Category Archives: News

School staff cuts proposed

By KATIE HOOS The Mamaroneck Union Free School District released its preliminary budget for the 2014-2015 school year, proposing a 2.77 percent reduction in taxes and the elimination of more than 20 full-time staff positions.  On March 18, Superintendent Dr. Robert Shaps presented his recommended budget of $131.7 million, a 2.71 percent spending increase over […]

City preps for Playland fight

By CHRIS EBERHART Frustration over Sustainable Playland, Inc.’s plans to redevelop the Rye Playland amusement park boiled over this week with Westchester County legislators ripping into the group’s parking analysis and lack of an overflow parking plan.  Meanwhile, Rye City began ramping up its legal defense against the county administration on the basis of jurisdiction. […]

Bramson touts master plan

By KATIE HOOS Major development is on the horizon for the Queen City of the Sound. That was the theme echoed during Mayor Noam Bramson’s 5,000 word State of the City address on March 20 at the Davenport Club in New Rochelle. Bramson, a Democrat, focused his remarks on outlining plans to seek a master […]

State aid impacts Eastchester

By CHRIS EBERHART With falling revenues and shrinking state aid anchoring one side of Eastchester’s school budget and rising costs pulling on the other, the Eastchester School district’s budget is a rubber band about to snap. “This is a budget that reflects the urgency of the difficult times where funding is limited and declining, where […]

Town considers road study

By CHRIS EBERHART In order to address deteriorating roadways within Harrison’s municipal boundaries, town officials are considering a proposal aimed at prioritizing road repairs through a pavement management system.  A town-wide road resurfacing project, which includes about 100 miles of roadway, would cost Harrison approximately $2 million, according to Town Engineer Michael Amodeo. In a […]

Village budget proposes 2.4% tax increase

By PHIL NOBILE The tentative budget for the next fiscal year was presented to the Village of Mamaroneck Board of Trustees, bringing with it possible property tax and spending increases, if approved. Village Manager Richard Slingerland presented the first iteration of the 2014-2015 budget at the March 24 Board of Trustees meeting. The proposal calls for […]

New manager has eye for hospitality

By LIZ BUTTON As the Rye Golf Club’s new permanent general manager, Jim Buonaiuto told the Rye City Review that he hopes to use his strong background in golf club operations and commitment to hospitality to burnish the club’s reputation and turn its fortunes around following the years-long financial scheme allegedly masterminded by the club’s […]

Rye Town Park Commission hopes for break-even year

By KATIE HOOS The Rye Town Park Commission adopted the 2014 operating budget, carrying a shortfall of $6,750.  Rye Town Park—a 62-acre recreational park and beach located off Forest Avenue in Rye City—is owned and operated by both the city and Rye Town, which is wholly comprised of the villages of Rye Brook, Port Chester […]

City Council to review old Echo Bay, Armory proposals

By Katie Hoos The future of the city’s waterfront may now be decided as early as July. Looking to speed up the development process and possibly save from losing out on a $1.5 million grant awarded by the state, the New Rochelle City Council is entertaining development proposals for the former Echo Bay project site […]

Tiekert awarded $27K over lawsuit

By PHIL NOBILE The Village of Mamaroneck has settled a lawsuit with resident and activist Stuart Tiekert after being advised to do so by its legal counsel and insurance company, who will foot a $27,000 bill. At the village’s March 24 Board of Trustees meeting, the board was nearly unanimous in its vote to settle […]