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Village reviews options for property reassessments

By ASHLEY HELMS Following the Town of Mamaroneck’s recent property value reassessment, the Village of Mamaroneck is discussing its own assessment options and what the implications for each would be. Village officials said, however, that conducting its own revaluation is not being considered at the present time. The discussion ties into the possibility of becoming […]

Harrison to take another shot at hotel tax in 2014

By DANIEL OFFNER The fourth time might be the charm. Members of the New York State Assembly have passed a long-awaited home rule bill that could potentially enable Harrison to levy a 3 percent tax on hotel occupants and provide the municipality with as much as $250,000 a year in non-property tax dollars. According to […]

Rye Manor gets green funding

By LIZ BUTTON Senior low-income housing complex Rye Manor has been approved to receive half the funds needed to install a host of green building improvements, a grant made possible through the county’s Industrial Development Agency program. Earlier this month, the IDA approved two resolutions that will provide $24 million in tax-exempt bond financing to […]

Bronxville examines downtown

By DANIEL OFFNER Faced with a slew of vacant storefronts in its business district, the Village of Bronxville is looking for ways to improve its business climate and attract new businesses. To that end, village officials hired  Phillips Preiss Grygiel LLC, a planning and real estate consulting firm, over the summer to examine the central […]

Town considers zoning change

By ASHLEY HELMS If a recently proposed measure is approved, the Town of Mamaroneck will change zoning codes for the Boston Post Road and Myrtle Boulevard areas in order to construct about 300 residential units over the next 10 years, which is intended to make the location more aesthetically and financially appealing. The initiative also […]

Multi-alarm fire destroys home of former Rye mayor

By LIZ BUTTON A multi-alarm fire last week destroyed the former home of John Motley Morehead, Rye’s mayor from 1925 to 1930. The conflagration at the $3 million mansion located at 4 Magnolia Pl. took hours to extinguish, according to Rye fire officials. Rye firefighters were called to the home in the hamlet of Milton […]

Verni confident as primary results stall

With the Westchester County Board of Elections still counting ballots, the battle for the Independence Party line between Rye City Councilwoman Catherine Parker, a Democrat, and Republican nominee John Verni remains up in the air. Verni, a Mamaroneck real estate developer, is confident that he will come out on top, although he awaits the final […]

Village employs decoys for goose mitigation

By ASHLEY HELMS Gearing up for another phase of initiatives aimed at minimizing the local Canada goose population, the Village of Mamaroneck has introduced a new method of driving the birds from Harbor Island Park. A decoy in the shape of a predatory bald eagle has been set up in the park in order to […]

Community debates changing FAR parameters

By ASHLEY HELMS Tensions have flared regarding possible changes in floor area ratio within the Village of Mamaroneck, with those against the potential change saying it will allow for irresponsible construction and proponents believing it will help develop vacant areas of the village. The proposed change would be to remove parking space area from the […]

Member of “Greatest Generation” recounts WWII

By LIZ BUTTON There are some people whose life stories defy a swift retelling; John Carolin is one of them. He and his contemporaries are the last remaining members of the “Greatest Generation,” a term coined by journalist Tom Brokaw in his 1998 book. An army veteran who fought in World War II, Carolin is […]