Category Archives: Letters

Letter: Know the facts before you vote

To the Editor, May 19 is an extremely important day for the students in the Rye City School District. I learned this by attending Board of Education meetings through late winter/early spring where I was enlightened about both the details of the excellence underlying our Rye City School District as well as the dire risk […]

Letter: We moved to Rye for the schools

    To the editor, Nearly six years ago, our family moved to Rye from Europe. As a multicultural family of French/English, we lived in Paris and London before we settled here. And we have been celebrating our decision since the moment we arrived. We chose Rye because of its renowned school system and we […]

Letter: Vote the budget override for us

    To the Editor, Last week my family celebrated our first anniversary in Rye, having relocated from the United Kingdom. Shortly after we arrived on April 7, 2014, we kept hearing and seeing things about voting for the  school budget. Preoccupied by the relocation, we gladly ignored the whole thing. Since we’d chosen Rye over other […]

Letter: Support an override budget

    To the Editor, My family moved to Rye in May 2012 from New York City. The reason we moved was because our older daughter was getting ready to attend kindergarten and we made the decision that we wanted our two daughters to live a suburban lifestyle and to attend public school. We quickly […]

Letter: Invest in schools, override tax cap

To the Editor, When my husband and I moved here 10 years ago, we looked at three factors to decide where to live. We looked at the commuting time from New York City, the community and the strength of the public schools. Even if we weren’t sure that our children would use the public schools […]

Letter: Black men are politically squeezed

    To the Editor, The racist emails of former Pelham Police Chief Alfred Mosiello is very typical of people in many communities of Westchester and beyond. These same people live in Little Falls, N.Y., Forked River, N.J., Mahopac, N.Y., Bensonhurst, Howard Beach and certainly Staten Island. It does not matter to these same people […]

Letter: Support school budget, full-day kindergarten

    To the Editor, Two years ago my family made a decision that most people never do. We moved from Connecticut, where the taxes are low, to New York, where the taxes are high. As we were looking for our new place to call home, we settled on Rye for its reputation as having […]

Letter: Reader: Subway not welcomed

    To the Editor, You may have heard by now that the Tuckahoe Zoning Board of Appeals will be hearing an application by the national chain, Subway sandwich shop, to locate at 73 Main St. They are seeking variances for parking, reducing the required four spots to two spots. They claim they will be dependent […]

Letter: Turn your concern to action

    To the Editor, As parents who care passionately about our children and their education, we can get protective and incensed when our child is not offered the opportunities we feel he or she deserves. In recent years we have fought (and often lost) to keep elementary school librarians, school staff, middle schools sports […]

Letter: Council needs to inform public on stolen golf funds

    To the Editor, As a Rye resident and a member of Rye Golf Club, I cannot understand the huge difference between the city’s insurance claim of $2.1 million “which would cover the money allegedly stolen by the disgraced former general manager of the city’s golf club” and the $343,120 “Yandresevich was able to […]