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There has been a lot of talk about tens of thousands of new jobs coming to the region with the construction of the new Tappan Zee Bridge. But what will the work opportunities really look like?
We might get a better idea Wednesday morning, when bridge project officials host the first in what they promise will be a new series of meetings. Although no one will walk out of the sessions with...Read more »
Years ago, when someone wanted to get up on a soapbox, he got on a soapbox. Today, he gets a Facebook page. Consider, for example, Can This Grungy Sock Get More Fans Than Nita Lowey, a page that fails miserably in its stated goal to attract more supporters than Rep. Nita Lowey (D-Harrison) but nonetheless receives points for the creativity of its title. The site doesn't pull punches: “Nita Lowey...Read more »
Westchester County Democrats don't appear to be fielding challengers against Legis. Mike Kaplowitz (D-Somers) and Legis. Virginia Perez (D-Yonkers), the lawmakers who crossed party lines last year to give Republican County Executive Rob Astorino the two Democratic votes he needed to enact his 2013 budget.
But that doesn't mean Kaplowitz and Perez aren't looking over their shoulders.
“I'm...Read more »
East Ramapo School Board President Daniel Schwartz didn't say exactly how officials discovered that they shouldn't be holding interviews for appointments to the School Board behind closed doors, but he did reverse the board's policy Thursday, pre-empting a Newsday story citing critics and a legal opinion questioning the legality of such secrecy.
At 9:32 a.m. Thursday, I emailed Schwartz to...Read more »