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Disbarred West Harrison attorney indicted

    By PHIL NOBILE A disbarred West Harrison attorney and a Glen Rock, N.J., man were indicted by a federal grand jury for allegedly defrauding 15 victims of $3.4 million after years of operating multiple fraudulent schemes. Pasquale Stiso, 52, of West Harrison and Paul Mancuso, 46, of Glen Rock were formally indicted after […]

Morgado murder trial date set

  By PHIL NOBILE Mamaroneck mother Manuela Maria Morgado will stand trial in Westchester County Supreme Court nearly two years after allegedly murdering her four-year-old son while in the midst of a contested custody battle. Morgado, who pleaded not guilty to second degree murder charges for the September 2012 death of her son, Jason “Jake” […]

Mamaroneck Towers rehab approved

By JOHN BRANDI Two proposals to have the county finance renovation projects for affordable senior housing complexes were approved by the Westchester County Industrial Development Agency at its meeting on Thursday, Aug. 14. Wilder Balter Partners, Inc., an Elmsford-based developer, was interested in increasing the efficiency of Mamaroneck Towers, and Scarsdale-based Mountco Real Estate Development […]

Sportime seeks to spur enrollment

    By JOHN BRANDI Harbor Island Park’s multi-sport facility is in need of new faces as it struggles with low enrollment and a loss of revenue. Sportime Harbor Island has seen a decrease in general enrollment by 25 to 30 percent, according to Eric Fromm, the club’s managing director. As a result, Village Manager […]

Longford’s may be the sweetest spot in Rye

Things got a little sweeter for Rye in 1995. With a second location in Old Greenwich, Conn., Longford’s Own-Made Ice Cream quickly became a family favorite and has remained such for decades. With 36 flavors in rotation at a given time—like the perennially popular peppermint stick, mud pie and coffee fudge—Longford’s has produced ice cream […]

High tea for dementia residents offers hope

  By RICH MONETTI Families very often make the decision to uproot their loved ones for a nursing home with the intention of being frequent visitors. Unfortunately, circumstances can change, pulling them away and leaving seniors living a very lonely existence. In the void, volunteers become an essential lifeline to residents, according to Amy Lionheart […]

Fundraising with flair

By JOHN BRANDI Inspired to help their fellow kids, a group of local girls is making bracelets to raise money for children with life threatening medical conditions and have received help from two Westchester County businesses. Eastchester residents Katie and Hailey Sidari, Ally LaValle, Maddy Smith and Kayla Sandolo are hand-making hundreds of bracelets crafted […]

Column: The politics of location, location, location

They say—they know everything, don’t they—they say, in real estate, the three most important factors are location, location and location. As a knower of a few things myself, I’d throw timing into that mix as well because, as we’ve all seen, the real estate market can be a place for buyers or a place for […]

OP-ED: Hillary the triangulator

By Peter Lane In response to the Republican power shifting victories in the mid-term 1994 congressional elections, then President Bill Clinton successfully repositioned himself politically prior to the 1996 election by practicing the art of “triangulation.” Though the term itself may then have been applied for the first time, Clinton was hardly the first politician […]

Letter: Rosenblum, Bermudez are uncivil, poor examples

To the Editor, Mayor Norman Rosenblum’s authoritarian leadership style and penchant for secrecy has inexorably led to the $55 million Hampshire Country Club lawsuit alleging Open Meetings Law violations and has brought Village of Mamaroneck civil discourse to a new low. What’s so bad about Mayor Rosenblum’s behavior? He demonizes those who dare to have […]