Category Archives: News

Rosenblum and Santoro re-installed

This year, the Village of Mamaroneck Board of Trustees completed all 31 agenda items at its organizational meeting without a hitch. After Mayor Norman Rosenblum and Trustee Louis Santoro, both Republicans, were officially sworn-in to their seats on the dais at the Dec. 2 meeting after being re-elected to office last month, the Board of […]

City moves forward with red-light camera proposal

By Katie Hoos New Rochelle is one step closer to installing red-light cameras. The City Council submitted a Home Rule request, which would give the city the authority to adopt a local red-light camera enforcement law, and awaits the decision of the state legislature. Currently, the legislation, which would authorize New Rochelle to install and […]

Group hopes to revive city’s Memorial Day parade

By Katie Hoos After decades of dormancy, two Rye organizations are planning to resurrect a former city tradition, the Memorial Day parade. The American Legion Post 128 and the Ladies Auxiliary of Rye are awaiting approval by the Rye City Council to host a parade on May 26, 2014. Robin Phelps Latimer, president of the […]

A Christmas classic comes to the Broadway Theatre

By MICHELLE JACOBY Contributor It’s the time of year again when the hustle and bustle of the holidays creates a to-do list that can seem endless. No. 1 on top of the list should read, see “Irving Berlin’s White Christmas” at the Westchester Broadway Theatre this season. This Award-winning show is based on the beloved […]

Holiday fun at your local library

By MARGUERITE WARD Now that Thanksgiving has passed, ‘tis the season for family holiday fun. Nearby skating rinks, Christmas tree shops and local cafes are bound to be hot spots this winter, but there’s one more, often overlooked, place for some great holiday fun—the library. Besides holiday-themed book and movie collections, families will love the […]

Village files Hampshire actions

By ASHLEY HELMS Following continued alleged violations of the Village of Mamaroneck zoning code by Hampshire Country Club, the village has filed an injunction against the club in order to prohibit it from conducting any commercial or recreational activities and place a permanent stop on the club conducting non-member events. Before the village moved to […]

Bramson: Echo Bay project dead

By CHRIS EBERHART and KATIE HOOS The fight over New Roc-helle’s planned Echo Bay development is about to end. Protests led by United Cit-izens for a Better New Ro-chelle, a bipartisan organization created to hold New Rochelle government accountable, and New Rochelle veterans have sent the mayor and developer Forest City backpedaling and put pressure on […]

Eastchester school district opts out of Race to the Top

By CHRIS EBERHART The Eastchester school district chose to opt out of Race to the Top, a $4.35 billion federal grant program created to spur educational renovation, instead of disclosing students’ personal information that otherwise would’ve been required as part of the New York State Regents Reform. Newly-appointed Eastchester Superintendent Dr. Walter Moran said he […]

School district custodians ink new contract

By Chris Eberhart The Rye City School District Board of Education announced on Nov. 12 it had come to terms on a new contract with the district’s 24-member custodial unit that runs through the 2015-2016 academic year. As part of the new contract, the custodians’ salaries will remain flat through the first year, which is […]

Holy Child to add fieldhouse, design studio

By PHIL NOBILE In an attempt to modernize and expand its athletic and creative offerings, the School of the Holy Child plans to add a sports fieldhouse, design studio and reconstruction of an existing field. The proposal was brought before the Harrison Town Council this past month and a public hearing was held during the […]