Category Archives: News

Hampshire files $55M lawsuit

By PHIL NOBILE Years of legal wrangling, community backlash and denied zoning changes have led Hampshire Country Club to sue the Village of Mamaroneck and its elected and appointed officials for repeatedly refusing the club’s requests to build condominiums on its property. Filed in New York State Supreme Court on Aug. 11, the club is […]

Mystery spill, dead fish found

By CHRIS EBERHART A chemical spill and dead fish were found in the Beaver Swamp Brook, which sits on the border of Harrison and Rye City. Wendy Rosenbach, a spokesperson for the state Department of Environmental Conservation, said DEC law enforcement officers responded to a call about the dead fish around 7 p.m. on Monday, […]

County IDA approves funding for senior housing renovations

By: JOHN BRANDI Two proposals to have the county finance renovation projects for affordable senior housing complexes were approved by the Westchester County Industrial Development Agency at its meeting on Thursday, Aug. 14. Wilder Balter Partners, Inc., an Elmsford-based developer, was interested in increasing the efficiency of Mamaroneck Towers, and Scarsdale-based Mountco Real Estate Development […]

Beach and Yacht Club public hearing closed

By ALINA SURIEL The public hearing on the latest round of appeals made against construction on the grounds of the Mamaroneck Beach and Yacht Club has been closed. The village Zoning Board of Appeals concluded the public hearing in a meeting on Thursday, Aug. 7. By law, the board has 62 days after the close […]

Eastchester schools seek input for tax break

By CHRIS EBERHART Feedback from Eastchester residents will decide if the public school district implements a tax exemption for veterans. The exemption comes as part of an amendment to an existing property tax law that has provided veterans with real estate tax relief through the municipal budget for the past couple of decades. The amendment, […]

Ma Riis Park improvements get contractor

By PHIL NOBILE As Harrison’s public library undergoes renovations for the next year, aesthetic improvements to the adjacent public park and town green will coincide with those of the library, giving the center of the town’s public spaces a simultaneous facelift. The focal point of Harrison’s public buildings, Ma Riis Park, which sits between the […]

Floodplain administrator change proposed

    By PHIL NOBILE As the Village of Mamaroneck’s Building Department continues to face criticism amidst turnover at the top, the position of floodplain administrator—normally given to the village building inspector—may now be handed over to another village official. At the most recent Board of Trustees meeting, a potential amendment to local flood law […]

Leaf blower use exemptions under consideration

    By JOHN BRANDI The Village of Mamaroneck Board of Trustees continued the public hearing to amend the village’s noise code as it pertains to leaf blower use at its meeting on Aug. 11. As the law stands now, the village noise code, which in Chapter 254, section 3 of which covers leaf blowers, […]