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Mamaroneck celebrates Veterans Day

By ASHLEY HELMS The Armstice of Germany, an agreement that ended the First World War, went into effect on Nov. 11, 1918, at 11 a.m. Though World War I veterans are no longer alive today, their spirits are celebrated in Veterans Day festivities across the nation, including those in the Village of Mamaroneck. In front […]

Rye remembers its heroes on Veterans Day

By LIZ BUTTON Rye’s American Legion Post 128 presented a solemn and moving ceremony at the city’s Village Green to commemorate Veterans Day, the federal holiday that honors all U.S. soldiers for their service to their country. Monday’s day of remembrance was conceived in 1918 at the end of World War I, when the armistice […]

City may allow tax breaks for historic buildings

By LIZ BUTTON The city’s Landmarks Committee has taken a substantive step toward changing the city code to provide a tax incentive for owners of historic properties to renovate and restore their buildings instead of tearing them down and rebuilding. The committee, which interfaces with the City Council to recommend the designation and preservation of […]

Sack trounces Jovanovich

By LIZ BUTTON After a campaign fraught with personal animus and assignments of blame for the city’s recent scandals, City Councilman Joe Sack soundly defeated Deputy Mayor Peter Jovanovich to become Rye City’s next mayor. The mood among the nearly 75 people gathered at Ruby’s Oyster Bar on Purchase Street Tuesday night was raucous and […]

Rosenblum, Santoro remain seated

By ASHLEY HELMS Village of Mamaroneck incumbent Mayor Norman Rosenblum, a Republican, defeated Democratic challenger Clark Neuringer to retain his seat in Tuesday night’s election. But the outcome of the trustee race between incumbent Republican Louis Santoro and Democratic challenger Kerry Stein was much closer, with Santoro eking out a win, according to unofficial numbers. […]

Belmont crushes Walsh again

By PHIL NOBILE History repeated itself in Harrison on Nov. 5 as incumbent Mayor Ron Belmont, a Republican, easily defeated Dem­o­cratic challenger Joan Walsh. The victory was the second consecutive win for Belmont over Walsh, a former mayor. Holding 75 percent of the popular vote as of press time, Belmont cruised to victory Tuesday night […]

Colavita wins big, still supervisor

By Chris Eberhart Incumbent Anthony Colavita, a Republican, will return to office for a sixth term as Eastchester’s town supervisor after beating out retired Eastchester police officer Mike Denning, a Democrat, by an unofficial 4,392 to 2,903 vote tally with all but District 6, which suffered voting machine malfunction, and absentee ballots accounted for. Colavita, […]

Westchester’s District 7 results suggest Parker win

By ASHLEY HELMS The results of Tuesday’s Westchester county race for District 7 between Democratic Rye City Councilwoman Cath­erine Parker, and Repub­lican John Verni remain in flux as of Wednesday, though Parker maintains a slim lead. According to unofficial tallies, Parker is ahead of Verni by 396 votes with three districts in Rye Neck, the […]

Marcotte wins tight race

By Chris Eberhart Incumbent Republican County Legislator Sheila Marcotte won re-election by edging out Mary Jo Jacobs, a Democrat, in the race for Westchester County’s legislator seat in District 10. The race was sufficiently close that another day was required to properly tabulate all the votes. Marcotte was declared the winner Thursday, but she was […]

Rye United ticket cruises to City Council victory

By LIZ BUTTON The Rye United Ticket swept into office Tuesday night on a resounding wave of approval, easily distancing themselves from their Democratic and third party counterparts. The three Republican City Council candidates scored a victory in a race that swung their way relatively early in the night. By 10 p.m., one hours after […]