Category Archives: News

Manager search underway

By JACKSON CHEN A City Council subcommittee to find a replacement for City Manager Frank Culross is currently considering three search firms to assist in the process, according to one city councilman. The subcommittee, was first announced during a City Council meeting in August, and formed following the controversial departure of then City Manager Scott […]

Rock chipping study group formed

By JACKSON CHEN Republican Mayor Joe Sack recently announced the creation of a citizen group to study the effects of rock chipping and if the city needs new limitations on the noisy construction process.  The group will be co-chaired by councilmen Richard Mecca and Richard Slack, and include five other members. Al Vitiello, a member […]

Harrison mourns death of high school student

By MIKE SMITH Harrison is reeling this week after another tragic death hit the community hard. Harrison High School junior Andrew Gurgitano, 16, died in his home on Saturday, Nov. 8, after suffering what the Westchester County Medical Examiner’s Office has determined to be a rare spontaneous stroke. On Saturday and Sunday, Harrison High School again […]

Village outlines Sportime clay cleanup

By Alina Suriel The Village of Mamaroneck has submitted a remediation plan to the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation to deal with red clay discharge leaking into the harbor from the playing courts at Sportime tennis club. The village did so just in time to meet a Nov. 1 mandated deadline. The village […]

Veterans, officials: Never forget

The gathering of veterans may get smaller as each year passes, but the message remains the same: honor those that are still here. On Tuesday, Nov. 11, a handful of veterans from Eastchester’s American Legion gathered in Parkway Oval Park to commemorate those lost and celebrate camaraderie between those still alive. “America the Beautiful” boomed […]

SPI head: Start Playland RFP over

By CHRIS EBERHART The president of Sustainable Playland Inc., which pulled its proposal to renovate Playland back in June, said Westchester County should come up with a clearer vision for Playland’s future, and then redo the RFP process before moving forward.  During a Nov. 3 Playland forum hosted by Westchester County Legislator Catherine Parker, a […]

City budget adds staffing

By JACKSON CHEN Rye’s proposed operating budget for 2015 came in at $50.7 million, with a 3.14 percent increase in property taxes. For the first time in years, the city is looking to add several city employees, including an emergency services coordinator and four firefighters. Acting City Comptroller Joe Fazzino presented City Manager Frank Culross’ […]

HCZMC: TOD inconsistent

By JACKSON CHEN The Harbor and Coastal Zone Management Commission found the proposed Transit Oriented Development legislation not consistent with several policies of the Local Waterfront Revitalization Program, based on the information it was provided at the time. During a special meeting of the commission on Nov. 3, four of its members unanimously agreed that […]

Tentative budget under cap

By Alina Suriel The Town of Harrison is under the state tax cap for the fourth year in a row, based on the tentative 2015 budget that was presented to the Town Council on Nov. 6. According to Town Comptroller Maureen Mackenzie, Harrison has consistently been under the property tax cap since it was instituted […]

Assessment board vacancies could conflict with county

By JOHN BRANDI If proactive measures aren’t met to fill vacancies on Harrison’s Board of Assessment Review, Westchester County could step in and independently decide assessment policy for the town, according to the town assessor. Mark Heinbockel, the town assessor, said without the town’s full, three-member board, it would ultimately end up hurting Harrison and […]