Category Archives: News

Garden Avenue drainage project underway

By CHRIS EBERHART The Garden Avenue parking lot in Bronxville will be temporarily unavailable while the village undertakes a two-phase drainage and refurbishing project. Phase one, which began on June 30, is underway. Underground chambers were installed to catch rainfall from the parking lot as well as runoff from surrounding areas. A drainage system will […]

Bronxville school board member resigns

By CHRIS EBERHART Ruth Wood, a member of Bronxville’s Board of Education, is relocating to England in the coming months, so she has resigned from her position on the board, effective immediately. Wood, who was elected last year to serve a three-year term on the board, announced her resignation during the board’s June 19 meeting. Wood […]

Harrison police detective writes second novel

By CHRIS EBERHART A retired Harrison police detective turned thriller novelist is back with the sequel to his award-winning book “In a Small Town.” Marc Di Giacomo, 39, a longtime Harrison resident who joined the town’s police department in 1997 and became detective in 2007, based the Small Town series—“In a Small Town,” the sequel […]

Harrison Summer Concert Series kicks off

On Thursday, July 10, Harrison residents came out to partake in one of the first installments of this year’s summer concert series, enjoying a performance by Hindenberg, a Led Zeppelin tribute band. The annual outdoor concert series runs twice a week through the end of August. The series kicked off on July 4 with a […]

The ultimate summer game

BY KATIE HOOS This isn’t your hippie father’s game of Frisbee. Constant on-field sprinting, tight defense and diving catches make up the game of Ultimate Frisbee, a rigorous sport played by two teams with a flying disc that blends the constant movement of soccer with the aerial passing abilities needed for football. Ultimate has gained […]

Alligator crossing: Unique southern eats in Rye

Whether or not you’re brave enough to taste alligator, if you’re seeking a wholly unique dining experience, swing by the Rye Roadhouse. Open for seven years now, the High Street eatery combines Creole and Cajun flavors in its lengthy, meat-and-seafood oriented menu. Without forgoing taste, some of the signature Creole spice is toned down to […]

Slow flowers arrive at Rye farmers market

By NICOLE REED Did you know there’s a slow flower movement?  According to the June through August 2014 edition of The Valley Table, “in 2012, Americans spent $27.8 billion on floriculture items, the vast majority of them grown in industrial greenhouses, swaddled in several layers of plastic, refrigerated in coolers and flown thousands of miles […]

Twining to develop city waterfront

BY KATIE HOOS The New Rochelle City Council selected Twining Properties to revamp the city’s waterfront following a near decade-long struggle to develop the area. Twining Properties, a Manhattan-based real estate developer, won the opportunity to develop the mixed-use project through a unanimous vote of the City Council on Tuesday. The developer will enter into […]

Police surveillance underway

By PHIL NOBILE While mass surveillance measures and privacy rights continue to be a contentious issue across the country, the Town of Harrison recently approved multiple new automatic license plate readers to be placed throughout town, beginning a surveillance project that has been years in the works. Part of the “town surveillance project” by the […]

Tuckahoe hires first-ever village administrator

By CHRIS EBERHART The search for Tuckahoe’s first-ever village administrator is over, and Rye Brook’s assistant village administrator, David Burke, has been hired for the position. Burke, 33, spent the past eight years in his position in Rye Brook. Before that, he finished his masters degree in public administration at SUNY Albany. He graduated in […]