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County IDA approves funding for senior housing renovations

By: JOHN BRANDI Two proposals to have the county finance renovation projects for affordable senior housing complexes were approved by the Westchester County Industrial Development Agency at its meeting on Thursday, Aug. 14. Wilder Balter Partners, Inc., an Elmsford-based developer, was interested in increasing the efficiency of Mamaroneck Towers, and Scarsdale-based Mountco Real Estate Development […]

Fisher Avenue lot will be “temporary inconvenience”

By CHRIS EBERHART It’s just past noon on a Tuesday in August, and the Fisher Avenue parking lot near the Crestwood train station in Tuckahoe is nearly full to capacity with only four open parking spaces left in the 63-space lot. But come September, that parking lot, which is used by merchants and businesses in […]

Beach and Yacht Club public hearing closed

By ALINA SURIEL The public hearing on the latest round of appeals made against construction on the grounds of the Mamaroneck Beach and Yacht Club has been closed. The village Zoning Board of Appeals concluded the public hearing in a meeting on Thursday, Aug. 7. By law, the board has 62 days after the close […]

Flood project proposed in Nelson Creek neighborhood

By PHIL NOBILE Another attempt by town officials to help mitigate flooding woes may come in the form of constructing a dam for water retention in what some say is a struggling neighborhood when it comes to storms and water flow. Proposed by Town Engineer Michael Amodeo, the plan calls for the construction of an […]

Eastchester schools seek input for tax break

By CHRIS EBERHART Feedback from Eastchester residents will decide if the public school district implements a tax exemption for veterans. The exemption comes as part of an amendment to an existing property tax law that has provided veterans with real estate tax relief through the municipal budget for the past couple of decades. The amendment, […]

Ma Riis Park improvements get contractor

By PHIL NOBILE As Harrison’s public library undergoes renovations for the next year, aesthetic improvements to the adjacent public park and town green will coincide with those of the library, giving the center of the town’s public spaces a simultaneous facelift. The focal point of Harrison’s public buildings, Ma Riis Park, which sits between the […]

Floodplain administrator change proposed

    By PHIL NOBILE As the Village of Mamaroneck’s Building Department continues to face criticism amidst turnover at the top, the position of floodplain administrator—normally given to the village building inspector—may now be handed over to another village official. At the most recent Board of Trustees meeting, a potential amendment to local flood law […]

Leaf blower use exemptions under consideration

    By JOHN BRANDI The Village of Mamaroneck Board of Trustees continued the public hearing to amend the village’s noise code as it pertains to leaf blower use at its meeting on Aug. 11. As the law stands now, the village noise code, which in Chapter 254, section 3 of which covers leaf blowers, […]

Bronxville to implement LED lighting

By ALINA SURIEL The Village of Bronxville is moving forward with plans to replace the bulbs of all of its downtown streetlamps with LED lights. A recent study completed by Lynstaar Engineering of Pleasantville has equipped the village with the information it needs to begin to decide how best to move forward with the project. […]

Molly Spillane’s new permit limited

By JACKSON CHEN In an attempt to alleviate the continued tension between local residents and popular Mamaroneck Avenue bar and restaurant Molly Spillane’s, the Village of Mamaroneck’s Zoning Board of Appeals met Aug. 7 to discuss the possibility of a permit renewal. Despite being in the process of drafting a final resolution, the board seemed […]