Category Archives: News

Planning Board approves fuel cell proposal

By CHRIS EBERHART Morgan Stanley’s proposed fuel cell at the company’s Westchester site in Purchase was approved during Harrison’s Feb. 25 Planning Board meeting as the proposal continues to make its way through the approval process. After being introduced to the Planning Board on Jan. 28, the proposal was finally approved by the Planning Board […]

Forest City withdraws $2M demand

By KATIE HOOS Forest City Residential—the developer of the failed waterfront revitalization project known as Echo Bay—has withdrawn its letter demanding New Rochelle reimburse the firm for $2 million in expenses, eliminating the prospect of possible litigation between the two parties. In a Feb. 26 statement, Forest City wished the city well in its future […]

Officials attend Holy Child groundbreaking

By PHIL NOBILE Donning School of the Holy Child hardhats and shovels, officials from Westchester County and the Town of Harrison joined the school in a groundbreaking ceremony last week to kick-off the start of its many planned expansions. Deputy County Executive Kevin Plunkett, Harrison Mayor Ron Belmont, Rye City Councilwoman Julie Killian and others joined […]

SPI reduces field house proposal

By CHRIS EBERHART Sustainable Playland, Inc., the Rye-based nonprofit chosen by the county administration to renovate Rye Playland, announced a reduction in the size of its controversial proposed field house by 12,500 square-feet and a reduction in the footprint of the field zone by 50 percent in an effort to appease the amusement park’s protesting […]

Steering students in the right direction

By MARGUERITE WARD A couple of motivated individuals have the ball rolling on an inspiring pay-it-forward plan to improve young people’s lives through sports. What started as an idea by longtime athlete and Rye resident Michael Eck quickly grew into a growing nonprofit as a few friends, community members and athletic leaders in the area, […]

Re-enactor tells story of Abigail Adams

By ASHLEY HELMS Though she lived during a time when women weren’t allowed to own their own property, Abigail Adams proclaimed women should have more of a place in society than just being subservient to their husbands, leading some, including members of the Rye Historical Society, to consider her “America’s first modern woman.” Adams’ outspoken […]

Four students get highest scouting honors

By LIZ BUTTON Four students at Eastchester High School, including a set of twins, recently achieved the highest award in scouting. Three Boy Scouts attained Eagle Scout ranking: William Brown, a senior; Michael Poletti, a senior; and Sebastien Maroun, a sophomore, and one Girl Scout, William’s twin sister Rebecca, also a senior, achieved the ranking […]

Tuckahoe teacher arrested

A Tuckahoe middle school math teacher was arrested and is now facing felony charges after allegedly stealing thousands of dollars worth of student fundraiser money over a seven-month period. Dorothy Lepore, a 41-year-old math teacher in the Tuckahoe school district, surrendered to Eastchester police early on the morning of Feb. 26 and was charged with […]

LWRP concerns mount

By PHIL NOBILE Although public comments regarding the controversial revamp of the Village of Mamaroneck’s Local Water-front Revitalization Program are now closed, questions and concerns remain from residents who are worried about the focus of the document and the transparency of the process. According to critics of the updated waterfront document, the latest version, released […]

Sack catching up on SPI

By LIZ BUTTON Two months into his term, Mayor Joe Sack has stepped more fully into his newly minted leadership role, taking it upon himself to organize what turned out to be a three-and-a-half hour discussion at Rye City Hall on Sustainable Playland Inc.’s proposed plan to reinvent the county-owned Playland amusement park. The well-attended […]