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County wins housing appellate case

  By CHRIS EBERHART The county executive’s claims that HUD “acted in an arbitrary and capricious manner” in rejecting all eight of Westchester County submissions to obtain HUD-administered grant money can no longer be ignored.  On Feb. 18, a federal appeals court overturned a lower court’s decision that had said the U.S. Department of Housing […]

Jay Heritage Center restores gardens

By MARISSA PENN The Jay Heritage Center recently raised $1.35 million for a restoration of its public gardens, work that is already in the preliminary stages. According to Suzanne Clary, interim director of the center, last June a proposal was submitted for a $500,000 grant from the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and […]

A festival to shake off the cold

By JOHN BRANDI In spite of Old Man Winter, locals found a reason to celebrate and venture out to Tuckahoe’s Broken Bow Brewery for its inaugural Kolsch Fest on Saturday, mimicking the fun and fanfare of festivals in Deutschland. The idea behind hosting a Kolsch fest was to rouse the locals and get them to […]

STEM opportunities grow for Mamaroneck

By Janet K. O’Connell On Tuesday, Feb.10, the Larchmont-Mamaroneck Local Summit hosted an exciting program on STEM Initiatives in the Mamaroneck School District. The headlines report that American students are falling behind their counterparts in other countries in terms of science and technology, but the local summit’s program was encouraging and optimistic. Because of STEM […]

Reports surface in Caspi case

By JACKSON CHEN A Feb. 9 trial date of a police brutality lawsuit filed in 2007 against three Rye police officers has been delayed after recently uncovered reports from 2004 indicate worry from within the department about one of the accused.  The $10 million civil rights lawsuit of then Rye High School senior Andrew Caspi […]

Tuckahoe’s Main Street development lingers on

By JOHN BRANDI For nearly 10 years, changes in the design have stalled a proposed multi-use apartment building for Main Street in the Village of Tuckahoe. The four-story, mixed-use complex would have office or retail space on the ground level and 33 open-air parking spaces if the project ever came to fruition. Above that, Joseph […]

School district sued for discrimination

JACKSON CHEN The Mamaroneck school district is facing a multimillion dollar lawsuit based on the claims of racial and religious discrimination against a Muslim-owned construction company.  The lawsuit was filed with the state Supreme Court in October 2014 after A-1 Construction and Renovation, a Brooklyn-based company, had its contract with the school district suddenly terminated. […]

Town, quarry settle

By JOHN BRANDI The litigation surrounding West Harrison’s Lake Street Quarry, ongoing for almost six years, has finally ended after the town and the property owner reached an out of court agreement.  At the Feb. 11 Harrison Town Council meeting, Town Attorney Frank Allegretti said the town had reached a settlement with quarry owner Lawrence […]

Former mayor, medical advertiser dies

By Jackson Chen Former Rye City Mayor Warren Ross passed away early Monday morning in his Oakland Beach Avenue home. Ross, a longtime Democrat, was 88. His wife, Lucille, said that Ross had always been interested in Democratic politics throughout his life, but it wasn’t until after his professional retirement that he finally ran for […]

Man found dead on train tracks

MTA police are investigating a dead body found on the Metro-North railroad tracks in Rye on the morning of Feb.13. According to the MTA, a 6:56 a.m. a New Haven Metro-North train out of Stamford, Conn., and headed for Grand Central terminal reported seeing a deceased individual on the tracks at 7:23 a.m. while passing […]