Category Archives: News

2.16% school tax hike proposed

By KATIE HOOS The City School District of New Rochelle released its preliminary budget for the 2014-2015 school year, preserving all existing programs and staff positions in the district and coming in under the state mandated tax cap. On March 6, Interim Superintendent Dr. Jeffery Korostoff and Assistant Superintendent for Business Administration John Quinn presented […]

Bronxville School in good financial shape

By CHRIS EBERHART The Bronxville Board of Education inched closer to its goal of staying within the 1.9 percent state-imposed tax cap in the latest edition of its 2014-2015 school budget.  During a March 1 budget workshop, Bronxville Assistant Superintendent of Business Dan Carlin said the current edition of the proposed school budget, which includes […]

School budget carries $1.2M shortfall

By LIZ BUTTON The Tuckahoe Union Free School District presented a $31.3 million budget that carries a $1.2 million shortfall, kicking-off the district’s 2014-2015 budget process on March 10. The budget for next school year reflects a 1.47 percent property tax levy increase which translates to a levy limit increase of $382,959. This property tax […]

Trustee debate focuses on environment

By CHRIS EBERHART The environment was at the core of a passionate Tuckahoe discourse on March 9 as the League of Women Voters hosted a debate in Village Hall for the four candidates running for two open trustee spots in this month’s elections. On the Democratic ticket, incumbent Steve Quigley, 61, who has served on […]

Village adopts state Multiple Dwelling Law

By PHIL NOBILE Described as applicable legislation by the Board of Trustees, the Village of Mamaroneck recently adopted the New York State Multiple Dwelling Law to strengthen protections for the village’s lower-income tenants and enforce violations on building landlords. Instead of an internal rewrite, the village decided to scrap its own outdated building code in […]

Planning Board approves fuel cell proposal

By CHRIS EBERHART Morgan Stanley’s proposed fuel cell at the company’s Westchester site in Purchase was approved during Harrison’s Feb. 25 Planning Board meeting as the proposal continues to make its way through the approval process. After being introduced to the Planning Board on Jan. 28, the proposal was finally approved by the Planning Board […]

Forest City withdraws $2M demand

By KATIE HOOS Forest City Residential—the developer of the failed waterfront revitalization project known as Echo Bay—has withdrawn its letter demanding New Rochelle reimburse the firm for $2 million in expenses, eliminating the prospect of possible litigation between the two parties. In a Feb. 26 statement, Forest City wished the city well in its future […]

Officials attend Holy Child groundbreaking

By PHIL NOBILE Donning School of the Holy Child hardhats and shovels, officials from Westchester County and the Town of Harrison joined the school in a groundbreaking ceremony last week to kick-off the start of its many planned expansions. Deputy County Executive Kevin Plunkett, Harrison Mayor Ron Belmont, Rye City Councilwoman Julie Killian and others joined […]

SPI reduces field house proposal

By CHRIS EBERHART Sustainable Playland, Inc., the Rye-based nonprofit chosen by the county administration to renovate Rye Playland, announced a reduction in the size of its controversial proposed field house by 12,500 square-feet and a reduction in the footprint of the field zone by 50 percent in an effort to appease the amusement park’s protesting […]

Steering students in the right direction

By MARGUERITE WARD A couple of motivated individuals have the ball rolling on an inspiring pay-it-forward plan to improve young people’s lives through sports. What started as an idea by longtime athlete and Rye resident Michael Eck quickly grew into a growing nonprofit as a few friends, community members and athletic leaders in the area, […]