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New Rochelle school budget receives passing grade

The New Rochelle Board of Education sent its $250 million budget to voters on May 19 after a lengthy budget review process. In the end, the efforts on behalf of the school board and administration were clearly enough to receive a passing grade. Nearly 70 percent of all votes cast on Tuesday were in support […]

Budget, turf field approved

By JOHN BRANDI Bronxville School District voters approved two measures for their consideration on May 19, a $46.5 million school budget and—in its second attempt before residents—a plan to reconfigure the school’s Hayes Field.  The 2015-2016 school budget passed with approximately 75 percent of the vote; a total of 1,207 voters came out to support […]

Pool repairs trigger ethics review

By JACKSON CHEN During the second round of bids for needed repairs to Rye Golf Club’s swimming pool, an ethics meeting was held to evaluate a potential conflict of interest of one of the interested bidders. Bart DiNardo, owner of Nu-Clear Swimming Pool Service, a Port Chester-based pool repair and supply company, expressed interest in […]

Rye Neck school budget passes

By JACKSON CHEN The voters of the Rye Neck School District overwhelmingly approved the $39.6 million budget for the 2015-2016 school year.  With 704 voters casting their ballots on May 19, 565, or 80 percent, voted in favor of the budget and 139 voted against it. “The district is extremely pleased with the 80 percent […]

Completed catering hall latest in Lake Isle rejuvenation

By CHRIS EBERHART After an investment of $3.5 million and nearly a year’s worth of construction later, Mulino’s—the new Lake Isle catering hall—is fully renovated, and Eastchester is that much closer to returning to the mid-2000s when the country club generated more than $4 million in revenue for the town.  The eight-month overhaul of the […]

Consultant surfaces as potential Parker opponent

BY JACKSON CHEN With Republicans targeting the seat of Westchester County Legislator Catherine Parker, a Rye Democrat, as part of the party’s efforts to claim majority control of the 17-member Board of Legislators this election season, another potential opponent has been making  the rounds. According to multiple sources within the Mamaroneck and Rye GOP, Susan […]

249 Halstead moves forward

By JOHN BRANDI The zoning issues related to a proposed mixed-use development at 249 Halstead Ave., were cleared up at the most recent Planning Board meeting on April 28, green lighting the project to return to the Town Council for the final go ahead.  The Planning Board was tasked with reviewing a two-story structure that […]

Village starts Sportime remediation

By JACKSON CHEN The Village of Mamaroneck contracted a construction company to tackle a recent discharge issues with the Harbor Island Park tennis courts. The New Rochelle-based company, ELQ Industries, is expected to begin remediation work for the tennis courts as early as next week, according to Village Manager Richard Slingerland. ELQ will be working […]

Bronxville home invasion under investigation

Bronxville authorities are investigating what they say was a violent home invasion and robbery which occurred in the late hours of May 16. At around 10:58 p.m., police say two males, who are believed to be black, scaled the roof and entered through a second-story window of the 35 Summit Ave., home.  Homeowners George and […]

Town fundraiser builds momentum

The largest fundraising effort in the history of the Eastchester School District is close to meeting its target amount of $325,000. The effort, spearheaded by the Eastchester Eagles Sports Club, has raised $290,260 to date for a community funded bleacher and press box project to be installed at the new Eastchester High School field. Another […]