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Business Briefs 2-20-2015

NYPA adds senior VP  Kristine Pizzo, formerly an executive at Columbia University, has joined the New York Power Authority, NYPA, as senior vice president of Human Resources. Pizzo will oversee all employee benefits, programs, services and talent development at the Power Authority, which has 1,700 employees in New York State, including 600 at its administrative […]

Emergency center hits snag

By Alina Suriel After receiving bids far greater than what the town was anticipating spending, Harrison police may not get an emergency operations center after all. The lowest bid received for the project was close to $1 million and according to town officials, a second bid proposal came in within the same range; officials wouldn’t […]

Bronxville considers parking structure

By JOHN BRANDI Officials in the Village of Bronxville are trying to smooth over some of the parking concerns for residents, and are exploring the possibility of constructing a parking garage along Kraft Avenue.   Bronxville Mayor Mary Marvin, a Republican, recently revealed that village officials were working on “preliminary design specifications” with an undisclosed […]

Village to reconsider Rye Town dissolution

By Alina Suriel Months after a standstill in the debate, the dissolution of the Town of Rye is back on the table for the Village of Mamaroneck after board members voted to re-enter talks to plan out the logistics of a new government structure for communities in the village and other affected areas. The accepted […]

Outcome pending in town judge DWI case

Harrison Town Judge Marc Lust’s criminal case has been adjourned to next month, according to a representative of the Manhattan District Attorney’s office. On Dec. 19, Lust, 63, was arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated, a misdemeanor, driving while his ability was impaired and leaving the scene of an accident, both violations. The judge […]

Schools supt. rebukes Cuomo reforms

By JOHN BRANDI Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo outlined educational reform as a top priority in his State of the State address on Jan. 21, which has since been denounced by both current and former Harrison Central School District officials. Though Superintendent of Schools Louis Wool said both the Harrison Board of Education and school administration will abide […]

Proposed parking permit law prompts study

By JOHN BRANDI Harrison officials have remained firm, through certain criticisms from residents, that a residential parking permit system is just what the town needs to eliminate roadway headaches, even conducting a traffic study to support their case.   The Harrison Town Council has held two public hearings in regard to the proposed system, and […]

RadioShack files for bankruptcy

Long-running electronics company RadioShack filed for bankruptcy on Feb. 6 and plans to sell up to 2,400 of its stores while closing the remainder by March 31, 2015. The once invaluable electronics retail chain immediately suspended trading in its company’s public stock last week, following 11 consecutive unprofitable quarters and its shares dropping 86 percent […]

Craft duo taps Bronxville market

By JOHN BRANDI If you got beer on the brain, two friends with a love for craft brew are creating a space where locals are invited to ride the wave of craft expansion into Westchester County.  Doug Cedrone and Brendan Carroll, both 27, said goodbye to their office jobs to open a craft beer place […]

Washingtonville petitions against TOD

By Alina Suriel Although it has been months since the law was passed, Washingtonville residents are continuing their fight against the village’s move toward transit-oriented development. A group of Washingtonville residents presented a petition with 134 signatures to the Village of Mamaroneck Board of Trustees during the board’s Feb. 9 meeting, which consisted of a […]