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Village to fix Jefferson Avenue Bridge guardrails

By MARISSA PENN After its most recent village board meeting, the Village of Mamaroneck is moving forward on addressing deficiencies with the Jefferson Avenue Bridge so that its railings comply with New York State safety standards.  The bridge, which was reconstructed in August 2014, was built defectively with guard rails that are too short, pursuant […]

TOD remains contentious for residents

By ALINA SURIEL Washingtonville residents are still not convinced of the merits of rezoning the area around the Metro-North train station, after an in-depth informational session meant to ease their fears about recently passed legislation affecting their neighborhood. The meeting took place in the village courthouse on Mount Pleasant Avenue, and was modestly attended by […]

Larchmont elections uncontested again

By Alina Suriel Village of Larchmont Trustees Lorraine Walsh and John Komar, both Democrats, and Village Justice Jerry Bernstein, a Democrat, are all running for re-election unopposed on Wednesday, Mar. 18.  The village will close out its ninth uncontested election in a row. Walsh, a Larchmont resident for 17 years and owner of a local […]

Village taxi license change approved

By MARISSA PENN At a Mamaroneck Village Board of Trustees meeting on Feb. 23, a law that transfers the authority of licensing taxi and limousine drivers from the Village of Mamaroneck Police Department to Westchester County was unanimously approved. The Westchester County Taxi and Limousine Commission license, which taxi drivers and operators within the village […]

Library, community house set ballot language

By JOHN BRANDI Members of both the Purchase Community House and the Purchase Free Library met for a conference before a judge on Feb. 25 to hash out ballot language ahead of a vote by certain members of the Purchase community to decide if the library stays put. The library has found itself on borrowed […]

Despite aid, THA Captial Fund continues to shrink

By JOHN BRANDI Though the Tuckahoe Housing Authority has received federal money toward facility upgrades since at least 2009, the amount has steadily decreased, according to its chairman.  Money is issued from the federal government every year and goes into a capital fund to maintain and make improvements to the agency’s five buildings, according to […]

New Halstead mixed-use plan resubmitted

By Alina Suriel The property at 249 Halstead Ave., is before the Harrison Planning Board again with another proposal, this time with a new mixed-use plan which would see two apartments added to the second floor of a previously approved single-level commercial building. The new plan made its first appearance at the Feb. 24 Planning […]

Education forum talks teacher evaluations

By Alina Suriel Local state legislators met with school board members, parents and teachers in Harrison last week to answer questions about how to fight back against state-mandated educational policies and continually decreasing school funding. The Harrison Central School District hosted a forum on Feb. 23 at its high school in which Harrison residents and […]

Statewide push for pension forfeiture

By JOHN BRANDI When former Speaker of the Assembly Sheldon Silver was forced to resign in January in the wake of corruption charges, lawmakers rushed to push for ethical reform through the state Legislature.  Silver, a Manhattan Democrat, faces federal corruption charges brought on by the U.S. District Attorney Preet Bharara and the FBI. Silver […]

The Beatles come to Westchester

By MARISSA PENN It’s been 50 years since the peak of Beatlemania and Westchester is planning to celebrate with a weekend long, fun-filled festival this month.  The 41st annual Fest for Beatles Fans, formerly known as Beatlefest, will be held at the Hilton Westchester in Rye Brook from Friday, March 20 to Sunday, March 22 […]