Month: May 2016

Sunny days for Section I

Sunny days for Section I

It’s been no secret that the weather for the majority of this spring season was disappointing to say the least. While plenty of rain and temperatures that made it feel like early March continued for two months too long, it certainly hasn’t been a dream for sportswriters like me—or our […]

Putting the ground back into play

Putting the ground back into play

New York kids are about to get dirty, frustrated, bruised, tired, and so happy. This Saturday, May 28, a brand new, but already cluttered and chaotic “adventure playground” is opening on Governor’s Island. It’s called play:groundNYC. Admission is free on the weekends and children are most welcome, but parents are […]

The IchiFuji-kai Dance Association, based in New York City, perform a traditional dance, which dates back to the 17th century. Photo/Sibylla Chipaziwa

Japanese residents show off culture at annual matsuri

The Japanese community of the town/village of Harrison held its third annual Matsuri Japan Cultural Festival at Ma Riis Park on Sunday, May 22. Hundreds of revelers from across Westchester County and of all backgrounds attended the event to sample Japanese food and drink from local businesses, play unique games, […]

According to West Harrison Fire Chief Frank Forgione, the Glen Park Road house quickly filled with smoke forcing the homeowners and their two dogs to evacuate immediately. Photo courtesy David Raizen

House fire in Purchase causes 2-alarm response

A fire broke out in a Purchase residence on Saturday evening that took roughly five hours for first responders to put out, according to West Harrison Fire Chief Frank Forgione. At approximately 5:30 p.m. on May 21, a fire began at 16 Glen Park Road, which was occupied by a […]

Harrison residents at a recent Town Council meeting applaud as resident Sam Hoisington accuses the council of spot zoning and demands a public hearing for the revised zoning text amendment, which passed by a 5-0 vote. Photo/Corey Stockton

Town approves zoning amendment amid protest

The Harrison Town Council unanimously voted through a barrage of boos to pass a contentious zoning text amendment, allowing the town to consider the construction of senior living facilities on four residentially zoned properties, including a Brightview center on Lake Street. Following the vote, several of the 80 audience members […]