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Former CAP director claims discrimination

By ASHLEY HELMS Finally ready to speak out, a local community activist alleges a community center aimed at helping disadvantaged residents may be harboring discriminatory practices. Village of Mamaroneck resident and community activist Guisela Marroquin filed a complaint with the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission against the village’s Community Action Program in its capacity […]

Trustees approve new harbor late fee

By ASHLEY HELMS The countdown has begun. For the first time in history, summertime boaters will now be hit with a fine if they don’t pay their harbor dues on time. Boat owners that use the Village of Mamaroneck harbor have until Feb. 15 to pay their dues or they will be hit with a […]

Life Time Fitness on the way

By PHIL NOBILE Life Time Fitness, a 206,000-square-foot athletic center, along Westchester Avenue in Harrison took another step toward opening its door after reaching a tax agreement with the town. Life Time Fitness’ West-chester athletic center will feature an array of modern exercise equipment and programs. The 206,000-square-foot facility features an indoor and outdoor pool, […]

Bus route bill stuck in state committees

By CHRIS EBERHART A law proposal specific to Tuckahoe that would save the village’s school district more than $100,000 annually is sitting in the state Legislature and state elected officials paint a grim picture of the proposal’s future. The bill, which proposes a reduction of mandated bus transportation for Tuckahoe’s private school students from 15 […]

New Rochelle, Eastchester setting for new movie

By CHRIS EBERHART Actors Bobby Moynihan and Nick Kroll, who grew up in Eastchester and Rye respectively, were surrounded by cameras and films crews in Eastchester and New Rochelle as they acted out their scenes in the upcoming comedy “Brother’s Keeper.”  The film’s location manager, Mike Hartel, said, “about 90 percent of the filming” will […]

Hospitals await approval for merger

New York-Presbyterian Hos-pital -pleting its merger with Bronxville’s Lawrence Hospital Center despite the village hospital’s pending lawsuit involving some local residents. On Dec. 31, 2013, New York-Presbyterian Hospital filed a certificate of need with the New York State Department of Health, according to spokeswoman Willa Brody. If approved, the New York hospital would become the […]

Chocolate’s history explored at Square House event

By LIZ BUTTON The history of any one thing is the history of everything. That is the philosophy behind the Rye Historical Society’s Square House museum’s new series of historical tutorials. And on the evening of Jan. 23, the one thing in question was chocolate. Advertising executive Michael Jordan, whose list of clients includes high-end […]

Suspended, charged teacher resigns

By LIZ BUTTON One of the four elementary school teachers suspended from their jobs in May 2013 has resigned from the Rye City School District following an eight-month suspension over allegations of “improper coaching” on state tests. At a special Board of Education meeting on Friday, Jan. 17, the board approved a settlement between fourth-grade […]

Resident opposes sewer plan

By ASHLEY HELMS Installing a new sewer line at the Mamaroneck Beach and Yacht Club may become an uphill battle after the club’s proposed plan to replace the line near Otter Creek faced opposition from a Shore Acres resident who would be directly affected by the construction plans. Mamaroneck Beach and Yacht Club, located at […]

Harrison to push for hotel tax again

By PHIL NOBILE For the fourth time in the past few years, the Town of Harrison will attempt to obtain a hotel occupancy tax to impose on visitors at its two hotels. The Town Council is hoping to pass the tax within the upcoming year; attempts to pass it date back to 2004. According to […]