Category Archives: News

Town employee arrested, suspended

On July 26, Harrison police apprehended Christopher Colasacco, a town employee with the Department of Public Works Highway Division, for falsely reporting an incident while on duty. Sources also indicated that the Harrison Police Department filed the charges against Colasacco, for falsely reporting an incident in the third degree, a class A misdemeanor. Following the […]

Coalition challenges Hampshire zoning compliance

By ASHLEY HELMS The Mamaroneck Coastal Environ­ment Coalition has mounted opposition to what it says are continued violations of the village zoning code by Hampshire Country Club. The coalition has sought remedy from the village building inspector to what it feels is little avail. Through its attorney Stephen Kass, the coalition sent various letters over […]

Barry Avenue project causes stir

By ASHLEY HELMS With the drainage improvement project on Barry Avenue and Boston Post Road underway in the Village of Mamaroneck, some residents continue to criticize the village administration for going forward with the project without the stormwater pollution prevention plan they say was required before construction could begin. The village has put into place […]

Verni to fight Parker, party for Independence line

By LIZ BUTTON Rye City Councilwoman and candidate for county legislator Catherine Parker, a Democrat, finds herself in primary challenges on two fronts. Although Parker’s focus has been on securing the Democratic nomination to run for the District 7 seat in the general election, her Independence Party endorsement is also being threatened by county legislator […]

Crestwood station area to be revitalized

By GERARD NOLAN The Crestwood train station and the surrounding corridor are undergoing a renaissance as a number of construction and renovation projects come to the area. The projects are part of an effort to make the community more attractive to young professionals who would take advantage of the proximity to the Crestwood station, which […]

Repairs to Playland’s Ice Casino ready to proceed

By LIZ BUTTON Even as county officials remain unsure whether they will receive federal funding from FEMA to repair the damage to Playland Park caused by October 2012’s Hurricane Sandy, repairs to the park’s Ice Casino are poised to proceed for a spring 2014 opening, officials said. Along with massive damage to the park’s iconic […]

County airport to update its master plan

It is fortunate that the public hearing on the City Council’s latest foray into the field of ethics is as far off as Sept. 11, of all dates. They need that much time to think about what they did on Aug. 5. On Aug. 5 the City Council laid down some ethics rules and then […]

More than 200 high school students honored for AP scores

Two hundred ten Rye High School students earned AP Scholar Awards in recognition of their scores on the 2013 Advanced Placement Exams, with 13 students earning the title of National AP Scholar, the national college board’s highest honor for AP achievement. Students received these awards for demonstrating college-level achievement through AP courses and exams. They […]

Unincorporated town enacts tough parking ticket law

By CHRIS GRAMUGLIA Enough is enough. The Town of Mamaroneck is getting serious when it comes to drivers who don’t pay parking fines in the unincorporated area and has passed legislation enabling police officers to scan license plates in an attempt to root out such offenders. Depending on the number of outstanding tickets drivers have, […]

Move over Quiznos, Cozy Cafe is coming to town

By DANIEL OFFNER It’s been more than a year and a half since the former Quiznos Sub in downtown Harrison closed shop, and now a new business plans to open its doors at the intersection of Halstead and Harrison avenues. The Cozy Cafe—not to be confused with the Cosi franchise—has staked claim to the property […]