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Tuckahoe mourns loss of trustee

By CHRIS EBERHART On the evening of April 30, Tuckahoe Village Trustee Stephen Quigley had a scheduled Skype interview for the president’s position with the Jesuit Volunteer Corps.  His wife said that was his dream job, and had he secured the position, he would’ve left the law firm he was working for and started a […]

County sets Playland operator review schedule

By CHRIS EBERHART The Westchester County Board of Legislators outlined what its 60-day review of the Playland agreement between the county administration and Standard Amusements will look like.  The 60-day window to approve the agreement that affords Standard the right to manage the amusement park was included as a clause in the tentative agreement between […]

GOP in search of Parker foe

With all 17 seats on the Westchester County Board of Legislators up for election this year, county Republicans, in particular, have been eying the seat of Catherine Parker for some time. Yet, according to multiple sources, the GOP has been having a tough time fielding candidates to attempt to unseat Parker. Although Republicans from around […]

15 rescued from capsizing incidents in harbor

By JACKSON CHEN Ten high school girls and a support boat operator were rescued after their boats capsized in the Mamaroneck Harbor during the evening of April 29. As it turned out, rescue operators and police responded to two incidents of boats from a Rye rowing club capsizing in the Mamaroneck Harbor that day. According […]

FD recruitment looks to boost volunteers

The Harrison Fire Department opened its doors to residents on Sunday, April 26, hosting its fifth annual RecruitNY event as part of a statewide initiative to bolster shrinking volunteer numbers. According to Harrison Fire Capt. Vincent Straface, there are currently 60 volunteer members in the Harrison department, however only 30 are active interior firefighters. And […]

Residents save Purchase library from eviction

By JOHN BRANDI It looks like the Purchase Free Library will celebrate 90 years inside the Purchase Community House, as area residents voted down evicting their local library from the shared space and instead opened the door to work out a new lease agreement.  More than half of all eligible residents living in the district […]

An authentic adventure for all

By JOHN BRANDI From his roots in Mexico, to his stomping ground in New York City, Luis Aguilera is bringing the lessons he’s learned about food, heritage and the culinary industry together to create a bold and creative experience with his new Taqueria restaurant on Halstead Avenue in Harrison.   “Taqueria is basically a taco […]

Standard adds $3M to Playland funding

  By CHRIS EBERHART After touring Playland last week, Standard Amusements, which was selected by the Westchester County executive to run the county-owned park, increased its initial investment to the amusement park by $3 million after seeing its deteriorating conditions.  But questions over who is responsible for paying for much needed infrastructure repairs remain unanswered. […]

Rye Neck schools adopt budget

By JACKSON CHEN On April 22, the Rye Neck School District’s Board of Education unanimously adopted a 2015-2016 proposed budget of $39.6 million aimed at maintaining class sizes and pushing forward current programs. Several budget hearings have passed since the presentation of Superintendent of Schools Dr. Peter Mustich’s proposed budget on March 18. According to […]

Eastchester BOE members to run uncontested

By CHRIS EBERHART Eastchester will have three returning members of the Board of Education come the 2015-2016 school year.  Incumbent board members Michelle Simon Kissel, David Carforo and John Curcio are all seeking re-election to their seats on the seven-member school board. All three will run unopposed. Simon Kissel, 58, is a professor at Pace […]