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Village to spend $69K on parking studies

By ASHLEY HELMS The Village of Mamaroneck has selected two firms to conduct studies of the community’s  parking woes. One of the studies would focus on parking needs, and the other space needs. International parking consulting and design firm Walker Parking Consultants has been contracted to perform a parking needs study for roughly $35,000. Lothrop […]

Whitby could see $650K deficit

By LIZ BUTTON The Whitby Castle restaurant at Rye Golf Club is running at a deficit of roughly $650,000, according to interim club manager Jim Lopolito. However, City Manager Scott Pickup said the club as a whole is still in position to end the year in the black if the next few months bring in […]

Harrison, Rye battle Metro-North power woes

By PHIL NOBILE and LIZ BUTTON As Metro-North’s New Haven line continues to experience delays and disabled trains, Westchester County has provided both Metro-North and Con Edison with alternatives and assistance over the past week, alleviating some travel woes for county residents. In Harrison, a portion of the train station parking lot on Sunnyside Place […]

Verni campaign gains momentum with primary win

By Christian Falcone Now that John Verni’s Indepen­dence primary victory is certified and official, the Republican candidate turns a confident eye toward November. Verni, a New Rochelle native in the midst of moving to Mamaroneck, has defeated his Democratic opponent in the race for the District 7 county legislator seat, Rye City Councilwoman Catherine Parker, […]

Rye City Council candidates: Julie Killian

Julie Killian Age: 53 Status: Incumbent Political Affiliation: Republican Endorsements: Conservative and Independence parties Number of years lived in Rye: 22 Occupation: volunteer Family: husband, Gary; five children ages 14 to 21 Community involvement: Member of Westchester County Charter Revision, June 2011 to present; Board member, New Yorkers for Growth, bipartisan PAC promoting growth in […]

Rye City Council candidates: Meg Cameron

Meg Cameron Age: 59 Status: Challenger Political Affiliation: Democrat Endorsements: None Number of years lived in Rye: 27 Occupation: home/volunteer Family: Husband: Jim Glickenhaus. Children: Jesse Cameron Glickenhaus and Veronica Leeds. Community involvement: Executive member of the Board of Planned Parenthood Hudson Peconic; volunteer experiences include Milton School, Meals-on-Wheels, Literacy Volunteers of America and Open […]

City may participate in hotel tax class action suit

By LIZ BUTTON Rye City 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 they purchase rooms in bulk rather than […]

Low West Nile Virus numbers in Westchester

By PHIL NOBILE As summer winds down and outdoor activities start to decrease, mosquito presence—and the yearly threat of West Nile Virus—also diminishes. Although a 73-years-old Yonkers resident and a 56-years-old Ardsley resident were reportedly infected  with West Nile on Sept. 10 and Sept. 18 respectively, they remain the only cases in Westchester this year, […]

Westchester mother visualizes peace

By Caroline Flanagan Members of the Mamaroneck community gathered at Harbor Island Park on Saturday, Sept. 21, to celebrate International Peace Day. The event, a forming of a peace cirlce by participants, was organized by Circles of Peace, a group founded by local mother Hilde Friderichs to promote peace within the community. Friderichs created Circles […]

At Jay Day festival, history comes to life.

By LIZ BUTTON Families flocked to the Jay Heritage Center on Sept. 22 for its annual fall family festival, Jay Day, to celebrate American culture and traditions. The center’s nonprofit organization was established at the national historic landmark to maintain the integrity of the boyhood home of New York State’s only founding father, John Jay, […]