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Mamaroneck oddity listed to historic registry

By JAMES PERO For awhile it appeared as if the skinny house—a slender Mamaroneck home on Grant Street which stands just 10 feet wide—had a fat chance of survival. Now, however, after its recent registration as a national and state historic site, it could finally get the support it needs.  The three-story house, which was […]

Playland vote expected June 15

By CHRIS EBERHART The Westchester County Board of Legislators parks subcommittee was scheduled to vote on the Playland management agreement with the county and Standard Amusements during its June 10 meeting, but some legislators still had concerns that pushed the vote off.  However, Board of Legislators Chairman Mike Kaplowitz, a Yorktown Democrat, said he believes […]

Wayfinding plan to improve village parking

By MICHAEL SCIANDRA Legible, understandable traffic signs with directions to parking may soon become abundant in the Village of Mamaroneck. In light of issues with minimal parking options and confusing directions in the village’s Mamaroneck Avenue business district, the village board has finalized a contract of no more than $50,000 with MERJE Environments and Experiences […]

Animal rights group fights deer hunting

By CHRIS EBERHART A local animal defense group is looking to protect deer from hunters by threatening to take legal action against Rye, Mamaroneck, Westchester County and the state if they move ahead with a bow hunting or firearm hunting program in an effort to curtail the local deer population.  Last month, Delice Seligman, attorney […]

Column: A new era begins in Rye

We have now officially turned the page. Welcome new Rye City Manager Marcus Serrano. I am very happy to use my Council Corner piece this week to tell you a little about our new city manager. Mayor Sack introduced Marcus at the City Council meeting on Wednesday night so if you didn’t see it live […]

Letter: Response: ‘NYPD has a checkered past’

  To the Editor,  I would like to respond to the letter published on June 12 by Clifford Jackson of Larchmont titled “NYPD has a checkered past.” To begin with, I have been reading your publication for many years along with the Clifford Jackson letters that appear from time to time. I personally do not […]

Council a month or two away from new manager

By JACKSON CHEN In searching for a new city manager, the Rye City Council is working through their second round of interviews within their pool of candidates. According to Mayor Joe Sack, a Republican, the council had narrowed down the number of candidates to a smaller group but wouldn’t disclose the exact amount. Sack added […]

GOP announces slate, support for Rackman

By CHRIS EBERHART City Republicans do not plan on running a full slate of candidate or even opposing Mayor Noam Bramson, a Democrat, but they do have their sights set on gaining more of a say on the New Rochelle City Council.  Republicans will run councilmen Lou Trangucci, District 1, and Al Tarantino, District 2, […]

Town GOP announces slate

By JOHN BRANDI As election season gears up in the Town of Harrison, candidates are making their intentions known as three incumbent Republicans have coalesced behind a slate.  Mayor Ron Belmont, 63, is seeking a third term in the role as he believes the town, under his leadership, has come a long way in the […]

Colavita tops full GOP ticket

By CHRIS EBERHART Eastchester Town Supervisor Anthony Colavita will headline the town’s Republican slate this November, which includes all incumbents.  Town Council members Joe Dooley, Glenn Bellitto and Theresa Nicholson, are all seeking re-election. For Colavita, 53, this year’s election will be a run at his seventh, two-year term as town supervisor. In 2013, he […]