Month: November 2016


Town proposes 4.8% tax rate increase

The Mamaroneck Town Council will work toward finalizing a tentative budget that proposes a 4.8 percent property tax rate increase and exceeds the state’s allowable taxing limit. If adopted, the 2017 tentative budget, submitted on Oct. 16, would mark the third time in six years the town has adopted a […]

State Assemblyman Steve Otis, right, a former mayor of the city of Rye, speaks at a news conference in the town of Mamaroneck on Nov. 16 as New Rochelle Mayor Noam Bramson looks on. Photo/Andrew Dapolite

Coalition calls for $800M in public works grants

On a recent fall morning, elected officials, titans of industry and some concerned residents gathered at the little-known Hommocks Conservation area in the town of Mamaroneck to call upon New York state to extend its Clean Water grants program for crucial water infrastructure projects. Also announced on Nov. 16 was […]

The New York state University Police at SUNY Purchase College are investigating swastikas that were drawn on a bulletin board in one of the college’s dorms on Nov. 20. File photo

Police investigating swastikas found at SUNY Purchase

Police are investigating hateful images that were found in one of the dorm rooms at SUNY Purchase College on Nov. 20. According to Betsy Aldredge, a spokeswoman for the college, the New York state University Police, UPD, began investigating the vandalism after the college discovered three swastikas drawn on a […]

Manhattanville College’s administration is contemplating reintroducing its former bus schedule, which included later pickups on weekends, following the death of junior Robby Schartner on Oct. 9. Photo courtesy Karina Cordova

Manhattanville plans change in bus service schedule

The Manhattanville College administration is leaning toward adjusting its shuttle bus service, following elevated outrage from the student body about the safety of its current schedule. On Nov. 10, Michael Geisler, the college’s president, confirmed that the administration has begun discussing retracting last year’s controversial decision to alter the bus […]

An appeal by Hampshire Country Club was shot down by a federal court last week, putting the brakes on a suit seeking $55 million in damages from the village of Mamaroneck. Photo courtesy

$55M Hampshire lawsuit thrown out on appeal

An appeal of a lawsuit by Hampshire Country Club seeking $55 million in damages from the village of Mamaroneck was shot down last week in federal court, reaffirming a previous ruling rendered in March. The decision is the latest development in a long and contentious saga between the country club […]