Larry McGowan retired from Playland last year but his love for the
amusement park and his passion for music have made for a most
interesting life. Photo courtesy Rat Race Choir

A Playland worker’s wild ride

While sitting on the Playland carousel, a 5-year-old boy watched his alcoholic father stagger off into the parking lot, get into his car and drive away. That was a typical day at the amusement park during Larry McGowan’s childhood. Until he was 13, he went to Playland with his father […]

Scott Yandrasevich

Yandrasevich pleads guilty

Scott Yandrasevich, the former general manager of the Rye Golf Club, pleaded guilty in White Plains court on Nov. 6 to grand larceny and falsifying records; he will now serve one year in Westchester County jail. Yandrasevich, 50, accepted the plea deal just days before he was set to stand trial […]

During Hurricane Sandy,  storm-related tweets peaked at 20 percent of the total Twitter search queries.

Social media use grows during Sandy crisis

Hurricane Sandy left an unprece­dented mark on the region, but it also sparked a social media storm. Last month’s hurricane brought unforeseen destruction in Westchester and power outages, but also raised the bar of platforms like Facebook and Twitter, which were shown to be effective–particularly via smart phones–communication tools during […]

Rye Golf Club

Golf club contract, spending scrutinized

As the rumor mill over at Rye Golf Club churns with questions of potential conflicts of interest and allegations of excessive overtime costs, one city councilman is com- plaining that he is intentionally being left in the dark. The Rye Sound Shore Review has learned that the golf club, which […]