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MLS club backs out

By PHIL NOBILE The New York City Football Club, a Major League Soccer affiliate which was set to train at Manhattanville College in Purchase, is taking their ball and going home.  Despite getting approval from Harrison’s land use boards and penning a deal with the Purchase area college, a lawsuit from three Purchase residents and […]

Rye Dems: No nominees yet

By LIZ BUTTON Once again, Rye Democrats are struggling to field candidates. The party has yet to nominate anyone to run in this year’s special election for two City Council seats, leaving relatively little time to find suitable candidates to contend in November’s election. New Rye Democratic Committee chairwoman Meg Cameron, who replaced former chairman […]

Students organize Memorial Day ceremony

For the first time ever, students at Mamaroneck High School coordinated this year’s Kemper Park Memorial Day ceremony, which took place on Friday, May 30. Every year since 1946, Kemper Memorial Park has been the location of a Mamaroneck Memorial Day tradition in which veterans have been recognized and honored by students, other veterans and […]

Rye hires consultant for Beaver Swamp Brook

By PHIL NOBILE Flood storage capacity data for Beaver Swamp Brook Harrison has withheld from the City of Rye dating back to the Walsh administration has been turned over. Once in possession of the data, Rye City officials hired a consultant to analyze data used by the Town of Harrison, which determined there would be […]

Schumer: Move quickly with flood project

By PHIL NOBILE Referred to as a “light at the end of the tunnel” for the village’s flooding problems, potential mitigation plans that would erect levees and floodwalls were made public recently, with elected officials from the national to local level lending their support. Coming at the tail end of the first public presentation of […]

Storm water law changes shelved

By PHIL NOBILE Major revisions to the Village of Mamaroneck’s storm water runoff law have been temporarily shelved as the village’s Harbor Coastal Zone Management Commission found the law to be inconsistent with the village’s encompassing waterfront doctrine. Debated for months, revisions to Chapter 294 of village code, which involved aligning the law closer to […]

City remembers veterans

On a warm, sunny Memorial Day morning, hundreds of New Rochelle residents, veterans and active military gathered to honor those who gave their lives serving the United States. Beginning the day with a ceremony at Memorial Plaza, located on the corner of Memorial Highway and Main Street in the heart of the city’s downtown, local […]

City proposes taxi medallion system

By KATIE HOOS Looking to generate revenue and enhance the overall quality and value of taxi service in New Rochelle, the City Council proposed implementing a taxi medallion system beginning next year. A medallion system is one in which a municipality sells the right for an individual or a taxicab company to operate a taxi. […]

School board adopts 3% utility tax

By LIZ BUTTON The Rye City Board of Education has voted to approve a 3 percent utility sales tax on residents, lightening the district’s financial load in an environment strained by the state’s 2 percent tax levy cap. Using data provided by the City of Rye, which currently collects an annual $400,000 on its 1 […]

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 […]