Category Archives: News

Controversy stirs fire election

By CHRIS EBERHART Eastchester’s fire election is less than a week away—Dec. 10—and the candidates’ views on the district’s health insurance collection oversight are a microcosm of their platforms. Retired firefighters haven’t been billed for their families’ premiums by the fire district or the New York State Health Insurance Program for the past 12 years, […]

Area solar field finished

By PHIL NOBILE After a year of development and coordination with the Town of Harrison, Morgan Stanley cut the ribbon on a new solar panel field at its Westchester site in Purchase. The 820-kilowatt, six-acre field on the existing Morgan Stanley property, which looks over Westchester Avenue and Interstate 287, will offset 5 percent of […]

LMC-TV may relocate

By ASHLEY HELMS The roughly 100-year-old Hook and Ladder Co. No. 1 firehouse, standing dormant on Mamaroneck Avenue, may become the new home of what some consider to be an iconic Village of Mamaroneck organization if the project is deemed financially feasible. The Larchmont-Mamaroneck Television Station, or LMC-TV, is weighing the options of completely renovating […]

State approves Bronxville School renovations

By CHRIS EBERHART After a decade of preparations, the Bronxville School is ready to move forward with its auditorium and science lab renovation project. Dan Carlin, the district’s assistant superintendent of business, said the $10 million renovation project was recently approved by the New York State Department of Education after months of waiting and 10 […]

Waiver for building permit fees defeated

By ASHLEY HELMS As it stands now, the Emelin Theater and LMC-TV will still have to foot the bill for mandatory building permit fees if they want to upgrade their facilities. A proposal that would have exempted LMC-TV and the Emelin Theater from fees paid to the Village of Mamaroneck Building Department for construction permits […]

Changes in village FAR code approved

By ASHLEY HELMS After months of contentious debate over possible changes in the floor area ratio within the Village of Mamaroneck, the proposal to remove parking space area from the formula used to calculate an acceptable FAR was unanimously approved by the Board of Trustees. Proponents of the change said it will help develop vacant […]

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 […]