Category Archives: News

SUNY Purchase cracks down on drinking, drugs

By Alina Suriel The number of disciplinary incidents involving underage drinking and drug use have risen significantly over the past two years at SUNY Purchase, according to the college’s recently released annual crime report. The report, released earlier this month, shows that there were 123 on campus liquor law violations referred for disciplinary action in […]

Playland season productive

By CHRIS EBERHART  Playland is trending upwards in both revenue and attendance over last year.  After years of declining numbers, Playland’s attendance jumped from 390,069 in 2013 to 467,948 in 2014, a 20 percent increase, and revenue increased from $7.1 million to $8.8 million, about a 24 percent increase. Westchester County Deputy Parks Commissioner Peter […]

History and Halloween in Westchester

By MARISSA PENN  This Halloween marks the 10th anniversary of the celebrated Great Jack O’ Lantern Blaze in Croton-on-Hudson, one of Westchester’s most popular seasonal activities for all ages. It also marks the fifth anniversary of Horseman’s Hollow, the haunted experience in Sleepy Hollow. They’re just some of the festivities that spring up around the […]

Parade celebrates heritage, Harrison character

By JOHN BRANDI Throngs of people from the Harrison community filled Halstead Avenue on Oct. 13 to watch the 37th annual Columbus Day and “It’s Great to Live in Harrison” parade which included public officials from the local and state level, business owners and emergency first responders.  The parade featured the town’s own Harrison High […]

Town websiteTown website modernized modernized

By Alina Suriel Residents of the Town of Mamaroneck will find it easier to get information about their community with the launch of the municipality’s new website. The site went live late last month and includes brand new features which make it easier to navigate. A “Resident Services” tab on the front page takes users […]

Farmers market scavenger hunt

By NICOLE REED First and foremost: due to popular demand, Rye’s Down to Earth Farmers Market is going to be extended by two weeks this year. The market typically ends in the first weekend in December, however, now it will run through Sunday, Dec. 21. This is a great development to keep in mind while […]

Tuckahoe man allegedly stabs girlfriend

    Tuckahoe police responded to an emergency 911 call about a gruesome stabbing on the typically quiet street of Columbus Avenue around 11 p.m. on Sunday, Sept 28. Police Lt. Ray Stabile said, this was the first stabbing in Tuckahoe in the “last number of years.” When the police first arrived on the scene, […]

Nuzzi: Football drove a wedge in this community

By CHRIS EBERHART The X’s and O’s of Tuckahoe football are overshadowing academics, according to the superintendent of schools. The result is a growing divide within the community.  During an August Board of Education meeting, droves of parents, residents, students, coaches, faculty and alumni packed the Tuckahoe High School library to voice their displeasure with […]

Town fights zoning claims

By JOHN BRANDI Harrison has finally responded to accusations that it has exclusionary zoning and clusters its minority population, charging in a letter that those claims are unfounded and don’t accurately capture the true character of the town.  Harrison Mayor Ron Belmont, a Republican, sent the Sept. 26 letter to the court-appointed federal monitor Jim […]

Village cited for Sportime clay discharge

By JACKSON CHEN On Oct. 1, the village received a violation from the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation for allowing the discharge of Sportime’s red clay tennis court material to enter into the Long Island Sound at Harbor Island Park. The discharge happens wh-en rainwater washes throughout the park, collects everything into storm […]