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Schools improve tech services

By Jackson Chen The Rye City School District has hired a new information technology consultant as a step to improve the technology services offered to its students. Edu Tek Limited, a Mamaroneck-based technology consultant for schools and healthcare companies, was hired during the district’s Board of Education meeting on March 23 for an annual cost […]

Business owners oppose extended meter hours

By Alina Suriel Trustees in the Village of Mamaroneck are working with local businesses to try to iron out installation details and make multi-space parking meters on Mamaroneck Avenue a reality. Members of the Mamaroneck Chamber of Commerce were even invited to sit in at a village board work session discussing the impending installation of […]

Potential I-95 toll draws concern

By MARISSA PENN A possible toll on I-95 at the New York-Connecticut border has local communities concerned that it could send traffic into the surrounding neighborhoods, possibly causing local road congestion as well as safety and environmental issues. At a press conference on March 31 at Port Chester Village Hall, U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer and […]

Youth council relies on community

By JOHN BRANDI The Harrison Youth Council has expanded its staff to meet the needs of the community as “risky behavior” trends continue to evolve, according to the new program director.  The council, which is headquartered at 84 Calvert St., has appointed two new staff members to provide in-house services for the five to 20 […]

Metro-North fares increase

By MARISSA PENN After being approved in January, Metropolitan Transportation Authority fare increases, which went up by 4.25 percent, went into effect on Sunday, March 22.  For the fifth time since 2008, fares on the Metro-North railroad, MTA New York City Transit buses and subways, MTA Bus, the MTA Staten Island Railway, and MTA Bridges […]

Vote on library’s fate nears

By JOHN BRANDI The saga over the Purchase Free Library’s fate sees the eviction proceedings coming to a head, as the institution and its landlord, Purchase Community Inc., set a date for when designated Purchase residents will vote on if the two remain shared-space tenants or go separate ways.  The date the two parties agreed […]

Proposed Eastchester school budget funds programs

By CHRIS EBERHART The Eastchester School District is proposing a $79.7 million budget for the 2015-2016 school year that will include funding to continue efforts to modernize the curriculum.  The budget, which is compliant with a 1.69 percent state-mandated tax levy cap, will advance the school district’s STEM—Science Technology Engineering Math—program, which was implemented during […]

Village budget under cap

By JACKSON CHEN The tentative budget for the Village of Mamaroneck’s 2015-2016 fiscal year was recently presented to the Board of Trustees and met the state-mandated tax cap through spending cuts and maintaining earlier budget projections. The draft budget that was presented by Village Manager Richard Slingerland shows a tax levy increase of 1.66 percent, […]

Playland report still in draft

By CHRIS EBERHART Nearly five months and threat of a subpoena seemed to be enough to cause the county executive to agree to finally release a $100,000 consultant report on Playland, according to Westchester County legislators.  The report’s release date, originally scheduled for late last year, is now April 15 during a Parks, Labor, Housing […]

Hen Island issue sees no movement

By JACKSON CHEN After reinvigorating the discussion about a 26-acre island just off Rye’s shore, the Rye City Council has been hesitant in taking any action to address alleged health and environmental concerns that have long plagued the area known as Hen Island. The island that sits between the Mamaroneck and Milton harbors in the […]