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City Democrats nominate slate

  By CHRIS EBERHART The New Rochelle Democrats have announced their slate of candidates for the 2015 elections, running candidates in six of the seven City Council districts, including mayor.  But noticeably missing from the slate is incumbent Councilwoman Shari Rackman, D-District 6. Rackman, who represents the North End of New Rochelle but did not […]

$133.8M school budget passes

By JACKSON CHEN Despite a lower turnout this year, voters in the Mamaroneck Union Free School District handily approved the 2015-2016 school budget that hires more than 16 new employees. On May 19, results trickled in throughout the day from all four of the elementary schools in the district. Following the 9 p.m. close of […]

Harrison voters easily pass $109M school budget

By JOHN BRANDI The Harrison Central School District voters approved a $109 million school budget Tuesday, May 19, according to unofficial results. The 2015-2016 school budget passed with an overwhelming 80 percent of the vote and a near 4-to-1 margin, with a total of 1,392 voting in favor of the budget and 355 voting against […]

Tuckahoe voters approve school budget, elect new board member

By CHRIS EBERHART The 2015-2016 Tuckahoe school budget passed by a record margin, but it was the Board of Education election that may have caught the attention of most in the community.  Incumbent school board member Michael Collins was defeated on May 19 by his challenger Henry Caporoso, a Tuckahoe resident who initially withdrew his […]

Record turnout passes budget

By CHRIS EBERHART Because the 2015-2016 school budget was over the state-mandated tax levy cap, the school district needed 60 percent of the public vote in order to pass it. When the final ballots were tallied on the night of May 19, the budget received 70 percent of the vote.  With a record high voter […]

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 […]