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Mondaire Jones: An Ice Cream Cone and a Pony

Mondaire Jones seems to be a really good, really smart guy. In fact, I’d probably be happy to vote for him in about ten years. But right now he’s just not ready. You can see this just by looking at his website’s platform. Mondaire sees, correctly, there are a ... More »


Why You Should Vote for Evelyn

I am writing to strongly urge the voters of the 17th District to make Evelyn Farkas their Congresswoman. When I met Evelyn I felt immediately that she was exactly what America needs and very much lacks at this time. She is kind, smart, and strong, and not many... More »


Tom Abinanti Has Earned Your Vote

Tom Abinanti has ably and diligently represented the 92nd NY State Assembly District, which includes the river towns, since 2010. Unlike many politicians who become visible when elections near, Tom has been working hard throughout the ten years since his elect... More »

Vote for Mimi Rocah

To the Editor: I write to endorse Mimi Rocah for Westchester District Attorney.  I grew up in New Rochelle and returned to the County with my wife in 2010 to raise our children in Hastings-on-Hudson.  I care deeply about issues of justice and fairness in Westc... More »

An Open Letter to the Board of Elections,

As a candidate for Congress in New York’s 17th Congressional district, I have been dismayed by the lack of transparency and good information – and by the dissemination of misinformation —by the Board of Elections. Voting is the cornerstone of our democracy, an... More »

To the Editor

These are difficult times. Our nation is facing a growing number of challenges: diminished standing as a world leader; recovery from a pandemic and its economic upheaval; renewed struggles for social justice in the face of violence against Black Americans and ... More »

To The Editor

I am writing this letter, not only as a volunteer and supporter of Adam Schleifer but as a sister to someone with special needs.  When I first came into contact with Adam Schleifer’s campaign, I was most interested in his relationship with his brother, David, ... More »

To the Editor

The local community Facebook group, 10591, has garnered largely positive press since its beginning in 2011. What started as an inchoate hodgepodge of restaurant recommendations and free furniture has grown into a helpful and supportive network of over 12,000. ... More »

To the Editor

To the Editor: There is a primary on June 23rd to select the Democratic candidate for the 17th congressional district.  I know who I’m voting for, do you? I’m voting for Adam Schleifer.  Adam worked for New York State as a consumer protection regulator fightin... More »

To the Editor

Sandy Hook Elementary School. Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. Marysville Pilchuck High School. Santa Monica College. Northern Illinois University. West Nickel Mines School. Oikos University. Red Lake Senior High School. Umpqua Community College. Santa Fe... More »

An Open Letter from Greenburgh Town Supervisor Paul Feiner

I am heartbroken about the senseless death, in Minneapolis, of George Floyd. The horrific video footage of this tragic murder is shocking and the actions of those officers involved are wholly unacceptable. Over the course of time, the Town of Greenburgh has ef... More »

Vote for Mimi Rocah

To the Editor, In these turbulent times, when trust in government is at an all-time low, and the independence of our justice system is under attack, we need a leader like Mimi Rocah as our county’s top law enforcement official.  I should know, she was my boss ... More »


Adam Schleifer’s Gun Reform Plan is Our Only Hope

To the Editor: I am a member of the Lockdown Generation. We are the generation of students who practiced pulling the blinds and hiding under desks as frequently as we “stopped, dropped, and rolled.” We were the kindergarteners who sat in dark classrooms and gi... More »


Letter: Lawmakers Should Not Profit On Big Pharma

Dear Editor: To most people, it seems wrong that public officials stand to massively profit from decisions that the government makes. But sadly, our government is rife with conflicts of interest, particularly with the pharmaceutical industry. This is true of R... More »

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Fix Design Flaws on the Cuomo Tappan Zee Bridge

March 30, 2020 Dear Governor Cuomo: We appreciate the State has its hands full at the moment. At the same time, preparations continue for completing the Governor Mario M. Cuomo Bridge’s walking/cycling path. Thus, we bring this to your attention now so it can ... More »


A Tribute to Richard Brodsky

Coronavirus has claimed the life of one of the true giants of State and local government. For 28 years, Richard Brodsky was Assemblymember for the communities in my legislative district, and had served on the Westchester County Board of Legislators before that... More »

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Safe Access to Bridge is Needed for Cyclists

To the Editor:   In a few months’ time, the Mario Cuomo bridge will open a spectacular bike path and walking path that will enable cyclists and pedestrians to cross over the Hudson River without a car. The new path will probably be a destination point for cycl... More »


Letters – Lowey: A Great Representative of the People

To the Editor: I was saddened to read in these pages that Congresswoman Nita Lowey is retiring. With her retirement will come an end to a career of a woman who not only has represented her constituents, I among them, with honor and integrity, but more importan... More »