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BREAKING: BOL committees vote in Playland agreement

  The eighth floor of the Westchester County government offices was filled with suspense on the morning of June 15 prior to the legislative budget and parks subcommittees vote on the Playland management agreement, and several memorandums of understanding, that affords Standard Amusements the right to manage the amusement park. Both committees unanimously voted in […]

BREAKING: BOL committees vote in Playland agreement

  The eighth floor of the Westchester County government offices was filled with suspense on the morning of June 15 prior to the legislative budget and parks subcommittees vote on the Playland management agreement, and several memorandums of understanding, that affords Standard Amusements the right to manage the amusement park. Both committees unanimously voted in […]

BREAKING: BOL committees vote in Playland agreement

The eighth floor of the Westchester County government offices was filled with suspense on the morning of June 15 prior to the legislative budget and parks subcommittees vote on the Playland management agreement, and several memorandums of understanding, that affords Standard Amusements the right to manage the amusement park. Both committees unanimously voted in favor […]

Natchez to run for mayor

By JACKSON CHEN Dan Natchez, a former Village of Mamaroneck trustee and deputy mayor, has decided to seek the Democratic Party’s nomination for mayor.  Natchez, 70, said that people have approached him for months asking him to consider running for mayor to change the direction the village is heading in. “I think a lot of […]

Village to hire Jeff Avenue Bridge construction lawyer

JACKSON CHEN The Village of Mamaroneck is preparing to hire a lawyer specializing in construction law to assist them with the ongoing litigation regarding the Jefferson Avenue Bridge reconstruction project. The lawsuit, which was filed by the village in December 2014, was the result of disagreements between Mamaroneck and the two companies that were hired […]

Gelfarb seeks third term on county level

By JOHN BRANDI The man legislating over Westchester County’s sixth district still believes “there’s work to be done.” That’s why David Gelfarb is running for re-election to a third term.  In a district that includes Harrison, the Republican county legislator said a priority remains fixing the condition of the town’s main thoroughfare of Halstead Avenue. […]

Harrison reflects on those lost

By JOHN BRANDI It’s not immediately known how many parades marking Memorial Day have marched down Halstead Avenue in salute of America’s Armed Forces, but what is known is that Harrison has a strong track record of honoring all branches of the military.  Ben DeFonce, Harrison’s Veterans Service Officer, said it’s one of the finest […]

Larchmont lines up for Memorial Day

In spite of the overcast weather, spirits were high with Larchmont residents as the village held its annual Memorial Day parade on May 21. At 6:30 p.m., a line-up consisting of everybody from enlisted soldiers to Girl Scouts to emergency services members began forming on Chatsworth Avenue near the Metro-North Larchmont station. Cheerful residents snapped […]

Second-year parade draws record turnout

By CHRIS EBERHART Last year, Rye’s Memorial Day Parade resumed after a near 50-year hiatus. This year, in a record turnout, hundreds of residents lined Purchase Street to watch local organizations, bands and war veterans march from Station Plaza to the Village Green where a ceremony was held.  Members of the Rye Historical Society, the […]

Marines touch down at Playland

Throughout Memorial Day weekend, the U.S. Marines conducted air and ground demonstrations for the public throughout New York City and surrounding areas, including Westchester County, as part of Fleet Week 2015. On Sunday, May 24, one of those demonstrations took place on the beach located behind Playland Amusement Park in Rye. This year’s event at […]