Category Archives: News

Astorino inks Playland deal

By CHRIS EBERHART On April 14, Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino, a Republican, announced an agreement that he reached the night prior with the New York-based Standard Amusements to oversee the iconic, county-owned amusement park. In turn, Standard will turn park operations over to United Parks and Jack Falfas, a lead amusement park executive with […]

Subway may be off the menu

By JOHN BRANDI Public opposition against a Subway franchise joining the Tuckahoe business district has grown, as residents spoke out against the proposal at a recent zoning board meeting.  Roughly 10 residents voiced their concern against the proposal which would place the sub shop at 73 Main St., inside a currently vacant storefront along the […]

School budget reduced

By Alina Suriel Mamaroneck schools will be getting six new hires and increase camp funding, thanks to a $2 million in extra funds discovered through a calculation error in the 2015-2016 budget. The mistake came from an overestimation of contribution rates for funds to the teacher retirement system, TRS. Although the school district’s TRS contribution […]

Residents oppose Otter Creek land sale

By JACKSON CHEN In the long contested battle of development for a waterfront yacht club, eight Village of Mamaroneck residents fired off a lawsuit that objects to the club’s purchase of a nearby chunk of land. But just last week, the state attorney general motioned to dismiss the case for its lack of legal merit. […]

School board incumbent to run again

By CHRIS EBERHART Incumbent Michael Collins has announced that he will run one more time for re-election to the Tuckahoe Board of  Education. After four years on the school board, Collins, 51, said he wants to see the school district’s five-year strategic plan, which is a detailed guideline for the district to implement and follow […]

Firefighter saves day, parade

The annual Rye Little League typically goes off without a hitch. Not this year. On April 11, hundreds of Rye children made their way to Station Plaza to kick off the 2015 Little League season in style, marching in the annual parade. This year marked the 58th anniversary of the opening day festivities. But prior […]

Brett won’t seek second term

By JACKSON CHEN Republican Councilwoman Laura Brett has decided not to run for another four-year term on the Rye City Council, and instead devote more time to her family and career.  The councilwoman added that she’s devoted a lot of her time over the last four years to serving the city, but looking forward, she […]

Parents statewide opt out of Common Core tests

By JACKSON CHEN With public schools entering the standardized testing season, Rye parents are wary of the impact of the annual English and mathematics exams on their children’s learning experience.  For the third year, students of the Rye City School District’s three elementary schools and sole middle school will be participating in the Common Core […]

Yandrasevich sentencing adjourned

    The sentencing date for Scott Yandrasevich, the former general manager of the Rye Golf Club who pleaded guilty to grand larceny and falsifying records, was adjourned to July 30. Yandrasevich was scheduled to be sentenced on April 9, prior to the adjournment. Lucian Chalfien, a spokesperson for the Westchester County district attorney’s office, […]

Playhouse’s height still being vetted

By JOHN BRANDI A proposal to redesign and revamp the Harrison Playhouse, closed for nearly 15 years, into lofts has been caught up in the town’s land use boards due to ongoing scrutiny over the project’s height.  The proposal’s current iteration calls for a mixed-use building along Harrison Avenue that would transform the rundown and […]