Month: August 2016

On Aug. 18, following a request from Mayor Ron Belmont, the town/village of Harrison approved a proposal to replace approximately 1,000 feet of a water main on Douglas Circle in the city of Rye. Photo/Franco Fino
News

WJWW replacing piping in Rye

In an effort to maintain infrastructure, the town/village of Harrison approved measures on Aug. 18 to jointly fund and replace water main piping in the Greenhaven section of Rye, following an urgent request by Harrison Mayor Ron Belmont. Belmont, a Republican and member of the Westchester Joint Water Works board […]

City Council public hearings 101
Opinion

City Council public hearings 101

The City Council often holds public hearings, and there are times when we are required to by law. This occurs when we are either adopting or amending legislation—such as the rock chipping legislation or the zoning changes for the two proposed senior housing projects—or when we have approval authority over […]

An amended agreement between the county and Standard Amusements is expected to exceed a proposed March 31 signing date after extensive criticism by the county Board of Legislators. File photo
News

County chooses engineering firm to overhaul Playland

The selection of a consortium of engineering firms responsible for overseeing a slew of capital projects at Rye Playland marks a major step forward in actualizing renovations at the outdated amusement park. Earlier this month, following a brief request for proposals, RFP, process, Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino, a Republican, […]

Ken Jenkins, a Westchester County lawmaker since 2007, has decided to run for county executive. Jenkins is the first county executive candidate from any political party to make his intentions known. Photo/Andrew Dapolite
Politics

Jenkins ‘committed’ to county executive run

When Ken Jenkins lost the Democratic nomination for Westchester County executive in 2013, it taught him a lot, he says. Three years later, Jenkins will try to use that experience to propel him to the top office in the county. Jenkins, a Democrat from Yonkers who currently serves on the […]

Fantasy overload
Opinion Sports

Fantasy overload

If there’s one piece of advice for all of you fantasy football enthusiasts out there, it’s this: Nobody, and I mean nobody, cares about your fantasy football team. Over the last 10 years or so, fantasy football has become an unavoidable facet of American sports culture. With fantasy-based programing across […]