Category Archives: News

Steering students in the right direction

By MARGUERITE WARD A couple of motivated individuals have the ball rolling on an inspiring pay-it-forward plan to improve young people’s lives through sports. What started as an idea by longtime athlete and Rye resident Michael Eck quickly grew into a growing nonprofit as a few friends, community members and athletic leaders in the area, […]

Re-enactor tells story of Abigail Adams

By ASHLEY HELMS Though she lived during a time when women weren’t allowed to own their own property, Abigail Adams proclaimed women should have more of a place in society than just being subservient to their husbands, leading some, including members of the Rye Historical Society, to consider her “America’s first modern woman.” Adams’ outspoken […]

Four students get highest scouting honors

By LIZ BUTTON Four students at Eastchester High School, including a set of twins, recently achieved the highest award in scouting. Three Boy Scouts attained Eagle Scout ranking: William Brown, a senior; Michael Poletti, a senior; and Sebastien Maroun, a sophomore, and one Girl Scout, William’s twin sister Rebecca, also a senior, achieved the ranking […]

Tuckahoe teacher arrested

A Tuckahoe middle school math teacher was arrested and is now facing felony charges after allegedly stealing thousands of dollars worth of student fundraiser money over a seven-month period. Dorothy Lepore, a 41-year-old math teacher in the Tuckahoe school district, surrendered to Eastchester police early on the morning of Feb. 26 and was charged with […]

LWRP concerns mount

By PHIL NOBILE Although public comments regarding the controversial revamp of the Village of Mamaroneck’s Local Water-front Revitalization Program are now closed, questions and concerns remain from residents who are worried about the focus of the document and the transparency of the process. According to critics of the updated waterfront document, the latest version, released […]

Sack catching up on SPI

By LIZ BUTTON Two months into his term, Mayor Joe Sack has stepped more fully into his newly minted leadership role, taking it upon himself to organize what turned out to be a three-and-a-half hour discussion at Rye City Hall on Sustainable Playland Inc.’s proposed plan to reinvent the county-owned Playland amusement park. The well-attended […]

Church plan riles residents

By PHIL NOBILE A local gated community is expressing strong disapproval of a proposed new church along Anderson Hill Road in Purchase with many members of the community worried about what they say is a host of potential problems that could be added to the already busy road. Trinity Presbyterian Church announced plans in December […]

Jefferson Ave. Bridge: A project delayed

By ASHLEY HELMS After 18 months of construction, numerous anticipated finishing dates and one broken sewer line, the Jefferson Avenue Bridge remains closed to vehicular traffic with no opening date in sight. The bridge was officially closed in September 2012 to increase space between the base of the bridge and the Mamaroneck River in order […]

Jefferson Ave. Bridge: Collateral damage

By KATIE HOOS Plagued by dust, noise, damaged property and raw sewage exposure, residents adjacent to the Jefferson Avenue Bridge construction site have gotten more than they bargained for and are looking to village officials for answers. Construction began on the bridge in September 2012 to increase the space between the roadway and the underlying […]

Proposed school budget shows $3.8M shortfall

By LIZ BUTTON The superintendent’s proposed budget of $79.4 million for the Rye City School District’s 2014-2015 school year carries a projected shortfall of $3.8 million. On March 4, Superintendent Dr. Frank Alvarez presented his initial budget document accompanied by several options for the Board of Education to weigh in order to address the anticipated […]