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Court cancels Astorino Independence primary

By DANIEL OFFNER Bad blood between Republican County Executive Rob Astorino and Westchester County Independence Party Chairman Dr. Giulio Cavallo escalated from a third party endorsement into a fracas at court this week, culminating with the nullification of Astorino’s efforts at a write-in primary for the Independence line. The ongoing feud, which dates back to […]

Investigators find victim’s cigarette cause of house fire

An early morning fire on Aug. 13 at the Park Knoll apartment complex on Underhill Avenue in West Harrison took the life of a 61-year-old woman who investigators determined was the cause of the blaze after failing to put out her cigarette. Firefighters responding to 911 calls arrived at 154 Underhill Ave. at approximately 5 […]

New sprinklers at the forefront of Bronxville beautification efforts

In an effort to maintain some of the plant life found along the village’s railroad banks, a public-private partnership between the village Department of Public Works and the Bronxville Beautification Council have agreed to split the cost needed to install a new irrigation system. Founded in the late 1970s by residents Alice and Burton Pollin, […]

Village resident helps kids prepare for school

By GERARD NOLAN With the high price of school supplies rising sharply over the past year, parents will be saddled with large bills before the school year begins. But Tuckahoe resident Hazel Alexander-Campbell wants to ease that financial burden for her neighbors with school-age children. For the past few weeks, the longtime resident activist has […]

Archaeological dig uncovers Westchester’s past

By Marguerite Ward Giving new meaning to the term, “digging deeper,” a group of Rye residents recently uncovered pieces of Westchester’s rich history. In an archaeological dig at the Jay Heritage Center, locals had the rare opportunity to unearth never-before-seen artifacts on a national historic landmark. Formerly the home of one of our nation’s founding […]

City fires, replaces Rye Golf Club’s pool company in-season

By LIZ BUTTON American Leisure, the company hired by Rye Golf Club to staff and operate its pool this summer, was abruptly replaced by a new company halfway through the season due to continued problems with the company’s performance. The situation sparked concerns from some members that City Manager Scott Pickup did not allow for […]

Parker, Murphy similar in debate

By LIZ BUTTON and ASHLEY HELMS Rye City Councilwoman Catherine Parker and former Mamaroneck Village Trustee Tom Murphy faced off in front of a standing-room-only crowd at the Mamaroneck Town Center in the first of two scheduled debates. The two candidates are in a tight race for the Democratic nomination for a county legislative seat, […]

Traffic stop leads to drug bust

By DANIEL OFFNER A traffic stop along the Westchester Avenue corridor on July 22 led Harrison police to arrest two men from White Plains for possession of illegal narcotics. The suspects were apprehended on eight felony charges and were committed to county jail. According to police, at approximately 10:45 a.m. the arresting officer pulled over […]

Jacobs receives Independence nod

By ASHLEY HELMS Political newcomer and New Rochelle resident Mary Jo Jacobs, a Democrat, has received the endorsement from the county Independence Party over incumbent county Legislator Sheila Marcotte, a Republican, as the November 2013 election approaches. Jacobs is vying for the legislator seat currently held by Marcotte, which represents portions of New Rochelle, Eastchester […]

Town employee arrested, suspended

On July 26, Harrison police apprehended Christopher Colasacco, a town employee with the Department of Public Works Highway Division, for falsely reporting an incident while on duty. Sources also indicated that the Harrison Police Department filed the charges against Colasacco, for falsely reporting an incident in the third degree, a class A misdemeanor. Following the […]