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CENSUS 2020 Workers Now have One Month Less to Complete the Count

By Linda Viertel– Ever since Westchester County was notified that the U.S. Census Bureau will be halting Census 2020 efforts one month early, with operations concluding on September 30th, “If you have not already done so, fill out your 2020 Census Form Today” ... More »

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Greenburgh Hosts an All-Zoom Summer Internship Program

By Barrett Seaman– For 12 years now, dozens of high school students from throughout the Town of Greenburgh have taken advantage each year of an offer to intern for the town government, creating public service announcements and learning about local issues and l... More »

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Here’s How the Rivertowns are Responding to the 2020 Census

By Linda Viertel—- As County Executive George Latimer said when the Complete Count initiative started on April 1st, “The mission is very simple – we want to make sure that if you reside in Westchester County that you are counted.” Said another way, every indiv... More »

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Local Students Support Census 2020 and Essential Workers

By Char Weigel– On Thursday, June 25, three rising seniors at Sleepy Hollow High School helped spread the word about Census 2020. Samantha Camacho, Isabella Chambers and Zoey Millstein, members of the Rho Kappa National Social Studies Honor Society, read the c... More »

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OH CANDIDATES, WHERE ART THOU?

By Barrett Seaman Little by little, out of the darkness of the COVID-19 lockdown come glimpses of the eight Democratic candidates for the 17th District Congressional seat, what they stand for and, to a limited extent, where they stand in the eyes of voters. Th... More »

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Latimer Calls COVID-19 Effect on County Budget “A Monsoon”

By Robert Kimmel – The COVID-19 pandemic is handing Westchester a weighty financial whack. While County Executive George Latimer called “the care of the people who live here, the County’s greatest priority,” he added, “That care comes with a massive price tag ... More »

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The Race to Succeed Nita Lowey: Campaigning in the Dark:

By Barrett Seaman A couple of things happened around the Ides of March that effectively made the crowded race to succeed Nita Lowey in New York’s 17th Congressional District go dark. One was Governor Andrew Cuomo’s decision to hit the PAUSE button on virtually... More »

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April 1, 2020: Today is Census Day and the Counting Has Begun

By Barrett Seaman It’s not exactly the ideal environment to be launching the once-in-a-decade count of the nation’s population, but the time has come nonetheless. Fortunately, technology is allowing for safe counting, and local officials are urging Westchester... More »

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Tarrytown Proposes Changes in Station Area Zoning Rules

by Robert Kimmel –  Tarrytown’s Board of Trustees has proposed changes in the Village’s Station Area Overlay (SAO) District plan following a series of public hearings during which residents voiced concerns about what can be built along the village’s waterfront... More »

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Protests Prompt Irvington Board to Delay Rezoning Vote

by Barrett Seaman –  On a night when the Irvington Board of Trustees was poised to enact major zoning changes for the village’s North Broadway Corridor (see The Hudson Independent, February 2020 issue), a group of residents submitted petitions and followed the... More »

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Irvington to Consider Legalizing Indoor Parking Lot

by Barrett Seaman –  Attempts by Bridge Street Properties in Irvington to win approval for additional parking spaces for tenants in the Trent Building on the village’s south side have been stymied for years because of opposition by nearby homeowners. Last mont... More »

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Curbside Food Scrap Pickup Coming

The Town of Greenburgh and its five villages are slated to get a new service starting later this year or early next: curbside pickup of food scraps. It will start as a pilot program and hopefully expand to all residents. But the town needs to gauge the level o... More »

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Congressional Democratic Candidates Square Off at Forum

by Rick Pezzullo – Nine of the most prominent Democratic candidates vying to succeed retiring longtime Congresswoman Nita Lowey looked to gain an upper hand in front of more than 300 area district leaders and other voters at a recent spirited forum at Mercy Co... More »

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Local Police Chiefs Feel Bail Reform Escalates Risk

by Tom Pedulla –  New York State’s new controversial bail reform law is intended to avoid incarcerating those who await trial for misdemeanors and non-violent crimes simply because they cannot afford to pay bail. But local police chiefs believe the law is resu... More »

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Community Policing Remains High Priority for SH Force

by Rick Pezzullo –  When Sleepy Hollow Police Chief Anthony Bueti was promoted to lead the village force in May 2016, one of his primary goals was to foster a tighter bond with residents through community policing initiatives. Nearly four years later, Bueti re... More »

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Pleasantville Resident Throws Hat in Ring for Lowey Seat

by Rick Pezzullo The field of candidates hoping to succeed Nita Lowey as the representative of New York’s 17th congressional district has grown to 16 as Pleasantville resident Shane McGaffey threw his hat in the ring this week. McGaffey, a former Pleasantville... More »