Cool Finds: Harrison Avenue Farm


Open every day from 8 to 6, the Harrison Avenue Farm has been right here for over 70 years. It’s all local: fruits, vegetables, plants, shrubs…and there are baked goods, potted herbs, firewood… Even if you just come to walk around and look at the hand-painted signs, you’ll feel miles away from civilization. Harrison Avenue Farm  1681 Harrison Ave., Mamaroneck, New York (914) 698-8973

photos: Jacqueline Silberbush

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More Dead Animals Found Near Highway

WHITE PLAINS — How is this possible? Again, police say trash bags filled with dead animals have been found along a highway, this time on a ramp connecting Interstates 95 and 287. The case is similar to the discovery three months ago of 35 dead animals in trash bags a few miles away. An investigator says no connection between the two incidents had been established. The investigator says some of the animals found Monday by highway workers in Rye were dogs.

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14 Year Old Arrested in Rye Invasion Hoax

RYE–A 14 year old Rye teen has been arrested in the home invasion hoax last week in Rye, says Rye Police Commssioner William Connors. Last Wednesday a caller told Rye Brook Police that three armed men were in his home at 105 North Street in Rye and had shot his sister. He said the intruders were barricading the door of the home with couches and that he was hiding under a bed. The final message was “it is getting worse,” police say. This caused a huge police response;  Rye Police, Rye Brook Police the Westchester County Department of Public Safety, Harrison Police, Port Chester Police and the MTA Police were all involved.  A woman was evacuated from the house with her teenaged son and two friends.

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Question of the Day: Was the Fist Fight on “Mad Men” in Mamaroneck ?


“The season finale of Mad Men offered up something that everyone can agree is fun to watch: weasely Pete Campbell, getting his lights punched out,” as Trainjotter points out in “Connecticut Man Decked on New Haven Line Train, Twice:”
Howard levels Pete, who then is told to apologize by a conductor. Pete and the conductor share some harsh words:
Conductor: ”I’m about to throw you off.”
Pete: ”Go ahead, you fat piece of crap.”
Conductor: ”I am an officer of the New Haven line.”
Pete: “Well, I’m the president of the Howdy Doody Circus Army.”
But a commenter notes something interesting:

The conductor calls, “Next stop, Harrison!” after the fight. G. Francis writes,  “I’m proud to assume that all of the Pete punching happened within the village of Mamaroneck. We should put up a plaque.” Question: Was Pete mauled in Mamaroneck?

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Steve Otis to Launch Campaign for Assembly


Steve Otis will kick off his campaign for the State Assembly at a reception at the home of his boss and mentor, retiring State Senator Suzi Oppenheimer. Oppenheimer and her husband Martin will host a fundraising reception for the Assembly campaign of Otis, for 27 years the Senator’s Counsel and Chief of Staff, and a former 3-term Mayor of Rye. Otis hopes to serve the 91st Assembly District which covers Larchmont, Mamaroneck, New Rochelle, Port Chester, Rye Brook and Rye. The seat is held now by George Latimer, who is running for Oppenheimer’s seat in the State Senate. Otis announced his candidacy in March.

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Suspect in Dumping of Euthanized Animals on the Hutch


HARRISON– The national media are reporting the end to the mystery of who dumped all those euthanized pets in plastic bags along the Hutch in Harrison that were discovered in early April. He is…a veterinarian who lives in New Canaan, CT and works in the Bronx. The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Westchester tells the LoHud that Andrew Manesis, 66. a veterinarian at Throgs Neck Animal Hospital in the Bronx, took payments to properly dispose of 26 euthanized cats, eight dogs and a lizard. Instead, they say, he dumped them alongside the Hutchinson River Parkway over several months.

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Memorial Day Parades

Love a parade? Here are a few in the area, there are many more. Most area children have a five-day weekend because of snow give-back days…so if the natives get restless…  

THURS., MAY 24 – 7 P.M.



SAT., MAY 26- 10 am

Rye:  Memorial Day Ceremony. To remember and honor those buried at the cemetery.

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Where to Park, as in County Parks, this Summer


WESTCHESTER COUNTY– Park it this summer- Passes for over 50 county parks go on sale today. Passes are available at the Westchester County Center and the Parks Department on 450 Saw Mill River Road, Ardsley on Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the following locations:

Rye Playland
Dunwoodie and Sprain Lake Golf Course in Yonkers
Hudson Hills Golf Course in Ossining
Maple Moore Golf Course in White Plains
Saxon Woods Golf Course in Scarsdale
Ward Pound Ridge Reservation Golf Course in Cross River
Glen Island Park in New Rochelle (tickets go on sale here May 26)

Some of the County Parks include not only those above, but Tibbetts Brook Park in Yonkers, Saxon Woods Pool in White Plains and Willson’s Waves in Mount Vernon. Beginning June 16 passes will be available daily from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at The Brook at Tibbetts Brook Park in Yonkers, Saxon Woods Pool in White Plains and Willson’s Waves in Mount Vernon. More information here.

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Death of Mamaroneck Town Worker in November Ruled an Accident

The State Labor Department has ruled the death of  Mamaroneck Town Highway Dept. worker Robert Del Vecchio an accident. Del Vecchio, 35, died November 11, 2011 when a truck backed into him in the Maxwell Avenue Yard off Madison Ave. in Larchmont. “First and foremost,” reads a statement from the Town, “the Town continues to grieve the loss of Mr. Del Vecchio.”

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School Elections Today: Info You Need




New Rochelle


Rye Brook

Rye Neck


White Plains

for those not listed above:

Ardsley | Bedford | Briarcliff Manor | Bronxville | Byram Hills | Chappaqua | Croton-Harmon | Dobbs Ferry | Eastchester | Edgemont | Elmsford | Greenburgh 7 | Harrison | Hastings | Hendrick Hudson | Irvington | Katonah-Lewisboro | Lakeland | Mount Pleasant | Mount Vernon |  North Salem | Ossining | Peekskill | Pelham | Pleasantville | Pocantico Hills | Port Chester | Somers | Tarrytowns | Tuckahoe | Valhalla |  Yorktown |

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This Weekend


A selection of Friday- Sunday events from theLoop Events Calendar:

Shelter Cats Photographs @ Mamaroneck Library

Infini String Quartet @ Mamaroneck Library

Light Matter” Exhibition and Opening Reception


Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson NY Regional Premiere

Needlework Workshops

Pet Rescue

Job Interview Skills 

Love Makes the World Go Round Concert by Songcatchers

Ballet at The Picture House: La Fille Mal GardeeOpera at The Picture House: Rigoletto

JCC Film Club – The Cinema of Alfred Hitchcock 

Riverdale Festival of the Arts

A Taste of Mamaroneck… Wine Trail

Glowtown Art Workshop

Mary Lorson and The Soubrettes

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Charges Grow for ‘Commuter Robber’


There’s a growing rap sheet against the “commuter robber.” Olivier Fanby, 19,  will be charged by Harrison police in two robberies, and one each in the village and town of Mamaroneck, and in New Rochelle. Famby is being held without bail. He was expected to be in Mamaroneck Town Court on Monday and in Harrision Town Court today.  As LoHud reports:
Famby reportedly  told Pelham detectives that he had planned to rob someone at the Larchmont station around 5 a.m. Friday, but didn’t see anybody who looked promising, so he drove to Pelham. He parked on Corlies Avenue, in a no-overnight parking zone.

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Suspect Admits to Train Station Gunpoint Robberies

PELHAM, LARCHMONT, MAMARONECK, HARRISON–Pelham police says a 19 year old New Rochelle man confessed Friday to the series of  gunpoint robberies of commuters near train stations in several Sound Shore towns since January. Robberies occurred in Larchmont, Mamaroneck, three in Pelham and two in Harrison. Police arrested Olivier Famby Friday when he was caught with a handgun that had been reported stolen in Pennsylvania. LoHud reports Police say that Famby told them that he had been scouting out the area of the Larchmont train station for a potential victim prior to coming to Pelham on Friday. When Famby couldn’t find a suitable victim, he came to Pelham to see if he could spot one  arriving into the Pelham station.

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Eating Up Nostalgia


Larchmont’s Jeanne Muchnik writes in Westchester Magazine about “throwback eateries that make you feel like you’re 16 again.” She includes Augie’s Restaurant & Pub (2417 Boston Post Rd, Larchmont 914-834-3800;  Carlo’s Restaurant(668 Tuckahoe Rd, Yonkers 914-793-1458;; Francesco’s (600 Mamaroneck Ave, White Plains 914-946-3359);  Giulio’s Restaurant (53 Park Hill Ave, Yonkers 914-375-1043);  Gus’s Franklin Park Restaurant (126 Halstead Ave, Harrison 914-835-9804;;  Solano’s Lincoln Lounge (209 Stevens Ave, Mount Vernon 914-664-9747), (one of our favorites) and  Sherwood’s Restaurant and Bar-B-Q (2136 Boston Post Rd, Larchmont 914-833-3317;


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