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MaryJane Shimsky (right) with supporter Nancy Kaboolian
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Shimsky Soundly Defeats Abinanti in Democratic Primary

By Rick Pezzullo— Westchester County Legislator MaryJane Shimsky will likely be heading to Albany next year after defeating six-term incumbent State Assemblyman Tom Abinanti Tuesday in a what was a contentious Democratic primary. According to unofficial result... More »

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Westchester Enacts Law to Protect Abortion Clinics

By Barrett Seaman— In a swift reaction to the Supreme Court’s reversal of Roe v, Wade, the Westchester County Board of Legislators passed a bill designed to protect health care workers at reproductive health care facilities in the county from harassment. The v... More »

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Abinanti Cites Shimsky for Attacks on His Vaccine Voting Record

By Rick Pezzullo– Vaccinations have been a hot button issue among some constituents in the contentious Democratic primary slugfest between incumbent Assemblyman Tom Abinanti and Westchester County Legislator MaryJane Shimsky. In particular, letter writers and ... More »

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Deadline to file a grievance is Tuesday, June 21st

The last day to file a grievance on your assessment is this coming Tuesday, June 21. Info on how you can file a grievance (if you feel that your house is not worth what it is assessed for) can be found below. https://greenburghny.com/DocumentCenter/View/9207/H... More »

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Abinanti, Shimsky Tout Records in Democratic Primary Forum

By Rick Pezzullo— State Assemblyman Tom Abinanti and Westchester County Legislator MaryJane Shimsky touted their government records during a Rivertowns League of Women Voters candidates forum last week. The forum, held June 8 on Zoom, gave each of the candidat... More »

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‘Mondaire, We Hardly Knew Ye’

By Barrett Seaman— This story has been updated as of May 24, 2:30 p.m. 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 wit... More »

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Dobbs Ferry Board Adopts 2022-23 Village Budget

By Rick Pezzullo— The Dobbs Ferry Board of Trustees adopted a 2022-23 budget earlier this week that includes a slight decrease in the village’s tax levy. Village Administrator Melissa Ferraro called the first spending plan she helped craft a “very tight and ch... More »

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Irvington Dems Nominate Two for Board of Trustees

By Barrett Seaman— Two Larrys will be on the Democratic line of the November 8th ballot in Irvington—one a veteran, one a newcomer. Three-term incumbent Larry Lonky will run to retain his seat. A former chair of the village’s Recreation and Parks Advisory Comm... 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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Hendrickx Sworn In As Greenburgh Town Council Member

By Barrett Seaman– A former Hastings Democratic Party chair and county aide, Ellen Hendrickx was sworn in as a member of the Greenburgh Town Council on Wednesday, January 12. Her husband John was at her side as she held a copy of Unthinkable, Maryland Congress... More »

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Tarrytown Planning Board Change Comes Under Scrutiny

By Rick Pezzullo— The replacement of a Tarrytown Planning Board member came under scrutiny during the Board of Trustees’ annual organizational meeting Monday. The seven-member board unanimously voted to appoint Peter Gaito, who had served as an alternative mem... More »

George Latimer inauguration
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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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Greenburgh Board Votes to Allow Cannabis Dispensaries

By Rick Pezzullo—  The majority of the Greenburgh Town Board voted Monday to allow cannabis dispensaries to set up shop in designated areas in town, but gave the thumbs down to lounges. Greenburgh joins the villages of Tarrytown, Sleepy Hollow and Hastings-on-... More »

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New Dobbs Ferry Village Administrator to Start in January

By Rick Pezzullo–  The Dobbs Ferry Board of Trustees voted Nov. 23 to hire a new village administrator following a lengthy search. Melissa Ferraro, who has served as corporation counsel in the City of Peekskill for the last six-and-a-half years, will take over... 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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Irvington Planning Board Close to A Deal On Halsey Pond Development

By Barrett Seaman– After more than 30 years of on-again/off-again plans and disputes, a picture is nearly complete of what three acres of currently wooded property on the northern border of Irvington’s Halsey Pond will eventually look like. At its January meet... More »

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