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Alternate school budget includes major cuts

By CHRIS EBERHART There’s a long list of repercussions from increased class sizes to the elimination of instructional programs and middle school sports if a tax cap override school budget fails a public vote. On Feb. 24, Rye Schools Superintendent Dr. Frank Alvarez presented an $83.4 million budget for the 2015-2016 school year that includes […]

Rye MS/HS evacuated over bomb threat

Another morning at the Rye Middle School/High School was disrupted by a bomb threat, marking the fourth such threat since last October. Rye City School District administration officials said the students were immediately evacuated around 9:30 a.m. on March 9, after the threat was discovered scribbled on the second floor boys’ bathroom inside the high […]

LWRP update process continues

By JACKSON CHEN The Village of Mamaroneck’s Harbor and Coastal Zone Management Commission and several resident volunteers have been working on creating their own updated iteration of an encompassing waterfront document. The Local Waterfront Revitalization Program, LWRP, details several policies in dealing with any developments or changes to the village’s waterfront. Since the document was […]

3 Jalapenos property sold for $1.2M

By Alina Suriel After years of serving as one of the most cited examples of urban blight in Washingtonville, a Mamaroneck Avenue lot containing a vacant restaurant formerly known as 3 Jalapenos is currently in contract to be sold for $1.2 million, according to a real estate broker involved in the deal. Paul Noto, a […]

Greenvale hires new principal

By JOHN BRANDI The search for a new principal has come to a close, as the Greenvale School has appointed Darrell Stinchcomb to fill the position. Stinchcomb, an Atlanta native, said his overall goal is to provide a well-rounded education for his kids and to make them miss coming to school; to have an engaging […]

Despite new program, parents still worry

By JOHN BRANDI As those with Autism Spectrum Disorder begin to “age out,” or turn a certain age where they can no longer attend public school, parents are scrambling to find suitable housing and day programs that will offer the same kind of socialization and individualized health-based services. At the same time, Westchester County and […]

Library attempts to attract tweens, teens

By JOHN BRANDI The Eastchester Public Library is on a mission to market itself as an attractive option for tweens and teens, ranging in age from 11 to 17, by considering whether to hire a new young adult librarian and by working with an advisory group gauging middle school to high school voices. Tracey Wright, […]

ArtsWestchester launches showcase

By MARISSA PENN ArtsWestchester, the largest non-profit arts council in the state, is celebrating its 50th anniversary with ARTSEE, a five-month long arts festival showcasing the creative spirit of Westchester.  Collaborating with more than 40 organizations, ARTSEE will include 70 events in dance, film, art, theater and music, which will take place in venues across […]

Letter: Cuomo’s proposal is bad government

    To the Editor,  We strongly oppose the governor’s proposal to eliminate newspaper public notice of proposed constitutional amendments. Instead of publishing public notices, the Board of Elections would post an abstract and brief description of the proposed amendment somewhere on its website for three days in the week prior to the election. The […]

Deer surge discussed

By CHRIS EBERHART There were 74 deer in a quarter of a square mile area in the Greenhaven and Jay property section of Rye, according to preliminary counts from Feb. 16 by the Westchester County Conservation, Parks and Recreation Department, and there seem to be just as many decisions that have to be made by […]