Recommended Reading: Talk of the Sound

September 5, 2023

Recommended Reading: Talk of the Sound

September 5, 2023

Greetings from Ireland!

As readers should know by now my wife retired from the New Rochelle Board of Education effective June 30. We landed at Dublin Airport on July 4 with six fully loaded duffle bags and Zeke. It was quite an effort but we made it.

With all that preparing and purging and packing, my putting out a weekly newsletter of recommended reading fell by the wayside. Then, after we got an apartment (no small feat here due to a serious housing shortage) and sorted all the legal niceties of being resident in Ireland and figuring out the grocery store, I managed to get the latest variant of COVID which put me in bed for a while. I am still coughing.

While there is no Labor Day here, it seemed appropriate to consider summer “over” and get back to my routine starting with this newsletter.

I will not publish the live music or court reporting newsletter especially as I can not make it to court! I am not sure about the FOIL newsletter but its a low priority. What I am interested to do is write about differences between Ireland and the European Union and the United States, some good (food is better), some bad (higher energy costs), some stupid like Ireland only allows event tickets to be sold at face value.

I went back over the past 15 weeks and pulled out all the headlines I published, then organized them by subject (below). It would be far too time-consuming to hyper-link each one so you can skim the very long list and if you see something you want to read just copy/paste into your favorite search engine and find the article. I did not include Words in Edgewise articles on this Substack because you are a subscriber and already received them.

That’s it for now.

And for those wondering, we love being here and are quite happy in our new country.

Interesting Links and Pix from Summer 2023 hand-curated by Robert Cox for the enjoyment and edification of readers

Hello, Ireland

Farewell, New Rochelle

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Fight at Mamaroneck Gas Station Leads to Arrest of 2 Suspects with Car Stolen in Ohio

Police: Tens of thousands of dollars stolen from New Rochelle church

New Rochelle Man Fired Two Shots in the Bronx, Wounding Victim, Feds Say

Town of Mamaroneck Police Arrest Long Island Man After 7-Month Burglary Investigation

Two Idiots Lured to New Rochelle with Promise of a Sony Playstation then Robbed at Gunpoint

New Rochelle Police Nab Man in Stolen Vehicle Wanted for Burglary in Pennsylvania

Port Chester Man Charged in 18 Count Indictment for Sexually Assaulting 2 Teens in Rye

Port Chester Man Charged with DWI 2.5 X BAC on I-95

Port Chester Man Drives Drunk In Yorktown: Police

Rye Police: Connecticut Man Found Passed Out Drunk in 2014 Mercedes Benz

Rye Police: Peeping Tom from Port Chester Found Sitting in Car with Cocaine

Rye Police: Rye Bakery Looted of $100,000 by Former Cherry Lawn Manager

Rye Police: Connecticut Man Assaults Bagel Shop Employee with Phone, Fist

Rye Police: Yorktown Man Driving Drunk on Playland Parkway

Rye Police: Rye Man Driving Drunk on Oakland Beach Avenue

Rye Police: Bail Jumper from New Jersey Picked Up in Rockland to Face Weapons Charge

Rye Police: Port Chester Man Menaces Co-Worker with a Knife in a Cemetery

Drunk Teen Smashes Up Mamaroneck Park During Fireman’s Carnival, Police Say

Drunk Driver Injures 5 After Crashing into New Rochelle Bar, Police Say

Suspect in Pair of Broad Daylight Violent Sexual Assaults Arrested by New Rochelle Police

Police: Car crashes into New Rochelle café, 5 people injured

Police: 1 dead after SUV crashes into river between Port Chester and Greenwich

New Rochelle Man Charged In 67-Count Indictment For Sex Offenses Involving Children In Westchester County

Port Chester Man Arrested Following Sexual Assault of Rye Teen

New Rochelle Men Busted with 7.5 Pounds of Cocaine After One Throws Bullets at Cops

New Rochelle Man Orchestrated Massive Pandemic Relief Loan Fraud; Six Charged in $14.7 Million Scheme

New Rochelle Police Arrest Suspect in Road Rage Incident Involving Handgun

New Rochelle Man Arrested in Mamaroneck for Possession of Loaded Handgun

Rye Police Investigate Assault Near High School Football Field

New Rochelle Man ‘Stable’ After Mount Vernon Stabbing

Construction Worker Brawl in Downtown New Rochelle Leads to Stabbing, Victim in Serious Condition

New Rochelle Man Arrested for Impersonating a Federal Agent and Weapons Possession

Rye Police Incidents: Larceny, Burglary and Arrests

New Rochelle Teenager Arrested for Intentional Hit-and-Run

Rye Brook Police Seek Public’s Help in CVS Larceny Investigation

CT Man Arrested in Rye After Stealing Eggs, Wine and Ground Beef

Rye Police Board Vessels and Respond to Alarms, Animal Incidents, and More

Larchmont Police Blotter May 24

Driver Arrested for DWI After Vehicle Roll-Over in Downtown New Rochelle

Another Vehicle Roll-Over in Downtown New Rochelle

A mystery graffiti bandit is targeting pizza places, one spray-painted slice at a time

New Rochelle Man Arrested by State Police for $250,000 Grand Larceny

Rye Police Department Releases Weekly Bulletin Detailing Incidents May 11-18

Larchmont CVS becomes scene of robbery and assault

Greenwich police accuse Port Chester man of allegedly selling crack cocaine

Westchester BOL Employee Charged with Attempted Enticement of a Minor Through Dating App

STOLEN CAR CRASH: Juvenile suspects caught after police chase in New Rochelle Home Depot parking lot

New Rochelle Man Arrested for Menacing with ‘Ghost Gun’

Rhode Island Stolen Car Suspect Arrested by Rye Police Officers in New York

GRANDPARENT SCAMMER NABBED: New Rochelle Detectives Foil Bronx Man’s $15K Con

Latest On Body Found Near Westchester’s Nature Study Woods Trail

Police: Man’s body found in New Rochelle Nature Study Woods

Village of Mamaroneck Police Blotter

Singh Arrested for Attempted Enticement of a Minor

Bronx Woman Charged by Feds for Threatening Massacre at Buffalo Wild Wings in New Rochelle

Queens Man Taken from Infiniti — and Beyond — by Rye Police

Beer Bottles Lead to Arrest of CT Woman on I-95 in Mamaroneck for DWI with 2.5X BAC

CT Woman Arrested for DWI, Resisting Arrest on the Thruway

Mamaroneck Man Faces Multiple Charges from GPD including Risk of Injury to a Child, Trespass and Assault

Pelham Woman Sentenced on DWI, Vehicular Manslaughter for Mamaroneck Crash that Killed 2 Friends from New Rochelle

VIDEO: Passing Motorist Takes Door off New York State Trooper Vehicle on I-95 in New Rochelle

Larchmont and Mamaroneck Police Blotters

Trio Attempts to Use Stolen Identities to Secure $100,000 Car Loan, New Rochelle, Police Say

Bronx Man Faces Multiple Charges for Bee-Line Bus and Larchmont CVS Robberies

Police Report Multiple Incidents in Rye During First Week of May 2023

Gatecrashers at New Rochelle Audi Dealership

First Responders

Police: 62-year-old man dies after being rescued from water during Swim Across America event in Westchester

2 shocked after boat ramp at New Rochelle marina becomes electrified

Westchester Police and TLC Staff Confiscate Alcohol During Prom Safety Details

Rye Brook house destroyed in massive fire

Port Chester Man in Fatal Collision on CT Portion of I-684

New Rochelle Police Pull Unresponsive White Plains Man from Waters off Hudson Park, Pronounced DOA at Local Hospital

New Rochelle First Responders Recover Body from Waters off Hudson Park

New Rochelle Police Department to Host Angel Training for Hope Not Handcuffs Program

Case Study in LPRs or Why Only Stupid Criminals Bring Wanted Vehicles to Westchester

Massive Blaze Breaks Out In Port Chester On Route 1, Affects Train Service

New Rochelle Police Rescue Dog Trapped in Sewer

DEA Launches Fentanyl Awareness Campaign to Combat Deadly Opioid Crisis

New Rochelle Police Department graduates latest class of Citizen Police Academy

New Rochelle Police Joins Hope Not Handcuffs to Help People with Addiction, Seeks Volunteer Angels

Blood Drive at New Rochelle Fire Department (Station 1) 4/11

Lower Hudson firefighters plan new strategy for high rise buildings

Family Displaced After Structure Fire in Pelham, No Injuries

Spilled Mercury From Antique Clock Causes Hazmat Cleanup in Larchmont

Larchmont Firefighters Battle Early Morning Blaze; 1 Firefighter Hospitalized

Pelham Manor Fire Captain Sworn in by Board of Trustees

New Rochelle Fire Department Celebrates Centennial of Fire Station 2


Maher wants Westchester Legislature to probe its chairman over Manhattan affordable co-op

Rye Councilmember Moving to France in 2024 But Remains on Ballot for 2023

Spano victorious in Yonkers: 5 takeaways from Hudson Valley primaries

Councilwoman Yadira Ramos-Herbert declares victory in Democratic primary for New Rochelle mayor

2023 New Rochelle Democratic Primary Unofficial Results

Developer Louis Cappelli’s donation to Westchester Dems stirs up New Rochelle mayor’s race

2 well-known Democrats vie for party’s bid in New Rochelle mayoral race

Developer Cappelli gave to Westchester Dems before airport garage deal

Yadira Ramos-Herbert Files Fair Campaign Practices Complaint over $60,000 Cappelli Money

New Rochelle Afro-Latina Mayoral Candidate Slams Media for Racist Questions About Her Taking $60,000 in Dark Money from Real Estate Developers

New Rochelle LWV Candidate Forum Videos

Cappelli’s Deepening Partnership with City Government Raises Concerns

City & State New York: Source of New Rochelle mayoral candidate’s contributions revealed as local real estate executives

IT’S CAPPELLI: Westchester Real Estate Developer Bankrolling New Rochelle Democrat Mayoral Candidate

Westchester Dems File Campaign Finance Disclosure Report — for 2022

Congressman Jamaal Bowman Endorses Yadira Ramos-Herbert For New Rochelle Mayor

Westchester Media Join Coverage of $60,000 Dark Money Transfer to New Rochelle Mayoral Candidate

Westchester Dems Double Down on Dark Money Transfer into New Rochelle Mayoral Race

Rye GOP Announces Candidate for Fall City Council Race

New Rochelle Democratic Primary Candidates Discuss Issues at NAACP Forum

Westchester County Board of Elections Releases Unofficial List of Candidates for New Rochelle Offices

New Rochelle League of Women Voters to Host Candidates Forum for Democratic Primary


Newburgh Free Academy football starts season with win vs. New Rochelle

Former NFL Running Back Ray Rice Address Fordham Football

Nationals pitcher, New Rochelle’s Josiah Gray, enjoys full-circle moment at Yankee Stadium

Kate Douglass wins first individual gold medal at World Championships

Iona Prep Lineman Chills on Notre Dame Cookout Visit

Iona Prep Offensive Lineman Gete “Dream School” Offer From Notre Dame

Ireland’s College Football Classic sell-out sees ‘world record number of Americans travelling for sporting event’

Iona MBB Announces Next Five Signees For 2023-24 Recruiting Class

PRIMETIME: Former New Rochelle High School Standout Khairi Manns commits to U. Colorado

Eight Gaels Qualify For NCAA East Outdoor Track First Roubd

Ray Rice returns to Rutgers

La Rochelle Beats Leinster Rugby, Again, In Heineken Cup Final

New Rochelle Sister City (La Rochelle) in Champions Cup final against Leinster (Ireland) This Weekend

Iona WBB Head Coach Billi Chambers Accepts Position at Xavier; National Search Underway

Westchester County

Bicycle Sundays Return to Westchester on September 10

Westchester DA Announces New Diversion Program To ‘Opt-In’ To Drug Treatment

First Positive 2023 Case of West Nile Virus in Westchester Confirmed in New Rochelle

Discovery Of Bacteria Prompts Closure Of Beaches In New Rochelle: Here’s Full List

Westchester Curbs on Single-Use Foodware Takes Effect September 2

Westchester’s First 2 Batches of West Nile Virus of 2023 Found in Rye and Mamaroneck

Truck hits overpass on Hutchinson River Parkway, causing backups

Truck hits overpass on northbound Hutchinson River Parkway in New Rochelle

Westchester County Department of Health closes several beaches due to potentially high bacteria levels

Five Westchester Municipalities To Receive Downtown Improvement Grants

30 Westchester County Police Officers Honored at Annual Award Ceremony

Rye Playland train ride jumps the tracks; 2 workers hurt

Rye Playland: Amusement ride malfunctions sending riders hurtling backward until power pulled

Westchester County Executive Signs “Access to Counsel” Legislation

61 Officers Graduate From Westchester County Police Academy

Westchester holds annual Salute to Seniors event in New Rochelle

Westchester County Youth Leadership Taskforce Honored for Substance Abuse Prevention Efforts

Hutchinson River Parkway to be Listed on State and National Registers of Historic Places

Westchester Legislators Pass Landmark Access to Counsel Bill

What’s new at Playland as park opens for 2023 season

WCDOH: How to protect yourself from Lyme disease during tick season

Westchester County DA warns against grandparent scams after four individuals arrested

Westchester County Honors Late Captain Andy DiMaggio with Street Naming Ceremony


New Rochelle Public Library Friday Night Concert Series Kicks Off On September 8

Video: Sandy Kenyon of Eyewitness News profiles Picture House film camp—11 years after station covered cinema’s reopening

Learn About J.C. Leyendecker, an Influential Illustrator

Free Robison Summer Concert Series Returns to Kensico Dam Plaza

Downtown Summer Sizzle Concert Series Kicks Off in New Rochelle on Friday

Pelham Art Center: Haley Hasler Wins 2023 Alexander Rutsch Award

Pelham Art Center Announces Summer 2023 Classes and Workshops

Clay Art Center Celebrates 25th Anniversary of its Artist-in-Residence Program

Port Chester Community to Host Inaugural Arts Festival

Memoir on Growing Up with a Psycopath in New Rochelle


Review: Krave Restaurant New Rochelle

Guy Fieri films ‘Diners, Drive Ins and Dives’ in Village of Port Chester

Guide to the Best Coffee Shops in New Rochelle

New Rochelle Restaurants Get Rave Reviews on Trip Advisor

Chef Sung of New Rochelle launches Asian food meal kit service


Family feud undermines Yonkers and New Rochelle real estate domains

Hezi Aris reaches defamation settlement over Yonkers cop posts ($)

Buyer claims $750,000 in rare wines missing from Larchmont storage

New Rochelle orthodontist pleads guilty in stabbing of ex-fiance’s girlfriend

New Rochelle doctor says he was duped into setting up anti-aging clinic

Scarsdale mentor claims New Rochelle follower broke deals worth $4.3M

Six Indicted In $2 Million Loan Fraud Involving Stolen Property Deeds in New Rochelle, Yonkers

SEC sanctions imprisoned New Rochelle financial adviser

Singer says career silenced by Larchmont landlord’s failure to remediate mold

Residence Inn wants to bill New Rochelle for $425,000 in water damages

Massachusetts store clerk and co-worker indicted after allegedly stealing $3 million lottery ticket

Reaction to Grand Jury Indictments involving Wilder Balter Partners, L+M Development Partners and The Stella in New Rochelle

Manhattan DA Announces Indictments in Massive Construction Fraud Scheme Involving New Rochelle High Rise

US court to rule if officials can block online critics

Port Chester project at center of developer – architect dispute

Restaurateur Sentenced To 57 Months In Prison For Over $6 Million Pandemic Loan Fraud And Interstate Threats

No second chance for Nigerian who admitted to bank fraud in Port Chester

New Rochelle Luxury Waterfront Condo Owners Suing Developers

The ChatGPT Lawyer Explains Himself

NYS Courts Offer Internship Opportunities for High School and College Students


Pelham Art Center Executive Director Dies at 41

Former Port Chester fire captain dies at 76

Robbie Robertson, 80, Dies; Canadian Songwriter Captured American Spirit

Rev. Dr. Allen Paul Weaver, Jr., Prominent Long-Time Pastor Of Bethesda Baptist Church Of New Rochelle, Passes Away At 75

Astrud Gilberto, 83, Dies; Shot to Fame With ‘The Girl From Ipanema’

All-time great running back Jim Brown dies at 87

Patricia Tocci Obituary

Al Jaffee, Inventive Cartoonist at Mad Magazine, Dies at 102

Nuremberg prosecutor Benjamin Ferencz dies at 103

Services set for former Port Chester police chief


New Rochelle’s Iona University welcomes class of 2027 during move-in day

Iona University Named To The Princeton Review’s National List Of Best 389 Colleges

New Rochelle High School Class of 2023 Graduates During 125th Commencement Ceremony

New Rochelle Board of Education Re-Elects Board President

Monroe College Commencement

Pelham BOE Reorganization Meeting and Hearings

NYS report urges schools to be cautious with facial recognition tech ($)

Complete list of graduates of Pelham Memorial High School

Mamaroneck schools, hoping for land gift, support Hampshire development opposed by village

Mamaroneck schools failed to address bullying, AG says ($)

Mamaroneck schools weigh land donation from Hampshire Club developer ($)

Iona University Launches New Sports Business Minor

Board of Education sets Monday special meeting for move on payment in lieu of taxes for Pelham Green project

Congressman Jamaal Bowman Hosts First Annual Youth Conference at New Rochelle High School

Westchester Youth Academy Visits WCPD Forensic Investigations Unit

Congressman Bowman to Host First Annual Youth Leadership Conference at New Rochelle High School

New Rochelle High School Hosts Annual “En Plein Air & Raku” Day

New Rochelle High School Hosts Annual Decision Day for Seniors

New Rochelle High School Forensic Students to Process Mock Crime Scene in Nature Study Woods

Interview with Sister Mary Grace Walsh, Incoming Superintendent of Schools for Archdiocese of New York

NYSED Inducts Largest Class of My Brother’s Keeper Fellows; 4 from New Rochelle High School

Results from Sound Shore Area School Elections

High School Journalists Demand Albany Expand Press Protections

New Rochelle School District Hires New Business Administrator

School Safety Experts Share Lessons and Strategies at WCPD Symposium

Opinion | Parents Don’t Understand How Far Behind Their Kids Are in School

New Rochelle High School Students Promote Safe Driving with Mock DWI Scenario

Pelham School District proposes 2023-24 Budget with 2.07% Tax Levy Increase

Rye City School District Announces Tax Cap-Compliant Budget for 2023-2024 School Year

New Rochelle Residents to Vote on School and Library Elections and Budgets

Port Chester School District Proposes Below Cap Budget and Tax Levy Increase for 2023-2024

Mamaroneck School District Presents 2023-2024 Recommended Budget and Four Propositions

New Rochelle High School Science Research Unleashes Young Minds

New Rochelle High School’s Trifecta Steppers Make National Debut at Apollo Theater

New Rochelle Students Win Big at Junior State of America Convention

Port Chester teacher helps students grow their minds in community-focused garden

New Rochelle HS holds drunk driving simulation as prom season arrives

School Administrators to New Rochelle Moms and Dads: We Are Your Kid’s De Facto Parents

WVOX RADIO Reports (seriously!) on Narcan Vending Machines at New Rochelle High School

New Rochelle High School Introduces Innovative Narcan Vending Machines

Real Estate

Developer Closes on $94M Loan for 247 North Avenue in New Rochelle

WSJ: The Suburb That Defied NIMBY ($) – New Rochelle

Printhouse New Rochelle Changes Hands In $22.75M Deal

Cushman & Wakefield named leasing and managing agent for New Roc City

Stella in New Rochelle Fully Leased 15 Months After Debut

Simone Development Companies Adds Experiential Tenants to Shopping Centers in Port Chester and New Rochelle

Groundbreaking Ceremony for 33 Westchester Place Luxury Rental Tower

Doral Arrowwood developer drops apartments from plan; in talks with neighborhood group

Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony for Newly-Refurbished Seacord Park Held

New Rochelle’s “Swiss Cheese House”: 4-Year Fight Over Derelict Property

Villa Keen Castle in Irvington, New York Is for Sale

Rye City Home Sales Report: April 2023

Pelham Home Sales Report: April 2023

Mamaroneck Town Sees 15 Home Sales in April, Including Two Over $2 Million

New Rochelle Real Estate Market Heats Up in April

Study Shows Zoning Changes in Four US Cities Including New Rochelle Curtail Rent Growth, Save Tenants Thousands

LA Fitness Opens New Location in New Rochelle

New skyline rises in New Rochelle with apartment building boom; gentrification fears remain ($)

Stella at 10 LeCount Place in New Rochelle Awarded Best Luxury Multifamily Development

New Rochelle Considers Public Use Acquisition Sites and Transit Center Redesign

Stella Residential Tower Wins 2023 Builders Award


New Rochelle Public Library Director Announces Retirement After 18 Years

Fela Cortés and Tatiana Infante Inducted to New Rochelle Public Library Board of Trustees

New Rochelle Public Library Board of Trustees to Hold Monthly Meeting 6/8

New Rochelle Public Libraries Announce Summer 2023 Closures and Hours

Mamaroneck Public Library Rattles Tin Cup

Latest on Epic Fail at Mamaroneck Library

New Rochelle Public Library Announces Exciting Lineup of June 2023 Events

New Rochelle Public Library Announces Exciting Lineup of June 2023 Events

Huguenot Children’s Library in New Rochelle, Celebrating 25th Anniversary

New Rochelle Library Invites Seniors to Sing Their Hearts Out

New Rochelle Public Library Receives Generous Donation of Music Scores from Accomplished Resident

New Rochelle Public Library Announces Closures for May Holidays

Mamaroneck Library Begins Long Climb Back

Mamaroneck Library Will Remain Open

Mamaroneck Public Library Asks for Help

Mamaroneck Library Needs Over $1M To Stay Open After Financial Irregularities Found


New Rochelle celebrates 100th anniversary of NAACP

New Rochelle Woman Appointed Chief Operating Officer of Feeding Westchester

Rye’s Jay Heritage Center Gets $150,000 State Grant

Mamaroneck Couple Honored by UJA Westchester for Their Philanthropy

Meals-on-Wheels of New Rochelle Celebrates 40 Years of Service

Local Government

Mamaroneck Board of Trustees to Hold Regular Meeting on August 14

New Rochelle Police Promote 4 Officers

Flooding problem: At least $7.9 million in needed repairs for Pelham Manor storm sewers detailed in engineering report

Village of Pelham board votes to borrow $3.96 million for municipal center, parking garage, vehicles

Pelham Mayor Chance Mullen named grand marshall of 2024 Sound Shore St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Rye Council Drops Lawsuit Against Ethics Board

Mamaroneck board to hold public vote on $1M village manager contract

Mamaroneck declares emergency due to rodent infestation

New Rochelle marks Juneteenth with “History Out Loud” event

Into The Sewers of New Rochelle (Rt.1/River) – I

New Rochelle Celebrates Juneteenth with Month-Long Series of Events

New Rochelle Downtown BID Announces Third Annual Bloom & Grow Restaurant Week and Programs

Pelham Town Board in Crisis Mode: Emergency Meeting Called After Manor Man Dies Waiting for Ambulance

Mamaroneck Village Hosts Grand Opening for New Bark Park at Harbor Island; Meetings Planned

New Rochelle Downtown BID Announces Third Annual Bloom & Grow Restaurant Week and Programs

New Rochelle Mayor Noam Bramson Walks into the Sunset as Next Executive Director of Sustainable Westchester

Bark Park in the Village of Mamaroneck

New Rochelle Parks and Recreation to Hold Annual Children’s Fishing Derby

Pelham Firefighters and Police Officers Honored for Narcan Save

Pelham to Host Memorial Day Parade and Ceremony

Pelham Manor Crossing Guard Retires from Post after 2 Decades

Village of Pelham Receives Honorable Mention at NYCOM Annual Meeting

Dog park in Village of Mamaroneck celebrates grand opening

New Rochelle Police Officers Honored for Rescuing Dog Trapped in Sewer

Rye City Council to Discuss Flooding, Street Resurfacing and Tree Regulations

New Rochelle Unveils New Parking Garage in Downtown Revitalization Effort

Mamaroneck Historical Society Uncovers Vintage Photos

Mamaroneck Board of Trustees to Hold Regular Meeting on May 22

New Rochelle Residents Share Their Vision for the LINC Park

New Rochelle City Council Holds Regular Legislative Meeting May 16, 2023

New Rochelle Police Department Honors Officers at Memorial and Awards Ceremony

New Rochelle City Council to Vote on Infrastructure Improvements and Youth Program

Rye Memorial Day Parade & Ceremony Times, Speakers, Awards

MINUTES: Rye City Council Meeting April 26, 2023

MINUTES: New Rochelle City Council Meeting 5/9/23

Village of Mamaroneck Meetings and Events May 15 – May 21

New Rochelle Offers Summer Jobs for Special Needs Youth and Young Adults

New Rochelle Offers Second Round of ARPA Grants for Local Businesses and Nonprofits

New Rochelle Unveils Plans for Transit Center Redesign

New Rochelle Parks and Recreation Hosts 10th Annual Kite Day Event

Mamaroneck Mayor Apologizes For Crude Remarks

VOM Board Highlights: Change to Elections and Terms Passed

New Rochelle Celebrated Earth Day with Parks Clean-up Weekend

Mamaroneck Flood Project Receives $17.5 Million State Share in Newly Adopted Budget

City of New Rochelle Honors Sanitation Crew G-31 with Employee Recognition Award

‘Invest In Our Planet!’ – New Rochelle Hosts Inaugural ‘SustainableNR’ Earth Day Festival

New Rochelle Celebrates Arbor Day with Tree Plantings

Mamaroneck Mayor Caught on Hot Mic

Raucous VOM Board Meeting as Residents Challenge Village Manager Contract

Village of Mamaroneck Attorney Hired by Project Veritas

TagNR Community Tag Sale- Saturday April 29

New Parking Restrictions Implemented for Rye City Hall Visitors

Sponsorship Opportunities Now Open for 10th Annual New Rochelle Street Fair

New Treasurer and Trustee Sworn In at Recent Pelham Manor Village Board Meetings

New Rochelle’s Anderson Plaza Reopens with New and Innovative Features for the Community

Pelham Manor Recognizes Eagle Scout and Appoints New Zoning Board of Appeals Member

New Rochelle Sanitation Crew Honored for Going Above and Beyond

GOTCHA: Red Light Camera Installation to Commence in Pelham Manor

An Elegant New ‘Motif’ Now Adorns The New Rochelle Skyline

A Lake Isle dam failure could destroy neighborhoods. $11M in repairs are finally in sight ($)

Kite Day at Davenport Park 4/23

New York State

New NY marijuana dispensary licenses temporarily stopped. Here’s why

Thruway Authority Releases Drone Photo of North Avenue Bridge Replacement Inspection

New York State Thruway Authority Announces Virtual Public Hearing on Proposed Toll Adjustments 6/5/23

New York State Funds Summer Jobs for Disadvantaged Youths; Westchester Gets $1.43 MM

State Officials Crack Down on Pesticide Violations in Westchester County

Opossum Family Rescued From Electric Car Engine in Long Island

Pandemic Food Benefits Extended for Eligible Children

New Rochelle Man Claims $1 Million Powerball Prize


New Rochelle’s Radisson Hotel rebranded as Hotel NoMa

The CEO of Empire Entertainment Speaks on His Larchmont Roots


Thousands of Con Edison customers without power in New Rochelle

Veolia Conducting Hydrant Flushing in New Rochelle: Temporary Water Discoloration and Pressure Decrease Expected

Con Edison Announces Strategic Plan to Enhance Biodiversity on Properties

Veolia begins hydrant flushing in New Rochelle

Veolia Water Delivery Rate Increase Public Comment May 17

Pelham Manor Water Main Break: Boston Post Road near Pelham Parkway

NOT STELLA: New Rochelle Developer Lies, Blames Con Ed for Planned Blackout


Meet the new editors of the Pelham Examiner as it begins sixth year of publication

Extra! New strategies for survival by South Carolina newspapers

O’Shaughnessy Family Sells WVIP To Tim Dukes’ Group

How Local Officials Seek Revenge on Their Hometown Newspapers

Strike at Gannett (LoHud)

Jarrel Garris

CBS New York investigates troubled final days of Jarrel Garris, killed by New Rochelle police

People Before Politics Radio Show Episode 375 – Justice For Jarrel

New Rochelle store opened to combat food insecurity. Then police shot a man over stolen food ($)

Funeral held for Jarrell Garris, man killed in controversial New Rochelle Police shooting

Friends, family march in honor of man fatally shot by New Rochelle police

Jarrell Garris bodycam footage: The laws to criminalize filming cops.

New Rochelle grocery store reopens after protests from police killing ($)

New Rochelle cop who shot Jarrell Garris was sued for alleged assault

Latest Developments in Officer-Involved Shooting in New Rochelle

New Rochelle Citizens Heard on Police Shooting of Black Man by White Police Officer

Man Shot by New Rochelle Police Dies

Jarrell Garris dies week after being shot by New Rochelle police

Man Shot by New Rochelle Police Had a History of Reckless Behavior, Depraved Indifference to Human Life

New York State Attorney General Releases Jerrell Garris Video

Latest on Officer-Involved Shooting in New Rochelle

Civil rights attorney says New Rochelle releasing video quickly of police-involved shooting was smart move

Officer Involved Shooting in New Rochelle


Port Chester Residents Can Weigh In on 29-45 North Main Street Brownfield Cleanup Plan

Public Invited to Comment on Proposed Cleanup of Former Bowling Alley Site in Port Chester

DEC Virtual Public Meeting on Mount Vernon, Yonkers and New Rochelle Community Air Monitoring Initiative


M.T.A. Proposes Raising Bus and Subway Fares to $2.90 by Summer’s End

MTA: Manhattan Central Business District Tolling Program Final Environmental Assessment Available

MTA Customers Count Survey: Your Opinion Matters

Take Metro-North to see the Yankees


How AI is bringing back celebrities like Diana or Kurt Cobain from the dead


How Safe Is New Rochelle for Travel?

Secretariat and Pelham

Main Street: There is something for everyone in New Rochelle

You’ll Need a ‘Visa’ for Europe Soon

New Rochelle Couple Featured in New York Times Article on Marriage Ambivalence

USPS ban on human beings being sent via post

New Rochelle-Based IUJAT Union Elects New International President

Opinion: Paris got it right on scooters

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Robert Cox has permanently relocated to Ireland so mail is not a practical option.

I welcome tips from readers.

I get many tips, sometimes about genuinely new information (my favorite), or about information I already have (confirmation is useful) and sometimes about information I cannot independently verify (appreciated but problematic). I may or may not publish based on a tip or it may take a long while to get a story ready (often due to delays in FOIL requests). This can cause readers to wonder why a tip they submitted does not see the light of day immediately — or ever.

I am happy to explain my efforts to report out a reader tip but I often get anonymous emails.

If you submit a news tip and want a reply you will need to either provide a way for me to reply to you or you will need to follow up directly with me using any of the contact information above.

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