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Middle schools evacuated after bomb threat

By KATIE HOOS For the fourth time this school year, police have investigated phone calls threatening the safety of students, teachers and faculty in the City School District of New Rochelle, troubling parents and leading them to question evacuation protocols within the district. At around noon on Wednesday, March 5, state police received a 911 […]

Committee policy reinforced

By PHIL NOBILE Amid heavy criticism of an update to the village’s encompassing waterfront policy, the Village of Mamaroneck’s mayor wants to reinforce proper policy between the Board of Trustees and the village’s numerous volunteer committees and commissions. While critics of the changes to the Local Waterfront Revitalization Program—a document that serves as a guideline […]

Senior housing hearing closed

By CHRIS EBERHART After an 18-month standoff over the Summerfield Garden senior housing proposal, the Eastchester Planning Board voted unanimously to close a public hearing on the matter during its Feb. 27 meeting, which left opposition to the project fuming. DELV Development’s proposal calls for a five-story, 92-unit apartment building for seniors 55 years or […]

Town exceeds snow budget

By CHRIS EBERHART Harrison’s town budget continues to feel the effects of the barrage of snowstorms from this past winter. A snow season that has seen record snowfall in areas of lower Westchester and New York City has created 10-to-15-hour work days for Harrison’s highway crew as they plow and salt the town’s streets and […]

School district’s firm: No conflict for Slack

By LIZ BUTTON A legal review commissioned by the Rye City Board of Education following accusations of a conflict of interest involving board president has, in the majority of the board’s view, exonerated her. However, concerns over the integrity of the review have been brought forward by one board member who said the law firm […]

Insurance won’t cover Whitby suit

By LIZ BUTTON City officials have confirmed the city’s insurance carrier will not provide coverage for the millions of dollars in damages sought by employees at Rye Golf Club’s Whitby Castle in their lawsuit to recover what they say are unpaid overtime wages and stolen tips. The City Council authorized City Manager Scott Pickup at […]

City submitted $2.1M claim for golf theft

By LIZ BUTTON According to city documents obtained this week, the City of Rye filed a $2.1 million insurance claim last August to recover money allegedly stolen by former Rye Golf Club manager Scott Yandrasevich. The number is viewed as larger than expected when compared to a February 2013 investigative report commissioned by the city, […]

2.16% school tax hike proposed

By KATIE HOOS The City School District of New Rochelle released its preliminary budget for the 2014-2015 school year, preserving all existing programs and staff positions in the district and coming in under the state mandated tax cap. On March 6, Interim Superintendent Dr. Jeffery Korostoff and Assistant Superintendent for Business Administration John Quinn presented […]

Bronxville School in good financial shape

By CHRIS EBERHART The Bronxville Board of Education inched closer to its goal of staying within the 1.9 percent state-imposed tax cap in the latest edition of its 2014-2015 school budget.  During a March 1 budget workshop, Bronxville Assistant Superintendent of Business Dan Carlin said the current edition of the proposed school budget, which includes […]

School budget carries $1.2M shortfall

By LIZ BUTTON The Tuckahoe Union Free School District presented a $31.3 million budget that carries a $1.2 million shortfall, kicking-off the district’s 2014-2015 budget process on March 10. The budget for next school year reflects a 1.47 percent property tax levy increase which translates to a levy limit increase of $382,959. This property tax […]