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Latimer Endorses Buchwald

County Executive George Latimer became the highest-ranking elected official in Congressional District 17 to endorse a candidate in the primary to succeed Nita Lowey. He has chosen Assemblyman David Buchwald. “Recovering from COVID-19 and Trump will take leader... More »


Pro-Choice Group Out to Take Down Carlucci

By Barrett Seaman Just as one candidate, Rye’s Catherine Parker, drops out of the race for District 17’s congressional seat, there is a new entry in the contest—and one that candidate David Carlucci is not going to like. The Westchester Coalition for Legal Abo... More »


Scarpino v. Rocah: The Battle for the DA’s Seat

By Barrett Seaman There’s another Democratic primary going on in Westchester besides the musical chairs game being played to succeed Nita Lowey in Congress. Also to be decided is who will be the county’s District Attorney for the next four years. The choice is... More »



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 »

Irvington's Jen Williams

Irvington Resident Back on Ballot in Democratic Assembly Primary

By Rick Pezzullo It looks as though longtime State Assemblyman Tom Abinanti will be forced to take part in a Democratic primary against an Irvington resident after all. On May 7, the Appellate Division of State Supreme Court ruled that Jennifer Williams’ name ... More »


New York’s Presidential Primary is Back On

U.S. District Judge Analisa Torres has ordered New York State to reinstate its June 23rd presidential primary. Her ruling was in response to a lawsuit brought by former Democratic candidates Bernie Sanders and Andrew Yang. Though both candidates had suspended ... More »


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 »


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 »

Mimi Rocah

Former Federal Prosecutor to Challenge County DA in Dem Primary

by Barrett Seaman –  She spent over 16 years as an Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, a protégé of Preet Bhahara, named by him in 2012, when she was just 41, to run the U.S. Justice Department’s Westchester division, based in White ... More »


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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »