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Committee votes on flood projects

By JACKSON CHEN Armed with a $3 million state-funded grant, a Rye-based committee cast its votes on which storm recovery and resiliency projects it would like to prioritize and fund. The Community Reconstruction Committee, which is comprised of Rye residents assisted by Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s Office of Storm Recovery, labeled four items as proposed […]

Slow, steady progress in theater development

By Alina Suriel Progress is slow on the reconstruction of the old movie theater into a proposed six-story, 42-unit mixed-use complex on Harrison Avenue, with its impact on the town being considered from all angles. The head of the project, John Verni of Verco Properties, LLC, in Mamaroneck, appeared before the Harrison Planning Board at […]

Pet adoptions up for holidays

By MARISSA PENN The winter is generally the busiest time of the year for animal shelters with pet adoptions peaking during the annual holiday season. However, some animal shelters discourage doing so since oftentimes it only leads to eventual returns. According to one humane society, pet adoptions are up as much as 20 percent between […]

Astorino keeps promise of no tax increase

By CHRIS EBERHART Not long after losing his bid for governor, Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino, a Republican, returned home to present his proposed spending plan for the county that features no tax levy increases for the fifth consecutive year. Now, the Westchester County Board of Legislators has until Dec. 27 to make changes, negotiate […]

Westchester launches crime tips program

By MARISSA PENN With times changing and text messaging becoming the norm over traditional phone calls, Westchester County law enforcement officials have launched a new smartphone-based web application program, which allows people to text message police officers anonymously. The program, tip411, was launched on Nov. 13 throughout Westchester County. The app allows anyone with a […]

Farmers market to join in holiday festivities

By Nicole Reed Happy Thanksgiving from Down to Earth Markets, the crew behind the Rye Farmers Market. We’d like to thank everyone who comes out to shop with the market’s local farmers and food makers all season long. We also wish to express our gratitude to the Rye Chamber of Commerce, the market sponsor.  This […]

Pet Rescue 11-28-2014

Autumn is a one-year old deep calico girl. She is not only beautiful but also very friendly and affectionate. Autumn can actually have whole conversations with you. She is very calm and well behaved. Autumn is spayed, in excellent health and up to date with all vaccinations. The adoption donation for Autumn is $80. To […]

Street renamed to honor fallen DPW worker

By JOHN BRANDI Eastchester officials have given their approval to rename a street, in honor of a town Department of Public Works employee who lost his life on the job a little more than a year ago.  The Town Council unanimously approved a motion to rename Burnham Road to Farella Way, at its Oct. 7 […]

Sports aids healing process

By MIKE SMITH The Harrison athletic community banded together last week to support two families devastated by recent tragedy. With a candlelight vigil on Thursday, Nov. 13 and charity soccer game the following day, Harrison High School students helped to reaffirm the healing power of sports and its ability to bring people together in times […]

Career firefighters sue Board of Fire Wardens

By Chris Eberhart The city’s professional firefighters said the Board of Fire Wardens have been unwilling to negotiate with them which led to a lawsuit over claims of “misusing, misapplying and misa- ppropriating” money by the department’s volunteer contingent. In the lawsuit, filed in state Supreme Court in White Plains on Nov. 12, Rye’s local […]