Category Archives: News

Rye-ACT receives $75K for drug coalition

By Sarah Varney The drug and alcohol prevention umbrella organization Rye-Action for Children and Teens Community Coalition, Rye-ACT, has been awarded a one-year $75,000 federal grant to move from startup to independence. The organization is comprised of representatives from a dozen groups currently active in preventing drug and alcohol use among children. Representatives from organizations […]

Applicant withdraws zoning change

By JOHN BRANDI The voices against rezoning the Professional Business district have grown louder, including the original applicant himself.  John Voestch had previously petitioned the town board to consider a zone change amendment to the Professional Business district, from the intersection of Calvert Street and Harrison Avenue to Batavia Place, to allow for an all-residential […]

A new identity for the Hispanic Resource Center

By JACKSON CHEN The Village of Mamaroneck’s Hispanic Resource Center has taken on a new and improved identity to better serve an expanding community.  After the grand opening ceremony on Sept. 16 outside its new offices at 134 Center Ave., the newly-named Community Resource Center was welcomed into the village by several local and state […]

Neil Degrasse Tyson talks science and news at Manhattanville

By James Pero One of the first things that famed astrophysicist Dr. Neil Degrasse Tyson did upon taking the stage for a lecture at Manhattanville’s Reid Castle was temper any undue expectations.  “So, I’m just alerting you in advance,” he said, addressing the fully-packed auditorium. “There will be no song or dance; I don’t play […]

Huskies roll over Panthers

By MIKE SMITH It may have taken some time, but it appears that Harrison’s field hockey team is starting to find its stride this fall. With a 6-1 victory over Rye Neck on Sept. 21, the Huskies have won their last three games, improving to 4-3 on the season. As important matches against league opponents […]

After decades in Rye, an abrupt goodbye

By JACKSON CHEN After running a newsstand for nearly 40 years, a couple has closed up shop at the City of Rye’s Metro-North station. Following the termination process more than a month ago, Frank Palmeri of Palmeri Newsstand said representatives from Metro-North or Greystone Management—the company that manages the Metro-North tenants and properties—urged Palmeri and […]

Fried wins primary; Rackman not done

By CHRIS EBERHART Polls closed at 9 p.m. on Sept. 10.  By 9:10 p.m., Liz Fried’s camp said they were confident they won the New Rochelle Democratic primary for the District 6 seat on the City Council against incumbent Councilwoman Shari Rackman. Fried, 62, ultimately won by a 67-percent margin, with an unofficial vote tally […]

Mamaroneck’s tree canopy taking the heat

By James Pero Ensuring the health of the Village of Mamaroneck’s trees is becoming a tall order as drought and extreme heat continue to deplete the village’s canopy.  According to Sarah Robertson, a Mamaroneck resident and chairwoman of the Tree Committee, over the past several years, tree loss in the municipality has been climbing—the most […]

Downtown library unveils new design

By JOHN BRANDI Patrons can once again visit the Harrison Public Library, as the space has reopened with a new layout and improved technology to better meet the needs of the 21st century. After having been closed for more than a year for internal renovations, the 2 Bruce Lane space was unveiled on Saturday, Sept. […]

Eastchester preserves memory of 9/11 victims

Eastchester’s 9/11 ceremony wasn’t lengthy but it was powerful. Before the ceremony began, police officers lowered the flag outside of Town Hall to half mast. Nine candles flickered on the mantle above the fireplace in the lobby, each one representing an Eastchester resident who was lost in the terror attacks on Sept. 11, 2001. Their […]