Elections

September 16, 2018

NORTH SALEM, N.Y. – He was once the youngest mayor in the United States and is currently the Dutchess County executive. And for his next trick, Marc Molinaro, a Republican, would like to be governor of New York. Molinaro knows he’s the underdog—in the last 40 years, there has only been one ...

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HUDSON VALLEY, N.Y. - Peter Harckham (D-South Salem) will challenge incumbent state Sen. Terrence Murphy (R-Yorktown) in November's general election after defeating Robert Kesten (D-South Salem) in yesterday's Democratic Party primary, according to unofficial election results. More than 21,000 ...

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Editor's Note: Read our previous interview with Robert Kesten here. SOMERS, N.Y. – For eight months, it appeared to be a two-man race for 40th New York State Senate District, as Democratic challenger Robert Kesten announced in September that he would challenge two-term incumbent Sen. Terrence ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. - In a 24-hour span, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez went from a relatively unknown political newcomer to one of the faces of the Democratic Party. Last week, the 28-year-old Yorktown High School graduate pulled off an upset victory in a primary for the 14th Congressional District ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Yorktown resident Vedat Gashi is hoping to do what many believe is impossible: turn the 94th Assembly District blue. Redistricting has muddled the history of the northern Westchester/Putnam region, but it has been represented by a Republican dating back at least a half-century, ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. - Yorktown School District voters overwhelmingly approved a $97.9 million budget with a tax rate decrease of 0.22 percent and a tax levy increase of 0.09 percent, according to unofficial results provided by District Clerk Yvette Segal. BUDGET ...

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SHRUB OAK, N.Y. - Lakeland School District voters have elected Michael Daly, Angela Conti, Karen Pressman and Robert Mayes to the school board, according to results provided by Communications Director James Van Develde. BOARD OF EDUCATION  RESULTS Michael Daly (incumbent)—726 ...

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SOUTH SALEM, N.Y. – South Salem resident Peter Harckham is running for New York State Senate, he announced on Saturday. According to a report in the New York Daily News, it was Gov. Andrew Cuomo who asked the former Westchester County legislator to challenge two-term incumbent Sen. Terrence ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y.-Assemblyman Kevin Byrne is seeking a second term in Albany. The freshman legislator from Mahopac announced his re-election bid Saturday in Carmel, surrounded by friends, family and supporters. “New York needs us to persevere together, because it still leads the nation in all ...

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WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. – Last week’s election results were bittersweet for Mike Kaplowitz, who won an 11th term as county legislator but will likely be ousted from his chairman’s post. Kaplowitz, a Democrat who ran unopposed, has been chairman of the 17-member Westchester County Board of Legislators ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. -- Democrats in county races performed well last night. Incumbent Republican County Legislator Francis Corcoran in the District 2 race (which covers North Salem and a small portion of Somers) was defeated by Democrat Kitley Covill, 8,212-6,614.  Democrat incumbent Michael ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Ilan Gilbert has unseated three-term incumbent Michael Grace to become the new town supervisor, according to unofficial election results. In the closest race of the night, Gilbert defeated Grace by 293 votes. Gilbert garnered 5,449 votes (51 percent) and Grace tallied 5,173 ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – For the past week, a Facebook page called Yorktown Residents for Good Government has been publishing messages purporting to be from Democratic candidates. The inflammatory Facebook posts all share a similar message: Vote for the Democratic candidates because they will make ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. - Yorktown voters will go to the polls Tuesday, Nov. 7 to fill a number of town and county posts. There are competitive races for town supervisor, town council and town justice. Currently the town board consists of three Republicans, one Democrat, and a Republican supervisor. The ...

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    YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Yorktown Town Hall will be open to voters on Election Day, an appeals court has ordered. In overruling Tuesday’s decision, the court said that relocating polling places this close to Nov. 7 would cause “irreparable harm” to the 2,379 voters in Electoral Districts ...

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Michael Grace (Republican, Conservative, Independence, Reform) Michael Grace, a Yorktown resident since 1985, took office in 2012 and has been re-elected two times. Before becoming supervisor, Grace was town attorney for the town of Yorktown, beginning in 1987. He also co-owns a private law ...

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Vishnu Patel (Democratic, Working Families) Councilman Vishnu Patel took office in 2010. A retired scientist, he worked at IBM from 1973 to 2009, winning numerous awards and earning numerous patents. What is the chief challenge confronting Yorktown, now or in the near future? Now is ...

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Salvatore Lagonia (Republican, Conservative, Independence, Reform) For the past eight years, I have had the honor of serving Yorktown as your town judge. I came to this position with a background in law enforcement and private law practice. My professional experience in both fields provides me ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – When a Supreme Court justice dismissed Town Clerk Diana Quast’s lawsuit last week, he did so because she was not personally “aggrieved” by the relocation of four electoral districts from town hall. Soon after, the co-chair of the Yorktown Democratic Committee, who resides in one ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – This Election Day, Nov. 7, when voters go to the polls, they will not only be tasked with choosing town board members, supervisors and judges, but will also be asked to vote on the three statewide ballot proposals. Here’s a brief guide to the three proposals: Proposal 1: ...

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Editor’s Note: This article has been updated. YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Yorktown Democrats held a press conference Monday to condemn an “appalling” Republican Party advertisement they say “smacks of racism and lies.” The front of the advertisement, mailed to Yorktown voters last week, includes an ...

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Editor's Note: This article has been updated to note Quast's appeal of the decision. WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. - A Supreme Court justice has dismissed Town Clerk Diana Quast's lawsuit against the Westchester County Board of Elections and the town of Yorktown, saying she does not have the standing to ...

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UPDATE, 8:47 p.m. Oct. 26: Justice Larry J. Schwartz has dismissed the lawsuit, saying Town Clerk Diana Quast "does not have the standing to maintain this proceeding." He added that Quast "has not established her lawful duties include supervision of polling sites on behalf of the [Board of ...

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YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Democratic and Republican candidates for town office will be debating next Wednesday night—just not against each other. The Yorktown Grange and the Yorktown Chamber of Commerce have both scheduled debates for Wednesday, Oct. 25. The Grange event, billed as a “Meet the ...

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