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Larchmont lines up for Memorial Day

In spite of the overcast weather, spirits were high with Larchmont residents as the village held its annual Memorial Day parade on May 21. At 6:30 p.m., a line-up consisting of everybody from enlisted soldiers to Girl Scouts to emergency services members began forming on Chatsworth Avenue near the Metro-North Larchmont station. Cheerful residents snapped […]

Second-year parade draws record turnout

By CHRIS EBERHART Last year, Rye’s Memorial Day Parade resumed after a near 50-year hiatus. This year, in a record turnout, hundreds of residents lined Purchase Street to watch local organizations, bands and war veterans march from Station Plaza to the Village Green where a ceremony was held.  Members of the Rye Historical Society, the […]

Marines touch down at Playland

Throughout Memorial Day weekend, the U.S. Marines conducted air and ground demonstrations for the public throughout New York City and surrounding areas, including Westchester County, as part of Fleet Week 2015. On Sunday, May 24, one of those demonstrations took place on the beach located behind Playland Amusement Park in Rye. This year’s event at […]

True significance of Memorial Day preserved in town, village

By CHRIS EBERHART Eastchester and Tuckahoe preserved the significance of Memorial Day with services at Memorial Park on California Road and Depot Square on May 25. Veterans of different ages and different wars stood and saluted their lost comrades. After the singing of “America, the Beautiful,” Bob Foster, of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, was […]

Bronxville highlights history of service

By JOHN BRANDI Bronxville marked its 95th Memorial Day observance by honoring local heroes who made the ultimate sacrifice and by reviving an old tradition where veterans—known as heroes next door—were called again, this time to march in the parade. Mayor Mary Marvin said she was thrilled to have village veterans join the parade, which […]

Planning Board chairman to replace Quigley

By CHRIS EBERHART Tuckahoe Mayor Steve Ecklond, a Republican, chose a close family friend to finish out the unexpired term of the late Stephen Quigley, a village trustee who died unexpectedly of a heart attack on April 30.  Planning Board Chairman Antonio Leo, who lives just three houses down from the Quigleys on Gifford Street, […]

By CHRIS EBERHART The Bronxville Police Department made three arrests from May 22 to May 25, which were related to recent thefts, but Bronxville Police Chief Christopher Satriale said none of them are believed to be connected to the recent rash of home invasions.  There have been four break-ins in recent weeks in Bronxville beginning […]

Rock chipping moratorium in the works

By JACKSON CHEN Many months have passed since the formation of a study group on rock chipping. While the group is still working on its final recommendations to the Rye City Council, the mayor, in the meantime, proposed a moratorium on rock chipping to quell the noise. The volunteer group was first created by Mayor […]

Solar efforts take shape in Mamaroneck

By Suzy Berkowit Solarize Westchester and the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority have come together to facilitate the Solarize Larchmont-Mamaroneck project as part of a larger nationwide movement that introduces and encourages the use of solar panels in residential and commercial buildings. Larchmont-Mamaroneck was one of four Westchester communities chosen to participate […]

Subway franchise revises site plan

By JOHN BRANDI Staff Writer The architect behind the design of a Subway franchise’s looming move into Tuckahoe has made some alterations to the site, but he is now tasked with answering a list of questions more related to how the franchise would operate. Leonard Brandes, the architect for the Subway project,  presented a new […]