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What’s Going on in Harrison 3-21-14

Harrison Public Library events Youth Art Month March 1 to 31 at the Harrison Municipal Building, 1 Heineman Place and the Harrison Public Library, 2 Bruce Ave. This annual exhibit consists of multi-media art reflecting the talents of students in the Harrison schools with works selected by art teachers in the community. Library hours are […]

Steering students in the right direction

By MARGUERITE WARD A couple of motivated individuals have the ball rolling on an inspiring pay-it-forward plan to improve young people’s lives through sports. What started as an idea by longtime athlete and Rye resident Michael Eck quickly grew into a growing nonprofit as a few friends, community members and athletic leaders in the area, […]

Column: We’re working on a vision for downtown

  Our downtown business consultant, Phillips Preiss and Grygiel LLC, recently sent the village a progress report of our Downtown Planning Study. They suggested some straig-htforward changes to the village code for which there was strong support within all the constituent groups surveyed. The consultants recommend loosening the restrictions on outdoor tables/eating to allow a […]

OP-ED: A view of Harrison’s unjustified parking bargains

By Emil Toso It is not commonly understood that Harrison taxpayers are providing 250 free shopper parking spaces in our off-street lots located in various areas of our business districts. Those spaces are provided for approximately 100 business property owners who have not themselves provided any customer parking for their real estate investment rentals, stores […]

Letter: A request from your local library

To the Editor, Thank you for your Feb. 28 article titled Library unveils five-year strategic plan. To all residents of the Town/Village of Harrison, the library needs your help to achieve these goals and visions. The Friends of the Harrison Public Library are committed to assist the library to revitalize, promote, expand, lead, cultivate and […]

Letter: Saving Playland

To the Editor, All this talk about Playland is getting weirder every day. Playland is eligible for national historic landmark recognition within the next 10 years as it approaches its 100th anniversary. It is probably the oldest, or one of the oldest, amusement parks in the United States. How will Playland Amusement Park be filled […]

Letter: College grads are pulled, not pushed

To the Editor, I am writing in regard to your article of March 7 entitled Wealthiest towns unaffordable for young. The idea that the cost of housing in Rye is driving 20 and 30-somethings out of town is clearly another attempt by the lobby for taxpayer subsidized housing—Community Housing Innovations—to promote their agenda. The real […]

Letter: Saving Playland

To the Editor, All this talk about Playland is getting weirder every day. Playland is eligible for national historic landmark recognition within the next 10 years as it approaches its 100th anniversary. It is probably the oldest, or one of the oldest, amusement parks in the United States. How will Playland Amusement Park be filled […]

Police Blotter 3-14-2014

Feb. 25 At 12:29 p.m., police were called to the Con Edison Corporation office on Theodore Fremd Avenue after reports that someone fainted. EMS was dispatched to the situation.   Feb. 26 Police were called to Dearborn Avenue at 3:29 a.m. after a man reported a possible dispute in progress. When police arrived on the […]

Pet Recue 3-14-2014

Rooney is a sweet and adorable Shepherd mix male pup, about one year old. He loves to be around other dogs, big and small. He is a bit shy around new people, but comes out of his shell fairly quickly. He has an amusing personality and just loves to play. He sleeps through the night […]