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Volunteer teenagers shovel for the elderly

By CHRIS EBERHART The Eastchester Snow Angels, a group of local teenagers created in 2006 by county Legislator Sheila Marcotte, an Eastchester Republican, volunteered its time during this past Nor’easter as they have for the past eight years to shovel the homes and sidewalks of the town’s elderly. Marcotte said the idea of the program […]

Town adopts Master Plan update

By PHIL NOBILE After a process dating back almost a decade, a unanimous Town Council formally adopted the Town/Village of Harrison Comprehensive Plan at its final meeting of 2013, adding updates and additions to the town’s original 1988 master plan. The update, which began in late 2004, focuses on three points: Resolving planning issues from […]

Village activist’s lawsuit against mayor, manager continues

By ASHLEY HELMS Litigation between longtime Village of Mamaroneck activist Stuart Tiekert and members of village government has progressed; Village Manager Richard Slingerland and Mayor Norman Rosenblum were deposed on Nov. 25 and Nov. 26, respectively. Also in the court room at 169 Mt. Pleasant Avenue was attorney Terry Granger, who represented Rosenblum and Slingerland, […]

Children’s library to undergo renovations

  By CHRIS EBERHART The Eastchester Children’s library is about to undergo a $45,000 renovation. Tracey Wright, director of the Eastchester Public Library, said the library was looking to “spruce up the children’s room” by adding new carpets, ceiling tiles, LED lighting and a second children’s computer. “We think the library is so important for […]

Adopted budget brings last-minute chief stipend, 3.97% tax increase

  By PHIL NOBILE As the Dec. 19 town board meeting surpassed three hours in length, last-minute raises and promotions in the Harrison Police Department increased the town’s spending for the upcoming year more than the previous two iterations. However, alternative revenue streams wound up decreasing the final tax rate for 2014. Thanks to an […]

Industrial area study considered

By ASHLEY HELMS The industrial area in the Village of Mamaroneck may see what some say is a necessary makeover if certain plans fall into place. Intended to outline how the village can utilize the area most effectively, village government has applied for a grant of up to $25,000 from the Hudson River Greenway to […]

Bronxville updates sewer map

The Village of Bronxville has utilized a technologically advanced sanitary sewer map since June that uses a GPS to create a digital map of the village’s manholes, the point of entry for any sewer maintenance work. Rocco Circosta, public works superintendent of Bronxville, said the  digital map, which was part of the Sanitary Sewer Capital […]

Holiday Project raises more than $20,000

Harrison families in need received a boost in holiday cheer as a result of more than $20,000 from 102 donors for the annual Holiday Project. The project, which started in 2010, asked for a $150 donation from participants to put together a gift basket of a grocery gift card, a toy and more to bring […]

Mamaroneck intersection renamed for shop owner

  By ASHLEY HELMS As motorists pass by the intersection of Fenimore Road and Fayette Avenue in the Village of Mamaroneck, they will soon notice the thoroughfares have gained a new name. Vincent Paniccia, a well-known and fondly remembered owner of Vincent’s Service Station Inc., located at 636 Fenimore Road, will be memorialized by village […]

County pushes North Street housing forward

By LIZ BUTTON A long-awaited affordable senior housing development may finally come to fruition on a 2.1-acre parcel of Westchester County-owned land on the corner of North Street and Theodore Fremd Avenue, which various Rye City Councils have eyed as an affordable housing destination for more than 30 years. The county is highly supportive of […]