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‘Show Boat’: A Review

  By Michelle Jacoby Edna Ferber, an American novelist, short story writer and playwright, penned a novel about life on the Mississippi in 1926. Little did she know, it would later be created for the stage and taken on as a new serious, musical show completely different than the typical vaudeville shows from the 1920s. […]

Column: Snacks and a laptop at the library?

This anecdote will come as a complete shock to anyone who can remember when water wasn’t permitted in the library, never mind snacks. Earlier this year, my fifth grade daughter climbed the stairs to the teen section at the Rye library in search of a book for her book club. After helping her find the […]

Column: The Puritans and Hutchinson’s arrival in America

With George Pietarinen, author of “Anne Hutchinson, A Puritan Woman of Courage.”  This is the second in a series of articles on the Colonial and Revolutionary History of Eastchester. Anne Hutchinson is perceived as a feminist hero who made courageous sacrifices for the right to follow her own conscience. On the other hand, the Puritan […]

Letter: Rock chipping law shows council failure

    To the Editor, At its last meeting, the Rye City Council gave builders the right to increase rock chipping over what the appointed volunteer committee’s compromise restrictions would have allowed. The result is little relief from the oppressive rock chipping noise our neighborhoods are now facing. The new law allows rock chipping with […]

Letter: On Rye’s current master plan

    To the Editor, There have been comments from both the Democratic candidates as well as the Republican candidates about the current Master Plan for the City of Rye, and it is time to add some fact to the discussion: The 1985 City of Rye Development Plan covered the following 10 areas: •Residential development, […]

Letter: Natchez’s political ad

  To the Editor, I am writing in response to the outrageous advertisement that was published in the Review on Oct. 16 sponsored by Daniel Natchez. To suggest that Mayor Rosenblum and Trustee Santoro are solely responsible for cost overruns in the Village of Mamaroneck is simply absurd. Mayor Rosenblum and Trustee Santoro have no […]

Letter: Where is the accountability?

  To the Editor, At the Oct. 13 Village of Mamaroneck Board of Trustees meeting, it was brought to light that Trustee Leon Potok met privately with Dan Pfeffer, co-owner of Hampshire Country Club. Mr. Potok agreed to this meeting despite the village attorney’s counsel not to do so. Mr. Potok’s transgression is quite frankly […]

letter: The problem with development in our village

    To the Editor, For the last six months, we and many of our neighbors have been fighting against a developer’s plans for a subdivision that we are convinced will forever alter the character of our neighborhood and contribute to existing environmental problems in the community. After attending the Village of Mamaroneck Planning Board […]

Letter: Bigger isn’t always best

To the Editor, Anyone who loves the Village of Mamaroneck wants bigger and better things for our beloved community. Different people interpret this differently. Here’s what I want from the leaders of this village: More concern for the quality of our water, bigger effort to fix pipes causing the contamination, better enforcement of laws protecting […]

Rye City Council candidates: Emily Hurd

    Age: 38 Family: Husband MacKenzie; sons Jack; Charlie and George Employment: Stay-at-home mom Years in Rye: Almost five Political affiliations: Registered Democrat Endorsements: Democratic, Working Families, Independence lines Community affiliations: Rye Nature Center Board member, member of the Apawamis Club, active parishioner at Resurrection Church, member of the Jay Heritage Center, member of […]