150 U.S. Mayors Urge Congressional Leaders to Find Compromise On Stimulus Spending to Help Struggling Cities and Towns

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CHICAGO, September 23, 2020 — 150 mayors are urging Congressional leaders to reach a compromise on a new COVID-19 package to provide urgently needed financial relief to cities and towns that have borne the brunt of the impact from the COVID-19 pandemic. The mayors conveyed a simple message: “pass a COVID relief package that provides meaningful support for communities struggling …

Tribune150 U.S. Mayors Urge Congressional Leaders to Find Compromise On Stimulus Spending to Help Struggling Cities and Towns

Mayor’s Column – Week of September 21, 2020
By MARY MARVIN, Esq.

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The following is a compendium of activities, issues and questions relating to Village Hall since we started our “New” year on September 1st. Procedures People visiting Village Hall will now have computer access to tax information in the main foyer without need of staff assistance. A new drop box has been installed on the front door for any correspondence or …

Mary MarvinMayor’s Column – Week of September 21, 2020
By MARY MARVIN, Esq.

Yorktown Approves framework for Future Solar Arrays and Energy Storage Systems

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YORKTOWN, NY — September 18, 2020 – On Tuesday night the Town Board adopted new laws regulating solar panel arrays and solar power storage devices. The new laws establish orderly rules for property owners who want to install solar panel arrays and solar power storage devices. The laws take effect immediately. “We are moving Yorktown to the frontlines of renewable …

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Happy 6th Anniversary to the People’s Climate March – 2014-2020

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WESTCHESTER COUNTY, NY — September 21, 2020 — Six years ago on Sunday, September 21, 2014  citizens from many walks of life who were concerned about climate change and the future of the planet marched to demand that their leaders take action. They gathered around the world. In Manhattan people marched four hours from Columbus Circle to 34th Street to show …

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Yonkers Resident First Positive West Nile Virus Case and Death in Westchester County in 2020

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County Health Department Reminds Residents to Take Precautions Against Mosquitoes WHITE PLAINS, NY and YONKERS, NY — September 16, 2020 — Westchester County Health Commissioner Sherlita Amler, MD, today advised that the first human case of West Nile Virus this year was  confirmed in a 76-year-old Yonkers resident with significant underlying medical conditions who died on August 22. Westchester County …

eHeziYonkers Resident First Positive West Nile Virus Case and Death in Westchester County in 2020

Gabrielle M. Etzel, The Unvarnished Blog Publisher / Editor-in-Chief, Gail Baxter, Yonkers Community Stakeholder, and Hezi Aris, Yonkers Tribune Publisher / Editor-at-Large on Westchester On the Level – Wednesday, September 2, 2020 @ 10am EDT

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Listeners are welcome to share their perspective or make inquiry when on topic by calling 1-347-205-9201 The broadcast is heard “Live” or “On Demand” by clicking onto the hyperlink noted  Computer access to Wednesday’s broadcast “Live” or “On Demand” is accomplished via the following hyperlink: http://tobtr.com/s/11798618  WACO,TX, and YONKERS, NY — The broadcast opens to The Unvarnished Blog Publisher / …

eHeziGabrielle M. Etzel, The Unvarnished Blog Publisher / Editor-in-Chief, Gail Baxter, Yonkers Community Stakeholder, and Hezi Aris, Yonkers Tribune Publisher / Editor-at-Large on Westchester On the Level – Wednesday, September 2, 2020 @ 10am EDT

Shakedown From the Gaza Strip
By JONATHAN FELDSTEIN

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JERUSALEM, ISRAEL — AUGUST 27, 2020 — This week, under cover of darkness, a man arrived in a remote location carrying $30 million cash as a payoff that went largely unnoticed. Was it bribery, extortion, or just someone making a cash investment? If you weren’t paying attention, you might think this was a scene from Godfather IV.  Except the accents were …

Jonathan FeldsteinShakedown From the Gaza Strip
By JONATHAN FELDSTEIN

A Letter From Mount Vernon CitizenTree
By CitizenTree Co-Chairs EVELINE FELDMANN and MARLENE H. WERTHEIM

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MOUNT VERNON, NY — August 24, 2020 — CitizenTree, a volunteer civic organization of Mount Vernon residents has recently submitted a proposed Citywide Tree Ordinance to the Mount Vernon City Council. Our original model tree ordinance, presented in 2014 and representing months of careful research and discussion, has since been through a number of revisions in consultation with the Mount …

TribuneA Letter From Mount Vernon CitizenTree
By CitizenTree Co-Chairs EVELINE FELDMANN and MARLENE H. WERTHEIM

Mayor’s Monday Message – Police Reform – Reimagining, Renewable Energy, Summer Vacation, and Ossining’s Vision for Tomorrow
By VICTORIA GEARITY

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OSSINING, NY — August 24, 2020 — Police Reform and Reinvention. Last week the Village Board voted to engage IACP to facilitate our response to Governor Cuomo’s Executive Order 203 calling on municipalities to review law enforcement policies, engage the public, and adopt a plan forward. Click here to read the Request for Proposals we put out last month. Click here …

Victoria GearityMayor’s Monday Message – Police Reform – Reimagining, Renewable Energy, Summer Vacation, and Ossining’s Vision for Tomorrow
By VICTORIA GEARITY

Harckham, Local Officials and Residents Speak Out on Poor Response to Storm Outages

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PEEKSKILL, NY — August 22, 2020 – New York State Senator Pete Harckham voiced his frustration and anger to state utility oversight officials and utility representatives at a public hearing hosted by the State Legislature to address the emergency storm response and customer communication by utilities in the metro New York City region and Hudson Valley in the aftermath of …

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