Category Archives: News

Palmer Avenue streetscape starts up again

By JOHN BRANDI The Palmer Avenue streetscape project resumed on Monday, Sept. 8, after the Village of Larchmont reached an agreement with a new contractor, according to Democratic Mayor Anne McAndrews. A surety company, Selective Insurance Company of America, issued a performance bond in 2012 when the village hired its previous contractor. The bond guarantees […]

CAI, Standard Amusements pitch proposals

  By CHRIS EBERHART The Westchester County Board of Legislators listened to Central Amusement’s and Standard Amusements’ proposals for Playland for two and half hours on Sept. 4 with the hope of hiring an operator for the 2015 season. The proposals from both companies are very similar to the plans each brought forward in 2012 […]

Mayor takes ALS Challenge

By ALINA SURIEL Everyone knows someone who has gotten doused with a bucket of icy water for charity after a whole summer of the viral Ice Bucket Challenge to benefit the ALS Association. Rye Mayor Joe Sack, a Republican, and life-long Rye resident and historian Douglas Carey became two of the latest names to undertake […]

New ABC pilot to film in town

By JOHN BRANDI Pyrotechnics may soon light up the sky over Harrison, pending officials’ approval. The Harrison Town Council has unanimously approved a request by CBS/EYE Productions to film a fireworks display on Wednesday, Sept. 17, from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Old Oaks Country Club, 3100 Purchase St., as part of a new […]

Tuckahoe athletic director out

  By CHRIS EBERHART Tuckahoe athletic director Rod Mergardt resigned just a week after angry parents, coaches, alumni and students criticized him and the Tuckahoe school administration for mishandling the preparation for the upcoming football season. In his resignation letter, obtained by the Review, Mergardt cited “family challenges” as his reason for stepping down. “I […]

Accused Milton teacher settles

By CHRIS EBERHART Only one remains. The Rye City School District reached a settlement agreement with the third of four Rye teachers who have been on extended administrative leave for alleged “improper coaching” during math and English Language Arts state tests in April 2013. As part of the settlement agreement, Milton fourth grade teacher Dana […]

Library gets big donation

By JOHN BRANDI The Harrison Public Library has received a donation in the amount of $100,000 to go toward its renovation, which will close the 2 Bruce Ave. building for nearly a year. Most of the funding came from donations to the Harrison Public Library Foundation and Richard E. Halperin Memorial fund, a fund set […]

RM staff seeks expanded lawsuit

By CHRIS EBERHART The lawsuit filed by the waiters, kitchen workers and bartenders hired by RM Staffing, one of the alleged shell companies set up by former Rye Golf Club manager Scott Yandrasevich, will extend beyond the original nine employees as the group prepares for a hybrid collective and class action lawsuit. The original lawsuit, […]

EFD hires five probationary firefighters

By CHRIS EBERHART Five probationary firefighters were hired by the Eastchester Board of Fire Commissioners to stabilize the department’s staffing numbers after losing a number of firefighters unexpectedly to retirement and injuries. The five new hires will attend the fire academy in Valhalla from late September 2014 to late January 2015 before joining the department […]

Murphy unopposed for Town Council

By JOHN BRANDI Current Mamaroneck Town Councilman Tom Murphy looks to be on track to re-claim his seat in the Nov. 4 election as he is, at press time, running unopposed. Murphy, a Democrat, was appointed in February 2014 to fill a vacancy left by retiring Democratic Councilwoman Phyllis Wittner. Wittner, having served a 17-year […]