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New Rochelle lights up holiday season

By KATIE HOOS Carols were sung and blessings were bestowed as the Chamber of Commerce of New Rochelle hosted its annual holiday lighting ceremony on Dec. 6. Festivities included a visit from Santa Claus, who rode into the city square atop a fire truck. The gathering was held on a mild December night at Memorial […]

Proposal would add Halstead to east coast trail

By PHIL NOBILE A proposal to include Halstead Avenue as part of an interconnecting trail spanning thousands of miles was met with both support and concern from town officials. East Coast Greenway, a national non-profit organization, requested Harrison incorporate 1.3 miles of Halstead Avenue into a developing trail system of more than 3,000 miles along […]

SPRYE to use grant to digitize transportation data

By LIZ BUTTON Rye-based non-profit SPRYE, which stands for “Staying Put in Rye & Environs,” received a $5,000 sustainability grant from the Village-to-Village Net-work—a national organization that lends support to groups that facilitate aging in place—the group announced Dec. 3. Aging in place is SPRYE’s mission. The group helps senior residents in the area continue […]

Residents fight MBYC legality

By ASHLEY HELMS With beach clubs in the Village of Mamaroneck at the center of discourse and heated debate lately, residents recently took the opportunity to sound-off on what they feel are blatant zoning code violations at Mamaroneck Beach and Yacht Club. Concerned residents filled the village courtroom to capacity during a Dec. 6 Zoning […]

Adjusted budget lowers tax rate, pulls police/court funding

By LIZ BUTTON The city’s revised 2014 budget defers improvements to the police station and courthouse and whittles the tax rate increase down to 1.99 percent, which reflects a $73 increase in property taxes for the average household. The property tax rate increase in the original version of the budget presented by the city manager […]

New budget ups taxes past 4%

By PHIL NOBILE After a series of changes made to the 2014 budget, the town reached its second iteration for the upcoming year, bringing a higher tax increase than previously proposed. With the tax rate increase now at 4.13 percent, the average Harrison homeowner will pay $6,182.38 in property taxes to the town next year—a […]

Town budget stabilizes library funding after difficult year

By CHRIS EBERHART Eastchester Supervisor Anthony Colavita, a Republican, said the 2014 proposed town budget has been stripped of fat and excess spending and will incorporate the consolidation of two town departments.  What’s left is a $34.8 million town budget—which includes Eastchester, Bronxville and Tuckahoe—that remains under the state mandated 1.66 percent tax levy cap, […]

Solar panel applications cause BAR stir

  By ASHLEY HELMS In the Village of Mamaroneck, solar panels have been attracting more than just sunlight over the past few months.  Village government has begun work on a change of code proposal after it received a letter in November from the Committee for the Environment—an advisory body that makes suggestions to the Board […]

Halstead Avenue repairs part of county’s 2014 plan

By PHIL NOBILE After many years of bumps and bruises to Halstead Avenue, travelers and their vehicles, the main thoroughfare in Harrison’s downtown district will see repaving and repairs if the county’s proposed capital projects budget remains as written. According to the 2014 budget, almost one mile of the county-owned roadway from the Mamaroneck Village […]

Council to rule on zoning law

By LIZ BUTTON Residents’ misgivings that many new houses being built in Rye are out of scale in size and height compared to the majority of homes that populate the city’s neighborhoods has led to a proposal that would change the way attic space is included in the calculation of a house’s total floor area. […]