Category Archives: News

Local family honored with garden

By PHIL NOBILE On Oct. 2, distinguished members of the Harrison community turned out for a ceremonial dedication of a new garden to resident Peter Gisondi and his family. The unveiling ceremony included Mayor Ron Belmont, Councilwoman Marlene Amelio and other Harrison dignitaries who came out to view the dedication of the garden. The Harrison […]

Westchester to participate in hotel tax class action suit

By LIZ BUTTON and PHIL NOBILE Westchester County, along with several communities, has been designated as one of many plaintiffs in a class action lawsuit over hotel taxes filed against intermediary online travel companies like Expedia, Orbitz and Priceline. The suit alleges that the booking websites pay taxes on the discounted, cheaper rate at which […]

Lions Club hosts first “Rye’s Got Talent”

By LIZ BUTTON Twenty acts competed for the title of “Rye’s Most Talented” last Saturday, Oct. 5 at the Rye City Lions Club’s first annual “Rye’s Got Talent” variety show. Sponsored by the club, the net proceeds from ticket sales, concessions and a 50/50 raffle for the competition went to Guiding Eyes for the Blind […]

Frozen yogurt business in the mix again

By LIZ BUTTON Peachwave Frozen Yogurt is making a second attempt to move into Rye in less than a year, but this time, it’s the other end of Purchase Street. Members of the city’s Plan­ning Commission are currently considering whether to approve a site plan for the business as well as an application for outdoor […]

This fall, a few surprises in fashion

By Marguerite Ward The latest trends this season may very well be right in your closet. Runway style icons and self-proclaimed fashionistas agree, the season’s top looks embrace minimalism and practicality. So, ditch the glitter and trim the frills, great style this season just got a whole lot easier. Simple but bold, clothes define this […]

“Kiss Me Kate,” fast paced and fun

By Michelle Jacoby It has been said the William Shakespeare wrote, “The Taming of the Shrew” sometime between 1590 and 1592. This classic play about a courtship between a gentlemen and a headstrong shrew inspired another play that has become one of the masterpieces of the musical theatre. Cole Porter’s “Kiss Me Kate” is now […]

Village water rate to drop 16%

By ASHLEY HELMS Residents in the Village of Mamaroneck have been paying more than those in the Town/Village of Harrison and the unincorporated section of the Town of Mamaroneck for their Westchester Joint Water Works bills, but that is slated to change. The Village of Mamaroneck can expect to see its water bills decrease by […]

Marcotte declares victory in Independence primary

Following weeks of speculation over who will carry the county’s Independence Party line in this year’s general election, Eastchester Republican Sheila Marcotte has finally been declared the winner of the Sept. 10 primary. Marcotte trumped her opponent, Mary Jo Jacobs, a New Rochelle Democrat, by a decisive 118-47 vote, according to the Westchester County Board […]

Harrison sees increase in graffiti

More than a year since state officials were informed about the graffiti under the Hutchinson River Parkway overpass along Lincoln Avenue in Purchase, Harrison town officials are frustrated since the state has yet to clean it up. According to Republican Mayor Ron Belmont, since the Hutchinson Parkway overpass is a state right-of-way, the state Department […]

Long Island Sound, river tests spark health concerns

By ASHLEY HELMS Despite a Village of Mamar­oneck resident’s concerns about the possibility of contracting infections by ingesting contaminated water from the Long Island Sound and the rivers in Mamaroneck, further water testing may not be necessary, according to village officials and representatives of Save the Sound.   Gina Von Eiff spoke at the Sept. […]