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Holiday fun at your local library

By MARGUERITE WARD Now that Thanksgiving has passed, ‘tis the season for family holiday fun. Nearby skating rinks, Christmas tree shops and local cafes are bound to be hot spots this winter, but there’s one more, often overlooked, place for some great holiday fun—the library. Besides holiday-themed book and movie collections, families will love the […]

Village files Hampshire actions

By ASHLEY HELMS Following continued alleged violations of the Village of Mamaroneck zoning code by Hampshire Country Club, the village has filed an injunction against the club in order to prohibit it from conducting any commercial or recreational activities and place a permanent stop on the club conducting non-member events. Before the village moved to […]

Bramson: Echo Bay project dead

By CHRIS EBERHART and KATIE HOOS The fight over New Roc-helle’s planned Echo Bay development is about to end. Protests led by United Cit-izens for a Better New Ro-chelle, a bipartisan organization created to hold New Rochelle government accountable, and New Rochelle veterans have sent the mayor and developer Forest City backpedaling and put pressure on […]

Eastchester school district opts out of Race to the Top

By CHRIS EBERHART The Eastchester school district chose to opt out of Race to the Top, a $4.35 billion federal grant program created to spur educational renovation, instead of disclosing students’ personal information that otherwise would’ve been required as part of the New York State Regents Reform. Newly-appointed Eastchester Superintendent Dr. Walter Moran said he […]

School district custodians ink new contract

By Chris Eberhart The Rye City School District Board of Education announced on Nov. 12 it had come to terms on a new contract with the district’s 24-member custodial unit that runs through the 2015-2016 academic year. As part of the new contract, the custodians’ salaries will remain flat through the first year, which is […]

Holy Child to add fieldhouse, design studio

By PHIL NOBILE In an attempt to modernize and expand its athletic and creative offerings, the School of the Holy Child plans to add a sports fieldhouse, design studio and reconstruction of an existing field. The proposal was brought before the Harrison Town Council this past month and a public hearing was held during the […]

Residents sound-off at parking needs forum

By ASHLEY HELMS Disgruntled drivers had an opportunity to let their voices be heard and, hopefully, steer the village towards parking solut-ions they think will work best.  In response to a parking n-e-eds study being conducted in the Village of Mamaroneck, re-sidents were invited to attend a forum in the village courtroom on Nov. 19 […]

New Rochelle High School evacuated after threatening calls

New Rochelle High School was evacuated on Wednesday, Nov. 20, after the principal’s and assistant principal’s offices rec-eived threatening phone calls, indicating the Clove Road sc-hool building would be harmed. Shortly before noon, two phone calls were received, leading to the immediate evacuation of the school. Det. Captain Joseph Schaller of the New Rochelle Police […]

New Rochelle hosts 50th Thanksgiving parade

By KATIE HOOS Cloaked in a red velvet suit with snowy white trim, Santa Claus sat atop New Rochelle’s Ladder 11 fire truck unofficially signaling the start of the holiday season. The festivities came as part of the city’s 50th annual Valenti-New Rochelle Thanksgiving Parade. Despite the cold and windy weather on Saturday, Nov. 23, […]

After win, Parker turns focus to county issues

By CHRISTIAN FALCONE Call her county legislator-elect. After two weeks of anticipation, Catherine Parker was declared victorious in her race for Westchester’s District 7 legislative seat. The final confirmation came on Nov. 19, after Westchester County Board of Election officials pored through hundreds of absentee and affidavit ballots. The results weren’t enough for Republican John […]