Category Archives: News

Reunion Band finishes off town’s street concerts

Wednesday, Aug. 19 marked the finale of the 2015 Harrison Summer Concert Series’ street concerts. But Reunion Band closed the show in entertaining fashion to say the least. The Westchester-based band played sounds reminiscent of the ‘50s, ‘60’s and ‘70s, and every genre from oldies to funk. The concert series kicked off on July 4 […]

Rye judge, political heavyweight dies

By CHRIS EBERHART Two men were talking outside of the crowded lobby of the Community Synagogue of Rye before Peter Lane’s funeral service on Sept. 2.  “How’d you know Peter [Lane]?” “He was a good friend of mine.” The man nodded and said with a smile, “He ran a campaign against me, and we became […]

Bronxville School considers master landscape plan

By JOHN BRANDI The grass just may get a little greener at the Bronxville School, as the school district moves forward to develop a master landscape plan for its campus.  On the heels of the auditorium project, anticipated to be completed when students start their first day on Sept. 9, the Bronxville Board of Education […]

State follows Mamaroneck on smoking ban

By James Pero With the passing of a statewide bill that prohibits smoking near after-school programs, New York state is one step closer to kicking smoking to the curb once and for all. The bill, which was passed unanimously by the New York state Senate in June and signed into action by Gov. Andrew Cuomo, […]

Harrison schools prepare for changes amid concerns

By JOHN BRANDI School administrators have begun to share their hopes and what parents can expect for the upcoming academic year, as students begin to flood the halls of Harrison’s six school campuses.  School officially began on Wednesday, Sept. 2, after press time, for those entering kindergarten through twelfth grade, where once again students will […]

Back-to-school supply costs continue to rise

By JOHN BRANDI School supply lists have continued to grow for cash-strapped parents across Westchester County, but a few organizations are  trying to provide relief to help ease that burden and give kids the tools to succeed in school. As summer comes to a close, parents with school-age children now have to shift their focus […]

Tequila Sunrise restaurant suffers roof collapse

A popular Mexican restaurant in Larchmont is currently recovering from a front facade and roof collapse that took place on Aug. 28. The overhang outside Tequila Sunrise, located at 145 Larchmont Ave., fell at approximately 12:30 p.m., causing somewhat of a panic for patrons of the restaurant and pedestrians passing by. However, the collapse only […]

Mickey’s rooftop targets late October completion

After the Eastchester Planning Board’s issuance of a permit to begin construction in May, Mickey Spillane’s, located on 431 White Plains Road, is in the midst of plowing ahead with its plans for a rooftop dining area. The renovations, which according to Eastchester’s Head Director of Planning Margaret Uhle, were approved by the Planning Board […]

A struggling downtown seeks revitalization

By JACKSON CHEN Strolling through the Village of Larchmont’s downtown, residents and visitors alike are welcomed by a patchwork quilt of long-standing businesses, brand-new storefro nts and “For Rent” signs that make up the  business district. Rumbling cars, passing chatter and busy stores holding end-of-season sales add to the village’s small town vibe, but some […]

‘Backwards in High Heels’: A review

MICHELLE JACOBY In 1925, a trailblazer named Virginia Katharine McMath won a Charleston contest in Fort Worth at the age of 15. Three years later, “Virginia” made her Broadway debut as Ginger Rogers, quickly dancing her way to Hollywood and into America’s hearts with her famous partner, Fred Astaire. “Backwards in High Heels,” playing this […]