Category Archives: News

Larchmont creates all-hazard mitigation plan

By ASHLEY HELMS Typhoons and rock slides may never hit Larchmont, but that didn’t stop the village from creating an all-hazard mitigation plan to help secure government grants and prepare residents for a weather-related catastrophe. The plan was drawn up with the help of regional engineering firm Woodard and Curran and approved by the state’s […]

Court dismisses charges against town employee

By DANIEL OFFNER After sending members of the Harrison Police Department on a wild goose chase in July, town employee Christopher Colasacco returned to court this week to answer charges he made a false report to police of an erratic driver in downtown Harrison. On Aug. 27, Harrison Town Justice Hon. Marc Lust dismissed the […]

Tuckahoe plastic bag ban nearing vote

By GERARD NOLAN After months in limbo, Tuckahoe’s proposed ban on plastic bags is slated to come to a vote next month. The measure, which was proposed by the lone Democrat on the village board in February, was intended as a way to protect the environment in and around the Village of Tuckahoe. Similar laws […]

Donation provides town police cars with video recorders

By GERARD NOLAN The Eastchester Police Department’s fleet has been equipped with a new in-car video recording system thanks to a donation from a local charity. The video system activates when a car’s lights and sirens are turned on, recording audio and video. The digital system retroactively records a minute of footage before it is […]

County executive race focuses on social service cuts

By DANIEL OFFNER As the 2013 election season creeps steadily closer, candidates in the race for Westchester county executive are now butting heads over budgetary cuts to the county Department of Social Services. During the last fiscal budget cycle, the county adopted a $1.7 billion budget, which reduced the department’s funding by $6.9 million and […]

Local farmers markets offer fresh food, community

By MARGUERITE WARD At the height of the summer harvest, farmers markets around Westchester are filled with fresh food and produce from local farmers, bakers, and food artisans. But it’s not simply good food that shoppers enjoy, but a sense of community. Perusing the food options, you’ll find that markets hold stories the farmers and […]

Please, sir: “Oliver” bows at Broadway Theatre

By MICHELLE JACOBY Charles Dickens’ classic “Oliver Twist” comes to life at the Westchester Broadway Theatre this month. This beloved musical tells the tale of the orphan boy who is swept into a band of pickpockets. The show takes you back to Victorian London, introducing us to a colorful cast of characters. This production of […]

Beach and Yacht cited for sewage leak

By ASHLEY HELMS The Mamaroneck Beach and Yacht Club was discovered to have a force-main lateral break nearby Shore Acres Beach that was leaking sewage into Long Island Sound, an issue that was discovered by Mamaroneck-based environmental group Save the Sound last week. The break, which released an unknown amount of sewage into the sound, […]

Harrison schools weather new ELAs

By DANIEL OFFNER The results are in and students enrolled in the Harrison Central School District—like most students in New York State—saw test scores plummet when faced with the newly implemented state English Language Arts and Mathematics exams. Based on the results, the average grades for Harrison school district students taking the exam in 2013 […]

District: High school construction project underway, under budget

By LIZ BUTTON A great deal of progress has been made since June’s groundbreaking for the Rye City School District’s new high school science wing, according to district officials. The timeline for the $16 million, year-long construction project is moving along according to schedule and under budget, said Assistant Superintendent for Business Gaby O’Connor, with […]