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School bond fails by narrow vote in Rye Neck
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School bond fails by narrow vote in Rye Neck

On Oct. 6, voters of the Rye Neck school district narrowly rejected a $35.5 million bond for districtwide construction. The final tally was 263 in favor of the bond proposal to 280 votes against it, according to Veronica Sessler, the district clerk. “I was a little surprised by the outcome,” […]

Kyle Elizabeth Troy will take the helm of the village Mamaroneck Education Center, as the resource’s first professional naturalist. Photo courtesy Marine Education Center
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Marine Education Center hires first professional naturalist

With new resources and an expanded space, Mamaroneck’s Marine Education Center will now also feature a new face: Kyle Elizabeth Troy, the center’s first professional naturalist. Troy, who was hired by the village this month, has worked as a biologist and naturalist throughout Florida, California, Westchester County and various other […]

On July 1, Dr. Michael Geisler assumed the role as the 13th president of Manhattanville College, following the retirement of Dr. Jon Strauss. Photo courtesy Manhattanville College
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New president preparing for first year at Manhattanville

Following his appointment as the new president of Manhattanville College, Dr. Michael Geisler announced that the college is currently planning an inauguration ceremony for Oct. 23. Geisler began his presidential duties at Manhattanville College on July 1 after a unanimous decision by the college’s board of trustees this past December […]

Volunteers Jon Sacks, far left, and Sarah Coady get ready to present a replica of the $93,000 check to the Mamaroneck Union Free School District and Board of Education members for Coop Camp, which serves about 200 students in kindergarten through fifth grade. Photo courtesy Debbie Manetta
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Coop Camp reaches funding goal for 2016 session

After much hustling by a trio of Mamaroneck Union Free School District parents, the final piece of funding for the start of Coop Camp is in place. At the June 7 meeting of the Board of Education, volunteers Jon Sacks and Sarah Coady presented the district with a check for […]

The 2016 Jandon Scholarship class received awards from the Jandon Foundation and the Westchester County Board of Legislators on May 19, which grants $12,000 to high school graduates for staying in college and maintaining good grades. Photo courtesy Westchester County
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Jandon awards 16 scholarships to county students

Sixteen high school seniors from Westchester County received Jandon Scholarships this month during a press conference orchestrated by the county Board of Legislators. For the 17th consecutive year, the Jandon Foundation, created in 1965 by Donald and Jane Cecil, of Harrison, awarded $12,000 to each student over a four-year period. […]