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Library gets big donation

By JOHN BRANDI The Harrison Public Library has received a donation in the amount of $100,000 to go toward its renovation, which will close the 2 Bruce Ave. building for nearly a year. Most of the funding came from donations to the Harrison Public Library Foundation and Richard E. Halperin Memorial fund, a fund set […]

Murphy unopposed for Town Council

By JOHN BRANDI Current Mamaroneck Town Councilman Tom Murphy looks to be on track to re-claim his seat in the Nov. 4 election as he is, at press time, running unopposed. Murphy, a Democrat, was appointed in February 2014 to fill a vacancy left by retiring Democratic Councilwoman Phyllis Wittner. Wittner, having served a 17-year […]

Primary candidate profile: Leon Potok

AGE: 63 POLITICAL EXPERIENCE: Village of Mamaroneck trustee for two years. YEARS LIVED IN THE VILLAGE OF MAMARONECK: 16 OCCUPATION: Financial advisor to labor unions ENDORSEMENTS: Village of Mamaroneck Democratic Committee FAMILY: My wife Elizabeth, and three children aged 20 to 27.   COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT: Village Budget Committee, 2007 to 2012. Citizen’s Finance Advisory Committee […]

Primary candidate profile: Ilissa Miller

AGE: 42 POLITICAL EXPERIENCE: Village trustee for two years YEARS LIVED IN THE VILLAGE OF MAMARONECK: 11 years OCCUPATION: Owner, public relations/marketing firm ENDORSEMENTS: Village Democratic Party FAMILY: Married to Yoram Miller for 12 years; 11-year-old son Gabriel Miller going into sixth grade at Rye Neck Middle School COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT: Co-chair of Rye Neck PTSA […]

Primary candidate profile: Dave Finch

    Age: 72 Political Experience: First time running for office Years Lived in the Village of Mamaroneck: Owned a home in the village for 40 years, 10 of which owned a home, but didn’t live in the village. Eight of those 10, lived in Larchmont, and two in Indonesia. Occupation: Retired Endorsements: Democratic Party […]

Primary candidate profile: Andres Bermudez Hallstrom

  Age: 29 Political Experience: Village trustee since 2012, worked for the Andy Spano re-election campaign in 2009, and did a little work with college Dems while in school. Years Lived in the Village of Mamaroneck: Four Occupation: Attorney Endorsements: None Family: Lives with fiancé. Mother, stepfather and brother live in Elmsford. Father lives in […]

Rye High sees the end of construction project

By Alina Suriel Just in time for the start of the fall semester, construction on the new science wing at Rye High School is finally coming to an end. The majority of the project will be complete and ready for students to use for the first Monday of the semester on Sept. 8, but contractors […]

Avenue trees to be replaced

By ALINA SURIEL The Village of Mamaroneck has received bids for a public works contract to replace 18 trees recently removed from Mamaroneck Avenue and repair the sidewalks and curb damaged by the growth of their roots, according to Village Manager Richard Slingerland. The deadline for bids to replace the trees closed Aug. 28 at […]

Conservancy to install new playground

By JOHN BRANDI The Village of Mamaroneck’s youngest residents can prepare to join in on the playground fun as a plan was approved to install five new pieces of jungle gym equipment in Harbor Island Park. The Board of Trustees unanimously approved a donation of playground equipment from The Harbor Island Conservancy at its meeting […]

Police Blotter in Harrison 9-5-2014

Collected at Harrison police headquarters on Sept. 1 at 10:42 a.m.     Aug. 18 At 10:40 a.m., a car was stopped at a Westchester Avenue checkpoint when cops ascertained the vehicle was missing a front license plate. The vehicle’s driver, a 26-year-old woman, was operating the vehicle with suspended driving privileges. When they searched […]