Government

June 26, 2020

What does a town clerk do? It’s a question with no easy answer. They issue all sorts of licenses and permits. They maintain vital records. They notarize signatures. They respond to open-records requests. They run municipal meetings and take minutes. Some perform marriages. And they’re usually ...

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ALBANY, N.Y. - Local school officials are applauding the state’s decision to give school districts the time to hold second votes on their 2020-21 spending plans if they fail. On Sunday, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced that absentee ballots for school boards and budgets could be hand-delivered by ...

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Democratic voters will have their choice among five candidates running to replace Assemblyman David Buchwald, who is fighting his own battle for a spot in Congress. The candidates running for state Assembly District 93 are Kristen Browde, Chris Burdick, Jeremiah Frei-Pearson, Mark Jaffe and Alex ...

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ALBANY, N.Y. – Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced Sunday, June 7, that the deadline for residents to mail in their school budget/election ballots will be extended due to the COVID-19 pandemic. He said he will issue an executive order that will allow ballots to be accepted by hand delivery through 5 ...

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NORTH SALEM, N.Y. - Questions over the residential qualifications of an incoming councilman have spurred at least one concerned citizen to beseech North Salem officials to do whatever they legally can to “uphold the integrity” of local elections. Andrew “Andy” M. Sternlieb appeared before the ...

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County Executive George Latimer would like to see Westchester further restrict the time he, and his successors, can serve. Latimer has submitted an “unusual” proposal to the Board of Legislators that would limit four-year terms to two from three, meaning county executives would be able to stay ...

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NORTH SALEM, N.Y. - The North Salem Town Board had expected to welcome Democrat Katherine Daniels on the dais come January, but now Republican member-elect Thomas Moreo says he plans to fufill his duties on the governing body.  Breaking a weeks-long silence about his recent squeaker of a Town ...

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NORTH SALEM, N.Y. - Judge John Aronian has won his bid for re-election and will be joined on the bench with Republican Daniel Seymour. The Westchester County Board of Elections unofficial election results showed Republicans Aronian and Seymour leading in the polls with 709 and 604 votes, ...

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Editor's note: As of 9 a.m., Nov. 6, poll numbers put Tom Moreo ahead of Katherine Daniels by 5 votes. We'll be monitoring this race as all votes are tallied.  Here's the story we posted on election night, which had Daniels ahead of Moreo: Incumbent Republican Brent Golisano and Democrat ...

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Incumbent Maria Hlushko defeated William Morin handily on Nov. 5, according to unofficial election results.       Republican Hlushko won with 717 votes to challenger Democrat Morin’s 467 votes for the 4-year term. Hlushko, a North Salem native, has served as the Town Clerk since January, when ...

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County Legislator Kitley Covill fended off a challenge from Gina Arena to retain her seat in District 2. According to unofficial election results and 92 percent of districts reporting at 11:45 p.m., Covill garnered 6,005 votes to Arena's 3,948 votes to stay at the helm of District 2, which ...

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