Category Archives: News

City budget adds staffing

By JACKSON CHEN Rye’s proposed operating budget for 2015 came in at $50.7 million, with a 3.14 percent increase in property taxes. For the first time in years, the city is looking to add several city employees, including an emergency services coordinator and four firefighters. Acting City Comptroller Joe Fazzino presented City Manager Frank Culross’ […]

HCZMC: TOD inconsistent

By JACKSON CHEN The Harbor and Coastal Zone Management Commission found the proposed Transit Oriented Development legislation not consistent with several policies of the Local Waterfront Revitalization Program, based on the information it was provided at the time. During a special meeting of the commission on Nov. 3, four of its members unanimously agreed that […]

Tentative budget under cap

By Alina Suriel The Town of Harrison is under the state tax cap for the fourth year in a row, based on the tentative 2015 budget that was presented to the Town Council on Nov. 6. According to Town Comptroller Maureen Mackenzie, Harrison has consistently been under the property tax cap since it was instituted […]

Assessment board vacancies could conflict with county

By JOHN BRANDI If proactive measures aren’t met to fill vacancies on Harrison’s Board of Assessment Review, Westchester County could step in and independently decide assessment policy for the town, according to the town assessor. Mark Heinbockel, the town assessor, said without the town’s full, three-member board, it would ultimately end up hurting Harrison and […]

Suspects arrested in bank heist

Eastchester police arrested and charged two individuals in connection with a robbery on Thursday, Nov. 6, at Country Bank in Eastchester, just steps from Scarsdale Village. At approximately 1 p.m., the suspects handed a teller at Country Bank a note, grabbed $1,092 and fled the scene, according to Eastchester Police Lt. Robert Jensen. The suspects […]

Yandrasevich pleads guilty

By CHRISTIAN FALCONE and CHRIS EBERHART Scott Yandrasevich, the former general manager of the Rye Golf Club, pleaded guilty in White Plains court on Nov. 6 to grand larceny and falsifying records; he will now serve one year in Westchester County jail. Yandrasevich, 50, accepted the plea deal just days before he was set to stand […]

DA: Police have say on bar brawl

By JOHN BRANDI The fate of two town officials, involved in a late-night bar brawl back in June and then accused of lying on police incident reports about the matter, could soon face legal repercussions, according to the police chief.  Police Chief Anthony Marraccini said there may not be enough evidence to file charges based […]

Harrison woman killed in crash remembered

By Laura Romero and Alina Suriel The Harrison community is rallying around one of its residents who was killed in a car accident and her husband seriously injured when an off-duty White Plains firefighter hit their car while driving the wrong way down Lexington Avenue in White Plains last Monday the morning of Nov. 3. […]

Rye Neck policies may deter immigrants

By MARISSA PENN Seven local school districts, including Rye Neck, may be preventing immigrant children from enrolling at school by requiring them to produce birth certificates or social security numbers, thereby divulging their immigrant status, according to the New York Civil Liberties Union.  The seven school districts in Westchester County are among 85 school districts […]

Rye thanks vets for 95th year

By JACKSON CHEN For the 95th year, residents of Rye joined America Legion Post 128 on the Village Green to express their gratitude and appreciation for veterans during a solemn memorial ceremony on Tuesday, Nov. 11. For Veteran’s Day, Rye Post Commander Tom Saunders welcomed neighbors and elected officials to join the legion for a […]