Category Archives: News

Village pushing for hotel tax

By ASHLEY HELMS In order to bring in more revenue through ways other than property taxes, the Village of Mamaroneck is seeking approval from New York State to implement a hotel tax. The village Board of Trustees approved support for a hotel tax at its Feb. 23 meeting. The law must be passed by the […]

Weather brings budget concerns

By PHIL NOBILE With a particularly brutal winter season still underway, concerns have been raised regarding remaining salt funds and overtime accrued by Department of Public Works employees thanks to many storms over the past few months. According to town officials, the numerous snowstorms and cold conditions across the Northeast have caused widespread budget issues, […]

Study: Relocate ambulance

By KATIE HOOS After reviewing a study on the efficiency and effectiveness of the city’s fire department, the New Rochelle City Council is left to grapple with numerous recommendations, including relocating the city’s only ambulance stationed in the north end to a more centralized location downtown. The study, conducted by Public Safety Solutions, Inc., a […]

Library unveils five-year strategic plan

By PHIL NOBILE After the Town of Harrison confirmed a managing architect for the long-awaited library renovations earlier this month, the library released an official, encompassing plan for the facility’s future to the public. The strategic plan, released on the library’s website on Feb. 24, provides a comprehensive list of goals and visions for the […]

County executive proposes flood mitigation

By ASHLEY HELMS A proposal to combat flooding by planting a new crop of vegetation on the banks of the Mamaroneck River at the county-owned Saxon Woods Park is in front of the Board of Legislators for review. Submitted to the board by County Executive Rob Astorino, a Republican, on Feb. 21, the Mamaroneck River […]

Outdated Bronxville DPW facility to be evaluated

By CHRIS EBERHART Bronxville is attempting to delay the deterioration of its public works fleet and equipment by modernizing the Palumbo Place DPW facility. Bronxville Mayor Mary Marvin, a Republican, said vehicles like the village’s bucket truck, which is “on death’s doorstep,” doesn’t fit in the Department of Public Works facility. The bucket truck is […]

Village orders three new police vehicles

The Village of Mamaroneck pre-ordered three new police cars for the department after its unofficial needs assessment in early January deemed three cars in the fleet are unusable. “Every year, our department’s needs are assessed, and we predict how the fleet is looking and decide what our needs are. Then we meet with the [Chief […]

Gypsy contractor pleads guilty

By Phil Nobile One of the three gypsy contractors arrested for grand larceny late last year by Harrison police pled guilty to felony charges in a similar crime in another municipality. Anthony Delmaro of Lind-enhurst, N.Y. pled guilty on Feb. 20 to one count of grand larceny in the second degree–a class C felony–in which […]

BOL committee plans Playland timeline

By CHRIS EBERHART and PHIL NOBILE With a tentative Playland voting date set for May 13 to decide whether or not a Playland renovation plan will be sent to the Board of the Legislators, the Westchester County Parks, Labor, Planning and Housing Committee, which is a subcommittee of the Board of Legislators, outlined the ensuing […]

Compagnone harassment case headed for trial

By LIZ BUTTON Rye City police officer and PBA president Franco Compagnone is fighting harassment charges stemming from a physical altercation with a Rye resident outside an Eastchester car show last year. The case is headed to court on April 9. Compagnone’s Oct. 20, 2013, scuffle with longtime adversary Jim Amico, 51, resulted in charges […]