Month: February 2017

After a March 23 public hearing, the Brightview Senior Living Center proposed for 600 Lake St. has received final approval from the Harrison Town Council. As part of the approval, the developer will only be allowed to build 148 units, a reduction from the originally proposed 160. File photo
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Court rules against Save Harrison in Brightview suit

Updated March 3 at 12:13 p.m. Days before the Harrison Town Council may issue a final approval allowing a Brighview Senior Living Center on the site of the former Lake Street Quarry, the state Supreme Court has ruled in favor of the town’s 2016 decision to change that property’s zoning […]

State DMV increases railroad crossing violations
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State DMV increases railroad crossing violations

The New York state Department of Motor Vehicles is cracking down on motorists that violate traffic regulations near railroad crossings. In August 2016, the DMV increased the points assigned to automobilists from three to five for infractions made near railroad crossings in an effort to prevent train crashes at the […]

Sudden onset unattractiveness
Opinion

Sudden onset unattractiveness

When you go to the periodontist for oral surgery and all you’re worried about is the potential pain, you may forget to ask whether you will spend the next couple of weeks looking like a chipmunk beaten up by a gang of biker squirrels. Or at least I forgot to […]

More female recognition and sprucing up
Opinion

More female recognition and sprucing up

I would like to take this time to congratulate Harrison resident Coco Lefkowitz, who was recently recognized at a Harrison girls’ varsity basketball game for her dedication to the game and her ongoing commitment to student-athletes. The proud mother of six Harrison Huskies, Coco has made a lasting impact on […]

The mixed-use building proposed at 241-247 Halstead Ave. would have 3,000 square feet of retail space and 19 one- and two-bedroom apartments. It is one of several proposed iterations of transit-oriented development on Halstead Avenue. File photo
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Town finalizes first in wave of Halstead TOD projects

A recently approved project on Halstead Avenue will join a wave of redevelopment projects sweeping downtown Harrison, as one of the first in a string of transit-oriented development proposals to receive final approval. Transit oriented development, TOD, has been a prominent form of development in Harrison over the last several […]