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High School Females Learn About Running for Political Office

by Charlene Weigel –  The list of reasons why I shouldn’t be here is staggering. People say you are too dumb. Too shy,” State Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins confided to 43 female high school students from around Westchester County. She reflected on her challen... More »

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Rivertown Teens Talk Politics and Engagement

by Charlene Weigel –  You see something on social media. You look at it more. You get riled up, and want to take action,” said Emma Sylves-Berry, a senior at Sleepy Hollow High School. “Now, more than ever, students are involved.” With Jamie Kramer, a junior a... More »

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Where the Bus Stops Matters, Depending on Where You Live

by Barrett Seaman –  Wrapped into the overall New York State Department of Transportation (DOT) plan to update and streamline regional transportation is a new trans-Hudson express bus service, known as the Lower Hudson Transit Link, or LHTL. With a goal of ent... More »

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Three Running Uncontested in Tarrytown Board of Ed. Race

  by Rick Pezzullo –  Two incumbents and a newcomer are running unopposed for the Board of Education in the Tarrytown Union Free School District on May 15. Longtime incumbents Mimi Godwin, who has been on the board since 1996, and B. Joseph Lillis, a trustee s... More »

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Three Running for Two Seats on Irvington Board of Education

by Rick Pezzullo –  Three candidates will be vying for two available seats on the Irvington Board of Education when district voters go to the polls on Tuesday, May 15. Board President Michael Hanna is the lone incumbent in the race as Trustee Catherine Palmier... More »

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Latimer First State of the County Address Focuses on Moving Forward

by Rick Pezzullo Westchester County Executive George Latimer delivered his first State of the County Address on April 16 with a message of moving the county forward and getting a handle on its finances. “What I am here to deliver tonight is news that it is a n... More »

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Continued Vigilance Urged on Hudson Anchorage Issue

by Robert Kimmel –  The Coast Guard has shelved its proposal to add 43 barge anchorage locations on the Hudson River, but environmental organizations are keeping a watchful eye on how the plan might be resurrected in the future. The controversial concept, purs... More »

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Irvington Activists Continue Efforts to Promote Progressive Agenda

by Barrett Seaman –   They are organized. They are committed. And they are local. But, in many ways, they are emblematic of what has been happening on a national scale. Like similar political groundswells in Virginia, Alabama and most recently in Pennsylvania’... More »

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Letter to Nita Lowey U.S. House of Representatives

The Honorable Nita Lowey U.S. House of Representatives Washington, D.C. 20515 Dear Representative Lowey, A Chinese proverb says, “The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.” On April 20th, 1999, two teenage boys murdered 13 of... More »

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Student Anti-Gun Protests Draw Political Support

By Robert Kimmel – Political leaders in the Rivertowns have lined up behind local student demands for tighter gun laws  and are offering support for the planned  demonstrations in March. “It’s important for students to get involved in our political process,” G... More »

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Anti-Gun Violence Demonstration Planned by Rivertown Students

By Robert Kimmel –  Hundreds of students in the rivertowns will demonstrate their support for tougher gun laws and their sympathy for the victims of the Parkland, Florida school massacre last month, when clocks read 10 a.m. on Wednesday, March 14. Sleepy Hollo... More »