Category Archives: News

Developers disagree with chipping law

By JACKSON CHEN Developers, contractors and builders in the City of Rye are expressing strong opposition to the ongoing creation of a restrictive rock chipping law that will be detrimental to their livelihoods, as it currently stands.  Rock chipping, a common construction practice that steadily breaks through large rocks with the use of mechanical tools, […]

DEC issues Home Run permit

By JOHN BRANDI State officials have ruled in Harrison’s favor and have issued the town/village a wetland building permit to move forward with a project that will transform the Beaver Swamp Brook site.  The permit came through late last month on the recommendation from the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation. The proposed transformation […]

State passes hotel tax for Rye

By CHRIS EBERHART In a stunning, last-minute change of heart, the New York state Senate passed hotel occupancy tax bills for six Westchester communities, including several towns and villages, after years of unsuccessfully trying to petition the state for the tax. The City of Rye, which secured the tax back in 2006 as the first […]

Rye reaches new contract with clerical unit

By CHRIS EBERHART The city has come to terms on a new contract with the city’s clerical unit that runs through 2016. The announcement came at the July 8 Rye City Council meeting. As part of the new contract, the salaries of the CSEA Local 1000 clerical unit will increase 2.25 percent each year from […]

Moran: EHS in need of expansion

By CHRIS EBERHART The Eastchester School District is looking to continue with a series of capital projects in the school buildings that started with the renovation and expansion of Waverly Kindergarten Center to include first grade in 2000 and the middle school in 2014.  During the 2015-2016 school year, the district’s attention will turn to […]

Broken Bow issued permit for emergency chiller

By CHRIS EBERHART Broken Bow Brewery has been operating with a failing chiller for the past couple weeks. The business needs a larger, more powerful one to handle the increased workload but needs a site plan approval from the Planning Board in order to move it outside.  Because it was an emergency situation that came […]

Barra named to Planning Board

By CHRIS EBERHART The final piece of the puzzle is in place that makes the Tuckahoe village government whole again after the sudden death of Trustee Stephen Quigley in early May.  During the June 22 Tuckahoe Village Board of Trustees meeting, the mayor appointed David Barra, 54, to the village Planning Board to replace former […]

Mamaroneck grads receive Pulitzers

By JAMES PERO Mamaroneck’s public high school isn’t famous—it’s not designed specifically for the gifted and talented. In fact, for what it’s worth, in 2015 it didn’t even rank among the 1,260 institutions featured on U.S. News and World Report’s respected list of top performing high schools in New York state.  But the school’s representation […]

Tuckahoe grad drowns off Jersey Shore

John Crimmins, a 22-year-old graduate of Tuckahoe High School, drowned on July 4 at Mantoloking Beach in New Jersey while swimming just offshore. According to investigators, Crimmins, the son of former Tuckahoe Schools Superintendent Michael Yazurlo, disappeared from sight at around 2:35 p.m. on Saturday and was found unresponsive at about 3:08 p.m. on the […]

John Carolin: A remembrance

By Joe Sack John sought me out. I was a relative newcomer to Rye, not deserving of any special notice. John had already made a lasting impression in Rye many times over, but he went out of his way to forge a connection, and to invest me with his personal generosity. John had a way […]