Category Archives: News

School district details tech upgrades for Wi-Fi

BY SARAH VARNEY Over the summer, the Rye City School District spent approximately $100 million on 300 new computers and a major overhaul of the network system at its six sites. According to Assistant Superintendent for Business Gabriella O’Connor, the district paid approximately $650 each for the new Lenovo computers. Each school got the new […]

Mamaroneck restaurant dishes healthy fast food

By James Pero At Green Life, a new health-oriented fast food restaurant on Mamaroneck Avenue, it can feel like just about everything is locally sourced.   From the produce which is delivered from local farms each morning, to the mozzarella which is made from scratch in the restaurant’s full-service kitchen, right down to the chairs […]

New principal at Preston Elementary fosters team building

By JOHN BRANDI Dennis Kortright wants to create a collaborative academic environment from the start, incorporating teachers, parents and the community at large to enhance the learning experience at Samuel J. Preston Elementary. Though, the newly-minted principal also feels like it can work in reverse and there’s still much the staff can learn from its […]

Tuckahoe ice rink closes doors

By chris eberhart Tuckahoe’s ice rink, Home Ice Advantage LLC, on Marbledale Road, closed its doors for business not even a year after its grand opening last December.  Specifics as to why the ice rink closed on Aug. 14 remain unclear. Tuckahoe Village Administrator David Burke said, “To say anything would just be speculation. At […]

The soft-spoken side of fostering rebirth after 9/11

By JACKSON CHEN |In her at-home work space, Helen Rafferty casually clacked away at her laptop keyboard. Humbly settled in an elongated sofa, she was surrounded by stacks of books. Outside of the typing and the occasional hum of air conditioning, her Propsect Avenue home was mostly quiet. It was calm for the time being, […]

Tuckahoe, Eastchester PDs to buy body cameras

By CHRIS EBERHART The Tuckahoe and Eastchester police departments have received money to acquire wearable video body cameras for their officers and implement a pilot program that is designed to protect the village residents and Tuckahoe and Eastchester’s finest. The cameras are small—about the size of a carton of cigarettes—and weigh less than a cellphone […]

Westchester Guardian publisher pleads guilty

Selim Zherka, a 47-year-old Somers businessman who publishes the Westchester Guardiannewspaper, pleaded guilty to conspiring to make false statements to a bank and filing false tax returns. Zherka entered his guilty plea before U.S. District Judge Cathy Seibel at White Plains’ federal court on Aug. 27. According to the FBI, Zherka made false statements to […]

State takes step towards extinguishing tobacco

  By James Pero With the passing of a statewide bill that prohibits smoking near after-school programs, New York state is one step closer to kicking smoking to the curb once and for all. The bill, which was passed unanimously by the New York state Senate in June and signed into action by Gov. Andrew […]

Affordable housing mulled at United Hospital site

By JACKSON CHEN As the Village of Port Chester completes its first round of public hearings for a redevelopment of a long-abandoned hospital, an organization is calling on the village to create affordable housing and permanent jobs at the 15-acre project.  The large-scale development is slated to repurpose the decrepit lot of the former United […]

Historic DeLancey house sold to developers

By JACKSON CHEN The owners of a Village of Mamaroneck house dating back to 1792 are expected to sell the property to developers who will eventually convert the lot into waterfront apartments.  The property located at 408-410 W. Boston Post Road was to be sold to a developer according to Eddie Chmelecki, co-owner of the […]