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Rye Dems edge out GOP for first time in 10 years

  By James Pero and Suzy Berkowitz After three malfunctioning voting machines prolonged both voters’ and candidates’ anticipation, the dust has settled over the Rye City Council race, and the unofficial numbers are in. For the first time in 10 years, the city’s Democratic Party—winning two of three open seats—has won an election.  Democratic candidate […]

Parker re-elected to BOL in easy victory

  Westchester County Legislator Catherine Parker, a Rye Democrat, was re-elected to her second term on Nov. 3 coasting to victory over her Republican opponent Susan Watson of Rye. Parker won 59 percent of the vote, 5,088 votes, to Watson’s 41 percent, 3,608, according to unofficial results from the Westchester County Board of Elections, as […]

John Stossel offers other side at Purchase College

    By James Pero At this point in his career, John Stossel is accustomed to speaking to diverse audiences. Having transitioned from a lengthy stint as a correspondent on ABC’s “20/20” with Barbara Walters to a career in political punditry at Fox News Business, Stossel, 68, has catered to a wide swath of people […]

Prop. 1 victory means earlier budget for Astorino

By Sarah Varney Proposal No. 1, a referendum question to move the yearly deadline for the Westchester County executive to submit a budget from Nov. 15 to Oct. 15 for capital projects and back to Nov. 10 for the operating budget, was passed overwhelmingly by an 82 percent margin. With 100 percent of Westchester County’s […]

Marcotte hangs on to county board seat

  By Sibylla Chipaziwa In one of the closest races in Westchester County, Legislator Sheila Marcotte, an Eastchester Republican, has once again maintained her seat on the county Board of Legislators after defeating Haina Just-Michael, a New Rochelle Democrat. According to the unofficial tally from the Westchester County Board of Elections, Marcotte won by 424 […]

Village board creates ad hoc deer committee

By James Pero In an effort to devise a plan that would cull a growing deer population in the Village of Mamaroneck, the village Board of Trustees approved the creation of an ad hoc committee on deer management. The decision, which passed with a majority vote of 3-1 at the Oct. 13 board meeting, paved […]

County foreclosure judgments near record high

By James Pero As foreclosures in Westchester County surge for the second year in a row, the Westchester County Clerk’s office warns that a lingering foreclosure crisis isn’t quite over with yet.  “These numbers are indicative of an alarming trend in New York state, especially in suburban areas, that the foreclosure crisis is far from […]

Rye City Council candidates: Danielle Tagger-Epstein

    Age: 41 Family: husband Dan; daughters Lulu and Nina; expecting a boy in three months Employment: Self-employed consultant on recruiting and marketing for six years Years in Rye: 5 Political affiliations: Registered Democrat Endorsements: Democratic, Independence and Working Families lines Community affiliations: Attendee and Board of Trustees member at Community Synagogue of Rye, […]