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