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Shimsky to Run for Reelection on County Board of Legislators

By Rick Pezzullo— MaryJane Shimsky, Majority Leader on the Westchester County Board of Legislators, has announced she will be running for a sixth term in November. A legislator since February 2011, Shimsky represents the county’s 12th Legislative District, whi... More »

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Tarrytown Police Reform Group Issues Draft Report

By Barrett Seaman– Residents of Tarrytown are getting their first look at the findings and recommendations of the Police Reform and Reinvention Committee. The group was formed last summer in response to a mandate by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo that every co... More »

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Westchester County Executive Latimer Announces Re-election Bid

By Rick Pezzullo– Westchester County Executive George Latimer announced Monday his plans to seek a second four-year term in November. “When I took office in 2018, we inherited a County Government plagued with fiscal mismanagement, budget gimmicks, and stalled ... More »

New Westchester DA Mimi Rocah introduced by former mentor Preet Bharara
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Mimi Rocah Sworn In as New Westchester County DA

By Barrett Seaman– Miriam E. “Mimi” Rocah was sworn in as the new Westchester District Attorney Monday in a ceremony in a nearly empty pressroom at the DA’s White Plains office. Preet Bharara, former U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York and Roca... More »

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Irvington Board Zooms In Its Officials

In a normal year, the biannual organizational meeting of Irvington’s Board of Trustees has newly-elected trustees and other officials raising their hands to be sworn into office while standing before the public in Village Hall–flash bulbs flashing and observer... More »

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COUNTY EXECUTIVE GEORGE LATIMER PROPOSES 2021 BUDGET

Watch short video on the budget here: https://youtu.be/3YgC28JHKrM (White Plains, NY) – In the midst of a crippling pandemic and on the heels of a listening tour around the County, Westchester County Executive George Latimer unveiled his 2021 proposed Operatin... More »

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Music & food for early voters at Greenburgh Town Hall!

IMG_4322 First it was food--three trucks offering a variety of vittles for hungry voters waiting in line at the Greenburgh Town Hall polling place. Then on Saturday, it was music--a keyboard and drum to warm those waiting on a chilly Halloween afternoon. How m... More »

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TOWN SUPERVISOR’S 2020-21 BUDGET MESSAGE

It has been evident for quite some time that Federal, State and Local governments across every region of our Country are struggling with increased cost and decreased revenue, due to the economic impact of the COVID 19 Pandemic. These extraordinary fiscal facto... More »

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Early Voting Throughout County Extended By an Hour Each Day

Based on the heavy demand during the first three days of early voting, the 17 polling stations throughout Westchester have extended voting by one hour, as below: Tuesday, October 27, 2020 – 12 pm to 9 pm Wednesday, October 28, 2020 – 8 am to 5 pm Thursday, Oct... More »

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Historic Start to Early Voting

By Barrett Seaman– Undeterred by the cold and a constant drizzle, Westchester County voters turned up in droves at polling places across the county on Monday, as they had on Saturday, the start of the nine-day early voting period. At 2:00pm in Dobbs Ferry, lin... More »

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Greenburgh Offers Flu Vaccination For Early Voters

By Robert Kimmel– Those who choose to vote early at Greenburgh Town Hall will be able to get a two-fer: cast their ballots and get flu shots given outdoors. The Town has joined forces with the Greenburgh Health Center, (GHC), to provide the flu shots daily fro... More »

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Early Voting Starts Saturday. Here’s the Deal:

By Barrett Seaman— Whether you have submitted an absentee ballot or not, you still have the option of voting in-person—either on election day, November 3rd or over the nine-day early voting period that begins this Saturday, October 24th. State election law sti... More »

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The Final Census Results: Better Than Expected

A day following the close of the 2020 Census, Westchester’s Planning Commissioner Norma Drummond reported the results to Census workers and overseers around the county.  Forty separate municipalities managed increases in their counts over the last Census ten y... More »

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Virtual Meeting Gains Volunteers for Tarrytown Boards

 By Robert Kimmel – Running a virtual meeting, a widely used procedure now because of the pandemic, may have opened the way for the Village of Tarrytown to recruit residents more successfully to serve on its various committees, boards and councils. That is the... More »

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Surprise: Greenburgh Homeowners Are Paying Their Property Taxes

By Robert Kimmel– Despite the negative economic effects of the Coronavirus pandemic, property owners in the Town of Greenburgh appear to be paying their required school taxes. “COVID-19 has not had a negative impact on ability to pay,” Town Supervisor Paul Fei... More »

Tarrytown Mayor Drew Fixell resigns
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Departing Mayor Fixell Showered With Accolades

By Robert Kimmel– A stream of tributes for the departing Mayor and congratulations for his successor dominated the Tarrytown Board of Trustees meeting Monday evening.  The accolades flowed for Drew Fixell who resigned the mayoralty six days before, following h... More »

Tarrytown Mayor Drew Fixell resigns
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Fixell Resigns as Tarrytown’s Mayor

By Barrett Seaman– After 15 years in office and with 14 months before the next local election, Drew Fixell is stepping down as Mayor of Tarrytown. Only a handful of friends, family and colleagues knew as recently as a week before he submitted an official lette... More »

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Stay on Top of the Census Count

There is less than one month left before October 31, the date the Trump Administration has called for the 2020 Census count to shut down. To find out how the count in Westchester is going as well as what can be done to make sure as many residents as possible a... More »