Lawmakers Brainstorm Sex Offender Legislation Reform

May 6, 2017

YORKTOWN, N.Y. – More than a dozen local lawmakers and law enforcers gathered at Yorktown Town Hall last week at a roundtable organized by state Sen. Terrence Murphy in an effort to update and strengthen legislation that will keep communities safe from sexual predators. Currently, he said, there are more than 1,200 registered sex offenders living in Dutchess, Putnam and Westchester ...

Somers Neighbors Oppose Development of ‘Oddball’ House

SOMERS, N.Y. – Twenty-two weeks after giving the planning board an earful over adding another house on Green Briar’s Driftwood Drive, would-be neighbors returned last week to say “no way.”

As a detached single-family home, the residents argue, the proposed structure would clash aesthetically with their attached townhouse units, standing out, one of them said, like ...

Somers ‘Habitat Map’ Nearly Complete

SOMERS, N.Y. – A committee charged with protecting and preserving Somers’ undeveloped land has nearly completed its mapping of the town’s biologically significant plant and animal locales.

Michael Barnhart, chairman of the town’s Open Space Committee, said his panel was poised to present a “habitat map” reflecting the results of a comprehensive, townwide ...

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