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Town rescinds chief stipend

By DANIEL OFFNER Less than a month after approving a $1,500 monthly stipend for Harrison Police Chief Anthony Marraccini for performing the additional duties of police captain, members of the Harrison Town Council reconvened on Aug. 29 to formally rescind their decision. The stipend—which would’ve equated to an additional $18,000 per year—was initially authorized by […]

Worker injured at Barry Ave. site

By ASHLEY HELMS Barry Avenue and Boston Post Road was the site of more than just construction and road closures when a construction coordinator hired to inspect the job was knocked into a trench by an excavator operated by a WJL Equities employee. The incident caused work to cease at the site for about a […]

Town solicits help in decoding Obamacare

By GERARD NOLAN Eastchester officials plan to hire a consulting firm to determine the costs of implementing the Affordable Care Act, known colloquially as Obamacare, for town employees’ health insurance plans as more of the law’s provisions are gradually rolled out in the coming months. The decision came at the urging of Comptroller Dawn Donovan, […]

Fire board election date remains unchanged

A bill that would change the date of the annual election for Eastchester’s fire commissioners to the same day as the general election remains in limbo. The legislation, which was introduced in January, has been passed but hasn’t been sent to Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s desk, according to officials with knowledge of the situation. “It is […]

City disciplines golf club facilities manager

By LIZ BUTTON Operations at Rye Golf Club’s pool once again entered a state of flux during the pool season’s final weeks when the city handed facilities manager Gary Galante a disciplinary letter that led to his absence from the club over the final days in August and the first days of September. But when […]

Enrollment in Rye elementary schools spikes

By LIZ BUTTON Unexpectedly high student enrollment delayed the mailing of elementary school students’ class placement letters this year, according to Rye City School District officials. As of Sept. 3, officials were reporting an enrollment total of 3,329 students, more than 100 students beyond what district demographers expected, and part of a recent enrollment increase […]

Rye Town dissolution debate to continue

By ASHLEY HELMS Though discussions revolving around the possibility of dissolving the Town of Rye have been ongoing, the issue may come before the public in the near future. If Gov. Andrew Cuomo gives his approval, affected voters will be able to cast their support, or opposition, to the dissolution as early as the November […]

Library renovation project forms advisory committee

By DANIEL OFFNER With four months left to raise $1 million before a Dec. 31 deadline, members of the Harrison Public Library Foundation plan to continue in their efforts to complete the proposed $3.6 million capital renovation project. Since 2010, members of the foundation have sought to renovate the antiquated facility at 2 Bruce Ave., […]

Democratic county legislator candidates

Catherine Parker Age: 47 Political Affiliation: Independent, Democrat as of Jan. 1, 2014 Endorsements: Independence Party Political experience: Rye City councilwoman since 2007 Place of residence: Rye Occupation: Business owner Family: Husband David Walker, daughter Julia, son Aidan Community involvement: Advisory board of Rye Arts Center; past president of the League of Women Voters of […]

Committee declares Astorino ads unfair

By DANIEL OFFNER Republican County Executive Robert Astorino has engaged in unfair campaign practices, according to the findings of the non-partisan Westchester County Fair Campaign Practices Committee. The committee, which has no punitive authority, found merit in all five of the complaints made by the Democratic challenger in the race for the county’s top elected […]