Category Archives: News

Village budget under cap

By JACKSON CHEN The tentative budget for the Village of Mamaroneck’s 2015-2016 fiscal year was recently presented to the Board of Trustees and met the state-mandated tax cap through spending cuts and maintaining earlier budget projections. The draft budget that was presented by Village Manager Richard Slingerland shows a tax levy increase of 1.66 percent, […]

Playland report still in draft

By CHRIS EBERHART Nearly five months and threat of a subpoena seemed to be enough to cause the county executive to agree to finally release a $100,000 consultant report on Playland, according to Westchester County legislators.  The report’s release date, originally scheduled for late last year, is now April 15 during a Parks, Labor, Housing […]

Hen Island issue sees no movement

By JACKSON CHEN After reinvigorating the discussion about a 26-acre island just off Rye’s shore, the Rye City Council has been hesitant in taking any action to address alleged health and environmental concerns that have long plagued the area known as Hen Island. The island that sits between the Mamaroneck and Milton harbors in the […]

City settles Rye Golf Club pool lawsuit

By JACKSON CHEN The Rye City Council has unanimously agreed to settle in a contract breach lawsuit that was brought by a pool management company back in November 2013. As another step to correct the city’s recent rocky history, the council authorized City Attorney Kristen Wilson to settle with American Leisure, a pool management company […]

Rye Town to live on after failed dissolution efforts

By Alina Suriel The discussion of a possible dissolution of the Town of Rye was shut down again in the Village of Mamaroneck, after a bipartisan majority vote put an early halt to the negotiation process. A March 23 vote on whether to rescind a resolution stating Mamaroneck’s intent to participate in the dissolution saw […]

421-unit proposal to undergo environmental review

By Alina Suriel Developers of a proposed large-scale residential building along the Platinum Mile are heeding the community’s calls for an environmental impact statement. The plan for a six-story, 421-unit apartment building at 103-105 Corporate Park Drive, located off of the Westchester Avenue corridor, was in front of the Harrison Planning Board on March 24. […]

Sub shop seeks agreement

By JOHN BRANDI The notable sub shop known as Subway is making its way through Tuckahoe’s land use boards to try and fill an empty storefront along the village’s main thoroughfare.  Though neighboring Eastchester and Bronxville have restricted chains from entering the market, Tuckahoe is hearing a proposal from Scarsdale-based architect Leonard Brandes to possibly […]

Rye Neck proposes healthy school budget

By JACKSON CHEN The Rye Neck School District presented a proposed budget of $39.6 million for the 2015-2016 school year, which comes under the state mandated tax cap for the fourth year in a row. On March 18, the Board of Education presented a preliminary version of the budget to the public that aimed at […]

Hertz parks on Marbledale Road

By JOHN BRANDI The revitalization efforts on Marbledale Road are taking shape, as both redevelopment efforts and new business enterprises move into the  neighborhood. The latest edition for the village is the nationwide chain known as Hertz-Rent-a-Car. According to Latoya Rushion, the new Tuckahoe branch manager,  this Hertz location will be a full-service station and […]

Variances sought for 151 Mamaroneck Ave.

By Alina Suriel Redevelopers of 151 Mamaroneck Ave., are applying for two zoning code variances for a mixed-use building to be built at the site of Chatsworth Auction Rooms, which is in the last few months of its existence. Palladium Management under 151 Mamaroneck Avenue, LLC, is applying for code variances dealing with the proposed height […]