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School district details tech upgrades for Wi-Fi

BY SARAH VARNEY Over the summer, the Rye City School District spent approximately $100 million on 300 new computers and a major overhaul of the network system at its six sites. According to Assistant Superintendent for Business Gabriella O’Connor, the district paid approximately $650 each for the new Lenovo computers. Each school got the new […]

Tuckahoe ice rink closes doors

By chris eberhart Tuckahoe’s ice rink, Home Ice Advantage LLC, on Marbledale Road, closed its doors for business not even a year after its grand opening last December.  Specifics as to why the ice rink closed on Aug. 14 remain unclear. Tuckahoe Village Administrator David Burke said, “To say anything would just be speculation. At […]

The soft-spoken side of fostering rebirth after 9/11

By JACKSON CHEN |In her at-home work space, Helen Rafferty casually clacked away at her laptop keyboard. Humbly settled in an elongated sofa, she was surrounded by stacks of books. Outside of the typing and the occasional hum of air conditioning, her Propsect Avenue home was mostly quiet. It was calm for the time being, […]

Tuckahoe, Eastchester PDs to buy body cameras

By CHRIS EBERHART The Tuckahoe and Eastchester police departments have received money to acquire wearable video body cameras for their officers and implement a pilot program that is designed to protect the village residents and Tuckahoe and Eastchester’s finest. The cameras are small—about the size of a carton of cigarettes—and weigh less than a cellphone […]

Westchester Guardian publisher pleads guilty

Selim Zherka, a 47-year-old Somers businessman who publishes the Westchester Guardiannewspaper, pleaded guilty to conspiring to make false statements to a bank and filing false tax returns. Zherka entered his guilty plea before U.S. District Judge Cathy Seibel at White Plains’ federal court on Aug. 27. According to the FBI, Zherka made false statements to […]

Affordable housing mulled at United Hospital site

By JACKSON CHEN As the Village of Port Chester completes its first round of public hearings for a redevelopment of a long-abandoned hospital, an organization is calling on the village to create affordable housing and permanent jobs at the 15-acre project.  The large-scale development is slated to repurpose the decrepit lot of the former United […]

Historic DeLancey house sold to developers

By JACKSON CHEN The owners of a Village of Mamaroneck house dating back to 1792 are expected to sell the property to developers who will eventually convert the lot into waterfront apartments.  The property located at 408-410 W. Boston Post Road was to be sold to a developer according to Eddie Chmelecki, co-owner of the […]

Rye students head back to school

  On Sept. 8, Rye City students headed back to school at Milton, Osborn and Midland. When asked “What are you looking forward to the most?” most answered “I don’t know.” A few boys mentioned recess as their frowning mothers looked on. At Milton, parents lined up their children in front of the school sign […]

A look at Purchase College’s Performing Arts Center

    By Mara Rupners They say that everyone’s doing it.  The Bolshoi Ballet. The Metropolitan Opera. The Royal Shakespeare Company. Europe’s finest opera houses and the National Theatre. No longer content to play to audiences limited by the size of the house and their proximity to the theater, performing arts venues of all shapes […]