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$26M EHS bond approved

By Suzy Berkowitz The Eastchester school district’s proposed $26 million expansion bond for the White Plains Road high school campus was approved during a public referendum held on Tuesday, Oct. 20. The bond passed by a margin of 1,243 to 598 of registered voters within the Eastchester school district, according to district officials. The expansion […]

Former Mayor Grainger passes away

Edmund Grainger, 92, passed away peacefully on Oct. 18 at his home in Rye. He had a distinguished career in law, government, philanthropy and community service. Grainger was managing partner of his law firm in New York City. He served as chairman of Village Bank from 1980 to 1989. He was president of several charitable […]

Court: HUD can withhold funds from county

By Sibylla Chipaziwa A Sept. 25 appellate court ruling found that the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s decision to withhold funds from Westchester County did not violate federal law. The U.S. Court of Appeals in the Second District also found that HUD is therefore allowed to reallocate 2013 funds to other jurisdictions and […]

‘Show Boat’: A Review

  By Michelle Jacoby Edna Ferber, an American novelist, short story writer and playwright, penned a novel about life on the Mississippi in 1926. Little did she know, it would later be created for the stage and taken on as a new serious, musical show completely different than the typical vaudeville shows from the 1920s. […]

Column: Snacks and a laptop at the library?

This anecdote will come as a complete shock to anyone who can remember when water wasn’t permitted in the library, never mind snacks. Earlier this year, my fifth grade daughter climbed the stairs to the teen section at the Rye library in search of a book for her book club. After helping her find the […]

Column: The Puritans and Hutchinson’s arrival in America

With George Pietarinen, author of “Anne Hutchinson, A Puritan Woman of Courage.”  This is the second in a series of articles on the Colonial and Revolutionary History of Eastchester. Anne Hutchinson is perceived as a feminist hero who made courageous sacrifices for the right to follow her own conscience. On the other hand, the Puritan […]

Letter: Rock chipping law shows council failure

    To the Editor, At its last meeting, the Rye City Council gave builders the right to increase rock chipping over what the appointed volunteer committee’s compromise restrictions would have allowed. The result is little relief from the oppressive rock chipping noise our neighborhoods are now facing. The new law allows rock chipping with […]

Letter: On Rye’s current master plan

    To the Editor, There have been comments from both the Democratic candidates as well as the Republican candidates about the current Master Plan for the City of Rye, and it is time to add some fact to the discussion: The 1985 City of Rye Development Plan covered the following 10 areas: •Residential development, […]

Letter: Natchez’s political ad

  To the Editor, I am writing in response to the outrageous advertisement that was published in the Review on Oct. 16 sponsored by Daniel Natchez. To suggest that Mayor Rosenblum and Trustee Santoro are solely responsible for cost overruns in the Village of Mamaroneck is simply absurd. Mayor Rosenblum and Trustee Santoro have no […]

Letter: Where is the accountability?

  To the Editor, At the Oct. 13 Village of Mamaroneck Board of Trustees meeting, it was brought to light that Trustee Leon Potok met privately with Dan Pfeffer, co-owner of Hampshire Country Club. Mr. Potok agreed to this meeting despite the village attorney’s counsel not to do so. Mr. Potok’s transgression is quite frankly […]