Month: June 2017

County lawmakers have their say on Israel, Palestine
Lead Stories

County lawmakers have their say on Israel, Palestine

Westchester County lawmakers had their say in one of the world’s oldest and most divisive conflicts, Israel and Palestine, bringing international issues and bigotry to the forefront of its legislative chambers. On June 19, stemming from a proposal by Legislator Ken Jenkins, a Yonkers Democrat, the Board of Legislators voted […]

County Executive Rob Astorino marked the official opening of county pools at the Tibbets Brook Pool in Yonkers
on June 23. Contributed photo
Community

Astorino opens county pools for the season

County Executive Robert Astorino kicked-off the county’s summer pool and beach season with a splash at Tibbets Brook Pool in Yonkers on Friday, June 23. Astorino was joined by Parks Commissioner Kathleen O’Connor and Health Commissioner Sherlita Amler, M.D., to share safety tips that help residents and their families make […]

Considering all views and options
Opinion

Considering all views and options

Last week, I convened the first meeting of the expanded Master Plan Committee. I had taken a core group of charter members comprised of Planning Commission pros, and enhanced it with folks who can also contribute their unique perspectives. Among them are the school board president, the head of the […]

On the state Thruway property
Opinion

On the state Thruway property

To the Editor, Dear Mayor Sack and members of the Rye City Council, I write to express my concerns over the way in which the city is proceeding on the New York State Thruway property, Disbrow Park, and the Department of Public Work operations. First, I have serious reservations about […]

The mayor’s views are not ours
Opinion

The mayor’s views are not ours

To the Editor, On June 26, Mayor Joe Sack sent an email to many Rye residents coaxing them to remove their names from our city Listserv to avoid receiving an email from state Assemblyman Steve Otis, who is a Rye resident and our former mayor. After careful consideration of how […]