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Golf club: Greens unplayable

  By JACKSON CHEN The Rye Golf Club’s greens have been closed off until further notice as the staff has been tackling a turf degradation problem that has left areas unplayable.  Jim Buonaiuto, the golf club general manager, said that at its worst, anywhere from 30 to 70 percent of the course’s greens were compromised […]

Dems to run Natchez, Burt

By JACKSON CHEN In hopes of capturing an even larger majority on the Village of Mamaroneck’s Board of Trustees, and with an eye on the mayor’s seat, the nominating body of the village’s Democratic Committee has picked its slate. After months of deliberation, the village Democrats, on June 5, nominated Dan Natchez as their candidate […]

Ex-mayor to primary Belmont

By JOHN BRANDI Things in Harrison just heated up with news that former Mayor Philip Marraccini is back and is intent on taking on the party establishment. Marraccini said he plans on challenging incumbent Mayor Ron Belmont in a primary for the Republican line. Marraccini, who once served as the town’s Republican mayor for two […]

Marcotte preps for another fight

By CHRIS EBERHART The race for the county’s District 10 legislative seat between Westchester County Legislator Sheila Marcotte, an Eastchester Republican, and Democratic challenger Haina Just-Michael, of New Rochelle, is expected to be one of the closest legislator races this election season. In Marcotte’s previous county legislator race in 2013 against a New Rochelle Democrat, […]


The Rye City Council has hired Marcus Serrano as its new city manager. His contract was expected to be agreed to by the city’s governing body at its June 10 meeting, after press time. Serrano currently serves as the village administrator of Dobbs Ferry, a position he has held for the past six years, according […]

Developers offer to purchase historic house

By JACKSON CHEN The Village of Mamaroneck’s history is being pulled taut yet again in a tug of war between modernization versus preservation as three developers offered to purchase a late 1700s house on the corner of Fenimore and Boston Post roads. The historic structure, located at 408-410 W. Boston Post Road, is one of […]

Democrats to run full ticket, Purchase resident for mayor

By JOHN BRANDI Election season is in full swing now that the Democrats have officially announced their plans to contest all open seats currently held by the town Republicans.  Headlining that ticket will be Elizabeth ‘Betsy’ Schaper, a Purchase-area resident for the past six years, who plans on challenging Mayor Ron Belmont, a Republican, for […]

Sen. Schumer looks to crackdown on swatting incidents

By CHRIS EBERHART Two months after a high-profile case in which the Eastchester Police Department received a hoax call from a man claiming to have killed his girlfriend in a Joyce Road home and tied up her family in what turned out to be a “swatting” incident, U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer, a Democrat, proposed a […]

Zoning board holds off on 100 Main St.

By JOHN BRANDI In a rare act, certain members on the Tuckahoe Zoning Board of Appeals have refused to vote on the variances put forth for a project on Main Street until all members are present. Chairman of the board, Ronald Gallo, thought the project was too important to decide on without a full vote […]

Republican justice left off ticket

  By JOHN BRANDI In a surprising turn of events, an incumbent town justice in Harrison has been kicked off the Republican ticket ahead of this year’s election, and remains in the dark as to why.  Incumbent Town Judge Nelson Canter, a registered Republican, didn’t acquire enough votes during the Republican Party’s nominating process to […]