Listening to the new Councilwoman of New Rochelle speak about the city's DPW yard has shed some light on the urgency (can we use the word "perception" here) to move the city yard. It was a brief interview with Bob Marrone on WVOX where Ms Rackman cordially spoke of things in her district and offered her thoughts on the decision that would saddle the city with millions of dollars of debt at a time when we can hardly afford it. Not that we can't afford it this year alone, we won't be able to afford it for many years to come.Read more
Who is Sean Driscoll?
If you attend the WVOX St. Patrick's Day party at Dudley's Parkview restaurant this afternoon, be sure to wish "Mr. O" a Happy St. Patrick's Day from Talk of the Sound and be sure to ask him to introduce you to Sean Driscoll.
According to information obtained by Talk of the Sound from Dun & Bradstreet, Sean Driscoll is an executive of Hudson-Westchester Radio, Inc., a company which owns WVOX radio in New Rochelle, NY. He is one of three executives at the company along with Cindy Gallagher and William O'Shaugnessy.Read more
Get on board and get active. If the following questions are answered YES, then you need to Save the Armory because the possibilities there are endless.
1. Do you want a Community Center in New Rochelle to cater to children, teens, seniors, educators and Veterans?
2. Do you want a Performing Arts Center in New Rochelle where you could enjoy concerts and a vast variety of entertainment?Read more
County Executive Robert P. Astorino said today that the time was right for Westchester to seek out private developers to create a research and development complex aimed at supporting the county’s growing medical and bio-tech industries on 60 acres of the county-owned Grasslands Reservation in Valhalla.
“This is a jobs-creating initiative with multiple benefits,” Astorino said. “It will strengthen Westchester’s growing medical and bio-technology industries and in so doing, improve the county’s economic foundation and future competitiveness.”
Specifically, the county is issuing a request for qualifications, or RFQ, to developers who are interested in the property. Known as the North 60, the property is adjacent to the Westchester Medical Center, sitting on 60 acres of undeveloped land on the northern portion of the 512-acre Grasslands Reservation.Read more
Cablevision has sent out an email to customers warning them to expect television interference due to a phenomenon known as "sun outages" in the coming days. The say these outages occur twice a year, during the spring and fall.
This spring they will occur between March 1st and March 9th. Initially, interference will occur on a few stations for 5 to 6 minutes, starting on March 1st but then impact all stations, peaking at 11 to 12 minutes on March 5th then diminishing to 7 to 8 minutes on March 8th before ending on March 9th.Read more
William Launder is reporting on Gannett's future business plan in in the Wall Street Journal: Gannett Outlines Revitalization Plan
Gannett executives said they would begin charging for local, online news content through a new content management system. Readers will be able to view a limited number of articles before being requested to pay for content. In its print operations, Gannett said single copy prices would increase by 30% to 100%.
The new online fee structure is similar to that adopted by The New York Times.
Talk of the Sound Poll: Would you pay a fee to access LoHud.com?Read more
When CVS came before the New Rochelle Zoning Board of Appeals, the company promised to put up surveillance video cameras outside their location at 222 North Avenue. Had they done so they might have been able to help police identify the vandals who spray painted various walls and doors in downtown New Rochelle over the holiday weekend.
There is now graffiti on the CVS, the carpet store, the wall in the Library parking lot and the New Rochelle library.Read more