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Democrat Sean Patrick Maloney is offering one lucky supporter of his congressional campaign the opportunity of a lifetime: hanging out with his former boss, Bill Clinton. For the past several days, the Maloney campaign has holding a "sweepstakes" giving supporters a "chance to meet Bill" -- and get this, no financial contribution was needed to enter. The sweepstakes ran from...Read more »
Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino is throwing his support behind Republican Rye Town Supervisor Joe Carvin's challenge to veteran U.S. Rep. Nita Lowey in the November elections.
"Joe Carvin has the fiscal skills and discipline Congress desperately needs," the Republican leader said at a news conference Monday at the Hawthorne train station. "As a town supervisor, he...Read more »
A group of Westchester Jail inmates that filed a $500 million federal lawsuit demanding that the county jail supply the inmates with dental floss must present more evidence before a court-appointed attorney is granted to the group.
U.S. District Judge Ronnie Abrams, of New York's Southern District, ruled last week that "a more fully developed record" is needed before she will decide...Read more »
Another poll conducted for Democrat Sean Patrick Maloney's campaign shows him in a tight race with Republican Congresswoman Nan Hayworth.
The poll, conducted by Democratic pollster Global Strategy Group, shows Hayworth with 44 percent support to Maloney's 42 percent support, with 14 percent of voters undecided.
A polling memo released by Global Strategy Group notes that only 35 percent...Read more »
The Democratic Assembly Campaign Committee is pumping money into James Skoufis' bid to win the Assembly seat occupied by veteran lawmaker Nancy Calhoun, according to recently released campaign finance filings.
The committee gave Skoufis, a Town of Woodbury councilman, checks for $21,235 and $54,994 in September, boosting his campaign fundraising totals to nearly $67,000. Skoufis started the...Read more »
Republican Senate candidate Bob Cohen has outraised and outspent his Democratic rival George Latimer in the race to succeed retiring state Sen. Suzi Oppenheimer (D-Mamaroneck), campaign finance filings show.
In the most recent quarter, which ended Sept. 30, Cohen raised $177,005 in contributions and banked more than $140,000 from the Senate Republican Campaign Committee, which has been pumping...Read more »
Democrat Sean Patrick Maloney's campaign said Monday that the Cold Spring attorney has raised nearly $1 million in the most recent quarter toward his bid to oust Republican Congresswoman Nan Hayworth in the Nov. 6 election.
Maloney's campaign didn't provide a breakdown of contributions and expenditures (the filings aren't due to the Federal Election Commission until Oct. 15), but said the...Read more »
The Westchester County Fair Campaign Practices Committee has found no wrongdoing in a complaint filed by Democratic state Senate candidate George Latimer against campaign TV ads from his competitor Republican Bob Cohen. Latimer's campaign alleged in the complaint that one of Cohen’s ads is misleading because it used political operatives, including state Sen. Greg Ball’s chief of staff Jim Coleman,...Read more »
Artists and other entrepreneurs who have played key roles in renovating Kingston's old industrial buildings will be showing off what they've accomplished during Saturday's special tour of half a dozen converted factories dating to the late 1800s and early 1900s.
In its past lives, the city has been the center of various types of industries, from brickmaking and shipbuilding to shirt manufacturing....Read more »
A veteran Clarkstown police officer who died this week after a battle with cancer will be laid to rest on Saturday.
Terrance McCrudden, 47, was an avid rugby player who served as a patrol officer on the police force for 17 years. He passed away at White Plains Hospital on Tuesday.
"He was a very funny guy," said longtime friend Keith Kennedy, 48, who began playing rugby with...Read more »