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STEM opportunities grow for Mamaroneck

By Janet K. O’Connell On Tuesday, Feb.10, the Larchmont-Mamaroneck Local Summit hosted an exciting program on STEM Initiatives in the Mamaroneck School District. The headlines report that American students are falling behind their counterparts in other countries in terms of science and technology, but the local summit’s program was encouraging and optimistic. Because of STEM […]

Harrison Police Blotter 2-27-2015

Collected at Harrison Police Headquarters on Monday, Feb. 23 at 10:15 a.m.   Feb. 9 A male driver was stopped by police on Heineman Place at 10:34 p.m. for what authorities observed was the driver failing to stop at a flashing red light. Upon further inspection, the Connecticut resident had his driving privileges suspended in […]

Rye Police Blotter 2-27-2015

Collected at the City of Rye Police Headquarters on Monday, Feb. 23 at 9:15 a.m.   Jan 30  A caller reported a suspicious vehicle, a dark blue Toyota Highlander, parked at the cul-de-sac on Trails End at 8:52 p.m. The driver of the car was reportedly just waiting to pick up a friend.   Police received […]

Mamaroneck Police Blotter 2-27-2015

Collected from the Village of Mamaroneck Police Headquarters on Thursday, Feb.19 at 7 p.m.   Feb. 2 At 9:28 a.m., a resident came in to police headquarters to report a previous accident on West Boston Post Road which had happened on Jan. 29. There were no injuries, information was exchanged by both drivers at the […]

Column: The KISS principle

Perhaps it’s my military background, but I must say that I am fond of acronyms.  Acronyms are abbreviated versions of a concept or an idea. Acronyms come to be because the people who invent them find them to be useful in their particular field. If an acronym is really useful, it can even cross over […]

Column: Another tragedy hits home

It is with great sorrow that I extend this expression of sympathy and compassion to my fellow community members and all who have been affected by the recent, tragic loss of Alissa and Deanna Hochman. The girls were cherished by their family, friends and teachers and by the Town/Village of Harrison. I encourage all those […]

Column: Some numbers on the sales tax front

Local sales tax collection is a reliable barometer of the health of the economy as a whole and local business districts in particular. The village just received its second sales tax payment of $233,000 for this fiscal year from New York State bringing our current total to $459,000 or just under 52 percent of our […]

Column: United Nations at the plate

The United Nations has been around a long time, 70 years in fact. Compared with the mere decade and a half that its League of Nations predecessor survived, seven decades is a very long time. And no one responsible is today talking about putting the U.N. out of its misery. Why is the U.N. still […]

Column: Caprice

Winter will soon be waking spring but hesitates to whisper of the season, knowing spring will lift her head, fling off his ermine robe, once again place blossoms at his feet and flee to place her hand in summer’s.   Mary Louise Cox, poet laureate of the Town and Village of Mamaroneck      

Letter: Children’s group submits county FOIL

To the Editor, In her capacity as chairperson of the Campaign for Kids, a coalition of more than 50 non-profit organizations and individuals concerned with creating and sustaining strong community-based youth development programs for Westchester youth, Cora Greenberg, executive director of Westchester Children’s Association, has submitted a FOIL records request to Westchester County. The request […]