Month: February 2018

Latimer to end Uber, Lyft background check program
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Latimer to end Uber, Lyft background check program

County Executive George Latimer, a Democrat, said he will end a voluntary background check program for Uber and Lyft drivers in Westchester after a tepid response from employees of those ride-hailing services. “I am doubtful of its value, and unless I can be persuaded in a short period of time […]

County Dems propose raising smoking age to 21

County Dems propose raising smoking age to 21

The Westchester County Board of Legislators’ Democratic caucus is aiming to tighten regulations on smoking with a bill that proposes to raise the age for those allowed to purchase tobacco products. At tonight’s county Board of Legislators, BOL, meeting, Democrats will introduce a bill to restrict any person under 21 […]

Will Sarkozi goes up for a layup on Feb. 23.
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Mamaroneck ends County Center drought

The last time the Mamaroneck boys basketball program found itself celebrating a trip to the Westchester County Center, “All in the Family” was the top-rated television show in America, The Osmonds were tearing up the pop charts, and Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier were still weeks away from stepping through […]

State Assemblywoman Shelley Mayer, a Yonkers Democrat, has won the Independence Party’s nomination over Republican candidate Julie Killian in the special election for George Latimer’s old Senate seat. File photo
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Mayer snags Independence Party endorsement

Westchester County’s Independence Party has endorsed Democratic Assemblywoman Shelley Mayer in the special election for County Executive George Latimer’s vacated Senate seat. According to the county Board of Elections, the 37th Senatorial District currently has 8,075 people registered in the Independence Party, giving Mayer an edge over her Republican opponent […]

Half Time Beverage, located at 139 Hoyt Ave., will look to expand its operations to include a micro-brewery and its own brew pub where patrons can sample the store’s wide variety of beers. Photo courtesy Half Time Beverage

Half Time’s brewpub gets key green light

With village approval from the village of Mamaroneck, a new brewpub, serving a wide selection of craft beers and food times, is slated for construction conjoining withto Mamaroneck’s existing Half Time Beverage. The special permit granted by the village Planning Board to Half Time earlier this month will mark the […]