Category Archives: News

Westchester commemorates 9/11 anniversary

By DANIEL OFFNER It’s been more than a decade since the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001 shocked the entire nation. Now, 12 years later, the tragedy that befell New York City continues to unite people from all walks of life in mourning of the 2,996 people whose lives were cut short that day. In […]

Bronxville celebrates exhibit of Rodin’s works

By DANIEL OFFNER For the next 10 weeks, the O’Silas gallery at Concordia College in the Village of Bronxville will showcase the works of world-renowned sculptor Auguste Rodin. The exhibition features several of Rodin’s 19th Century bronze works that are on loan from the Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Foundation. For Shanley Hanlon, manager of […]

Bronxville police chief joins PBA dental, optical plan

By DANIEL OFFNER At the request of the village labor counsel, members of the Bronxville Board of Trustees agreed to swap Police Chief Christopher Satriale’s current dental and optical benefits package for one provided by the Bronxville Police Taylor Act Committee, a local chapter of the PBA union. While not a union member himself, Satriale […]

Ind. primary tallies in limbo

By Ashley Helms Eastchester Republican Sheila Marcotte and New Rochelle Democrat Mary Jo Jacobs faced each other in a tight race for the Independence Party line in Tuesday’s primary, but the write-in votes have yet to be tallied. The winner of the line will remain a mystery until Sept. 25, when Marcotte’s write-in votes will […]

Tuckahoe settles big certiorari claim

By ASHLEY HELMS The Village of Tuckahoe recently paid a certiorari settlement worth roughly $103,000 to the 108 Sagamore Road Corporation, which runs an apartment building located at 108 Sagamore Road. This is one of the largest certiorari refunds the village has paid out this year. The apartment building sought a refund for tax assessment […]

Students provided new backpacks for school

Children at the Tuckahoe Housing Authority got a leg up on the school year Aug. 29 after a few dedicated residents collected backpacks and other school supplies and gave them out at the authority’s senior center. Spearheaded by Hazel Alexander-Campbell and Mary Alexander, both of Tuckahoe, the event was well-attended. All of the backpacks and […]

Village fined over Jefferson Avenue project

By ASHLEY HELMS The Jefferson Avenue Bridge project has drawn considerable criticism due to an accidental sewer line break in March. As it turns out, the break allowed 3 million gallons of raw sewage to leak into the Mamaroneck River, according to a letter to the Village of Mamaroneck from the Department of   Environmental Conservation. […]

Parker defeats Murphy

By ASHLEY HELMS One Democrat remains. Rye City Councilwoman Catherine Parker edged out former Mamaroneck Village Trustee Tom Murphy in a highly contested Democratic primary for the District 7 county legislator seat on Tuesday. The two candidates were embroiled in a tight campaign to hold the Democratic line in order to replace County Legislator Judy […]

District: No charges brought against teachers yet

By LIZ BUTTON On Tuesday, Rye City School District officials took time at the first school board meeting of the year to dispel rumors circulating in the community that formal charges had been brought against the four elementary school teachers accused of improper coaching on state tests in April. The four teachers were reassigned in […]

Central Avenue Bridge repaired at last

By LIZ BUTTON After more than six years, the city has finished the reconstruction of the Central Avenue Bridge. The project, begun after powerful storms devastated the city in March and April of 2007, was officially deemed complete at a ribbon cutting ceremony on Friday, Sept. 6. City officials touted the fact that the bridge, […]