Category Archives: News

Council appointments heat up

By LIZ BUTTON Beginning Jan. 1, the newly elected City Council will have two vacancies to fill on the seven-member board and Rye mayor-elect Joe Sack has vowed to manage the appointment process a bit differently than the one that led to Councilwoman Julie Killian’s selection last June. With less than two weeks to go […]

City budget meets tax cap

By KATIE HOOS The New Rochelle City Council, in a unanimous bipartisan vote, adopted the 2014 city budget, coming in at a tax levy increase of 1.63 percent and in line with the New York state mandated tax cap, according to the city manager. The corresponding tax rate increase for 2014 will be 2.06 percent […]

Bridge repair nears finish

By ASHLEY HELMS A beleaguered bridge project will soon be complete and residents will be able to get from point A to point B much more easily in the Village of Mamaroneck. The Jefferson Avenue Bridge project is slated to be completed by Friday, Dec. 20 at the latest, according to village officials, and trucks […]

MasterCard to renovate

By PHIL NOBILE Backed by Republican West-chester County Executive Rob Astorino, the international headquarters for MasterCard will see renovations and expansions to the Purchase property within the upcoming year thanks to a joint initiative. Expected to begin in the first quarter of 2014 and continue for six years, the plan was supported by Astorino, who […]

Former golf club manager won’t take plea deal

By LIZ BUTTON Former Rye Golf Club general manager Scott Yandrasevich rejected the Westchester District Attorney’s offer to negotiate a plea deal related to charges of second-degree grand larceny at an appearance in Rye City Court Dec. 17.  More than a year since news of a far reaching, long running financial scandal at the city […]

Fired pool staffing company sues city

By LIZ BUTTON After being fired from the Rye Golf Club five weeks before the end of the summer season, pool management company American Leisure is suing the city for money it claims it is contractually owed.  Through the summer, reports of poor filtration, insufficient lifeguard staffing, murky water and chlorine deficiency from pool users […]

$1.9M bond for new turf field passes

By CHRIS EBERHART The Eastchester school district’s project to replace the high school’s turf field will move on to phase two after a $1.9 million bond referendum vote passed 743 to 322 on Dec. 12. Safety concerns about exposed seams and worn surfaces prompted the school district to close the field in October and set […]

Kensington Road condo project inches closer to reality

By CHRIS EBERHART Two developers and nearly 10 years later, progress is finally being made on the proposed Kensington Road condominiums in Bronxville.  A subcommittee of citizens and village trustees chaired by Deputy Mayor Robert Underhill selected the Greenwich-based real estate developer Fareri Associates for the project and, on Dec. 9, the village board passed […]

Voters approve Mamaroneck library budget, elect trustees

By ASHLEY HELMS Although less than 200 residents went to the polls, The Mamaroneck Public Library’s 2014 budget passed with flying colors on Dec. 11.  Four incumbent library trustees; Susan Feitler, Laurie Girsky, Joseph Vozza and Treasurer Steve Warner, along with newcomer Joe Germano, were also elected to serve on the library board for three-year […]

Councilwoman elected to county parks association

Joining numerous other coun-ty leaders and business owners, Republican Harrison Coun-cilwoman Marlane Amelio was elected to the board for the Friends of Westchester County Parks on Dec. 13. Amelio has served on the Town Council since 2011 and was re-elected last month. Self–described as unusual in her environmental views as a Republican, Amelio expressed excitement […]