Category Archives: News

Despite aid, THA Captial Fund continues to shrink

By JOHN BRANDI Though the Tuckahoe Housing Authority has received federal money toward facility upgrades since at least 2009, the amount has steadily decreased, according to its chairman.  Money is issued from the federal government every year and goes into a capital fund to maintain and make improvements to the agency’s five buildings, according to […]

Deer surge discussed

By CHRIS EBERHART There were 74 deer in a quarter of a square mile area in the Greenhaven and Jay property section of Rye, according to preliminary counts from Feb. 16 by the Westchester County Conservation, Parks and Recreation Department, and there seem to be just as many decisions that have to be made by […]

Village’s fiscal stress calmer than reported

By CHRIS EBERHART Tuckahoe is under the second most fiscal stress in the state, according to a recent report released by the New York State comptroller. Village officials, however, say Tuckahoe is in better financial shape than what is being reported.  According to the report released on Feb. 20, Tuckahoe received a 69.2 percent and […]

New Halstead mixed-use plan resubmitted

By Alina Suriel The property at 249 Halstead Ave., is before the Harrison Planning Board again with another proposal, this time with a new mixed-use plan which would see two apartments added to the second floor of a previously approved single-level commercial building. The new plan made its first appearance at the Feb. 24 Planning […]

Education forum talks teacher evaluations

By Alina Suriel Local state legislators met with school board members, parents and teachers in Harrison last week to answer questions about how to fight back against state-mandated educational policies and continually decreasing school funding. The Harrison Central School District hosted a forum on Feb. 23 at its high school in which Harrison residents and […]

Six Boy Scouts reach Eagle honor

By CHRIS EBERHART Of the 70 Boy Scouts in the Eastchester Troop 353, six reached Eagle, the highest honor in the Scouts, between 2014 and 2015.  That’s about 10 percent. In comparison, only six to seven percent of all the Boy Scouts in the country reached Eagle in 2013, according to the latest statistics from […]

Statewide push for pension forfeiture

By JOHN BRANDI When former Speaker of the Assembly Sheldon Silver was forced to resign in January in the wake of corruption charges, lawmakers rushed to push for ethical reform through the state Legislature.  Silver, a Manhattan Democrat, faces federal corruption charges brought on by the U.S. District Attorney Preet Bharara and the FBI. Silver […]

The Beatles come to Westchester

By MARISSA PENN It’s been 50 years since the peak of Beatlemania and Westchester is planning to celebrate with a weekend long, fun-filled festival this month.  The 41st annual Fest for Beatles Fans, formerly known as Beatlefest, will be held at the Hilton Westchester in Rye Brook from Friday, March 20 to Sunday, March 22 […]

A festival to shake off the cold

By JOHN BRANDI In spite of Old Man Winter, locals found a reason to celebrate and venture out to Tuckahoe’s Broken Bow Brewery for its inaugural Kolsch Fest on Saturday, Feb 21, mimicking the fun and fanfare of festivals in Deutschland. The idea behind hosting a Kolsch fest was to rouse the locals and get […]

Lieutenant brings yoga to Tuckahoe police

By PEGGY BELLES The Tuckahoe police have learned to speak a new language.  In addition to the 10-codes, they now speak Sanskrit. On Sundays, instead of standing at attention, we stand in Tadasana, or mountain pose. The familiar “put your hands up” has become float your arms up and come to Anjali Mudra, hands in […]