Catie, the kids and I had some wonderful time together as a family during the holidays, and we hope that you and yours also enjoyed the season.

After November’s election, I took a little break from sending mass emails and posting to social media. Now with a new year upon us, I’d like to start sharing information again about civic and political issues here in New Rochelle and elsewhere. (But don’t worry — I won’t send notes as frequently as we did during the campaign.)

You can also follow me on Facebook or Twitter.

I am feeling refreshed and energized as we look ahead to 2014, and I am very grateful for the opportunity to work with you and so many other friends.

Have a Happy New Year!