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Skinny House recommended for designation

By MARISSA PENN The Skinny House, which was built in 1932 and stands only 10-feet wide, on Grand Street in Mamaroneck, has been chosen to be recommended for historic designation.  On March 25, Gov. Andrew Cuomo, a Democrat, announced that the New York State Board for Historic Preservation recommended the addition of 22 properties, including […]

Metro-North fares increase

By MARISSA PENN After being approved in January, Metropolitan Transportation Authority fare increases, which went up by 4.25 percent, went into effect on Sunday, March 22.  For the fifth time since 2008, fares on the Metro-North railroad, MTA New York City Transit buses and subways, MTA Bus, the MTA Staten Island Railway, and MTA Bridges […]

Despite new program, parents still worry

By JOHN BRANDI As those with Autism Spectrum Disorder begin to “age out,” or turn a certain age where they can no longer attend public school, parents are scrambling to find suitable housing and day programs that will offer the same kind of socialization and individualized health-based services. At the same time, Westchester County and […]

Column: Remodeling fever delayed by snow

Just when you thought the winter was over, we got another six inches of snow on the first day of spring. I think we all had enough, because this unusual weather is delaying our seasonal compulsion of remodeling something in the spring. It could be a kitchen, a bath, even a closet or garage, it […]

What’s Going on in Mamaroneck 4-3-2015

Larchmont Public Library Library board meeting On Wednesday, April 8 from 6:45 p.m. to 8 p.m. there will be a meeting of the Larchmont Library Board of Trustees. Meetings are open to the public and begin at 6:45 p.m. in the Reference Room. Minutes of board meetings will be posted as they come available following […]

What’s Going on in Eastchester 4-3-2015

Eastchester Public Library  Battle of the books On April 6 at 6 p.m. all parents and interested third to eighth graders are invited to come find out more about this year’s book-based trivia tournament for Westchester youth. Information about the children’s team, which is open to current third to fifth graders and the teen’s team, […]

What’s Going on in Harrison 4-3-2015

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 […]

What’s Going on in Rye 4-3-2015

Rye library events Teen gaming The Rye Free Reading Room invites teens to play videogames the first and third Friday of the month. Play all our Wii games on the big screen. Some of our new games include Sonic and the Secret Rings, Mario Party 8, Mario and Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games, Red […]

Parking law approved

By JOHN BRANDI A residential parking permit law introduced back in December has been hotly contested from the start, but as the language evolved and residents became familiar with its purpose, the Town Council felt they could finally pass it with some stipulations.   The board unanimously voted in favor of enacting the law, but […]

FEMA grants $4M for Glen Island repairs

By MARISSA PENN Having been severely damaged during Hurricane Sandy, Glen Island Park was recently awarded $4 million in FEMA grant money for repairs and restorations.  The 105-acre park is located in New Rochelle’s waterfront district on the Long Island Sound. Glen Island was on the receiving end of more storm damage from Sandy than […]