Category Archives: News

City Council eyes commissioner control

    By KATIE HOOS The Rye City Council is considering having the final say in the hiring and firing of the city’s police commissioner, doing away with a duty that has been the sole responsibility of the city manager for decades. Currently, the city manager appoints all department heads and all other city employees, […]

Town considers LED lighting

By PHIL NOBILE Town officials are considering an agreement with the state’s top power and energy organization that would replace lighting throughout Harrison with more modern and efficient alternatives—and at no cost to taxpayers. Discussed at the July 17 Town Council meeting, the all-Republican board told residents of plans for a possible agreement with the […]

Bermudez triggers Dem primary

  By ALINA SURIEL After village party leadership left him off its ticket, Mamaroneck Trustee Andres Bermudez Hallstrom, a Democrat, has gathered enough signatures to qualify for the Sept. 9 primary to determine the party’s three slots on the ballot for November’s election. Volunteers for Bermudez Hallstrom collected 361 signatures, well over the amount needed […]

Rye teen dies suddenly, investigation ongoing

By John Brandi A Marist College student and resident of Rye died at Greenwich Hospital last Saturday night under circumstances yet to be determined. According to Rye Police, Peter Collins, 18, was at his home on Garden Drive when officers responded within four minutes of receiving a distress call that the teen was unresponsive. Police […]

Village to adopt towns’ rolls

BY KATIE HOOS After much discussion regarding the Village of Mamaroneck’s property assessment values, officials say the village will likely adopt the Town of Mamaroneck and the Town of Rye’s tax rolls and eliminate the village assessor’s office. According to Village of Mamaroneck Mayor Norman Rosenblum, a Republican, the Board of Trustees is leaning toward […]

Halstead commercial project set for construction

By PHIL NOBILE A project for new retail stores along Halstead Avenue received its final approval from the town’s land use boards, despite some criticism from concerned neighbors. After receiving numerous var- iances from the town’s Zoning Board of Appeals, a project to construct a one-story building at 249 Halstead Ave. went before the Planning […]

Playland review to resume

By CHRIS EBERHART The Westchester County Board of Legislators will not await the conclusion of a county administration-hired outside consultant’s recommendations for Playland—scheduled to be completed in November—before continuing its vetting process. Instead, the 17-member legislative board has opted to re-engage the other top two applicants in the initial review process of proposals submitted to […]

Bargains, tradition at Rye sidewalk sale

Purchase Street was packed last week when the annual Rye sidewalk sale returned bigger than ever. Businesses and residents alike lined the streets to promote trade and community. Twinkle Toes and Wish owner Denise MacDonald said she likes the sidewalk sale because “it brings festivity to the street.” MacDonald has participated in the sidewalk sale […]

Learn to sail the sound

By KATIE HOOS The sun casts a bright beam of light on the water and a group of small sailboats moored on the calm waters of the Long Island Sound dot the coast of Hudson Park New Rochelle. Janusz Machnica is bringing a 23-foot Sonar sailboat into the marina while his business partner, Marc Hohenstein, […]

Lake Street Quarry zone change on hold

By PHIL NOBILE The saga of a controversial quarry in West Harrison took another turn last week as Harrison officials debated—often with Harrison residents—a zoning change for the quarry to develop new businesses on the property. At the July 17 Town Council meeting, members of the all-Republican board measured the merits of a proposal by […]