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What’s Going on in Harrison 9-19-2014

Harrison events New location for Brown Bag Cinema is Harrison Town Hall, 1 Heineman Place.  We will show “The Fault in our Stars” a PG-13 movie on Friday, Sept. 19 at 12:30 p.m.  You may bring your lunch, beverages provided by the Friends of the Library. Children’s Programs will continue at two different locations. Jewish […]

Finch, Miller and Potok dominate primary

By PHIL NOBILE and JASON CHIREVAS Winning nearly 90 percent of the overall vote, Democratic primary candidates David Finch, Ilissa Miller and Leon Potok, the village party’s chosen candidates to begin with, will be on the Democratic ticket come November and will contend with a slate of Republicans for three open seats on the Village […]

Report: Harrison zoning most exclusionary in Westchester

By PHIL NOBILE “It’s great to live in Harrison” may not apply to everyone. Out of 31 municipalities in Westchester eligible—and out of six identified by the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development as having exclusionary zoning—the Town of Harrison was found to be the main offender, with multiple violations of a court-appointed federal […]

Quarry trial postponed

By PHIL NOBILE Ongoing and lengthy litigation surrounding a local quarry for more than five years was further delayed as the quarry owner fired his legal representation on the eve of the criminal trial—a move which Harrison prosecutors described as a stalling tactic. Although the trial of Lake Street Quarry president Lawrence Barrego versus the […]

New building inspector hired

By PHIL NOBILE The revolving door that is the Village of Mamaroneck’s Building Department may come to a stop, for now. On Sept. 10, Mayor Norman Rosenblum, a Republican, and Village Manager Richard Slingerland announced the hiring of Daniel Gray as village building inspector. The hiring comes after the most recent inspector, Bill Gerety, was […]

Bidding for TCC roof contract opens

By ALINA SURIEL The Village of Tuckahoe has begun accepting bids to replace the leaky, solar-paneled roof at the Tuckahoe Community Center, according to Village Administrator David Burke. “It has been leaking for a couple of years now,” Tuckahoe Village Mayor Steve Ecklond, a Republican, said. “We have a series of garbage cans that have […]

Palmer Avenue streetscape starts up again

By JOHN BRANDI The Palmer Avenue streetscape project resumed on Monday, Sept. 8, after the Village of Larchmont reached an agreement with a new contractor, according to Democratic Mayor Anne McAndrews. A surety company, Selective Insurance Company of America, issued a performance bond in 2012 when the village hired its previous contractor. The bond guarantees […]

Mayor takes ALS Challenge

By ALINA SURIEL Everyone knows someone who has gotten doused with a bucket of icy water for charity after a whole summer of the viral Ice Bucket Challenge to benefit the ALS Association. Rye Mayor Joe Sack, a Republican, and life-long Rye resident and historian Douglas Carey became two of the latest names to undertake […]

New ABC pilot to film in town

By JOHN BRANDI Pyrotechnics may soon light up the sky over Harrison, pending officials’ approval. The Harrison Town Council has unanimously approved a request by CBS/EYE Productions to film a fireworks display on Wednesday, Sept. 17, from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Old Oaks Country Club, 3100 Purchase St., as part of a new […]

The 808 Bistro: Family and tradition

Cooking professionally since the age of 15, The 808 Bistro’s chef and owner Salvatore “Sal” Cucullo has spent a considerable amount of his life inside the kitchen. At his grandfather’s pizzeria in the Bronx, Cucullo was making pizzas himself by age 11. The family business transformed into a traditional Italian restaurant in New Rochelle, where […]