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City reaches agreement with DPW union

By JOHN BRANDI On Monday, Aug. 4, the Rye City Council unanimously approved a contract with the Department of Public Works union, CSEA Local 1000, which had been operating under an expired contract since 2011. The contract was ratified by the union on July 28 and then referred to the City Council for its final […]

HCZMC faces law change

By PHIL NOBILE Issues revolving around the village’s harbor and marine zones have been largely contentious throughout the year as the Board of Trustees has undergone an updating process to the village’s encompassing waterfront document, the Local Waterfront Revitalization Program. The village’s Harbor and Coastal Zone Management Commission, ostensibly a committee of volunteer experts, is […]

Road projects await bid nod

  By PHIL NOBILE Much anticipated paving projects and road resurfacing work is slated to begin this month pending town officials hiring a pavement preservation company, which was expected to take place after press time.  After a debilitating winter season, much of the region was left to face the effects of wear and tear on […]

Pie-eating success for downtown market

By KATIE “Sweet Potato” HOOS She was hungry for the win. New Rochelle’s Luz Quevedo was crowned champion in the first Downtown Business Improvement District Farmers Market sweet potato pie-eating contest, smearing her competition and landing the top prize—a basket of homemade goodies from the event’s sponsor, Luscious Little Dessert Company. “This is the fourth […]

Two saved from trench collapse

By JOHN BRANDI  and ALINA SURIEL Two construction workers were rescued from a trench collapse on Bradford Avenue in Rye on Thursday, July 31, according to emergency personnel officials. The two men were in a seven-foot-deep hole at approximately 11:15 a.m. working on a home repair job, when the walls of the trench gave way, […]

Digital Westchester ranks one of highest in nation

By KATIE HOOS For the ninth year, Westchester County was named one of the nation’s most digital counties, using social media and digital technology to enhance services and keep residents informed. The award, issued by the Center for Digital Government—a national research institute on information technology within local and state governments—and the National Association of […]

A chicken in every pot: Yellow Bell Farm

By NICOLE REED At Rye’s Down to Earth Farmers Market, there was a funny moment from Yellow Bell Farm that I want to share. Last February, in the depths of one of the coldest winters we all remember, I called up poultry farmer Katie Bogdanffy and asked, “So, what’s it like to be a chicken […]

Police Blotter in Rye 8-8-2014

Collected at Rye Police Headquarters at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 6.   July 24 At 12:24 p.m., a Philips Lane resident called police to report a heavyset white male taking pictures of residences in the area that morning. The man was gone when police arrived, but a local contractor working in the area confirmed […]

Police Blotter in Mamaroneck 8-8-2014

Collected at Village of Mamaroneck Police Headquarters on Thursday, July 31, at 9 a.m.   June 18 At 6:05 p.m., police responded to a call reporting young adults rollerblading on the tennis courts in Florence Park. When police arrived at the scene, the rollerbladers had already left.   At 11:12 p.m., three men and one […]

Police Blotter in Eastchester 8-8-2014

Collected at Eastchester Police Headquarters on Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014.   July 6 While the homeowner at 19 Darcy Lane was cutting the grass early morning on July 6, he found an arrow sticking out of the side of his house. The homeowner behind 19 Darcy Lane told police no one in her house owns […]