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Weather takes its toll on snow budgets

By CHRIS EBERHART In the Town of Eastchester, there has been snow, snow and more snow; more than 75 inches this winter, according to Highway Superintendent Hector DiLeo, and that’s not including the totals from the storm on Feb. 18.  DiLeo said he didn’t know what the record snowfall total is for the town, but […]

Downtown library renovations close at hand

By Phil Nobile With the hopes of beginning the long-awaited Harrison library renovations in the coming year, the Town Council recently penned an official agreement with a New York architecture firm, paving the way for construction to begin. At its Feb. 10 meeting, the all-Republican council unanimously approved an agreement between the town and the […]

Rye City Court Judge Runes retires

By LIZ BUTTON Rye City Court Judge Richard Runes stepped down from his position as part-time judge on Jan. 1 after reaching the mandatory age of retirement for New York State judges, leaving the Rye position open for a replacement. Runes, 69, was appointed to the Rye City Court bench in 2008 by former Mayor […]

Town reaches deal with crossing guards

By Phil Nobile Continuing a trend of completed union contracts, the Town of Harrison recently came to terms with its CSEA crossing guards unit with on the first collective bargaining agreement for the group since becoming unionized. However, town officials could not provide specifics of the recent agreement. The arrangement marks the fourth collective bargaining […]

Local Summit talks affordability

By ASHLEY HELMS Members of local nonprofits, along with Mamaroneck Union Free School District Superintendent Dr. Robert Shaps, came together at the Feb. 11 Larchmont-Mamaroneck Local Summit to discuss the individual challenges that lower-income and immigrant populations face in both the town and village of Mamaroneck. While Shaps spoke about what the school district is […]

Businesses battle harsh winter weather

By KATIE HOOS With what feels like unprecedented weather patterns battering the county this winter, local businesses are finding it difficult to dig out, blaming the snowy season for below average monthly sales and disappointing customer turnout. On Feb. 13, a Nor’easter known as Pax left its mark on the east coast, bringing nearly a […]

Astorino for governor appears certain

  By LIZ BUTTON When asked about a pot-ential run for governor in 2014, Westchester’s Republican county executive, Rob Astorino, has thus far refused to answer directly, although he has called running a “definite maybe,” most recently at a Jan. 21 public forum in Mamaroneck. However, a website launched on Feb. 13 called, lent […]

Local photographer exhibits work at library

By PHIL NOBILE What you may see as normal, or may not even see at all, can swiftly be focused or altered into something more. This is the philosophy of local photographer Tina Link, whose “Collection of Photographs” is up for display and sale at the Harrison Public Library this month. Link, who has been a […]

Frozen: The suburban version

By Lisa Miller Is anyone else feeling like our small town has gotten quite a lot smaller since the last snow storm? The white mounds are everywhere: along every pathway, driveway and road in Rye. It’s as if someone decided to paper mache our little enclave in an effort to create a new landscape. The […]

Board denies Hampshire petition

By ASHLEY HELMS Opponents of plans to develop on Hampshire Country Club’s golf course can celebrate a victory, at least for now. A petition for rezoning aimed at developing luxury condominiums where a clubhouse currently stands on the club’s golf course, a proposal that received harsh criticism from some village residents, was unanimously defeated on […]