Category Archives: News

Development dominates Tuckahoe election talk

By CHRIS EBERHART With village elections just weeks away, one Democrat has come forward to challenge the two Republican trustees seeking re-election. Meanwhile, Mayor Steve Ecklond, a Republican, has decided to run for another term in the mayor’s office, yet Democrats are not opposing him.  Republican trustees Tom Giordano and Greg Luisi will be running […]

Bronxville incumbents unopposed

    By JOHN BRANDI In a seemingly safe place to be a Republican, one previously appointed Bronxville trustee candidate has rejected an offer to run on the Republican line.  Trustee Randolph Mayer, a registered independent, is seeking his first full two-year term on the Board of Trustees. He was chosen last month to fill […]

Boston Post Road townhouses planned

By Alina Suriel Amidst the implementation of various re-zoning initiatives aimed at increasing development in other areas of the Village of Mamaroneck, a unit with seven attached townhouses is set to be built in a vacant lot on West Boston Post Road. The lot, located at 532 W. Boston Post Road, has been vacant since […]

Town opts into statewide efficiency program

By Alina Suriel Possible tax rebates are now giving Harrison officials even more incentive to stay under the property tax cap. The Harrison town board has decided to take part in a program which will see eligible residents receiving an additional refund in 2016 if the town stays under the state-mandated property tax levy cap […]

Statewide push for pension forfeiture

By JOHN BRANDI When former Speaker of the Assembly Sheldon Silver was forced to resign last month in the face of corruption charges, lawmakers rushed to push for ethical reform through the state Legislature.  Silver, a Manhattan Democrat, faces federal corruption charges brought on by the U.S. District Attorney Preet Bharara and the FBI. Silver […]

Forum talks state evals

By Alina Suriel Local state legislators met with school board members, parents and teachers in Harrison on Monday to answer questions about how to fight back against state-mandated educational policies and continually decreasing school funding. The Harrison Central School District hosted a forum at its high school in which Harrison residents and members of surrounding […]

Village to attempt hotel occupancy tax again

By CHRIS EBERHART With a Marriott proposal in mind, the Tuckahoe village board will again try to gain authorization from the state to implement a hotel occupancy tax.  The state Legislature voted down the measure just last year. In order to install a hotel tax, a municipality must receive authorization from the state, which has […]

Bronxville to get more LED lights

    By MARISSA PENN After installing LED lighting in about 60 percent of its downtown over the last few years, the Village of Bronxville is moving forward with plans to replace even more  bulbs in its business district and on its residential streets with LEDs.  The project, which is part of Bronxville’s 2015-2016 fiscal […]

Body found behind Port Chester school

On the morning of Friday, Feb. 20, the body of a 32-year-old Rye man was found behind Corpus Christi-Holy Rosary School in Port Chester. Port Chester police identified the dead man as Emery Stewart of 95 Maple Ave., in Rye. The police found his body, partially clothed, behind the elementary school, at 7:27 a.m. He […]

County wins housing appellate case

  By CHRIS EBERHART The county executive’s claims that HUD “acted in an arbitrary and capricious manner” in rejecting all eight of Westchester County submissions to obtain HUD-administered grant money can no longer be ignored.  On Feb. 18, a federal appeals court overturned a lower court’s decision that had said the U.S. Department of Housing […]