Category Archives: News

Forum addresses state, local finance issues

    By LIZ BUTTON Whether the recent bankruptcy of Detroit, Mich., could pose a similar threat in New York is a scary question, but it’s one state and local government officials may be asking themselves of late. Last week, the League of Wo-men Voters of Rye, Rye Brook and Port Chester assembled four economic […]

Residents brave cold for tree lighting

By ASHLEY HELMS An icy forecast on Dec. 8 didn’t deter village residents from making their way to Harbor Island Park in their heavy winter jackets and scarves to get into the holiday spirit. It was that time of year again, the annual Village of Mamaroneck tree lighting social. Snow flurries could be seen falling […]

Echo Bay saga officially over

By KATIE HOOS As expected, the New Rochelle City Council nixed the land disposition agreement for the Echo Bay development in a bipartisan vote on Nov. 26, ending developer Forest City’s proposal to revitalize the city’s waterfront. Mayor Noam Bramson, a Democrat, was the lone dissenting vote. Republican councilmen Al Tarantino, District 2, Lou Trangucci, […]

First suspended teacher charged

By CHRIS EBERHART The Rye School District has charged one of four teachers implicated in a complaint about “improper coaching” from the Milton and Osborn schools. A source close to the suspended Milton teacher said the teacher was notified about the charges on Nov. 21, a day after the Board of Education met for a […]

Controversy stirs fire election

By CHRIS EBERHART Eastchester’s fire election is less than a week away—Dec. 10—and the candidates’ views on the district’s health insurance collection oversight are a microcosm of their platforms. Retired firefighters haven’t been billed for their families’ premiums by the fire district or the New York State Health Insurance Program for the past 12 years, […]

Area solar field finished

By PHIL NOBILE After a year of development and coordination with the Town of Harrison, Morgan Stanley cut the ribbon on a new solar panel field at its Westchester site in Purchase. The 820-kilowatt, six-acre field on the existing Morgan Stanley property, which looks over Westchester Avenue and Interstate 287, will offset 5 percent of […]

LMC-TV may relocate

By ASHLEY HELMS The roughly 100-year-old Hook and Ladder Co. No. 1 firehouse, standing dormant on Mamaroneck Avenue, may become the new home of what some consider to be an iconic Village of Mamaroneck organization if the project is deemed financially feasible. The Larchmont-Mamaroneck Television Station, or LMC-TV, is weighing the options of completely renovating […]

State approves Bronxville School renovations

By CHRIS EBERHART After a decade of preparations, the Bronxville School is ready to move forward with its auditorium and science lab renovation project. Dan Carlin, the district’s assistant superintendent of business, said the $10 million renovation project was recently approved by the New York State Department of Education after months of waiting and 10 […]

Waiver for building permit fees defeated

By ASHLEY HELMS As it stands now, the Emelin Theater and LMC-TV will still have to foot the bill for mandatory building permit fees if they want to upgrade their facilities. A proposal that would have exempted LMC-TV and the Emelin Theater from fees paid to the Village of Mamaroneck Building Department for construction permits […]

Changes in village FAR code approved

By ASHLEY HELMS After months of contentious debate over possible changes in the floor area ratio within the Village of Mamaroneck, the proposal to remove parking space area from the formula used to calculate an acceptable FAR was unanimously approved by the Board of Trustees. Proponents of the change said it will help develop vacant […]