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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 […]

Westchester Democrats are proposing to raise the minimum age to be able to purchase cigarettes and other tobacco-related products to 21. Photo courtesy Ken Hawkins
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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 […]

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 […]

Harrison Police Chief Michael Olsey has retired from his position with the Police Department, after serving in the role for roughly more than a year. Olsey was under investigation for sexual harassment. File photo
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Olsey retires while probed on sex harassment allegations

Harrison Police Chief Michael Olsey has retired from his position as the head of the Police Department, amid sexual harassment allegations made against him from one of the department’s detectives. On Feb. 15, Olsey submitted his letter of retirement to the Harrison Town Council, whose members also serve as the […]

The Westchester County Board of Legislators’ first female and African-American chairperson, Lois Bronz, right, passed away on Feb. 12. She was 90. Photo courtesy Westchester County Legislature
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Westchester BOL mourns loss of former chairwoman

The Westchester County Board of Legislators’ first female and African-American chairperson, Lois Bronz, passed away last week. Bronz was 90 at the time of her death on Feb. 12. “We are extremely saddened to hear of the passing of former chairwoman of the Board [of Legislators] Lois Bronz,” said current […]