The Latest Town News in Croton, Rye, Montrose, Bedford, and Port Chester



CROTON—In an era of cash-strapped schools pressing overtaxed municipalities for more money, Croton-Harmon’s school district was criticized by state officials for hoarding cash—stockpiling more cash reserves than it needs to operate and more than state laws allow.

RYE—A popular superintendent of an apartment complex was arrested and charged with burglary and sexual misconduct after a resident, using a hidden camera, recorded the superintendent entering the resident’s apartment and allegedly committing bestiality with the resident’s Labrador retriever. The longtime superintendent was fired after his arraignment, and is out on $100,000 bail.

MONTROSE—The school district is looking into an alleged marijuana ring among its high school’s faculty. The investigation centers on allegations that at least one teacher was selling pot to other members of the faculty. Maybe they were preparing for National Pot Smokers Day (see page 24).

BEDFORD—Town residents are hoping its new $20 million water treatment plant will go online ASAP. The plant will draw from water in an underground aqueduct, replacing the well water currently used by residents, which has been found to have levels of nitrates, a by-product from septic tanks.

PORT CHESTER—After cracking down on housing code violations, the village is preparing to offer low-interest loans to help cash-strapped residents make necessary repairs and upgrades to their homes.

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