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Mondaire Jones
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‘Mondaire, We Hardly Knew Ye’

By Barrett Seaman— After two years of political wrangling over the disposition of New York State’s political districts, a court-appointed Special Master, Jonathan Cervas, late last week settled the matter with a configuration that displeased Democrats but at l... More »

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Unite Sleepy Hollow Presents Trustee Slate for March Election

By Barrett Seaman– The Unite Sleepy Hollow (USH) party that has dominated village politics for the past decade under seven-term mayor Ken Wray has announced a slate for the March election that includes two new faces. According to Wray, both René León, who runs... 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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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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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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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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Candidates Run Unopposed in Dobbs Ferry and Irvington

By Barrett Seaman — While the hot races for mayor and three trustee seats head into the final stretch in Tarrytown, unopposed candidates — all Democrats — are virtually assured election on Nov. 2 in Dobbs Ferry and Irvington. (Sleepy Hollow’s cycle calls for e... More »

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Longtime Planner Friedlander Hopes to Make a Difference as Trustee

By Rick Pezzullo — As chairman of the Tarrytown Planning Board for 48 years, Dr. Stanley Friedlander helped shape the growth of the village for nearly five decades. Despite being removed as chair in a controversial move by the Board of Trustees in April, Fried... More »

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McGovern Looks to Remain on Board to Complete Unfinished Business

By Rick Pezzullo — Becky McGovern has been a member of the Tarrytown Board of Trustees for the last 14 years but still has the zeal to tackle the many issues facing the village. “First, let me start off by saying it has been an honor and privilege to have serv... More »

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Murphy Maintains Village He Grew Up In Needs a Leadership Change

By Rick Pezzullo — Lifelong Tarrytown resident Terence Murphy ran unsuccessfully for a seat on the Board of Trustees in 2016. Five years later, he’s giving it a shot once again. Murphy, a 28-year member and past Chief of the Tarrytown Fire Department, is one o... More »

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Phillips-Staley Seeks to Involve Community to Improve Tarrytown

By Rick Pezzullo — Village of Tarrytown Trustee Candidate Effie Phillips-Staley is the only non-incumbent on the Democratic and Tarrytown United ticket, but she has gotten a good perspective of some of the needs of the village through her role as director of t... More »

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