Category Archives: News

Puppy mill protestors rally to shut down store

By James Pero Furor over a pet store on Mamaroneck Avenue where residents of the Village of Mamaroneck have purported animals are being kept under inhumane conditions has culminated in two rallies adamantly protesting the shop. According to village resident Donna Dickerson, the store, Best Breeds Puppies and Kittens located at 154 Mamaroneck Ave., has […]

Harrison Chamber of Commerce back in play

By JOHN BRANDI With a renewed sense of purpose and some fresh faces, the Harrison Chamber of Commerce is back in a big way with some pro-business initiatives.  Holly Sharpe, the new president of the chamber, is taking over the reigns of an organization that has lain dormant and has fallen from view for residents […]

Golf season nearly lost due to wrecked greens

By JACKSON CHEN After the confirmation of a contaminated fungicide, the Rye Golf Club greens have been closed off for a majority of the golf season, leaving members upset and demanding refunds.  However, club officials said with recovery efforts, the greens may be open around Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 7. According to Chip Lafferty, the […]

Village board OKs marine education committee

By JACKSON CHEN The Village of Mamaroneck’s Marine Education Center will soon have its own advisory committee to foster the sustainability and future of the center. After the village’s Board of Trustees voted to approve the creation of a Marine Education Center Advisory Committee during its Aug. 10 meeting, they will begin seeking residents who […]

Republican primary mayoral candidates: Philip Marraccini

Age: 64 Family: Wife, Jayne; three daughters, Toni, Maggie and Christi Status: Challenger Political Affiliation: Registered Republican Current Employment: Aviation consulting and legal work Political Experience: Former town mayor, 1994-1998; served on airport advisory board Community Affiliations: Knights of Columbus, a former member of the Harrison Zoning Board of Appeals Years in Harrison: Lifelong resident […]

Republican primary mayoral candidates: Ron Belmont

Age: 62 Family: Married; two children, Michelle and Matthew status: Incumbent Political Affiliation: Non-affiliated Political Experience: Four years as mayor/supervisor of Town/Village of Harrison Community Affiliations: Former supervisor for the Department of Recreation for 20 years Years in Harrison: Lifelong resident   Q: It is extremely unusual for a sitting mayor to face a primary […]

Town of Eastchester scores highest debt rating

By CHRIS EBERHART The Town of Eastchester’s fiscal prudence over the years has led to a bump in its Moody’s rating this year. Moody’s, which rates investors on the basis of risk and the borrower’s ability to make interest payments, catapulted the town to the highest rating a municipality can receive, which in turn lowers interest […]

A family night of fun

The Village of Mamaroneck’s Parks and Recreation hosted its sixth annual Family Fun Night on Sunday, Aug. 9 at Harbor Island Park from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. The night included live music with Frank Pisani and Friends, a campfire and s’mores. Sunny skies made it a perfect day for beach games, kayaking and pedal […]

Rye Playland revenue and attendance up over 2014

By CHRIS EBERHART Playland had what was considered by many to be a successful season in 2014, and early revenue and attendance figures as of July 19 have already outpaced last year’s numbers.  Through July 20, 2014, Playland had a total attendance of 230,295 and took in gross revenue of $4.26 million. This year through […]

GOP candidates dropped from Ind. line

By JACKSON CHEN The mayor and deputy mayor of the Village of Mamaroneck will no longer appear on the Westchester County Independence Party ballot line in the November election after challenges to their petition revealed an insufficient amount of signatures. When announcing their re-election campaign in June, Mayor Norman Rosenblum and Deputy Mayor Lou Santoro […]