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  • What could possibly cause a liberal Massachusetts College campus to deep six the liberal Massachusetts Democratic gubernatorial candidate in favor of his Republican opponent?

  • Thanks to all responsible for making KSS Walk to School Day a success
    Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018 was an unseasonably warm morning—a great day for International Walk-to-School Day. King Street School participates in this event each year, but this year the overwhelming turnout of families walking their students to school was nothing short of inspiring. 
  • Thanks for the love and support
    We wanted to take a moment to sincerely thank everyone for the tremendous outpouring of love and support that we received following the recent article about our daughter, Jamie, and our journey with Nephrotic Syndrome.
  • I am writing in response to Domenick Cervi’s recent letter in which he, as has become routine for him, insults and admonishes certain school board members and the superintendent of schools. In this particular letter, he criticizes me, two other school board members and the superintendent for failing to attend the Columbus Day Celebration Committee Dinner.

  • My friends, last week here in Port Chester the people voted to finally change our charter to make cumulative voting the law. After years of debate and spending millions of dollars on lawyers and useless consultants, it’s now the law.

  • Dick Hubert’s Worldview: A Holocaust witness project – coming to a theater in Westchester

    Brookline, Massachusetts-based video producer R. Harvey Bravman sent an urgent plea to the editor of the Westmore News a few days ago: could the paper publicize the one-time-only screening of a one-hour-plus documentary about the testimony of Holocaust survivors from Brookline at the Bedford Playhouse, home of the Clive Davis Art Center, on Thursday, Nov. 1 at 7 p.m.? 

  • Chances are, if you are a part of the Westmore News readership, you drive, walk or bike on King Street. It is certainly the most-traveled road in Rye Brook. Lately, you may have noticed two text-heavy signs posted in the area of 900 King St. in the vicinity of Village Hall. I urge you to take notice—and pay attention to what's behind those signs.

  • Shortly after I was sworn in as your new State Senator for the 37th Senate District, I sent a districtwide newsletter to residents introducing myself and outlining some of my priorities. In the newsletter, I included a section asking residents to identify the top three issues they would like me to prioritize as their new State Senator. Over 125 residents mailed back the completed survey to my District Office. 
  • I am sure you all remember the many James Bond movies during the 60’s. I sure do. Recently, I saw “Dr. No” again on TV. Why do I mention this? Well, on Friday, Oct. 5, our Superintendent Ed Klizsus just received another name—Dr. No Show—at the dinner honoring longtime Board of Education member Anne Capeci at Westchester Burger. 

  • Every dollar spent on incarcerating “Raise the Age” youth should be matched with money for diversion.

    Raising the age for criminal responsibility from 16 to 18 years of age was the humane thing to do. Subsequently, however, we seem to have lost sight of the humane part of the equation. 

  • Editorial: Cumulative voting works for so many reasons

    In the United States, voting is a precious right we should all hold dear, not one that is taken for granted and often ignored. Many voters in Port Chester shirk that important responsibility, and elections are decided by as few as 2,000 voters out of the approximately 12,000 who are registered. In fact, only 2,009 people voted in the 2017 mayoral election.

  • While preparing the research for this column on phone scams, e-mail phishing, internet hacking, and postal theft, the phone rang—with my caller ID indicating an incoming call from the wonderful Port Chester store Floral Fashions.

  • Do you ever ask yourself if it may be time to invest in an electric vehicle? If so, the Town of Rye may have some answers.

  • Honestly Abe: No gems, Juuls pose a threat to youth
    As you walk down the sidewalk, you look to the ground and notice a small, metallic rectangle emitting a quizzical, slightly sweet and fruity smell. Unbeknownst to you, you have stumbled upon a Juul, a popular brand of e-cigarette (or vape), which contains a metal coil powered by a battery connected to a liquid-filled Juul pod. When the coil heats up, the liquid turns into a vapor that can be inhaled. 
  • The following letter responds to a question on our website from reader Rosemary Schlank of Rye Brook in response to Dick Hubert’s Worldview column entitled “The Rye Town certiorari scam: Are we better than this?” in our Sept. 7 issue. The letter was sent directly to her and is being reprinted with permission.

  • On Wednesday, Oct. 10, the voters of Port Chester are being asked to vote on a referendum to keep Cumulative Voting (CV) as our way of electing six members to our Board of Trustees. In 2010, 2013 and 2016, we used this modified “At-Large” voting system and it worked seamlessly. It works in so many ways that it’s being adopted by many different areas of government throughout our great nation. 

  • Port Chester voters—don’t be fooled by what Superintendent “Opaque” says. Follow his actions! He continually tells us that he is transparent. Really? At a recent Board of Education meeting, two curious events occurred to prove my point.

  • I urge Port Chester residents to vote “YES” in favor of Cumulative Voting in the Wednesday, Oct. 10 referendum on changing our system of voting in the Village Charter.

  • We are facing an historic vote in our Village on Oct. 10. It is one in which you, the registered voters, will be deciding – by referendum – on whether the Village should elect its Board of Trustees by Cumulative Voting or not. (The mayoral election is not affected.)

  • Our democracy is not perfect, but it is a healthy, vibrant "idea," just as it was when our Founding Fathers drafted and signed our Constitution back in 1787. This idea rests upon the foundational concept that citizens take part in the democratic process by exercising their right to vote when elections roll around. Nothing is more vital than this.

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