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Rye United ticket cruises to City Council victory

By LIZ BUTTON The Rye United Ticket swept into office Tuesday night on a resounding wave of approval, easily distancing themselves from their Democratic and third party counterparts. The three Republican City Council candidates scored a victory in a race that swung their way relatively early in the night. By 10 p.m., one hours after […]

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 […]

Republicans maintain municipal monopoly

By PHIL NOBILE Defeating their Democratic challengers in an early and decisive fashion, all incumbent Republican Town councilpersons, town clerk and receiver-of-taxes positions will remain the same in Harrison. Council incumbents Joe Cannella and Marlane Amelio, Town Clerk Jackie Greer and Receiver-of-Taxes Nancy Briotte-Masi won with ease in the 2013 town elections, grabbing the majority […]

Harrison bond credit rating improved

By PHIL NOBILE The Town of Harrison recently received a bond credit ratings boost according to research from one of the largest credit rating businesses in the world. Moody’s Investors Service—the bond credit rating business of Moody’s Corporation—measures the creditworthiness of a corporate or governmental entity based on a standardized scale and upgraded Harrison’s ranking […]

Astorino scores decisive victory, second term

By CHRISTIAN FALCONE It turned out Rob Astorino wasn’t too extreme for Westchester after all. Facing constant attacks from his opponent on issues that some would argue don’t belong in local politics and a two-to-one voter registration disadvantage, Republican County Executive Astorino still managed to retain his seat for a second four-year term. Astorino defeated […]

Democrats retain county board control

Though majority control of the Westchester County Board of Legislators was at stake this election season, not much changed hands when the dust settled. Prior to Election Day, Democr­ats held a 10-7 voting majority. Republicans were hopeful of capturing two seats and wrestling control of the board. But, with unofficial voting totals nearing completion, it […]

Bronxville receives FEMA flood grant

By CHRIS EBERHART The Village of Bronxville received a $5 million flood grant from FEMA for flood mitigation around the Bronxville school and Midland Avenue near the Bronx River. The grant has been in the works since 2007, Bronxville Superintendent David Quattrone said, when the school was hit by a nor’easter and took on four […]

Educators, community leaders slam Regents reform

By CHRIS EBERHART and ASHLEY HELMS While the Common Core Learning Standards have received much of the scrutiny, the data-driven instruction component of the controversial New York State Board of Regents Reform has drawn the ire of educators, school administrators, parents and elected officials. The reform, created by New Yo­rk State Education Commissioner John King […]

Looking back one year after Sandy

By MARGUERITE WARD The influx of national media coverage around Hurricane Sandy’s one-year anniversary has come and gone, but what becomes of the communities still struggling to rebuild? For thousands of low-income residents in New York and New Jersey, displacement, homelessness and unemployment mar hopes of recovery. Even today, Westchester County is still in critical […]

Westchester turns 330 as Restaurant Week kicks-off

By LIZ BUTTON To kick-off the start of the eighth annual Hudson Valley Restaurant Week and commemorate the 330th year since the county’s founding, Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino celebrated the dual occasions on Nov. 1 by blowing out the candles on a gourmet birthday cake. Astorino visited the newly-opened farm-to-table restaurant RiverMarket Bar & […]