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Rye BOE approves two contract agreements

By CHRIS EBERHART The Rye City Board of Education approved memorandums of agreement with two unions, including a precedent-setting agreement with school district administrators, who agreed to give up their salary schedule as a cost-saving measure and move toward merit-based raises instead of automatic pay increases. The agreement with the Rye City Administrator Association was […]

Parking committee tackles Mamaroneck Avenue

BY JAMES PERO In an effort to expedite a solution to Mamaroneck Avenue’s parking issues, which have plagued the village for some time, an ad hoc committee consisting of members of the village has been formed. The Village of Mamaroneck Board of Trustees hopes this committee and its recommendations will help tackle the problems at […]

United Hospital plan gains traction

By JACKSON CHEN The Village of Port Chester has opened the gates for public comments as it has deemed the lofty redevelopment proposal for the long-abandoned United Hospital lot and its draft environmental impact statement as complete.  The proposal for the site at 999 High St., off of Boston Post Road, calls for a roughly […]

Just-Michael raises $61K in county campaign

By CHRIS EBERHART Campaign finance reports for all of this year’s political candidates were required to be filed on July 15, and through July, Westchester County Legislator candidate Haina Just-Michael, a New Rochelle Democrat, had raised a whopping $61,000. By contrast, Just-Michael’s opponent, incumbent Sheila Marcotte, an Eastchester Republican, had only generated $7,898 in financing. […]

Purchase’s Lincoln Lane drainage project moves forward

Purchase-area residents of Lincoln Lane may soon find relief from flooding, as the town board approved construction bids to begin work on a local drainage project. The plans were recently put out to bid, and the Harrison Town Council, at its July 16 meeting, unanimously approved ELQ Industries, Inc., a New Rochelle-based construction company which […]

Flood project $3M over estimate

By JOHN BRANDI There has been a delay in the start of construction on the Village of Bronxville’s flood mitigation project, as the bids were returned with an attached price tag higher than expected. The bids from contractors interested in undertaking the work have forced the village to rethink how to raise additional funds or […]

Legislature re-ups hotel tax; boutique inn in the works

By CHRIS EBERHART In a stunning, last-minute change of heart, the New York state Senate passed hotel occupancy tax bills for six Westchester communities, including several towns and villages, after years of unsuccessfully trying to petition the state for the tax. The Westchester municipalities that already had the hotel tax in place, including New Rochelle, […]

Old Post Road rezoning revisited by council

By JACKSON CHEN A proposed development project for 120 Old Post Road is being presented to the Rye City Council again after it received recommendations from the city’s Planning Commission. The project, which aims to create a 135-unit, age-restricted, four-story housing complex, is seeking a zoning change from the council in order to move forward. […]

Astorino suffers setback in housing bout

By CHRIS EBERHART Recent momentum for Republican Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino in his fight against the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development over affordable housing came to a screeching halt during a U.S. Supreme Court decision made in late June.  On June 25, the court made a ruling on a Texas affordable housing […]

Local teen named one of top youth volunteers

State Sen. Andrea Stewart-Cousins, the Senate Democratic leader, recognized Jake Gallin, 13, of New Rochelle for being named as one of America’s top 10 youth volunteers by the Prudential Spirit of Community Awards for his volunteer work on behalf of military families. Gallin was nominated by Volunteer New York and selected by the Prudential Foundation […]