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Molly Spillane’s permit renewal causes community stir

By PHIIL NOBILE Banding together to battle against a popular local bar and restaurant, some village residents have taken steps to stop Molly Spillane’s from getting a permit renewed in order to operate its business. The restaurant, located in the heart of the village’s commercial district on the corner of Mamaroneck and Prospect avenues, is […]

City hires consultant for affordable housing project

By LIZ BUTTON The City Council decided it needs an unbiased set of eyes to review environmental data for 150 North St., where county officials are ready to move forward with a senior affordable housing project.  The county-owned property—which is surrounded by two operational gas stations, one former gas station, a Con Edison facility, Metro-North […]

New Bronxville treasurer appointed

By LIZ BUTTON Lori Voss will join the Village of Bronxville as its new treasurer and collector of taxes this month, replacing Robert Fels, who retired in April. The Board of Trustees unanimously approved Republican Mayor Mary Marvin’s appointment of Voss, who is currently deputy treasurer for the Village of Mamaroneck, at the board’s May […]

Dissolution standstill over law interpretation

By PHIL NOBILE According to New York State law, villages must exist within towns. Or do they? State Assemblyman Steve Otis, a Rye Democrat, recently said dissolving Rye Town is simpler than previously believed because, as he now reads state law, villages may not have to exist within the borders of town. This has always […]

Leaf blower law re-examined

The Village of Mamaroneck discussed amending its seasonal leaf blower ban in such a way to allow property owners to be able to use the machines year-round. Trustees discussed the possible amendment at their June 9 meeting, which would replace the noisy, gas-powered leaf blowers with environmentally friendly electronic machines. The new law will allow […]

Halstead project gets variances

By PHIL NOBILE Continuing to make its way through the Harrison building process, a proposed project that would construct an apartment complex on Halstead Avenue received its variances from the town’s Zoning Board of Appeals at it last meeting. Sitting in a residential neighborhood, the project calls for a five-story, 36-unit apartment building at 550 […]

Eastchester library gets state funds

By Liz Button The Eastchester Public Library has been awarded the $6,714 state grant it put in for last year to replace 39 fluorescent fixtures with LED energy-efficient light fixtures and install new ceiling tile as part of a series of children’s room renovations completed earlier this year. The reimbursement comes from the state’s $14 […]

Falafel stand attracts attention at farmers markets

BY KATIE HOOS When walking down the aisles of one of the county’s farmers markets, one might expect to see the usual summer produce: bright berries, ripe tomatoes, local eggs and fresh herbs. But one unique vendor, Taiim Falafel Shack, is rapidly growing a local fan base and changing the way Westchester residents traditionally envision […]

Palomino restaurant: A Larchmont favorite

Few chefs can boast a different eatery for each day of the week, but Palomino Restaurant in Larchmont is just one of Colombian-born Rafael Palomino’s seven restaurants throughout the northeast. It is hard to imagine juggling a couple of popular eateries—let alone seven—while simultaneously running a consulting company and a catering company as well, but […]

Column: May the funny one win?

I’ve always gotten by being the funny one. It was late in elementary school when I realized it wasn’t going to be my looks or my athletic prowess—and certainly not my dire lack of both—that was going to carry the day for me, if in fact I was ever going to win any days. It […]