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Fire, gas leak displace Bleeker Avenue tenants

By Ashley Helms Fire trucks swarmed a condominium complex in the village on Nov. 16 in response to a fire on the top floor of a five-story building, raising concern and curiosity among residents in the surrounding area. The complex, located at 490 Bleeker Ave., was evacuated after an oven fire in apartment 5G caused […]

Renovations to Eastchester firehouse nearly complete

By CHRIS EBERHART With Eastchester’s north end firehouse renovations near completion, Eastchester Fire District commissioners approved a $626,838 transfer from the reserve fund to pay for the work. Fire Chief Michael Grogan said the renovations to the Wilmot Road firehouse included two new bathrooms, a kitchen and bedrooms on the second floor, an exercise room, […]

Rye PBA president charged with harassment

By LIZ BUTTON Rye City police officer and PBA president Franco Compagnone was charged with second-degree physical harassment in connection with an alleged Oct. 20 dust-up with resident Jim Amico at an Eastchester car show. The officer has since been suspended and awaits the outcome of two investigations. The men, who have been involved in […]

Suspended teachers confined to “rubber room”

By LIZ BUTTON In a dusty, book-crammed 10-by-9-foot room at the Rye School of Leadership, the four suspended teachers from Osborn and Milton schools have received full-time pay for the last three weeks to put grade-level stickers on textbooks. For the past six months, the Rye City School District has been in stasis when it […]

Larchmont man dies in Hutch crash

By ASHLEY HELMS A Larchmont man and the dr­iver of the Livery Cab in which he was riding in were killed in a Nov. 9 crash that involved three vehicles on the Hutchinson River Parkway in the Bronx, police said. Patrick Sheehan, 54, and cab dr­iver Ata Noorzi, 45, of Queens, were pronounced dead at […]

Man jumps from moving train at Harrison station

In a move unclear to authorities, a man jumped from a moving Metro-North train on Nov. 15, landing near the Harrison station and sustaining life-threatening injuries. The train, en route to Grand Central Terminal on the New Haven line, was due to skip the Harrison station as it was an express. According to MTA officials, […]

Town creating all-hazard plan

By ASHLEY HELMS The Town of Mamaroneck w­ill soon have an index to deal with virtually every possible catastrophic incident, including floods and toxic spills, while paving the way for securing future federal grant money at the same time. According to Town Admin­istrator Steve Altieri, an all-hazard mitigation plan is being developed by ETG Incorporated […]

Ice rink plan granted variance

By CHRIS EBERHART The proposal to transform an unused warehouse in Tuckahoe into an ice rink inched closer to completion after the developer, Home Ice, LLC, received approval from the village for a zoning variance on Nov. 14. The proposed site—200 M­arbledale Road—has only 10 on-site parking spaces, which, according to a Sept. 4 parking […]

Astorino’s 2014 county budget holds line on taxes

By ASHLEY HELMS For the fourth year in a row, County Executive Rob Astorino, a Republican, unveiled a budget proposal that will not increase the county tax levy. The 2014 county budget calls for the addition of six positions in county government along wi­th keeping Westchester’s property tax levy flat at $548 million. Since he […]

Turkey Bowl raises money for suicide prevention

By ASHLEY HELMS Last year, village police sna­gged the coveted Turkey Bowl trophy by just one point and it remained in the police department headquarters ever since. This year, the firefighters exacted revenge, upending the cops in the annual flag football game by a 34-14 margin. National Survivors of Suicide day is also Nov. 23. […]