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Town passes sewer use fee

By Alina Suriel Business owners and residents of the unincorporated portion of the Town of Mamaroneck will soon be subject to a new law passed on Dec. 3 which changes the way they pay for the maintenance and operating expenses of the town’s sanitary sewers.  A fee will be charged to cover sewage maintenance based […]

Project Homerun awaits ruling

By JACKSON CHEN In an attempt to move forward, the long-contested development project along the Beaver Swamp Brook, Harrison has responded to Rye’s criticisms regarding a state department’s ruling on environmental impact. According to Thomas Fu-cillo, an environmental lawyer representing Harrison, the Department of Environmental Conservation’s amended negative declaration on Sept. 15 was “neither irrational […]

Town celebrates 10th annual tree lighting

By MARISSA PENN On Sunday, Dec. 7, town residents braved the cold for the annual Christmas tree lighting on the village green at Spring Lake in West Harrison.  The event, which had been originally scheduled for Dec. 5, was rained out and therefore less people showed up than anticipated, according to Geraldine Barbagallo, the vice […]

A mixed year for holiday shopping

By MARISSA PENN Black Friday through Christmas is traditionally when Americans do most of their shopping and retail stores are busier than ever. But in hard economic times and with an increased trend in online shopping, retail has taken a hit. According to a survey by the National Retail Federation, overall shopper traffic from Thanksgiving […]

Rye TV studio to wait

By CHRIS EBERHART A long-awaited proposal to construct a state-of-the-art production studio inside City Hall for Rye TV that requires funding from the city has apparently been scrapped, according to sources. The estimated $850,000 studio construction project was expected to be eliminated from the city’s 2015 budget at Wednesday’s City Council meeting, after press time. […]

Construction on Kensington Road condos started

By MARISSA PENN The Kensington Road project to construct a new Mission-style condominium in downtown Bronxville is finally underway. The development, which started in October, has destroyed and taken the place of a large parking lot in a very busy section of the village near a large residential area, the train station and the business district. […]

Funds to cover tech services

By Alina Suriel The Harrison Police Department has needed so much technological support over the past year that the Town Council allotted an additional $10,000 to the department’s budget to cover the salary of its information technology consultant.  Consultant Hugo Rubio’s sa-lary was budgeted at $60,000 for this year, but those funds have already been […]

Village passes TOD

By Alina Suriel In a move which has the potential to green light major rehabilitation and development of the downtown area, the Village of Mamaroneck Board of Trustees voted in favor of transit-oriented development legislation centered on zoning code changes within walking distance of major transportation hubs. The legislation passed by a 3 to 1 […]

Larchmont to seek comment on administrator position

By JACKSON CHEN The Village of Larchmont’s Board of Trustees has drafted a local law to establish the new position of a village administrator for the first time in the village’s history. The board has set a public hearing on the matter for its Dec. 15 meeting.   Mayor Anne McAndrews, a Democrat, said the […]

Federal ruling may impact affordable housing

By CHRIS EBERHART A federal district judge’s recent ruling in Washington D.C. and a pending Supreme Court case could completely change the complexion of the affordable housing saga in Westchester County.  Both are taking aim at disparate impact liability, which is defined as when a “defendant can be held liable for discrimination for a race-neutral […]