Category Archives: News

Walsh mum on campaign finances

By DANIEL OFFNER With Election Day less than two months away, the two candidates seeking the title of mayor have begun canvassing Harrison with the hope of gaining financial contributions for their campaigns. Based on the July 2013 contribution filings made with the New York State Board of Elections, incumbent Republican Mayor Ron Belmont is […]

Democratic candidates call for government audit

By LIZ BUTTON Democratic City Council can­didates Meg Cameron and Shari Punyon made what might be seen as the first sally in this year’s political season calling for an organization-wide review of city operations. Last week, the two candidates issued a joint statement to The Rye City Review announcing that, as part of their platform, […]

Trees, litigation stall Palmer Avenue streetscape project

By ASHLEY HELMS The Palmer Avenue streetscape project in Larchmont has touched off controversy again with the village anticipating litigation against the contracting company and construction remaining in limbo until further notice. The project has faced a number of delays in the past stemming from inclement weather as well as state and construction insurance paperwork […]

Harrison homeowners urged to re-register for STAR

By DANIEL OFFNER Homeowners currently receiving a basic STAR exemption from the state will need to re-register with the state Department of Taxation and Finance by Dec. 31, 2013 or they will lose out on state tax relief benefits provided by the program in 2014 and future years. The loss of basic STAR benefits will […]

Amelio, Cannella earn Conservative berths

Campaign season is in full-effect in the Town/Village of Harrison as the five incumbent town officials seeking re-election—including the mayor, two councilpersons, town clerk and receiver of taxes—prepare to face the all-female Democratic slate in the upcoming November 2013 general elections. In July, the Harrison Conservat­ive Committee made their endorsements, choosing only four candidates, leaving […]

Verni confident of Independence nod

As the Westchester Board of Elections continues to count the remaining ballots, the question of whether Republican nominee John Verni or Rye City Councilwoman Catherine Parker, a Democrat, will carry the Independence line on Election Day remains unknown. Verni, a Mamaroneck resident and real estate developer, said he is confident he will win the Independence […]

Marcotte optimistic about Ind. line

By ASHLEY HELMS Though the primary election for the Independence Party line ended one week ago, ballots are still being calculated in the race between county Legislator Sheila Marcotte, an Eastchester Republican, and Mary Jo Jacobs, a New Rochelle Democrat. According to unofficial numbers from the county Board of Elections, Jacobs garnered 47 votes with […]

District: Lower test results statewide not a surprise

By LIZ BUTTON Students achieved less-than-stellar test results statewide upon completion of the first round of assessments measuring Common Core learning standards, which were adopted in New York in 2010, but Rye City School District officials said they were prepared for the possibility that students might need a bit of an adjustment period. On Aug. […]

City adopts long-awaited sustainability plan

By LIZ BUTTON More than five years have gone by since resident volunteers and government officials took up the task of sustainable development and, this month, the City of Rye adopted its own personalized environmental sustainability plan. From its shoreline and beaches to wildlife sanctuaries and numerous parks and fields, Rye boasts a number of […]

SPI releases plan; legislators still not convinced

By LIZ BUTTON Sustainable Playland Inc. delivered its official 80-page Playland Improvement Plan as requested by the county administration on Sept. 6. However, the Rye-based nonprofit still has many hoops to jump through before the Board of Legislators will sign off on its plan to turn the park into a year-round enterprise. Ned McCormack,  communications […]