Category Archives: News

New ABC pilot to film in town

By JOHN BRANDI Pyrotechnics may soon light up the sky over Harrison, pending officials’ approval. The Harrison Town Council has unanimously approved a request by CBS/EYE Productions to film a fireworks display on Wednesday, Sept. 17, from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Old Oaks Country Club, 3100 Purchase St., as part of a new […]

Tuckahoe athletic director out

  By CHRIS EBERHART Tuckahoe athletic director Rod Mergardt resigned just a week after angry parents, coaches, alumni and students criticized him and the Tuckahoe school administration for mishandling the preparation for the upcoming football season. In his resignation letter, obtained by the Review, Mergardt cited “family challenges” as his reason for stepping down. “I […]

Accused Milton teacher settles

By CHRIS EBERHART Only one remains. The Rye City School District reached a settlement agreement with the third of four Rye teachers who have been on extended administrative leave for alleged “improper coaching” during math and English Language Arts state tests in April 2013. As part of the settlement agreement, Milton fourth grade teacher Dana […]

Library gets big donation

By JOHN BRANDI The Harrison Public Library has received a donation in the amount of $100,000 to go toward its renovation, which will close the 2 Bruce Ave. building for nearly a year. Most of the funding came from donations to the Harrison Public Library Foundation and Richard E. Halperin Memorial fund, a fund set […]

RM staff seeks expanded lawsuit

By CHRIS EBERHART The lawsuit filed by the waiters, kitchen workers and bartenders hired by RM Staffing, one of the alleged shell companies set up by former Rye Golf Club manager Scott Yandrasevich, will extend beyond the original nine employees as the group prepares for a hybrid collective and class action lawsuit. The original lawsuit, […]

EFD hires five probationary firefighters

By CHRIS EBERHART Five probationary firefighters were hired by the Eastchester Board of Fire Commissioners to stabilize the department’s staffing numbers after losing a number of firefighters unexpectedly to retirement and injuries. The five new hires will attend the fire academy in Valhalla from late September 2014 to late January 2015 before joining the department […]

Murphy unopposed for Town Council

By JOHN BRANDI Current Mamaroneck Town Councilman Tom Murphy looks to be on track to re-claim his seat in the Nov. 4 election as he is, at press time, running unopposed. Murphy, a Democrat, was appointed in February 2014 to fill a vacancy left by retiring Democratic Councilwoman Phyllis Wittner. Wittner, having served a 17-year […]

Rye High sees the end of construction project

By Alina Suriel Just in time for the start of the fall semester, construction on the new science wing at Rye High School is finally coming to an end. The majority of the project will be complete and ready for students to use for the first Monday of the semester on Sept. 8, but contractors […]

Town provides parking during lot project

By CHRIS EBERHART Eastchester is offering parking spots to ease the parking situation during construction on the Fisher Avenue lot by the Crestwood train station in Tuckahoe. Eastchester Town Supervisor Anthony Colavita, a Republican, said displaced commuters who use the Fisher Avenue lot and have a commuter permit sticker from the Village of Tuckahoe will […]

Avenue trees to be replaced

By ALINA SURIEL The Village of Mamaroneck has received bids for a public works contract to replace 18 trees recently removed from Mamaroneck Avenue and repair the sidewalks and curb damaged by the growth of their roots, according to Village Manager Richard Slingerland. The deadline for bids to replace the trees closed Aug. 28 at […]