Category Archives: News

At Jay Day festival, American history comes to life

By LIZ BUTTON Families flocked to the Jay Heritage Center on Sept. 22 for its annual fall family festival, Jay Day, to celebrate American culture and traditions. The center’s nonprofit organization was established at the national historic landmark to maintain the integrity of the boyhood home of New York State’s only founding father, John Jay, […]

Marcotte yet to declare victory in Ind. primary

Ballot calculations remain in limbo as the county Board of Elections tallies the write-in votes from this year’s Westchester County primaries. Waiting for confirmation is County Legislator Sheila Marcotte, an Eastchester Repub­lican who challenged Mary Jo Jacobs, a New Rochelle Democrat, for the right to carry the Independence Party line in the general election. The […]

Library’s friends work toward childrens refurb

The Eastchester Library’s Children’s Room hasn’t been updated since the 60’s, but a library fundraising club is working to change that. “The ceiling had stains, the carpeting is a mess. The lighting is still fluorescent. We decided that we really want to spice up this room, Tracy Wright, the library director, said. “The children’s room […]

Astorino, Bramson discuss sustainability

By DANIEL OFFNER While the race for West­chester county executive has become one rife with accusations between the two candidates, the New York League of Conservation Voters Education Fund provided an opportunity to hear Rob Astorino and Noam Bramson address topics of relevance for voters. During the first candidates forum held on Sept. 23, both […]

Two bacterial hotspots found in Mamaroneck

By Rich Monetti If you live in the Sound Shore area and it rains at night, bacterial contamination usually closes the beaches the next day. Usually caused by storm water runoff and sewage leaks, the scenario played out 138 times across the various beaches last summer. Though the tax-paying citizenry and the businesses that thrive […]

The long, strange road ahead, and the one behind

By DANIEL OFFNER For those who say community beat reporting is a thankless occupation, one in which you work countless hours to write local stories each week hoping people in the community will care enough to pick up a copy of the newspaper and read them, the truth is, hyper-local news may be one of […]

Building The Craftsman Ale House

By Marguerite Ward Autumn at The Craftsman Ale House means a packed schedule of brewery events, featured beers and seasonal food recipes. In just less than two years, it has become home to a bustling community of beer aficionados and curious taste-testers alike. Though the success of the ale house doesn’t come as surprise, it […]

Ad hoc comm. points to garage

By ASHLEY HELMS Findings from the Mayor’s Ad Hoc Committee on Parking, Parking Facilities and Programs, spearheaded by Mayor Norman Rosenblum, a Republican, suggest an automated parking garage could be on the horizon for the village. The village has submitted a request for proposal for a formal parking study and, according to committee documents, the […]

City to hire search firms

By LIZ BUTTON The city is now lacking permanent employees in two key leadership positions after Rye City Police Commissioner William Connors announced his resignation earlier this month, effective January 2014. Compounding the situation is the eight-month absence of a permanent full-time general manager at the city-run Rye Golf Club. Former golf club manager Scott […]

Proposed Tuckahoe plastic bag ban voted down

By GERARD NOLAN After eight months of deliberation, Tuckahoe’s Board of Trustees defeated a proposed law Sept. 9 that would ban using plastic bags in the village, a measure that easily passed in Westchester communities such as Mamaroneck and Rye. The proposed law’s sponsor, Trustee Stephen Quigley, the lone Democrat on the board, expressed disappointment […]