Category Archives: Nation, State & Region

Vote!

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!

Get Insured – Open Enrollment Begins November 1

With the open enrollment period for health insurance set to begin on November 1st, Westchester County is stepping up to help everyone get insured.  Here’s more information from the County: Free assistance is available to help individuals and small businesses enroll or renew their health coverage with NY State of Health, the official health plan … Continue reading Get Insured – Open Enrollment Begins November 1

Fairness for Taxpayers

With Assemblywoman Amy Paulin taking the lead, a bipartisan group of state, county, municipal, and school officials have joined together to defend the tax deductibility of charitable contributions.  This is a matter of urgent importance to taxpayers in our region, in light of recent changes in federal tax law that sharply limit state and local … Continue reading Fairness for Taxpayers

New Rochelle vs. Climate Change

The latest dreadful report on climate change from the UN makes for deeply depressing reading, so this is an important moment to remind ourselves that positive, effective climate action is still possible, provided we have the will.  Here’s a good local example . . . A couple of years ago, New Rochelle joined about 20 … Continue reading New Rochelle vs. Climate Change

A Big, Big Win for New Rochelle

Big, exciting news.  New Rochelle has won a $10 million State grant through New York’s Downtown Revitalization Initiative (DRI.)  This afternoon, State officials visited the Remington Boys and Girls Club to make the announcement. This highly-competitive program chooses only one winner per year from the entire mid-Hudson Valley, a huge multi-county region with dozens of … Continue reading A Big, Big Win for New Rochelle

Thank You, New Registrants!

I had a great time yesterday visiting with students and educators throughout New Rochelle, as together we observed National Voter Registration Day.  Inspiring to see young people committed to making a difference.  Thank you to everyone who pitched in, especially the volunteers with the League of Women Voters.  Here are a few photos from my … Continue reading Thank You, New Registrants!

New Ro Observes National Voter Registration Day

The inspiring moral leadership of students from Parkland, Florida illustrates the capacity of young people to shape our nation for the better.  And when it comes to impacting public affairs, nothing is more fundamental than registering to vote and casting a ballot.  #MayorsForOurLives Today, September 25th, is National Voter Registration Day, so mayors across the … Continue reading New Ro Observes National Voter Registration Day