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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 »

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Primary Candidates to Take Part in January 26 Congressional Forum

by Barrett Seaman –  Nearly six months shy of the June 23rd primary elections, the field of candidates hoping to succeed Nita Lowey as the representative of New York’s 17th congressional district has grown to 15—13 of whom are Democrats—in a district that has ... More »

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And They’re Off! The Field to Fill Lowey’s Seat Is In Flux

by Barrett Seaman –  It’s been less than two months since longtime 17th District Congresswoman Nita Lowey, 82, announced her intention to retire at the end of the current term, yet the race to succeed her has already begun to fill—at least by Democrats. In Nov... More »

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Russia/Ukraine Policy Expert Enters Race for Lowey’s Seat

By Barrett Seaman It’s unusual when a primary candidate in a congressional district well outside the Washington beltway gets a chance to announce her entry into a crowded field on a national news show. Yet Dr. Evelyn Farkas of Chappaqua had just that opportuni... More »

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Feiner wins 14th term as Greenburgh Town Supervisor

By Barrett Seaman By a two-to-one margin, incumbent Paul Feiner beat out challenger Lucas Cioffi Tuesday and held on to his seat as Greenburgh Town Supervisor, a job he has held since 1991. Cioffi, a West Point graduate, software engineer and business consulta... More »

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Abinanti to Explore Run for Congresswoman Lowey’s Seat

by Rick Pezzullo –  State Assemblyman Thomas Abinanti (D/Mount Pleasant) is among a handful of individuals interested in possibly succeeding Congresswoman Nita Lowey (D/Westchester, Rockland), who announced last month she would not be running for re-election n... More »

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Congresswoman Lowey Will Not Seek Reelection in 2020

By Rick Pezzullo Congresswoman Nita M. Lowey (D-NY17/Westchester and Rockland) announced Thursday that she will not seek reelection next year. Lowey, 82, chairwoman of the House Appropriations Committee, is currently serving her 16th term. “After 31 years in t... More »

L-R: Trustees Maura Daroczy, Vincent Rossillo and Christy Sheppard Knell.
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Dobbs Ferry to Elect New Mayor in November Election

by Rick Pezzullo –  Residents in the Village of Dobbs Ferry will be electing a new mayor in the November 5 election. With current Mayor Bob McLoughlin not seeking a second two-year term, eight-year Trustee Vincent Rossillo, as the only declared candidate who w... More »

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Unopposed Incumbent Tarrytown Trustees Ready for Challenges Ahead

by Rick Pezzullo –  Seven-term Tarrytown Mayor Drew Fixell heads a Democratic Committee-endorsed team of four running unopposed on November 5 for four seats on the Village Board of Trustees. Fixell, an executive of a family-owned financial investment firm, who... More »

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Unopposed Irvington Incumbents Seek Re-Election on November 5

Three uncontested incumbents are on the ballot in Irvington on Election Day (Tuesday, November 5): Mayor Brian C. Smith will seek his fifth term as mayor, Deputy Mayor Constance M. Kehoe will seek her sixth term as Village Trustee, and Janice Silverberg will s... More »

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Greenburgh Supervisor Feiner Faces Election Challenge

by Robert Kimmel –  A dozen years have passed since Greenburgh Town Supervisor Paul Feiner has faced opposition in a general election, but he will this November, and he said he welcomes it. “I’m pleased that I have an opponent. I think it is good for democracy... More »

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Lights of Liberty Shine at Sleepy Hollow’s Kendal on Hudson

On the eve of a weekend when federal immigration enforcement officers were poised to apprehend thousands of undocumented immigrants in ten American cities, opponents of the Trump administration’s hard-line policies expressed their displeasure in various ways. ... More »

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Local School Budgets, Board Candidates on Ballot May 21

by Rick Pezzullo –  Residents will go to the polls on Tuesday, May 21 to vote on budgets for the 2019-2020 school year, candidates for Boards of Education and a bond referendum in the Tarrytown, Irvington and Dobbs Ferry school districts. More than 70 percent ... More »

Community Conversation on Democracy

Democracy’s standing as this nation’s system of government was the subject of  a captivating  examination during a “Community Conversation” presented recently by The Hudson Independent and the Warner Library in Tarrytown.  Before a packed room at the Library, ... More »

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Village of Irvington Board of Trustees Round-Up

by Barrett Seaman –  Short-term Rentals: Irvington’s Well-Intentioned Plan Gets Caught in Crossfire In its ongoing quest for ways to mitigate the high cost of homeownership in the village, Irvington’s trustees have allowed homeowners to take in boarders, maint... More »