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WWII vet keeps memory alive

By KATIE HOOS When recounting his military service during World War II, one date in particular weighs heavily on Tony Marsella’s memory, May 26, 1944, the day his older brother, John Marsella, was killed in action. The Mamaroneck brothers were drafted into the United States Army on the same day, joining the global fight to […]

City to re-examine dog leash ordinance

By LIZ BUTTON The Rye Town Park Commission has given the City of Rye the green light to craft an ordinance allowing off-leash dogs in the park on a limited basis, according to Republican Deputy Mayor Laura Brett. The Rye City code states dogs are not allowed to be off their leashes anywhere in the […]

Tuckahoe man to raise funds against cancer

By LIZ BUTTON For the third summer in a row, David Carraturo of Tuckahoe will participate in the RBC Decathlon to raise money for Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. In 2013, Carraturo, who has run several marathons and Spartan races, placed fourth in the competition’s over 40 category and was the overall winner in the bench […]

Mary Poppins soars at Broadway Theater

By MICHELLE JACOBY The world’s most favorite nanny is flying into town this month at the Westchester Broadway Theatre. “Mary Poppins” has arrived with her high-flying umbrella in one hand and her magic carpetbag in the other. This fun-filled story has kept audiences captivated ever since the author, P.L. Travers, penned the beloved tale in […]

Documenting Germany’s remembrance policy

By RICH MONETTI The genocide of Jews in Germany is certainly not unique in world history. The Rape of Nanking, Rwanda and Manifest Destiny are part of a short list the perpetrating nations would like to forget. In one aspect, Germany stands alone and the Holocaust and Human Rights Education Center in Purchase offered a […]

Column: Ending the school year on the best of notes

Spring is a season filled with celebrations of accomplishment in the Rye City School District, and there is so much to celebrate, including the varsity baseball team’s historic sectional victory last week. The last time the Garnets reached the sectionals was in 1984, when many of the current player’s parents were in college or even […]

Column: The best places I’ve never lived

First of all, thank you to everyone who wrote in suggesting things I should do during my 12-hour layover in Chicago this past weekend. I took the Chicago Architecture Foundation river cruise, which was the most suggested thing, and it was great. In fact, my whole do-it-yourself Amtrak residency to get started on my next […]

Local dojo pitches in

By VIDAL SERFATY On Saturday May 31, young martial artists from the area flocked to Rhodes’ Kajukenbo in New Rochelle as the dojo held its annual fundraiser for the St. Jude Children’s Fund. From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sifu Dusty Rhodes’ students and other children participated in a wide variety of activities to raise […]

Athlete of the week: Luke Meyerson

By LAUREN DEMPSEY Coming through with a clutch pitching performance in the sectional semifinals against one of the strongest offenses around, Luke Meyerson has been named this week’s Athlete of the Week. Meyerson, a senior southpaw, has come through all season for the Garnets and is one of the key factors in the team’s success. […]

Pet Rescue 6-6-2014

Pete is about two and a half years old and quite a mix. His ears look like a hound’s, his long nose looks sort of like a collie or a dobie, his body looks like a greyhound and, with his long legs, he runs like a pony. Pete is a member of a group of […]