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Hendrickx Sworn In As Greenburgh Town Council Member

By Barrett Seaman– A former Hastings Democratic Party chair and county aide, Ellen Hendrickx was sworn in as a member of the Greenburgh Town Council on Wednesday, January 12. Her husband John was at her side as she held a copy of Unthinkable, Maryland Congress... More »

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Tarrytown Planning Board Change Comes Under Scrutiny

By Rick Pezzullo— The replacement of a Tarrytown Planning Board member came under scrutiny during the Board of Trustees’ annual organizational meeting Monday. The seven-member board unanimously voted to appoint Peter Gaito, who had served as an alternative mem... More »

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Latimer, Jenkins, Sworn In for Second Four-Year Terms

By Barrett Seaman— The inaugural ceremony for George Latimer and his deputy, Ken Jenkins, as Westchester County’s chief executives was virtual and thus, understandably remote. But the County Executive did not let the opportunity pass to tout his first term ach... More »

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Greenburgh Board Votes to Allow Cannabis Dispensaries

By Rick Pezzullo—  The majority of the Greenburgh Town Board voted Monday to allow cannabis dispensaries to set up shop in designated areas in town, but gave the thumbs down to lounges. Greenburgh joins the villages of Tarrytown, Sleepy Hollow and Hastings-on-... More »

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New Dobbs Ferry Village Administrator to Start in January

By Rick Pezzullo–  The Dobbs Ferry Board of Trustees voted Nov. 23 to hire a new village administrator following a lengthy search. Melissa Ferraro, who has served as corporation counsel in the City of Peekskill for the last six-and-a-half years, will take over... More »

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Brown and Four Others Sworn Into Newly Refreshed Tarrytown Board

By Barrett Seaman– Oftentimes, when Tarrytown’s trustee meeting room is packed with people, it’s because some controversial issue is on the agenda. Not on Monday night, December 6th. The mood was entirely festive as enrobed Village Justice Kyle C. McGovern pre... More »

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Irvington Planning Board Close to A Deal On Halsey Pond Development

By Barrett Seaman– After more than 30 years of on-again/off-again plans and disputes, a picture is nearly complete of what three acres of currently wooded property on the northern border of Irvington’s Halsey Pond will eventually look like. At its January meet... More »

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State Redistricting Commission Ponders How to Divvy Up Westchester

By Barrett Seaman — Dividing up a population as large and diverse as New York State’s into equitable voting blocks for State Assembly, State Senate and U.S. congressional districts is inherently fraught with risk under any circumstances. Think of it as a timed... More »

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Senators Seek Support of Bills Silencing Gas-Powered Lawn Equipment

By Rick Pezzullo — Two state senators joined Sleepy Hollow Mayor Ken Wray at Devries Park Nov. 3 to bring attention to bills that would pull the plug on gas-powered lawn and landscaping equipment within the next five years. Several years ago, Sleepy Hollow bec... More »

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No Contest in Dobbs Ferry Elections

By Barrett Seaman— First term Mayor Vincent Rossillo led a Democratic ticket that placed two new trustees and one incumbent trustee in office for the next two years. In the final count as of Wednesday morning, incumbent Trustee Michael Patino had amassed 1,315... More »

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Irvington Dems Brush Aside Write-in Votes To Sweep Village Offices

By Barrett Seaman— Incumbent Mayor Brian C. Smith and two first-time trustee candidates, Arlene Burgos and Mitchell Bard, sailed to victory in Irvington Tuesday. Smith accumulated 1,207 votes without any opposition. Burgos and Bard each surpassed a thousand vo... More »

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Full 2021 General Election Results

By Brianna Staudt — Unofficial results are in from this week’s general election. See below for winners for each race or proposal in bold. Please note absentee and provisional ballots are still being counted; however, the winners of these races will not change.... More »

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Brown and Dems Fend off Two Slates of Challengers in Tarrytown

By Brianna Staudt — Tarrytown Mayoral Candidate and Trustee Karen Brown and the three candidates for trustee joining her on the Democratic slate soundly defeated challenges from fellow Trustee Doug Zollo, former mayor Paul Janos and their running mates. With a... More »

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Doctor Looks to Use Health Care Background to Help Village

By Rick Pezzullo — Ida Doctor has worked in the health care industry for the last 50 years and would like to use that extensive background to offer assistance to residents if she’s elected to a two-year term on the Tarrytown Board of Trustees tomorrow, Nov. 2.... More »

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Personal Experiences Motivated Reyes-Grajales to Run for Office

By Rick Pezzullo — For Monica Reyes-Grajales, running for office is personal. Reyes-Grajales, who is vying for a seat on the Tarrytown Board of Trustees on Nov. 2 as part of the Preserve Our Village slate, said a few experiences she and her husband had with vi... More »

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Kim Seeking First Full Term on Tarrytown Village Board

By Rick Pezzullo — Of the four incumbents on the ballot November 2, Tarrytown Trustee David Kim has the least government experience under his belt (having only served since September 2020, when he was appointed to fill a vacancy), but he brings a broad range o... More »

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Weinstein Looks to Rely on Past Gov’t Experience to Help Village

By Rick Pezzullo — Mark Weinstein is no stranger to the inner workings of government. Weinstein, who is running for one of three available trustee seats in Tarrytown on Nov. 2 as part of the Preserve Our Village team, served as legal and legislative counsel fo... More »

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