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Business Briefs 7-25-2014

Mary Jo Jacobs joins USI Insurance New York metro office USI Insurance Services, LLC’s New York metropolitan office welcomes to the brokerage Vice President Employee Benefits Advisor Mary Jo Jacobs. With more than 25 years of experience in human resources, Jacobs will apply her benefits knowledge to serve as a producer at USI. For nearly […]

MR zone change proposed

By PHIL NOBILE An amendment to the village’s marine recreation zone laws was publicly proposed amidst years of controversy by a local membership club critics say improperly holds non-member events. Specific language changes to the non-member events section of village marine recreation code were debated by the Board of Trustees as allegations of violating village […]

Quarry’s past, future murky

By PHIL NOBILE Since complaints of health hazards and quality of life issues from a local quarry began in the late 1990s, neighbors of the business have seen it effectively shut down for the first time, leading to what they see as some reprieve and peace at last. But now, the quarry’s owner wants to […]

Wasserman added to village coastal commission

By PHIL NOBILE A new appointee to the Village of Mamaroneck Harbor and Coastal Zone Management Commission was made this past week and proper volunteer board appointment procedure was clarified as a result. Mayor Norman Rosenblum, a Republican, appointed Nancy Wasserman, a Mamaroneck resident since 1961, to serve an interim term on the commission, replacing […]

Harrison Summer Concert Series kicks off

On Thursday, July 10, Harrison residents came out to partake in one of the first installments of this year’s summer concert series, enjoying a performance by Hindenberg, a Led Zeppelin tribute band. The annual outdoor concert series runs twice a week through the end of August. The series kicked off on July 4 with a […]

The ultimate summer game

BY KATIE HOOS This isn’t your hippie father’s game of Frisbee. Constant on-field sprinting, tight defense and diving catches make up the game of Ultimate Frisbee, a rigorous sport played by two teams with a flying disc that blends the constant movement of soccer with the aerial passing abilities needed for football. Ultimate has gained […]

Alligator crossing: Unique southern eats in Rye

Whether or not you’re brave enough to taste alligator, if you’re seeking a wholly unique dining experience, swing by the Rye Roadhouse. Open for seven years now, the High Street eatery combines Creole and Cajun flavors in its lengthy, meat-and-seafood oriented menu. Without forgoing taste, some of the signature Creole spice is toned down to […]

Slow flowers arrive at Rye farmers market

By NICOLE REED Did you know there’s a slow flower movement?  According to the June through August 2014 edition of The Valley Table, “in 2012, Americans spent $27.8 billion on floriculture items, the vast majority of them grown in industrial greenhouses, swaddled in several layers of plastic, refrigerated in coolers and flown thousands of miles […]

Column: Mapping out effective instruction

The following was authored by guest columnist Dr. Betty Ann Wykes, Rye City School District’s assistant superintendent for curriculum, instruction and assessment.  While students consider school closed for summer, teachers and administrators are busy engaging in various initiatives as they prepare for another successful year. Educating children is a year-round mission; July and August are […]

Column: I learned from my father after all

This past Sunday, my sister, 10 years my junior, and I took our father to Citi Field to see the Mets mop the grass with the Miami Marlins. We went to the game to celebrate our dad’s upcoming 70th birthday, so, naturally, I got to thinking about the man and our relationship. I never thought […]