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Washingtonville petitions against TOD

By Alina Suriel Although it has been months since the law was passed, Washingtonville residents are continuing their fight against the village’s move toward transit-oriented development. A group of Washingtonville residents presented a petition with 134 signatures to the Village of Mamaroneck Board of Trustees during the board’s Feb. 9 meeting, which consisted of a […]

Trader Joe’s recalls pita bread

Trader Joe’s supplier of pita bread is recalling select lots of pita bread products due to the possibility of them containing “undeclared” soy. Middle East Bakery, Inc., of Lawrence, Mass., recalled on Feb. 4, Trader Joe’s brand pita bread products because they may contain trace amounts of soy, an allergy threat to those with soy […]

Rye Town dissolution on the table again

By Alina Suriel Months after a standstill in the debate, the dissolution of the Town of Rye is back on the table for the Village of Mamaroneck after board members voted to re-enter talks to plan out the logistics of a new government structure for communities in the village and other affected areas. The accepted […]

Westchester unemployment drops

By Alina Suriel Preliminary unemployment rates on all New York counties from the last month of 2014 reveals that Westchester is bouncing back from post-recession era job slump in a big way, according to reports released by the state labor department. Only nine out of the total 62 counties in New York have similar or […]

Column: Operations and limitations of the city

There seems to be some misunderstanding in the community with regard to how our city government functions, highlighted by the angst over rock chipping in Indian Village. Under our city charter, the day-to-day operations of the city are run by the city manager. The City Council hires and fires the city manager, but the manager makes […]

Letter: Radon is a killer

To the Editor, January was National Radon Action Month and the American Lung Association of the Northeast is reminding New Yorkers that radon can affect their lung health. Many may not be aware of what exactly radon is; radon is a colorless, tasteless and odorless gas that is found in soil and forms radioactive by-products […]

Pet Rescue 2-13-2015

Hi my name is Haley and I’m one adorable one-year old pit-bull mix anxiously awaiting my loving fur-ever home. I get along with other dogs, love to run and play and my favorite is tennis balls. I think I walk well on a leash, and I’m still learning some basic manners. I’m smart as a […]

What’s Going on in New Rochelle 2-15-2015

New Rochelle Public Library  Musical journey through American music “How Sweet the Sound,” a full musical program created and performed by Julia Breanetta Simpson, will be performed on Sunday, Feb. 22, from 3 p.m. to 4:15 p.m., in the Ossie Davis Theater of the New Rochelle Public Library. Accompanied by a trio, Simpson will trace […]

What’s Going on in Eastchester 2-13-2015

Eastchester Public Library Local children’s author On Tuesday, Feb. 17 at 2:30 p.m., the Eastchester Public Library will welcome children’s author Christine Powell who recently published her debut title, “My Bed Is.” This picture book makes the experience of going to bed magical and imaginary. After the discussion, Powell will be signing books. The event […]

What’s Going on in Mamaroneck 2-13-2015

Mamaroneck Public Library  The library will be closed on Monday, Feb.16 for President’s Day and Washington’s Birthday. Teen Movie: “Moonrise kingdom” 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Feb 14 Open to middle and high school aged teens, the movie is rated PG-13. The year is 1965, and the residents of New Penzance, an island off […]