Category Archives: News

“Dog” days of summer return to Harbor Island Park

By MOLLY STAZZONE Doghouse Truck will be back selling food in Harbor Island Park this summer after responding to a Board of Trustees request for proposals for the concession. Village Manager Richard Slingerland said, for the 2014 summer and fall seasons, the total amount the Village of Mamaroneck will give the new vendor will be […]

School board president resigns role

By KATIE HOOS Longtime New Rochelle Board of Education member David Lacher, 61, has relinquished his seat as board president, a role he took over for the second time in 2013. On Tuesday, June 24, Lacher concluded the board’s meeting with a statement about his decision to resign as board president, effective immediately. Lacher, who […]

Village building inspector suspended indefinitely

By PHIL NOBILE Instability issues and inspector roulette continues to pervade the Village of Mamaroneck Building Department as Building Inspector Bill Gerety has been suspended indefinitely without pay and without public explanation after a year on the job. Gerety, who was hired in April 2013, is the latest casualty in a department that has lacked […]

Verizon Fios available soon

By PHIL NOBILE In a move met with boisterous applause and approval from members of the community, Harrison officials passed an agreement to bring Verizon’s fiber optic cable services to the majority of the town, ushering in competition amongst cable options for the first time in Harrison history. The measure, approved unanimously by the five […]

Some stores bagging plastic ban

By ALINA SURIEL Rye businesses that appeared to be noncompliant with the city’s 2011 ban on disposable plastic shopping bags are feeling the backlash from local residents and environmental advocates. The Learning Express, a toy store on Purchase Street, has suffered complaints about the store’s use of plastic bags, but owner Jimmy Myers is quick […]

Union: Firefighters, public at risk

By CHRIS EBERHART A crucial fire engine with specialized emergency equipment stationed in the North End of Eastchester has been pulled out of service six times since last Thanksgiving, and as recently as June 25, because of understaffing and arguments over sick time versus injury time and overtime pay. The president of the career firefighters’ […]

Stricter development law passes

By PHIL NOBILE Citing protection of the village’s historic appearance and character as the rationale, the Village of Mamaroneck Board of Trustees enacted a law altering development guidelines in the village’s central business district, making it tougher to develop downtown than ever before. But some village residents question the true intent of the law, and […]