Category Archives: Nation, State & Region

Good News on Penn Access

Good news from Governor Cuomo today, with the announcement of a major agreement between the MTA and Amtrak to proceed with Penn Access, which will connect Metro-North’s New Haven line to Penn Station. Here’s more from the Governor. Although the press release focuses primarily on benefits for the Bronx, where four new stations will be … Continue reading Good News on Penn Access

Strong Start for NYS Dems

Elections have consequences. That’s been abundantly and painfully clear in Washington since 2016, but a much happier counter-example is now playing out in New York State, where voters flipped the State Senate this past November, delivering a healthy majority to Democrats, led by Westchester’s own Andrea Stewart-Cousins. As a result, progressive legislation that had been … Continue reading Strong Start for NYS Dems


Over the course of American history, cabinet secretaries have come in all sorts of shapes and sizes: famous and obscure, admired and reviled, honest and corrupt.  But I don’t think any prior cabinet secretary has been regarded in quite the same light as James Mattis: as a protection against the incompetence and malevolence of his … Continue reading Uh-Oh

Amazon HQ2 Announcement is Good News for New Rochelle

Amazon will be splitting their second national headquarters between two locations: Arlington, VA and Long Island City in Queens — and that’s very good news for New Rochelle. Why?  When Penn Access is completed in a few years, Metro-North’s New Haven line will pass directly through Long Island City en route to Penn Station.  And … Continue reading Amazon HQ2 Announcement is Good News for New Rochelle


Every election is important, and there are plenty of good, normal reasons for voting tomorrow: the experiences and skills of the candidates, the competing priorities of the parties, the policy alternatives that will impact lives throughout our state, nation, and world. But this year, of course, there’s more.  Much more.  These are not normal times, … Continue reading Vote!