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Rye Dems receive Independence nod

By JACKSON CHEN On top of a full slate of candidates this year, the three Rye City Democratic nominees also secured the endorsement of the Westchester County Independence Party. The party’s backing of each of the Democratic candidates—Emily Proskine Hurd, Danielle Tagger-Epstein and Jeffrey Taylor—will add onto each of the nominee’s extensive volunteer background. Meg […]

Pension forfeiture bill targets 2017

To punish elected officials who have engaged in criminal behavior and perhaps curtail future offenders, the New York state Assembly has advanced a proposed constitutional amendment that would strip taxpayer-funded pensions from those who have been convicted of felonies. The proposed amendment, which was approved on June 16, would apply to all elected officials at […]

Non-profit looks to sue county

By JACKSON CHEN A non-profit environmental organization has filed a notice of intent to sue Westchester County for ongoing violations of leaking sewer pipes and frequent overflows in early June.  The legal notice, filed by Save the Sound, a New Haven, Conn., and Mamaroneck-based organization that works to restore and protect the Long Island Sound, […]

Organic waste station repairs underway

The effort to remodel the New King Street organic waste station is underway, as the town board, at its June 18 meeting, allowed the project to go out to bid. The Harrison Town Council unanimously approved sending the project out to bid for upgrades to the station, which is responsible for processing the town’s organic […]

Lincoln Lane drainage moves forward

To offset flooding in the Purchase neighborhood of Lincoln Lane, a drainage project which was approved last year is moving forward and will now be put out to bid. The Harrison Town Council, at its June 18 meeting, unanimously approved Town Engineer Michael Amodeo’s request to bid out the project so a construction firm can […]

Harrison police arrest Georgia man

On Tuesday, June 16, Harrison police traveled down to Georgia to arrest Enoch Sarkodie—a Marietta, Ga., resident—in connection with an elaborate phone scam responsible for defrauding  a 90-year-old Harrison resident out of $23,000. According to Harrison Police Chief Anthony Marraccini, the suspect, while posing as an attorney, was able to convince the victim that her […]

Mamaroneck antique store starts new life

By JAMES PERO The words “new” and “antique” are almost always at odds, but for Chatsworth Antiques and Consignments, a near century-old Mamaroneck antique furniture dealer, it is a new beginning of sorts. In May 2015, Chatsworth said goodbye to not only its lifelong four-floor Mamaroneck Avenue storefront, which had been home base to the […]

Marcotte preps for another fight

By CHRIS EBERHART The race for the county’s District 10 legislative seat between Westchester County Legislator Sheila Marcotte, an Eastchester Republican, and Democratic challenger Haina Just-Michael, of New Rochelle, is expected to be one of the closest legislator races this election season. In Marcotte’s previous county legislator race in 2013 against a New Rochelle Democrat, […]

100 Pondfield development a go

By CHRIS EBERHART A reduction in the size and scope of the 100 Pondfield Road development, which was in serious doubt as of late February, may have saved the project. Originally, the Yonkers-based developer Pondfield Court, LLC, wanted to redevelop the old Morgan Manhattan storage facility, which is a vacant, landlocked warehouse behind CVS on […]

County finalizes Playland deal

By CHRIS EBERHART Finally, Playland has a new operator. That is for now, at least. A private-public partnership with Standard Amusements to run the county-owned amusement park was approved by the Westchester County Board of Legislators in a somewhat surprising vote on June 15. As part of the approved 15-year Playland management agreement between the […]