Month: February 2018

Amanda Latkany goes for a shot against Somers.
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Rye beats buzzer, tops Somers

Amanda Latkany may only be a freshman, but that doesn’t mean she shies away from the big moment. On Feb. 27, the Garnet youngster hit the most dramatic shot of Rye’s season, nailing a game-winning buzzer-beater to down defending champion Somers 50-49 in the Class A semifinals at the Westchester […]

Latimer to end Uber, Lyft background check program
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Latimer to end Uber, Lyft background check program

County Executive George Latimer, a Democrat, said he will end a voluntary background check program for Uber and Lyft drivers in Westchester after a tepid response from employees of those ride-hailing services. “I am doubtful of its value, and unless I can be persuaded in a short period of time […]

Westchester Democrats are proposing to raise the minimum age to be able to purchase cigarettes and other tobacco-related products to 21. Photo courtesy Ken Hawkins

County Dems propose raising smoking age to 21

The Westchester County Board of Legislators’ Democratic caucus is aiming to tighten regulations on smoking with a bill that proposes to raise the age for those allowed to purchase tobacco products. At tonight’s county Board of Legislators, BOL, meeting, Democrats will introduce a bill to restrict any person under 21 […]

State Assemblywoman Shelley Mayer, a Yonkers Democrat, has won the Independence Party’s nomination over Republican candidate Julie Killian in the special election for George Latimer’s old Senate seat. File photo
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Mayer snags Independence Party endorsement

Westchester County’s Independence Party has endorsed Democratic Assemblywoman Shelley Mayer in the special election for County Executive George Latimer’s vacated Senate seat. According to the county Board of Elections, the 37th Senatorial District currently has 8,075 people registered in the Independence Party, giving Mayer an edge over her Republican opponent […]

Dubrovnik Restaurant brings authentic Croatian cuisine to Westchester

Dubrovnik Restaurant brings authentic Croatian cuisine to Westchester

Dubrovnik Restaurant is expanding its menu with a brunch section. Named for the city in Croatia where Zeljko Tomic, owner of Dubrovnik, was born, the restaurant offers a variety of Croatian-inspired dishes including roasted meats and grilled fishes and slow-cooked produce. “People are traveling from Connecticut, New Jersey and Long […]