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Double murder investigation ongoing

By Alina Suriel With details slowly emerging, the investigation continues into a double murder-suicide committed last month by retired White Plains Police Officer Glen Hochman. Harrison police confirmed that a smashed computer hard drive was found during a search of the home where Hochman, 52, shot his two teenaged daughters before ultimately committing suicide during […]

Dems remain an afterthought in Bronxville politics

By JOHN BRANDI Bronxville will hold its Board of Trustees election on Wednesday, but as has become the norm in the village, the matter has already been decided.  For the ninth consecutive year, Democrats will sit out an election cycle, when the mayor and two incumbent trustees secure their re-election efforts. The last time there […]

3 Jalapenos property sold for $1.2M

By Alina Suriel After years of serving as one of the most cited examples of urban blight in Washingtonville, a Mamaroneck Avenue lot containing a vacant restaurant formerly known as 3 Jalapenos is currently in contract to be sold for $1.2 million, according to a real estate broker involved in the deal. Paul Noto, a […]

Greenvale hires new principal

By JOHN BRANDI The search for a new principal has come to a close, as the Greenvale School has appointed Darrell Stinchcomb to fill the position. Stinchcomb, an Atlanta native, said his overall goal is to provide a well-rounded education for his kids and to make them miss coming to school; to have an engaging […]

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 […]

Library attempts to attract tweens, teens

By JOHN BRANDI The Eastchester Public Library is on a mission to market itself as an attractive option for tweens and teens, ranging in age from 11 to 17, by considering whether to hire a new young adult librarian and by working with an advisory group gauging middle school to high school voices. Tracey Wright, […]

ArtsWestchester launches showcase

By MARISSA PENN ArtsWestchester, the largest non-profit arts council in the state, is celebrating its 50th anniversary with ARTSEE, a five-month long arts festival showcasing the creative spirit of Westchester.  Collaborating with more than 40 organizations, ARTSEE will include 70 events in dance, film, art, theater and music, which will take place in venues across […]

Column: Insight into the city manager search

The single most important decision the Rye City Council will make is squarely on the horizon. In the next few months the council will select and hire the next city manager. Although our current city manager, Frank Culross, has ably filled the role and admirably steered Rye towards a more credible and reliable government, given […]

Column: Aging in place if you’re not moving

By the time you read this month’s article, I’ll have been aging in place for several days. In my case, the place is at my desk, and I’m certain that I can feel the keyboard getting further and further away as my bone density decreases. Now, just what does the catch phrase “aging in place” […]

Letter: Come one, come all to the parade

  To the Editor, As we deal with yet another winter that just won’t end, the Eastchester Irish American Social Club has your antidote. It is the 11th annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade, to be held on Sunday, March 15 at 3 p.m. in the Town of Eastchester. This highly anticipated event is a true […]