Author Archives: Ashley Helms

About Ashley Helms

Ashley Helms has been covering Eastchester and Tuckahoe for The Town Report since 2012 and has recently added Rye to her coverage area. Before joining Home Town Media Group, Ashley freelanced for the Daily Voice in Fairfield County, Conn., and was a social media intern at Planned Parenthood Hudson Peconic. She graduated from the State University of New York at Purchase with a Bachelor’s degree in journalism and gender studies. She currently resides in the Bronx. Reach Ashley at 914-653-1000 x23 or ashley@hometwn.com; follow her on Twitter @townreport.

Residents discuss unfunded mandates at forum

By ASHLEY HELMS Saving money and preparing for unfunded mandates handed down by New York State has been what some municipal governments consider to be the most severe financial strain over the past several years, but community leaders have attempted to create discourse in order to encourage residents to educate themselves as much as possible […]

Mamaroneck celebrates Veterans Day

By ASHLEY HELMS The Armstice of Germany, an agreement that ended the First World War, went into effect on Nov. 11, 1918, at 11 a.m. Though World War I veterans are no longer alive today, their spirits are celebrated in Veterans Day festivities across the nation, including those in the Village of Mamaroneck. In front […]

Rosenblum, Santoro remain seated

By ASHLEY HELMS Village of Mamaroneck incumbent Mayor Norman Rosenblum, a Republican, defeated Democratic challenger Clark Neuringer to retain his seat in Tuesday night’s election. But the outcome of the trustee race between incumbent Republican Louis Santoro and Democratic challenger Kerry Stein was much closer, with Santoro eking out a win, according to unofficial numbers. […]

Westchester’s District 7 results suggest Parker win

By ASHLEY HELMS The results of Tuesday’s Westchester county race for District 7 between Democratic Rye City Councilwoman Cath­erine Parker, and Repub­lican John Verni remain in flux as of Wednesday, though Parker maintains a slim lead. According to unofficial tallies, Parker is ahead of Verni by 396 votes with three districts in Rye Neck, the […]

Uncontested town Democrats re-elected

By ASHLEY HELMS Democratic Town of Mamaroneck Supervisor Nancy Seligson and Town Council members Ernest Odierna and Jaine Elkind Eney were re-elected in Tuesday’s uncontested election. According to unofficial numbers provided by the county Board of Elections, Elkind Eney gathered 3,330 votes, Odierna took 3,147 votes and Seligson received 3,743 votes in the uncontested election […]

Campaign turns to Hampshire

By ASHLEY HELMS Some residents in the Village of Mamaroneck are concerned with the possible rezoning of Hampshire Country Club to help pave the way for the construction of condominiums on the club’s grounds. Although no formal application for rezoning is in front of village government, the topic has become a contentious campaign issue in […]

Village election signage causes controversy, confusion

By ASHLEY HELMS Campaign signage has caused some controversy after the village’s Republican and Democratic Board of Trustee candidates were notified that some of their political signs weren’t in compliance with size regulations, as outlined in the village code. But Democratic mayoral candidate Clark Neuringer and trustee candidate Kerry Stein said they had their noncompliant […]

County legislator candidates: Sheila Marcotte

Sheila Marcotte Age: 48 Political affiliation: Republican nominee Status: Incumbent Party endorsements: Conservative and Independence Years in district: 15 Occupation: County legislator with real estate on the side Family: Thomas, 21, Meghan, 19, Matthew, 17, Kevin, 13 Community involvement: Former president of the Eastchester Historical Society, Columbus Day committee member, founder of the history camp, […]

County legislator candidates: Mary Jo Jacobs

Mary Jo Jacobs Age: 52 Political affiliation: Democratic nominee Status: Challenger Party endorsements: Working Families Years in district: 25 Occupation: Consulting work, director in human resources and facilities for 30 years. Family: Husband Quentin; children Anne, 19, Brendan, 17, Andrew, 14, Gregory, 11. Community involvement: Fifteen years in PTA; seven of them I was president […]

Village mayoral candidates: Norman Rosenblum

Norman Rosenblum Age: 70 Political affiliation: Republican nominee, registered unaffiliated Status: Incumbent Party endorsements: Independence and Conservative Occupation: Manager of contracts and administration for Safe Flight Instrument Corporation Years in Village: Lifetime Community involvement: Former trustee, chairman of Tree Committee, soccer coach Family: Brother James, extended family resides in the village What’s one thing the […]