The [Bronxville] News

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Title:
The [Bronxville] News (25 April 1912 - 26 September 1913)
Available online:
Apr 25, 1912-Sept 26, 1913
(75 issues)
Region:
Westchester
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Contributing Libraries:
Bronxville History Center

The News, a magazine style news weekly, began publication in Bronxville, NY on April 25, 1912. It was owned by more than 20 of “the best known and most prominent men in Bronxville, each of whom has only a comparatively small interest.” The publisher, the Eastchester News Company, announced that it had “no axes to grind,” was “absolutely free of any entanglements and it is not a personal organ.” Its purpose was “to promote and maintain the prosperity and happiness of Bronxville, Scarsdale and Tuckahoe.” By its fourth issue, The News had become the official newspaper of Bronxville, supplanting The Bronxville Review, controlled by the family of William Lawrence (the father of suburban Bronxville), and taking pride that it was “not a ‘one man’ paper.”
The short-lived News concentrated on village infrastructure, most particularly the need to eliminate Bronxville’s “deadly” railroad grade crossing, and took issue with positions taken by the Lawrence family. In its first months, the paper profiled prominent villagers and government officials, including current and former presidents (mayors), including Frank R. Chambers, William P. H. Bacon, Alfred E. Smith, Leonard Kebler and H. Ward Leonard. Bronxville artists were also featured: Will H. Low, A. Phimister Procter, G. H. Smillie, Walter Clark, William Smedley and Hobart Nichols.
After 17 months, The News ceased publication asserting that it had “fulfilled the purpose for which it was organized,” but noting that “local papers of this kind do not pay expenses, and must be supported by those who own them.”

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1 Tuesday, 1 April 1913
2 Wednesday, 2 April 1913
3 Thursday, 3 April 1913
4 Friday, 4 April 1913
1 issue
5 Saturday, 5 April 1913
6 Sunday, 6 April 1913
7 Monday, 7 April 1913
8 Tuesday, 8 April 1913
9 Wednesday, 9 April 1913
10 Thursday, 10 April 1913
11 Friday, 11 April 1913
1 issue
12 Saturday, 12 April 1913
13 Sunday, 13 April 1913
14 Monday, 14 April 1913
15 Tuesday, 15 April 1913
16 Wednesday, 16 April 1913
17 Thursday, 17 April 1913
18 Friday, 18 April 1913
19 Saturday, 19 April 1913
1 issue
20 Sunday, 20 April 1913
21 Monday, 21 April 1913
22 Tuesday, 22 April 1913
23 Wednesday, 23 April 1913
24 Thursday, 24 April 1913
25 Friday, 25 April 1913
1 issue
26 Saturday, 26 April 1913
27 Sunday, 27 April 1913
28 Monday, 28 April 1913
29 Tuesday, 29 April 1913
30 Wednesday, 30 April 1913