Category Archives: News

Animal rights group fights deer hunting

By CHRIS EBERHART A local animal defense group is looking to protect deer from hunters by threatening to take legal action against Rye, Mamaroneck, Westchester County and the state if they move ahead with a bow hunting or firearm hunting program in an effort to curtail the local deer population.  Last month, Delice Seligman, attorney […]

Column: The beauty and history of Westchester

After the beautiful weekend we just enjoyed, I was prompted to reflect upon how fortunate we are to live in Westchester County. We constantly hear the mantra that we live in the highest taxed county in the country with very expensive day-to-day necessities as well as home prices. All true. (As an illustrative anecdote, in […]

Council a month or two away from new manager

By JACKSON CHEN In searching for a new city manager, the Rye City Council is working through their second round of interviews within their pool of candidates. According to Mayor Joe Sack, a Republican, the council had narrowed down the number of candidates to a smaller group but wouldn’t disclose the exact amount. Sack added […]

GOP announces slate, support for Rackman

By CHRIS EBERHART City Republicans do not plan on running a full slate of candidate or even opposing Mayor Noam Bramson, a Democrat, but they do have their sights set on gaining more of a say on the New Rochelle City Council.  Republicans will run councilmen Lou Trangucci, District 1, and Al Tarantino, District 2, […]

Town GOP announces slate

By JOHN BRANDI As election season gears up in the Town of Harrison, candidates are making their intentions known as three incumbent Republicans have coalesced behind a slate.  Mayor Ron Belmont, 63, is seeking a third term in the role as he believes the town, under his leadership, has come a long way in the […]

Colavita tops full GOP ticket

By CHRIS EBERHART Eastchester Town Supervisor Anthony Colavita will headline the town’s Republican slate this November, which includes all incumbents.  Town Council members Joe Dooley, Glenn Bellitto and Theresa Nicholson, are all seeking re-election. For Colavita, 53, this year’s election will be a run at his seventh, two-year term as town supervisor. In 2013, he […]

County GOP nominates Watson

Westchester County Republicans have nominated Susan Watson as their candidate in an effort to take majority control of the 17-member Board of Legislators. With the Democrats holding 10 of the 17 seats, the county GOP is trying to gain traction on the board with the nomination of Watson, a Rye resident. Watson was officially nominated […]

Board salary cuts proposal unsuccessful

By JACKSON CHEN A proposal to slash the Village of Mamaroneck Board of Trustees’ annual stipends by 10 percent did not pass on May 26. During the village board meeting, Deputy Mayor Lou Santoro, a Republican, proposed a 10 percent cut in the nominal compensation that the mayor and trustees receive for their public service […]

Mayor uses village funds for charity events

By JACKSON CHEN Village of Mamaroneck Mayor Norman Rosenblum, a Republican, has used $1,200 of village funds to attend charity events over the last year, the Review has learned.  Most recently, Rosenblum used $300 from the village’s general fund to pay for two tickets for At Home on the Sound’s fourth annual spring gala on […]

Judge dismisses Rye teacher’s lawsuit

By CHRIS EBERHART A federal judge has dismissed the lawsuit brought against the Rye City School District by Carin Mehler, the reassigned Osborn School teacher who was implicated in a testing scandal two years ago.  Mehler was one of four Rye teachers who was placed on administrative reassignment with full pay and benefits in May […]