Category Archives: News

RHS seniors receive National Merit honors

The National Merit Scholarship Program is administered by the National Merit Corp. based in Washington, D.C. In conjunction with university and corporate funding, the company distributes $33 million to approximately 5,000 high school seniors nationwide. -Reporting by Sarah Varney

Rye Fund for Education unveils new courtyard

    On the evening of Thursday, Oct. 8, administrators from the Rye Fund for Education and the the Rye City School District co-hosted the debut of the science wing courtyard. According to Rye Fund for Education co-founder Mary Emery, the group raised $120,000 for the courtyard project through the sale of paver bricks engraved […]

School district to put forward $50m bond

By Sarah Varney At the Oct. 6 meeting of the City School District of New Rochelle Board of Education, district officials unveiled a proposed $50 million bond that would be used entirely to pay for repairs at the 10 city schools.  “This is the single most significant issue in the district,” Superintendent of Schools Dr. […]

Village trustees consider Harbor Island field fees

By James Pero In an effort to help offset the maintenance cost of the Village of Mamaroneck’s Harbor Island Park fields, the village Board of Trustees continues to debate over instituting field usage fees for residents, schools and leagues.  According to Village Manager Richard Slingerland, the implementation of such fees, which has been deliberated by […]

Eastchester preps for $26M school bond vote

By SUZY BERKOWITZ The Eastchester school district has proposed a $26 million expansion bond for its high school. The bond is headed for a public referendum on Oct. 20. The school district is making the proposal in an attempt to combat the high school’s current spatial and academic limitations, according to the district’s website. And […]

City to appeal $650K award to injured couple

By JACKSON CHEN The city is looking to appeal a state Supreme Court arbitrator’s award of $650,000 to a Dutchess County couple for a rear-end accident in 2012 that involved a Rye City police lieutenant. On April 19, 2012, Rye City Lt. Joseph Verille rear-ended a car while he was driving northbound on I-684 in […]

TOD Article 78 lawsuit dismissed

By JACKSON CHEN A lawsuit seeking to revoke a recently-passed local law in the Village of Mamaroneck was recently dismissed by a Supreme Court judge.  Back in March, village residents Gina von Eiff and Suzanne McCrory filed an Article 78 proceeding against the village’s Board of Trustees and former Democratic Trustee Andres Bermudez-Hallstrom for enacting […]

County-sanctioned deer hunt off

By Sarah Varney According to one local mayor, Westchester County officials have reneged on a February pledge to help Rye and Mamaroneck decrease the deer population by taking advantage of the current bow-hunting season. In a Sept. 30 letter Rye City Mayor Joe Sack, a Republican, received from the county, Deputy County Executive Kevin Plunkett […]

New fitness center faces stipulations

By JOHN BRANDI A vacant, former automotive garage is getting a second chance, as an existing fitness brand is soon to move into the space with some stipulations put in place. Both Tuckahoe’s planning and zoning boards approved the applicant co-owner Brian Harrington’s request to expand his business, Transform Fitness, into the village. Harrington already […]