Category Archives: News

Tuck’d Away pulls back curtain for public

By LIZ BUTTON Choosing a punny name like Tuck’d Away Bar & Grill, patrons and residents can be sure the owner of Tuckahoe’s newest restaurant is excited to connect with the local community. Tuck’d Away features a comfortable, lounge-type atmosphere with sofas and other seating. The bar and grill serves small plates and appetizers; burgers […]

Memories of Michael Frey carry on

By CHRIS EBERHART In the otherwise quiet Town of Eastchester, people still can recall the tragic events of March 21, 1996. Eastchester police officers Michael Frey, 29, and Richard Morrissey, 45, responded to a call for help when Richard Sacchi, Jr. opened fired on the unsuspecting officers with a high-powered rifle from the second floor […]

SPI suspends review process

By CHRIS EBERHART Coming on the heels of the City of Rye’s recent announcement that it plans to designate itself as lead agency, Sustainable Playland, Inc. has suspended its participation in the county Board of Legislators’ review process of their plan to reinvent Playland. The Board of Legislators subcommittee Labor, Parks, Planning and Housing had […]

City Council condemns officer reinstatement

By LIZ BUTTON The City Council claimed it was blindsided last week to learn that former auxiliary officer John Holmes, who a year earlier was charged with submitting a fraudulent bid document for a city police uniform contract, had been allowed back on the force. The council has since condemned the police department’s decision to […]

Filming troublesome for downtown merchants

By ANNAROSE RUSSO Television production crews filming at Ruby’s Oyster Bar on Purchase Street last week interfered with neighboring businesses and invaded downtown parking lots, according to some concerned business owners. The CBS network pilot “Madame Secretary” starring Tea Leoni filmed in the Rye restaurant from around 2 p.m. on Tuesday, March 25, until 1 […]

Rye residents receive volunteer awards

By KATIE HOOS Two Rye women will be honored for their dedication to community service and volunteerism at the Volunteer Spirit Awards, a fundraising event hosted by the Volunteer Center of United Way, on Thursday, April 24. Reena Kashyap and Lisa Sandler, along with seven other award recipients from Westchester and Rockland counties, will be […]

School staff cuts proposed

By KATIE HOOS The Mamaroneck Union Free School District released its preliminary budget for the 2014-2015 school year, proposing a 2.77 percent reduction in taxes and the elimination of more than 20 full-time staff positions.  On March 18, Superintendent Dr. Robert Shaps presented his recommended budget of $131.7 million, a 2.71 percent spending increase over […]

City preps for Playland fight

By CHRIS EBERHART Frustration over Sustainable Playland, Inc.’s plans to redevelop the Rye Playland amusement park boiled over this week with Westchester County legislators ripping into the group’s parking analysis and lack of an overflow parking plan.  Meanwhile, Rye City began ramping up its legal defense against the county administration on the basis of jurisdiction. […]

Bramson touts master plan

By KATIE HOOS Major development is on the horizon for the Queen City of the Sound. That was the theme echoed during Mayor Noam Bramson’s 5,000 word State of the City address on March 20 at the Davenport Club in New Rochelle. Bramson, a Democrat, focused his remarks on outlining plans to seek a master […]

State aid impacts Eastchester

By CHRIS EBERHART With falling revenues and shrinking state aid anchoring one side of Eastchester’s school budget and rising costs pulling on the other, the Eastchester School district’s budget is a rubber band about to snap. “This is a budget that reflects the urgency of the difficult times where funding is limited and declining, where […]