Category Archives: News

Church honors 30 years of secret service

By Rich Monetti The mystique of the United States Secret Service can almost be encapsulated in the dark glare of its agents’ signature sunglasses. On the other hand, the optics definitely serve a function beyond just looking cool, according to 30-year Secret Service Agent, Nick Trotta. “The one thing I don’t think you want us […]

State Assembly proposes combined June primary

  By KATIE HOOS Proposed legislation to combine federal and state primary election dates for the end of June is currently filed in the state Assembly. If approved, the bill will then move on to the Senate. Introduced by State Asse-mbly Speaker Sheldon Silver, a Manhattan Democrat, on Oct. 21, the bill would move the […]

Vietnam a life-defining journey for one veteran

By KATIE HOOS The rusted machete is 34 inches long and has a 3.5 inch-wide steel blade, a 5-inch wooden handle and blue-painted sheath. Stripped from the body of a dead Vietcong soldier, the weapon now hangs in the sword room of Martin Dockery’s Highland Road home; his personal museum of historic relics acquired over […]

Super Kids program comes to county schools

  By KATIE HOOS In the spirit of giving this holiday season, schools in Westchester County will participate in Super Kids-Super Sharing, a program where gently used books, toys, school supplies and sports equipment are collected and given to underserved children in the area. On Friday, Dec. 6, West-chester County Executive Rob Astorino announced area […]

Winter farmers market growing in Mamaroneck

By RICH MONETTI When the weather is warm, people come across the farmers market and feel good all around. They eat healthy, support local farms and lighten their carbon footprint. Of course, when the chill ushers in, all that sustainability can fade as fast as the market’s seasonal disappearance. But the Down to Earth Farmer’s […]

Bringing children’s literature to life at the library

  By AMY SIMPSON SWISS A peek through the glass doors of the program room at the Mamaroneck Public Library provides a glimpse of the Picture Book Theater in action. One thing is immediately clear; this is not your average story time at the library. That’s because Emma Caywood, the leader of the program, is […]

Budget adopted, taxes upped .99 %

By LIZ BUTTON The Rye City Council has adopted a 2014 operating budget of $49.3 million, voting to lower the property tax rate increase from 1.99 percent to 0.99 percent at the eleventh hour by raising projected mortgage tax revenue. Next year’s adopted budget also allocates $1 million for capital projects in the city, down […]

Town approves 2014 budget

By ASHLEY HELMS Following a few tweaks and changes from what was initially proposed, the Town of Mamaroneck council unanimously voted to adopt the 2014 budget on Dec. 18. This is the first budget the town has approved since it completed a full property value reassessment in August. The soon-to-be implemented budget will be worth […]

Bronxville looks to add lighting

By CHRIS EBERHART The Village of Bronxville passed a resolution unanimously on Dec. 9 to enter into an agreement with Lynstaar Engineering, P.C. to conduct an analysis and review of the village’s current street lighting. The Pleasantville-based company, which provides mechanical, electrical and civil engineering services in Westchester County, will review the village’s lighting in […]