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Food pantry donations see holiday spike

Although it’s a year-round operation, the Harrison Food Pantry has received a spike in money, food and clothing donations during this holiday season. At the Dec. 19 Town Council meeting, donations of more than $5,000 in checks were accepted to the pantry from various members and anonymous donors in the Harrison community. “We can’t do […]

Police commissioner search raises conflict concerns

By LIZ BUTTON The city manager’s failure to disclose his connection to a police commissioner search firm the city hired this November has made some in Rye, including the mayor-elect, question the city’s commitment to discouraging conflicts of interest. Given the recent climate of scandal in the city, the mere perception of a conflict of […]

Parent opposes village motel relicensing

By ASHLEY HELMS Two motels have had their licenses renewed, but one of the approvals didn’t come to pass without a bit of controversy in the Village of Mamaroneck. Concern centered on Vincent and Son’s Motel, located at 1514 E. Boston Post Road, next to Rye Neck High School and Middle School. The murder of […]

Bipartisan coalition to oust Jenkins as county board chairman

By CHRIS EBERHART The tenure of Ken Jenkins, a Yonkers Democrat, as chairman of the Westchester County Board of Legislators appears to be over following the formation of a bipartisan coalition that will wrestle control away from board Democrats. County Legislator Mike Kap-lowitz, a Yorktown Democrat who is expected to be voted in as chairman, […]

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 current […]

Sandy Hook still echoes for county schools

  By KATE HOOS At the one-year anniversary of the deadly school-shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., school districts throughout Westchester spent much of 2013 reevaluating evacuation and lock-down procedures, added security personnel and installed new safety-enhancing technologies on campuses. But the question remains: In a post-Newtown world, are children any safer […]

Library’s centennial concludes with Christmas craft

Guests gathered at the Rye Free Reading Room on Dec. 20 to make vintage Christmas cards, a holiday-themed historical craft project that served as the culmination of the library’s centennial celebration. Rye Historical Society education curator Jennifer Plick laid out a selection of materials to make authentic retro cards that illustrated how Rye homes used […]

Super Kids program comes to Westchester 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 schools […]

TV host, former Yankees catcher at EMS Career Day

By CHRIS EBERHART For one day, Eastchester eighth graders thought outside of their textbooks and focused on what their futures might be eight to 10 years down the road. On Dec. 20, Eastchester Middle School hosted Career Day for the eighth grade in which 11 professionals with careers varying from police officer to business owner […]

Comm. slams EFD after election

By CHRIS EBERHART Richard Steigelman, an incumbent fire commissioner, lost to newcomer Peter Incledon in the Dec. 10 Eastchester fire board election, and then sounded off on the state of the board’s finances under its current chairman.  Steigelman, who lost by a 487 to 282 vote margin, said he believes Incledon, who was endorsed by […]