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The election is more than eight months away, but Peekskill Mayor Mary Foster has already drawn her first challenger for the city's top job.
Frank Catalina, a Republican, lawyer in private practice and former Peekskill city attorney, filed paperwork last week with the New York state Board of Elections seeking his party's nomination to run for mayor in the November election.
Catalina,...Read more »
Members of Peekskill’s Democratic Committee threw their support behind Westchester County executive candidate Bill Ryan on March 28, a win that wasn’t a surprise but that illustrates how Ryan is still in the three-way race.
Ryan, a county legislator from White Plains, is running against New Rochelle Mayor Noam Bramson and Board of Legislators chairman Ken Jenkins (D-Yonkers) for the chance...Read more »
Government officials are supposed to build roads, bridges and other infrastructure improvements. In Westchester County, they fight over them.
On Tuesday, Republicans on the Board of Legislators released a list of projects they claim are bogged down in the board’s Government Operations Committee, whose chairwoman is Legis. Catherine Borgia (D-Ossining).
Totaling $43.5 million in project...Read more »
A legal path has been cleared for the construction of a new municipal park in Mount Kisco, at least when it comes to the county signing off on the project.
The new park would be about 6 acres and take up roughly half of the Boys & Girls Club of Northern Westchester’s Main Street location. Mount Kisco wants to buy the parcel from the nonprofit organization for $600,000, said Brian Skanes,...Read more »
The good news for the Village of Irvington is that people will buy anything these days – including beat-up, coin-operated, electronic parking meters.
As of Wednesday afternoon, 265 visitors had checked out 48 of the old parking meters up for sale on GovDeals.com, an eBay-style government surplus website. The fact that those items are frankly described as being in “worn condition” has...Read more »
Finding a vet to treat Fido and Whiskers is an easy enough task, but where do you go when your hedgehog gets an ear infection or your wallaby breaks a leg?
Paging Dr. Laurie Hess, owner of the Veterinary Center of Birds & Exotics in Bedford Hills, the only all-bird-and-exotic-animal hospital in Westchester County and one of the few accredited specialty animal hospitals in the country.
The...Read more »
Fact: Greenburgh happens to be the largest town in Westchester County and recently celebrated its 225th anniversary.
Weird fact: Greenburgh residents never use Greenburgh as an address. So if you want to go to Greenburgh Town Hall, remember to set your GPS for White Plains.
But try to get to Greenburgh? Forget about it.
“I don’t think any place is as complicated as Greenburgh,”...Read more »
This week will be a busy one for Westchester County courts and the federal courthouse right down the block in White Plains, with two murder trials set to start.
Here are some of the bigger cases on the calendar:
- Michael Saunders, 50, of Yonkers, will go to trial in Westchester County Court on second-degree murder charges in the March 2012 death of his infant child's mother, Sabrina...Read more »
Noam Bramson scored some victories recently in his campaign for the Democratic Party's nomination for Westchester County executive.
But, perversely, his victories don't necessarily mean he's closer to securing that nomination at the party's convention in late April.
Last week, the mayor of New Rochelle won 68 percent of the support of the Democratic Committee for the Town of Cortlandt....Read more »
Nineteen Westchester County and Putnam County high school students will head to international science competitions after presenting grand prize-winning projects at the 2013 Westchester Science and Engineering Fair.
On Saturday, students showcased projects at Sleepy Hollow High School that they've spent their high school careers and summers developing. The topics researched range from cancer...Read more »