Author: Christian Falcone

Rye Police Commissioner Michael Corcoran. File photo

Rye to add public safety commissioner

Voters in Rye approved an Election Day ballot proposition to create a public safety commissioner position. Doing so will also bring about a new Department of Public Safety in the city, just the third such department in Westchester County. With more than 6,100 ballots cast, the referendum easily passed with […]

Ken Jenkins, a Westchester County lawmaker since 2007, has decided to run for county executive. Jenkins is the first county executive candidate from any political party to make his intentions known. Photo/Andrew Dapolite

Jenkins ‘committed’ to county executive run

When Ken Jenkins lost the Democratic nomination for Westchester County executive in 2013, it taught him a lot, he says. Three years later, Jenkins will try to use that experience to propel himself to the top office in the county. Jenkins, a Democrat from Yonkers who currently serves on the […]

Democrat George Latimer, of Rye, at his campaign headquarters in Mamaroneck on July 31, the same day he announced his campaign for a third term in the New York state Senate. As has been the case in his two previous Senate campaigns, Latimer is anticipating an all-out assault by Republicans hoping to hold onto control of the House. Photo/Andrew Dapolite

Latimer prepared for next political war

State Sen. George Latimer says he has come to expect the attacks from his political opponents, but the criticism seems to gnaw at him more and more after all these years. “It does get to you,” he admitted. Latimer, a Rye Democrat, recently announced what came as nothing short of […]

A new modernized and intuitive website is the latest change that has come from the editor’s desk, pictured, since taking over the reins in 2013. Photo/Andrew Dapolite

From the editor’s desk: The launch of a new era

In print, I recently mentioned that we were embarking on a redesign of our current, and frankly, archaic-like website. And, if I remember correctly, I also told you that we were nearing the end of that lengthy revamp process and would be ready for launch in the not too distant […]


Rye schools superintendent resigns

Rye City School District Schools Superintendent Dr. Frank Alvarez announced his resignation on Tuesday, July 19. Alvarez, who will step down from the district’s lead position on July 31, sent a letter to administrators, faculty and staff early Tuesday and informed the public of his decision at the Board of […]