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What’s Going On in Rye 5-30-14

Rye Library events For more information about programs offered, go to or call 914-231-3162. Writing the story of your life Do you have stories that need to be told?  Learn how to write the story of your life in a workshop led by published author Carol Costa on Saturday, June 7, from 10:30 a.m. […]

What’s Going On in Mamaroneck 5-30-14

Mamaroneck Public Library events Required reads roundtable For Hommocks, Rye Neck Middle School, Mamaroneck High School and Rye Neck High School students. Meets at 4:30 p.m. in the Mamaroneck Teen Library on Thursdays July 10, July 24 and August 7, and on Tuesdays July 15, July 29 and August 12. Stop into one of the […]

What’s Going On in Harrison 5-30-14

Harrison Public Library event Dinner and a concert with the New Originals Saturday, May 31, presented by Harrison Public Library and Trattoria Vivolo Enjoy a meal at Trattoria Vivolo in Harrison from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. and receive 20 percent off of your dinner bill. Reservations required, cash only, call 914-835-6199. Concert begins at […]

Councilmen Mecca, Slack to run on Republican ticket

By LIZ BUTTON City Council appointees Richard Slack and Richard Mecca are expected to gain the Republican nomination for this year’s special election, according to sources within the city’s Republican Party. The party’s nominating caucus is scheduled for Tuesday, May 27, To date, Slack, unaffiliated, and Mecca, a Republican, are the only names that have […]

Lake Street quarry hit with new stop work order

By PHIL NOBILE Citing a slew of new violations against town code, Harrison officials issued a hotly-disputed granite quarry in West Harrison a stop work order, shutting down all operations indefinitely. The stop work order, issued by Building Inspector Robert FitzSimmons on May 14, cites 16 code violations by the Lake Street Quarry, including a […]

School budget passes with 71% ; Hastie, Fernandez elected

By KATIE HOOS Incumbent Jeffrey Hastie and newcomer Dr. Salvatore Fernandez won two seats on the Board of Education following Tuesday night’s election. On the nine-person school board, two terms—Hastie’s and past Board of Education president Deirdre Polow—are up. Hastie sought re-election alongside challengers Ricardo Monzon and Fernandez, while Polow, after serving 25 years on […]

$131.8M school budget passes

By PHIL NOBILE In decisive fashion, voters in the Mamaroneck Union Free School District approved the 2014-2015 school budget despite initial controversy surrounding possible job cuts. With the unofficial results tallied, 1,467 voters were supportive of the upcoming school year’s $131.8 million budget and 407 voted against it. The tax levy increase for the budget […]

$99.7M school budget passes

By PHIL NOBILE The public voted to pass the Harrison Central School District’s $99.7 million budget on May 20 with 1,312 votes for and 446 votes against. For the average Harrison homeowner, the approved budget calls for a 3.58 percent tax rate increase, meaning an additional cost of $379 per year in property tax. A […]

Bronxville School budget approved; Giuffra, Murray elected

By LIZ BUTTON Voters in the Bronxville School district have approved a $46.2 million tax cap compliant budget by a 5 to 1 margin for the 2014-2015 school year, and, despite a strong write-in presence from Mariellen Carpenter, Dr. Mary J. Giuffra and Adele Kittredge Murray were elected to fill two vacancies on the Board […]

Tuckahoe adds full-time village attorney

By LIZ BUTTON Gary Gjertsen has been promoted to Tuckahoe’s village attorney from his position as deputy village attorney, taking over for John Cavallaro, who left the job to work in the private sector. Republican Mayor Steven Ecklond announced Cavallaro’s departure after 10 years in the part-time village attorney position at the May 12 Board […]