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Harckham, Astorino Vie for 40th State Senate District Seat

By Rick Pezzullo– Two former colleagues in Westchester County government will be squaring off on Election Day for the 40th State Senate District seat. Incumbent Democrat Peter Harckham is seeking a second two-year term, while his opponent, former Westchester C... More »

Greenburgh Offers Flu Vaccination For Early Voters

By Robert Kimmel– Those who choose to vote early at Greenburgh Town Hall will be able to get a two-fer: cast their ballots and get flu shots given outdoors. The Town has joined forces with the Greenburgh Health Center, (GHC), to provide the flu shots daily fro... More »

Early Voting Starts Saturday. Here’s the Deal:

By Barrett Seaman— Whether you have submitted an absentee ballot or not, you still have the option of voting in-person—either on election day, November 3rd or over the nine-day early voting period that begins this Saturday, October 24th. State election law sti... More »

Irvington Sees Another Black Lives Matter Rally

The Irvington Activists hosted another Black Lives Matter rally on the steps of Village Hall on Sunday. Led by the indefatigable Kelli Scott, the rally’s speakers included Democratic Congressional candidate Mondaire Jones, State Senate Majority Leader Andrea S... More »

Departing Mayor Fixell Showered With Accolades

By Robert Kimmel– A stream of tributes for the departing Mayor and congratulations for his successor dominated the Tarrytown Board of Trustees meeting Monday evening.  The accolades flowed for Drew Fixell who resigned the mayoralty six days before, following h... More »

GOP Candidate Exits County DA Race

By Barrett Seaman– Republican Bruce Bendish dropped out of the race for District Attorney for Westchester County, leaving Democrat Mimi Rocah unchallenged in the November 3rd election. “Would I like to be the District Attorney?” Bendish was quoted in the Journ... More »

New York CD 17 Candidate Forum Scheduled for Oct. 13

The League of Women Voters will sponsor a virtual forum on Tuesday October 13, 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. for the five candidates running for the 17th District seat currently held by Democrat Nita Lowey. The 17th Congressional District covers parts of central and ... More »

Berger Becomes New Chair of Westchester Democratic Committee

By Barrett Seaman In a four-hour reorganization meeting drawn out by technical problems in the electronic voting system, Suzanne Berger, Chair of the Greenburgh Democratic Committee, defeated Mt. Kisco Democratic Committee Chair Bill Serratore to become Democr... More »

Sunday Morning Pro-Trump Vehicle Parade Through Irvington

By Barrett Seaman Supporters of President Donald Trump mustered an array of vehicles on the south side of Irvington for a motorcade up Main Street Sunday morning. There were no big trucks, as there had been the day before at neighboring Tarrytown’s “Back the B... More »

Tarrytown Back the Blue Convoy Rally Goes Off Peacefully

By Steve Gosset They came to Tarrytown in American flag-draped trucks, motorcycles, military-style vehicles—even on horseback—to show support for police they see as denigrated and dismissed in the current surge in calls for racial justice.   Bob Sanders, a New... More »

Drop-off Absentee Ballots Now an Option

Voters in Westchester will have a convenient way to drop off absentee ballots this fall without having to put them in the mail or wait in line with in-person voters, under an Executive Order signed by Governor Cuomo. The order, signed Wednesday, Sept. 9, requi... More »

State Launches Early Ballot Application Portal

As of September 1st, registered voters in New York State can request an absentee ballot through a new web portal,, which is reachable through the State Board of Elections web site. Those who do so because of con... More »

Early Voting Will Be Available at 17 Westchester Locations

By Robert Kimmel– Prior to the general Election Day, Tuesday, November 3, Westchester’s registered voters will have a variety of times and locations at which they can cast their ballots. Citizens can vote as early as October 24, with polling places offering va... More »

County Task Force on the Election Issues its Report

By Barrett Seaman— After hours of Zoom-conducted hearings with witnesses ranging from the two County Election Commissioners to political activists and voting experts, the Legislative Task Force formed in July to examine what went wrong with the June 23rd prima... More »

Scarpino Concedes DA Race to Rocah

By Barrett Seaman— Incumbent Westchester District Attorney Anthony Scarpino has called challenger Mimi Rocah and congratulated her on what he now concedes to be her victory in the June 23rd Democratic primary. Rocah won election day and early voting by a two-t... More »

Jones and Abinanti Claim Victory in Primary Races

By Barrett Seaman– Believe it or not, three weeks after the polls closed for the June 23rd primary election, the Board of Elections is still counting votes. Thus, it is possible that outcomes could still change, but in certain cases relevant to the rivertowns,... More »

County Legislators Launch Hearings Over an Election Gone Awry

By Barrett Seaman– Okay, it was a tough environment in which to hold an election—unprecedented, really: the pandemic, the shutdown, the natural fears for personal safety and the new voting options designed to help overcome those obstacles all conspired to hand... More »

“Serious Confusion on Election Day”

The primary election in Westchester, in the view of just about everybody in the county, did not go smoothly. Held amid on ongoing pandemic, with expanded use of absentee voting and a new feature in early voting, the election was clouded by confusion. Going on ... More »

COVID-19 Spurs an Uptick in Youth Political Participation

By Annie Rubinson– Just six years ago, in 2014, a Pew Research Center study of 10,000 Americans classified 17 percent of 18-29-year-old voters as “bystanders” at the polls. Two years later, voter turnout in this same age bracket for the 2016 presidential elect... More »