A Rye City nonprofit organization for senior affordable housing was given another $1 million for their work with a Scarsdale-based construction company that recently renovated Rye Manor so it can last another 30 years. Rye Interfaith Housing Corp., an organization that sponsored the original creation of Rye Manor, first developed the 100-unit […]

State doesn’t vote on EFD election change bill

By CHRIS EBERHART  Since 2010, the Eastchester Fire District has been unsuccessfully trying to move the fire commissioners’ election from December to coincide with Election Day in November in an effort to bolster voter turnout. But another New York state legislative session has now ended without a change. This year, as in years past, the […]

The word of God with an edge

By Michelle Jacoby “Godspell” has been spreading the word of God through rock music set to lyrics from hymns and psalms for more than 30 years.  John Fanelli has returned to the Westchester Broadway Theatre and has previously directed “Peter Pan,” “Big River,” “Seussical” and “Ragtime” with Standing Ovation Studios. Fanelli, along with associate director […]

Sunny skies for a sidewalk sale

The weather always is a factor in any sidewalk sale. And on July 23, 24 and 25, the weather more than cooperated in Rye for the annual Sidewalk Sale on Purchase Street. Vendors lined the sidewalks displaying items for sale and showcasing their merchandise to eager patrons. The event was sponsored by the Rye Chamber […]

Nardone kicks off Harrison street concerts

Dennis “Dion” Nardone bro-ught the Harrison crowd out for the town’s first of three street concerts. As part of the Harrison Summer Concert Series, three events were scheduled to take place in the streets of Harrison. The first one kicked off on Wednesday, July 22 in front of large crowd camped out downtown on Harrison […]