Category Archives: News

Two saved from trench collapse

By JOHN BRANDI  and ALINA SURIEL Two construction workers were rescued from a trench collapse on Bradford Avenue in Rye on Thursday, July 31, according to emergency personnel officials. The two men were in a seven-foot-deep hole at approximately 11:15 a.m. working on a home repair job, when the walls of the trench gave way, […]

Casey hired as interim Greenvale principal

By CHRIS EBERHART Greenvale Principal Teresa Sullivan filed the last grades of her 20-year teaching career in the Eastchester School District this past June after announcing her retirement in late May. “The time is right for my husband and I to move on to the next chapter of our lives and begin to realize the […]

Digital Westchester ranks one of highest in nation

By KATIE HOOS For the ninth year, Westchester County was named one of the nation’s most digital counties, using social media and digital technology to enhance services and keep residents informed. The award, issued by the Center for Digital Government—a national research institute on information technology within local and state governments—and the National Association of […]

A chicken in every pot: Yellow Bell Farm

By NICOLE REED At Rye’s Down to Earth Farmers Market, there was a funny moment from Yellow Bell Farm that I want to share. Last February, in the depths of one of the coldest winters we all remember, I called up poultry farmer Katie Bogdanffy and asked, “So, what’s it like to be a chicken […]

Harbor Coastal Commission remains status quo

By KATIE HOOS Reviewing a draft of the Local Waterfront Revitalization Program last week, the Village of Mamaroneck Board of Trustees decided to stick to the status quo regarding the role of the Harbor Coastal Zone Management Commission and its involvement with analyzing the waterfront document and making consistency determinations. At its July 21 work […]

City Council eyes commissioner control

    By KATIE HOOS The Rye City Council is considering having the final say in the hiring and firing of the city’s police commissioner, doing away with a duty that has been the sole responsibility of the city manager for decades. Currently, the city manager appoints all department heads and all other city employees, […]

Town considers LED lighting

By PHIL NOBILE Town officials are considering an agreement with the state’s top power and energy organization that would replace lighting throughout Harrison with more modern and efficient alternatives—and at no cost to taxpayers. Discussed at the July 17 Town Council meeting, the all-Republican board told residents of plans for a possible agreement with the […]

Bermudez triggers Dem primary

  By ALINA SURIEL After village party leadership left him off its ticket, Mamaroneck Trustee Andres Bermudez Hallstrom, a Democrat, has gathered enough signatures to qualify for the Sept. 9 primary to determine the party’s three slots on the ballot for November’s election. Volunteers for Bermudez Hallstrom collected 361 signatures, well over the amount needed […]

Rye teen dies suddenly, investigation ongoing

By John Brandi A Marist College student and resident of Rye died at Greenwich Hospital last Saturday night under circumstances yet to be determined. According to Rye Police, Peter Collins, 18, was at his home on Garden Drive when officers responded within four minutes of receiving a distress call that the teen was unresponsive. Police […]

Village to adopt towns’ rolls

BY KATIE HOOS After much discussion regarding the Village of Mamaroneck’s property assessment values, officials say the village will likely adopt the Town of Mamaroneck and the Town of Rye’s tax rolls and eliminate the village assessor’s office. According to Village of Mamaroneck Mayor Norman Rosenblum, a Republican, the Board of Trustees is leaning toward […]