Category Archives: News

Court: Former PBA president must pay

By LIZ BUTTON Former Rye Police Benevolent Association president Timothy Chittenden was found guilty of eight traffic infractions on Jan. 29 that may cost him his license, concluding a Rye City Court traffic case that has been going on for almost two years. Chittenden, who is in the process of filing an appeal, has alleged […]

Tuckahoe schools unveil five-year strategic plan

By CHRIS EBERHART The theme was simply stated, but could prove complex to achieve: bring the Tuckahoe School District to the next level. Administrators, teachers and parents gathered in the Tuckahoe High School library during the Jan. 28 unveiling of the district’s draft of their five-year strategic plan. According to School Board President Dr. Julio […]

Town registers for national piggybacking

By PHIL NOBILE After the town adopted legislation in April 2013 paving the way for broader purchasing power of services and items through the ability of “piggybacking contracts,” Harrison’s Town Council recently passed a local resolution to sign on with a national contracting group for future services.  Originally, municipalities like Harrison were only allowed to […]

McAndrews, trustees to run unopposed

By ASHLEY HELMS The Village of Larchmont Democratic Party nominated incumbent trustees Marlene Kolbert, Peter Fanelli and current Mayor Ann McAndrews to run in the 2014 village election. All three are likely to be unopposed. The mayor and trustees were nominated during the village’s Democratic caucus on Jan. 28 in anticipation of the March 18 […]

Bronxville incumbents to run unopposed

By CHRIS EBERHART Two incumbent Republican Bronxville trustees are running unopposed in the March village elections and their messages to residents are similar: weather the storm now to enjoy the sunlight later. Anne Poorman, who has sat on the Board of Trustees for the past nine years, and Guy Longobardo, who’s finishing his first term […]

Tuckahoe police utilize new software

By CHRIS EBERHART New technology installed in Tuckahoe’s police cars will produce more accurate tickets and cut down on the time an officer spends on paperwork while providing the data for a safety gauge in the village. Tuckahoe Lt. Ray Stabile said the new technology, which includes state-funded computers and software called TraCS—Traffic and Criminal […]

Hyperlocal online media face setbacks

By KATIE HOOS Following unmet financial promises, rounds of massive layoffs and Chapter 11 filings, hyperlocal online news outlets in Westchester have suffered a string of failures, leaving proponents to ponder their profitability. As a prized media market, Westchester County has seen its fair share of hyperlocal news coverage, which zeros-in on the needs and […]

Westchester’s Korean population growing, thriving

By KATIE HOOS The myth of the homogenous suburb is no longer. In the last two decades,thousands of Asians—now the fastest growing population in the nation, surpassing the growth of the Hispanics—have made the move to New York’s suburbs, creating a wealth of cultural diversity in metropolitan outliers like Nassau, Suffolk, Bergen, Rockland and Westchester counties. […]

High school touts AP Art History class curriculum

By LIZ BUTTON Advanced Placement Art History is a popular elective class at Rye High School and, next year, teacher Sara Charles said, the course curriculum will be aligned with the AP World History curriculum, giving broader meaning and deeper historical context to her art history class’ current global focus. Charles teaches both classes, making […]

Harrison police canine retires

After almost a decade of service to the town, Harrison police canine Arby retired this past month. The 12-year-old German Shepard joined the Harrison Police Department in March 2004 and has since been involved in numerous cases and helped solve multiple crimes over the better part of a decade. Alongside his partner and owner, Sgt. […]