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DEC staff OK’s Beaver Swamp Brook site

By Alina Suriel The dispute over development at Beaver Swamp Brook has seen small, incremental progress as the Town of Harrison received a recent opinion from the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation staff, which said the municipality’s modified development plans meet the standards it needs to apply for wetland building permits. The Jan. […]

Two Harrison overpass bridges flagged for repairs

By JOHN BRANDI Ahead of lawmakers sitting down to discuss allocation of the 2015-2016 state budget, one state senator has zeroed in on Westchester’s ailing infrastructure as a top priority.  Specifically, the senator pointed to much-needed repair work on six bridges, two located in Harrison, that suspend above the Metro-North New Haven line. State Sen. […]

Fatal crash on I-95 kills two

Two Connecticut residents were killed on Interstate 95 in Rye during the icy snowstorm on Monday, Feb. 2, according to state police. On Feb. 3, state police identified the two victims as Kayla Ann Donnelly-Smith, 22, of Hamden, Conn., and Winter K. Kryzsztof, 61, of Hartford, Conn. Donnelly-Smith was driving alone in a Lexus sedan […]

Village Building Department web app in talks

By JACKSON CHEN The Village of Mamaroneck is looking into creating a web portal for its Building Department to create a modernized approach to service residents and their land-use needs.  If created, the web portal would serve as a digital customer service counter, according to Village Manager Richard Slingerland. He added that it would allow […]

Construction to resume on school auditorium

By JOHN BRANDI Although construction of Bronxville High School’s auditorium was briefly suspended after the Board of Education called it quits with the initial contractor last month, the project is now back on track after the bonding company stepped in to insure its completion.  On Dec. 16, the school district decided to end its contractual […]

Minor gas leak prompts evacuation

The joint campus of Rye’s middle school and high school was evacuated during the morning of Jan. 29 due to the strong smell of gas in a classroom. According to Sarah Derman, spokeswoman for the school district, the students were evacuated to a safe distance in the campus’ parking lot at around 9:20 a.m. According […]

Town tries for hotel tax again

By JOHN BRANDI The Harrison Town Council is once again requesting that the state allow it to implement a hotel occupancy tax on visitors of the town’s two hotels. The town board has been petitioning state officials with this request for a little more than a decade, with this latest effort the fifth try. The […]

Mayoral authority challenged

By JACKSON CHEN The Village of Mamaroneck Board of Trustees has been deliberating over a proposed law on mayoral authority for several months, and is now a waiting further opinions from the New York State Department of State and New York Conference of Mayors.  Receiving the opinions that have been requested would be the final […]

New year for education center

The Center for Continuing Education in Mamaroneck is pleased to announce that Kim Christiansen, Amy Giddon, Simon Marlow, Leslie Newman and Linnet Tse have joined its Board of Directors. “The Center is a very important educational asset to the community,” said Blythe Hamer, The Center’s executive director. “I am delighted to have these long-time community […]

Ice rink president resigns

By CHRIS EBERHART Since construction began in 2013, Kevin Wright’s fingerprints were all over Tuckahoe’s recently-opened ice rink on Marbledale Road.   He dropped the ceremonial first puck before the inaugural hockey game in December 2014. He set up programs to teach children to skate and play hockey. He marketed the facility. On Dec. 21, […]