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Police Blotter

Extortion via cell phone, stolen briefcase at the Vet and an arrest at Foley’s Hardware.

Coming Up: Jay Day in Rye

The Jay Heritage Center is a non-profit involved in historic preservation,  educational outreach,  and environmental awareness.  Just down the Post Road in Rye, it’s  tremendously interesting:   John Jay was a signer of the Constitution,  the Jay family were important abolitionists in the 19th century, and it’s on a lovely site on the Sound, next to the Rye Conservancy. Have a look this weekend, at their annual Fall Family Festival, September 23, on Jay Day!

House of the Day: Rye Neck Move Right In, $1,195,000

This home in move-in condition starts with an inviting front porch & welcomes you to this meticulous property on a private road with modern amenities. Rye Neck Schools. Living room w/built-ins & gas fireplace leads to dining room, updated kitchen and family room w/gas fireplace & doors to deck. See this home and all the MLS listings at theLoop Real Estate Marketplace.

Rye Building Super Charged with Bestiality, Burglary

Last week, Rye Police told us of a burglary at at 47C Peck Avenue at the Rye Colony Coop apartment complex, where the apartment was burglarized with no forced entry, and the superintendent was charged. Now the District Attorney’s office tells us there are sexual misconduct charges referencing bestiality. It is unknown what kind of animal was involved.  A Judge in Rye has issued a gag order and no documents are to be made public. The super, Kujitim Nicaj, who resides at 58C Peck Avenue, was reportedly given notice to vacate the property. He is due to appear in Rye City Court March 6.

House of the Day: Big Spaces in Rye, $1,325,000

  If you want to move right in, this 4-bedroom 4-bathroom open floorplan house near the Osborne School may be just right for your Valentine. Two porches, trellises and backyard, and, the listing says, a New England feel throughout. 2 car garage. Check out all of the MLS listings in theLoop Real Estate Marketplace.

City of Rye: Update from the Mayor

From Rye Mayor Doug French: The Healthcare Challenge At its March 2nd meeting, the City Council will hear from the City Manager and a subcommittee of our Citizens Finance Committee on the healthcare cost challenges facing the City. One-quarter or $7.5M of the $30M annual operating budget of the City goes toward employee benefits and payroll taxes. This line item grew 14% in one year from $6.5M driven partly by the new Federal healthcare legislation. While employee pensions are part of this rise, pensions are mandated under the New York State Constitution and reform is currently being discussed in Albany. Healthcare is managed by local governments, and healthcare coverage for employee retirees is an unfunded liability that is paid for out of each year’s operating budget.