Category Archives: News

County sets Playland operator review schedule

By CHRIS EBERHART The Westchester County Board of Legislators outlined what its 60-day review of the Playland agreement between the county administration and Standard Amusements will look like.  The 60-day window to approve the agreement that affords Standard the right to manage the amusement park was included as a clause in the tentative agreement between […]

School budget adopted

By JACKSON CHEN The Mamaroneck Union Free School District’s Board of Education unanimously adopted the 2015-2016 proposed budget on April 21; a budget that’s under the state-mandated tax cap for the fifth year in a row.  In the 2015-2016 budget, prepared by Superintendent Dr. Robert Shaps, the district focused on goals of maintaining current class […]

Standard: No plans for fields

By CHRIS EBERHART While there are some residents, both in Rye and Westchester County, who say more field space is needed, the vocal majority in the surrounding area of Playland have made it clear that they don’t want fields there. But just this week, the newly selected park operator told the Review that fields are […]

Quarry site reexamined

By JOHN BRANDI A plan to redevelop West Harrison’s defunct Lake Street Quarry into a senior living facility is making its way to the town’s land use boards after being given the green light by the Town Council at its April 16 meeting.  The town board unanimously passed the matter off to the Planning Board […]

Tuckahoe names interim supt.

By CHRIS EBERHART The Tuckahoe Board of Education has decided to hire an interim superintendent for the coming school year.  The board made its plan officially known during its April 21 meeting. At that meeting, Dr. Charles Wilson was appointed by the school board to be the interim superintendent for the 2015-2016 school year for […]

Investigation ongoing into RHS grad’s death

By CHRIS EBERHART The Rye High School Class of 2013 lost another one of its members last Friday after Marisa Curlen was found dead in a Lois Lane residence in Harrisonburg, Va. Curlen, 20, is believed to have died between midnight and 8 a.m. on April 17. At this point in the investigation, her death […]

Bedbugs found in Rye Manor

By JACKSON CHEN A rash of bedbugs has been reportedly crawling through several apartments of a Rye housing complex for the past month. Rye Manor, located at 300 Theall Road, the low-income housing complex for senior citizens is home to 100 residents. Bedbugs have been reported on four separate occasions within three of the building’s […]

Rye reduces budget, still needs override

By CHRIS EBERHART The budget for the 2015-2016 school year that was adopted by the Rye City Board of Education on April 21 was slightly reduced and includes a lower tax levy increase. But the school district is still facing a budget that requires a supermajority, public vote to override the tax cap. Since the […]

Rye mother announces BOE candidacy

By JACKSON CHEN A Rye mother of three has announced her candidacy for a seat on the Rye City School District’s Board of Education. Kelly Smith-Powers, 40, will be officially submitting her petition within the next few days into the school district for the seat that will be vacated by Laura Slack, the current board […]

Larchmont adopts healthy budget

By JACKSON CHEN The Village of Larchmont adopted a healthy $17.5 million budget for the 2015-2016 fiscal year, which was under the state-mandated tax cap and marginally increased property tax rates. On April 20, the village’s Board of Trustees unanimously adopted the budget that was prepared by Village Treasurer Denis Brucciani. The village’s total budget […]