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Town concludes full revaluation

By ASHLEY HELMS A Town of Mamaroneck reassessment has been completed to 100 percent of both commercial and residential properties with the hope of reducing the number of tax grievances residents file each year, but some homeowners are fearful that property taxes will skyrocket with the new rolls. The reassessment wrapped up at an Aug. […]

Police chief to collect monthly stipend

By DANIEL OFFNER Members of the Harrison Town Council agreed to pay an additional $1,500 a month stipend, or the equivalent of an additional $18,000 a year, to Police Chief Anthony Marraccini for performing the additional duties of police captain. The decision was made in executive session on Aug. 1. Harrison has not had anyone […]

Accused teachers still suspended

By LIZ BUTTON With classes set to resume, the four elementary school teachers removed from Osborn and Milton classrooms for allegations of improper coaching on state tests will remain administratively reassigned for the 2013-2014 academic year until further notice. According to multiple sources, the teachers implicated in the testing scandal received letters from the Rye […]

School construction relocates classes

By DANIEL OFFNER The Bronxville school building is currently under construction after the ceiling above a third-floor hallway partially collapsed in July. According to school officials, nobody was hurt since the more than 100-year-old school building was empty when debris fell from the ceiling. “As a precautionary measure, the architects looked at the whole building […]

Uncertainty surrounds outside attorney hiring

By DANIEL OFFNER With the final hearings on the Beaver Swamp Brook property expected to convene in November, Harrison Town Attorney Frank Allegretti appears to have hired outside legal counsel to assist in the discovery demands that have been requested by the City of Rye and residents in both communities. But it remains unclear if […]

Stakes high for Rye Golf Club election

By LIZ BUTTON Much hangs in the balance when it comes to this year’s election to the position of Rye Golf Club commissioner, the first such election since last year’s revelation of an alleged long-running financial scandal involving the club’s former manager. All seven candidates running for three golf club commissioner seats this year have […]

Rye Golf Club Commission candidates

Name: Akhil Kumar Status: Challenger Age: 33 Place of residence: Rye Years as member of Rye Golf Club: 5 years Family: Wife, Kristin Occupation: Investment advisor at ING Financial Partners; partner at ARCH Global Advisors community involvement: N/A Why are you running? I am running as I think the commission needs a younger, more energetic […]

Service group to celebrate 20 years with community field day

By LIZ BUTTON Rye’s Leaders of Tomorrow program will hold its 20th Summerfest Field Day full of old-fashioned, low-tech activities at Rye Recreation Park this Sunday, Sept. 1. This year, the annual Labor Day weekend event will feature a local history exhibit celebrating more than 20 years of the local community service organization’s existence. Residents […]

Rye schools hire new teachers

By LIZ BUTTON The Rye City School District hired several new teachers this year, but most were merely replacements due to the financial confines of a tax cap environment. Robert Villanova comes to Rye Middle School to replace a retiring guidance counselor and Joanna Brooks joins Osborn Elementary School as a leave-replacement teacher, while Robert […]

Village Dems vote to retain land use attorney

By ASHLEY HELMS The Village of Mamaroneck Board of Trustees disagreed over whether or not to retain land use attorney Les Steinman on August 12 and, if so, how Steinman should be paid going forward. It was the latest conflict in a long-debated discourse over what the village should do about hiring and paying its […]