Category Archives: News

Tuckahoe man allegedly stabs girlfriend

    Tuckahoe police responded to an emergency 911 call about a gruesome stabbing on the typically quiet street of Columbus Avenue around 11 p.m. on Sunday, Sept 28. Police Lt. Ray Stabile said, this was the first stabbing in Tuckahoe in the “last number of years.” When the police first arrived on the scene, […]

Nuzzi: Football drove a wedge in this community

By CHRIS EBERHART The X’s and O’s of Tuckahoe football are overshadowing academics, according to the superintendent of schools. The result is a growing divide within the community.  During an August Board of Education meeting, droves of parents, residents, students, coaches, faculty and alumni packed the Tuckahoe High School library to voice their displeasure with […]

Town fights zoning claims

By JOHN BRANDI Harrison has finally responded to accusations that it has exclusionary zoning and clusters its minority population, charging in a letter that those claims are unfounded and don’t accurately capture the true character of the town.  Harrison Mayor Ron Belmont, a Republican, sent the Sept. 26 letter to the court-appointed federal monitor Jim […]

Village cited for Sportime clay discharge

By JACKSON CHEN On Oct. 1, the village received a violation from the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation for allowing the discharge of Sportime’s red clay tennis court material to enter into the Long Island Sound at Harbor Island Park. The discharge happens wh-en rainwater washes throughout the park, collects everything into storm […]

Former city manager resurfaces in New Rochelle

By cHRIStian Falcone and CHRIS EBERHART Scott Pickup is back to work, and it’s just down the Boston Post Road.  Pickup, Rye’s former city manager, was recently hired as the deputy commissioner in charge of operations for the City of New Rochelle’s Department of Public Works. He had been seeking employment ever since leaving his […]

Police arrest serial bank robber

On Thursday, Oct. 2, Rye police, working with Connecticut police and the FBI in a collaborative effort, arrested a suspect who confessed to robbing the Webster Bank on Rye’s Purchase Street a week prior. Jamal Jarrett, of Bridgeport, Conn., was arrested by police who executed a warrant at his home located at 120 Mill Hill […]

Town judge resigns

By CHRIS EBERHART A longtime Eastchester judge resigned last week as part of an agreement to discontinue a state inquiry into his alleged mishandling of a “significant number” of vehicle and traffic law cases in town court over a five-year period.  Domenick Porco, a Republican  Eastchester Town Justice since 1992, has been under investigation from […]

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 […]

Playland has productive season

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 […]

Tree work begins on Mamaroneck Avenue

By Alina Suriel The Village of Mamaroneck began work last week to plant new trees on Mamaroneck Avenue replacing the 18 Dynasty Lace Bark Elm trees removed from the existing tree wells in mid-July. The Elm trees which were located on Mamaroneck Avenue were taken out because the continued growth of their roots had started […]