Category Archives: News

Yandrasevich headed to trial next month

By CHRIS EBERHART After months of adjourned court dates, a Nov. 5 trial date has been set for the former Rye Golf Club general manager Scott Yandrasevich, who allegedly stole hundreds of thousands of dollars from golf club members.  Yandrasevich, who was arrested in November 2013, was arraigned on May 9 in Westchester County Court […]

Westchester on high alert after– Ebola scare

By JOHN BRANDI Westchester County may have dodged the Ebola bullet for now, after a patient was admitted to Phelps Memorial Hospital and tested negative on Oct. 8, but those in the health field remain split on whether the county is prepared to deal with such an outbreak. The patient, whose name has not been […]

Dillon bounced from minor party line

By JOHN BRANDI Although both candidates in the state Senate’s 37th District race agree that Common Core is a failed policy, neither one will now be running on the recently created Stop Common Core Party line. The Republican challenger, Joseph Dillon, has been dropped from the line after many signatures on his petition were deemed […]

City unveils massive plans

By Alina Suriel The City of New Rochelle announced that they have unanimously chosen multi-billion dollar development company RDRXR to handle the largest building project and economic development plan ever undertaken in the city’s history. The massive plan, which was unveiled on Oct. 7, includes provisions for a mixed-use district in the downtown area, which […]

Golf budget projects another year of surplus

By CHRIS EBERHART Staff Writer Set to put the finishing touches on the 2015 Rye Golf Club budget, club officials are budgeting for approxamately a $300,000 surplus with no increases in member dues, a far cry from golf club days past. The Rye Golf Club Commission is currently deliberating over a draft budget which includes […]

HUD takes issue with monitor’s report

By CHRIS EBERHART In an ironic plot twist in the Westchester County affordable housing saga, the federal housing monitor appointed to oversee the 2009 settlement, now finds himself at odds with the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development.  Because of ongoing gridlock at the county level between the Republican administration of County Executive Rob […]

Planning Board reviews church project

By JOHN BRANDI Harrison’s Planning Board has accepted a draft environmental impact statement from Trinity Presbyterian Church, which cites that the construction of an addition to the current Anderson Hill Road structure would cause no significant environmental impact.  Trinity had submitted this document, which was drafted by the church using a number of engineering, construction […]

SUNY Purchase cracks down on drinking, drugs

By Alina Suriel The number of disciplinary incidents involving underage drinking and drug use have risen significantly over the past two years at SUNY Purchase, according to the college’s recently released annual crime report. The report, released earlier this month, shows that there were 123 on campus liquor law violations referred for disciplinary action in […]

Playland season productive

By CHRIS EBERHART  Playland is trending upwards in both revenue and attendance over last year.  After years of declining numbers, Playland’s attendance jumped from 390,069 in 2013 to 467,948 in 2014, a 20 percent increase, and revenue increased from $7.1 million to $8.8 million, about a 24 percent increase. Westchester County Deputy Parks Commissioner Peter […]

History and Halloween in Westchester

By MARISSA PENN  This Halloween marks the 10th anniversary of the celebrated Great Jack O’ Lantern Blaze in Croton-on-Hudson, one of Westchester’s most popular seasonal activities for all ages. It also marks the fifth anniversary of Horseman’s Hollow, the haunted experience in Sleepy Hollow. They’re just some of the festivities that spring up around the […]