Category Archives: News

Tuckahoe High School cover-up exposed

By CHRIS EBERHART A high school athletic director has exposed the behind-the-scenes movements of a Tuckahoe high school student’s wrongful athletic suspension and the school’s attempted cover-up afterward.  The cover-up focuses on the role school officials played in determining punishment for actions that today remain in question. In October 2013, a parent submitted a student’s […]

Teacher deal ignites controversy

By LIZ BUTTON Gail Topol, one of four elementary school teachers suspended eight months ago after being accused of “improperly coaching” students on state tests, has signed a settlement agreement with the Rye City School District to return to the classroom, but at a special Board of Education meeting called for the morning of Jan. […]

Medical benefits for town management changed

By PHIL NOBILE Future elected officials and management positions in the town will not reap the same medical benefits as those of current management or officers of Harrison thanks to recent alterations to its policy. According to the modifications passed by the Town Council at its Jan. 16 meeting, all management or elected personnel added […]

Schools propose 4.3% tax increase

By ASHLEY HELMS The Mamaroneck Union Free School District has been crunching numbers and laying the groundwork for the 2014-2015 school budget since November; with preliminary numbers projecting a 4.3 percent property tax hike and the possible elimination of one full-time elementary school teacher as of the Jan. 28 Board of Education meeting. Early projections […]

Superintendent search continues

  By KATIE HOOS Through a series of public discussions, individual meetings and an online survey, the New Rochelle Board of Education gathered community input for the ongoing nationwide search for a new school district superintendent. The search for a superintendent began after Richard Organisciak left his position as superintendent of schools in October 2013 […]

Sack begins transparency campaign for North Street plan

By LIZ BUTTON Rye residents will have full warning and a fair say well before any senior affordable housing complex at the corner of North Street and Theodore Fremd Avenue ever breaks ground, according to Mayor Joe Sack. Sack, a Republican, said, in the recent past, the public did not have enough notice preceding certain […]

Transit development study meets mixed reviews

By KATIE HOOS A transit-oriented development study that examined conceptual expansion surrounding the New Rochelle Transportation Center was met with mixed reviews from the City Council at its Jan. 14 meeting.  Conducted by CSS Con-sultants, a Boston-based urban design firm, and funded through a HUD Sustainable Communities grant, the transit-oriented development study, TOD, provided a […]

CodeRED system to replace Reverse 911 calls

By LIZ BUTTON The Rye City Police Department implemented the new CodeRED emergency notification system on the first of the year as a more cost-effective and efficient replacement for the city’s current Reverse 911 phone alert system. While both systems send out time-sensitive, personalized and geographically targeted messages with critical community alerts like weather emergency […]

Town moves forward with energy service contract

By ASHLEY HELMS Upgrades to town facilities are expected to be easier on the environment and on energy bills at the same time. To finance improvements to the Hommocks Ice Rink, which will allow the facility to be open year round, and the Mamaroneck Town Center, the Town Council approved a company to work with […]

Eastchester spa busted for prostitution

By CHRIS EBERHART Eastchester Police Depart-ment cuffed two masseuses in an Eastchester foot spa after the two women provided more than just foot rubs. The alleged illegal operation was also being run out of a storefront just across the street from the police station.  Eastchester Police Chief Tim–othy Bonci said two Flus-hing women Lili Chen, […]