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Column: Mapping out effective instruction

The following was authored by guest columnist Dr. Betty Ann Wykes, Rye City School District’s assistant superintendent for curriculum, instruction and assessment.  While students consider school closed for summer, teachers and administrators are busy engaging in various initiatives as they prepare for another successful year. Educating children is a year-round mission; July and August are […]

Column: I learned from my father after all

This past Sunday, my sister, 10 years my junior, and I took our father to Citi Field to see the Mets mop the grass with the Miami Marlins. We went to the game to celebrate our dad’s upcoming 70th birthday, so, naturally, I got to thinking about the man and our relationship. I never thought […]

Letter: Vietnam: A victim of the west

To the Editor, May 2014 marked the 60th anniversary of the French defeat at Den Bien Puh in Vietnam. The Vietnamese had been controlled by Japan, and, after their defeat in WWII, Western imperialism reared its ugly head when France, along with the support of the U.S. and western allies, tried to make Vietnam a […]

Pet Rescue 7-18-14

Kurt is a gorgeous 40 lb. Spaniel mix about three years old. He would prefer to be an only dog in a calm, quiet home with older kids. Kurt is not a high-energy dog and will be most content with a companion that showers him with love. He loves people and will be a great […]

What’s Going On in Eastchester 7-18-14

Bronxville library events New Kindle titles Our Kindles are preloaded with content and available to Bronxville card holders and members of the Friends of the Bronxville Public Library. New Kindle titles for June include: Fiction “The Target” by David Baldacci “The Skin Collector” by Jeffery Deaver “The Collector” by Nora Roberts “Field of Prey” by […]

What’s Going On in Rye 7-18-14

Celebrate Shabbat on the Beach with Community Synagogue of Rye Families raising young Jewish children are invited to join our clergy and professional staff for a musical Shabbat on Friday, July 18, at 6:15 p.m. at Oakland Beach. 95 Dearborn Ave. After the service and refreshments, families are welcome to stay and enjoy the Playland […]

What’s Going On in Mamaroneck 7-18-14

Mamaroneck Public Library events Required reads roundtable For Hommocks, Rye Neck Middle School, Mamaroneck High School and Rye Neck High School students. Meets at 4:30 p.m. in the Mamaroneck Teen Library on Thursdays July 24 and Aug. 7, and on Tuesdays, July 29 and Aug. 12. Stop into one of the new teen book discussions […]

What’s Going On in Harrison 7-18-14

Harrison Library events Friday, July 18 10 a.m. Open play at the library 3:30 p.m. Steve Woyce, library magician. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Saturday, July 19 9:45 a.m. and again at 10:45 a.m. Sensory Storytime for all abilities. Join us for stories, music, crafts and play led by a Lekotek play specialist. […]

Twining to develop city waterfront

BY KATIE HOOS The New Rochelle City Council selected Twining Properties to revamp the city’s waterfront following a near decade-long struggle to develop the area. Twining Properties, a Manhattan-based real estate developer, won the opportunity to develop the mixed-use project through a unanimous vote of the City Council on Tuesday. The developer will enter into […]

Police surveillance underway

By PHIL NOBILE While mass surveillance measures and privacy rights continue to be a contentious issue across the country, the Town of Harrison recently approved multiple new automatic license plate readers to be placed throughout town, beginning a surveillance project that has been years in the works. Part of the “town surveillance project” by the […]