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McKinstry: Yonkers bickering is no way to represent the city

Yonkers City Hall (May 30, 2012)

(Credit: John Goff)

There was a turncoat, an Oscar award and a vote so confusing that politicians were left scratching their heads -- even after several intermissions. The Yonkers City Council held a special meeting on electoral redistricting Monday that no lawmakers should be proud of -- that is if they actually know what happened. In fact, the four-hour carnival ended with no resolution. It was a pathetic display...

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McKinstry: Don’t take your eyes off Ken Jenkins

Ken Jenkins attends the Westchester County Democratic convention

(Credit: Xavier Mascarenas)

Before losing the Democratic nod to run for Westchester County executive, Ken Jenkins gave a rousing speech. He was clear, focused and inspired. He was part preacher, part politician, and didn’t fumble around for words or speak in circles. In all my years covering county government, it was the best I’ve ever seen Jenkins. Before a crowd of roughly 2,000 Democrats at the Westchester County Center,...

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