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Jovanovich to run as independent

By CHRISTIAN FALCONE Republican Councilman Peter Jovanovich, who walked away from potential runs with both of the city’s major political parties, has decided to go the independent route in an effort to become mayor. Jovanovich announced his decision in an email to family, friends and supporters this week, declaring his intention to challenge Councilman Joe […]

Calls to revamp Rye Town Park fruitless; deadline extended

By LIZ BUTTON Time and weather has taken its toll on Rye Town Park and the beachfront area residents have used for 100 years, but the cross-jurisdictional commission that runs the park has not yet received any takers on a call to refurbish it. The request for proposals is also to re-purpose the park’s “crown […]

Repairs to Ice Casino ready to proceed

By LIZ BUTTON Even as county officials remain unsure whether they will receive federal funding from FEMA, to repair the damage to Playland Park caused by October 2012’s Hurricane Sandy, repairs to the park’s Ice Casino are poised to proceed for a spring 2014 opening, officials said. Along with massive damage to the park’s iconic […]

Rye’s annual Sidewalk Sale: 37 years of savings

As April lazily rolled into May, and May even more slowly into June, people of all ages were counting down the days until the Good Humor truck became a daily staple, bathing suits could be dusted off, and the family minivan could be packed full of boogie boards and beach toys. For Rye residents, the […]

Jacobs receives Independence nod

By ASHLEY HELMS Political newcomer and New Rochelle resident Mary Jo Jacobs, a Democrat, has received the endorsement from the county Independence Party over incumbent county Legislator Sheila Marcotte, a Republican, as the November 2013 election approaches. Jacobs is vying for the legislator seat currently held by Marcotte, which represents portions of New Rochelle, Eastchester […]

DeCicco’s to close shop in Chester Heights

By DANIEL OFFNER After 27 years in the Chester Heights area, DeCicco’s Family Markets—a family-run chain consisting of 10 full-service supermarkets located throughout Westchester and Rockland counties—will shutter doors this week to its second staple location in Bronxville, after years of financial difficulties. “We weren’t making the sales like we once did a few years […]

Tuckahoe converts to LED after energy refund

By ASHLEY HELMS Although Eastchester is planning a pilot program for LED lights starting this fall, Tuckahoe was somewhat ahead of the curve when they implemented the lights about a year ago after the village received a credit when it was discovered Tuckahoe was overcharged for power. An auditor discovered that the New York Power […]

Astorino earns primary for Independence Party line

By CHRIS GRAMUGLIA Even without the endorsement of Westchester County Independence Party Chairman Giulio “Doc” Cavallo, County Executive Rob Astorino, a Republican, was able to get enough signatures from within the party to trigger a primary against his opponent, New Rochelle Mayor Noam Bramson, a Democrat. The signatures were obtained from registered members of the […]

Get to Noam: Bramson hits the campaign trail

By DANIEL OFFNER With the stage set for a contentious electoral season, the two candidates running for Westchester County executive have taken their campaigns on the road, touring the county one town hall at a time. For the incumbent, Republican Rob Astorino, the campaign strategy is one he has been implementing over the past year […]

Village code officer arraigned

By CHRIS GRAMUGLIA Village of Mamaroneck Code Enforcement Officer Victor Ciraco was recently charged with grand larceny in the third degree and insurance fraud in the third degree, both felonies. Ciraco, 42, who was hired as the code enforcement officer earlier this year, was suspended with pay by the village until he is found guilty […]