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Editor's Note: MyhometownBronxville will be providing profiles of the candidates in next week's March 9 issue.
March 2, 2022: To Bronxville Residents:
The annual election for Village offices will be held on Tuesday, March 15.
There will be voting on two Village Trustees spots for a two-year term, and a one Village Justice spot for a four-year term. Helen Knapp and Mary Taylor Behrens are running unopposed for re-election as Village Trustees. William Primps is running unopposed for re-election as Village Justice.
Mary Taylor Behrens
Although we are running under different party lines, this election provides an opportunity for us to reaffirm our shared commitment to stewardship and service to the Village. We are committed to doing our very best for the Village – a place that we each feel so fortunate to call home. We are all here to serve you, whether by building upon past successes or identifying areas of improvement.
As Trustees, we always try to listen to each other’s – and our constituents’ – views. We work to bring our distinct perspectives, viewpoints and skills together to explore issues, build consensus, and pursue the fair and efficient administration of Village affairs. Along with our fellow Trustees Bob Underhill, Bill Fredericks and Mayor Mary Marvin, we are honored to serve the Bronxville community.
With respect to our Village Judiciary, nonpartisan cooperation also is the norm.
Judge William Primps is seeking another four-year term as Village Justice, and he is happy to report that our local court features close cooperation between him and Judge Natasha Nordahl, as they have worked together productively to steer our court through a period of great changes caused by new legislation in Albany and the pandemic.
Additional information about our respective backgrounds will be available on www.myhometownbronxville.com in the days before the election. You can click here for more voter information.
For information about when and where you can vote in the Village in person on March 15 or by absentee ballot. We are also holding an Open House on Thursday, March 10 at the Village Library from 6:30-8:00 PM. Please stop by.
Each of us hopes that you will vote and that in any event, you will not hesitate to contact any of the Village’s Trustees and Justices going forward. We appreciate your collective support.
Helen Knapp – Village Trustee
Mary Taylor Behrens – Village Trustee
William Primps – Village Justice
Editor's note: MyhometownBronxville does not fact-check statements in letters to the editor, and the opinions do not necessarily reflect the thinking of its staff. Its objective in publishing letters to the editor is to give air to diverse thoughts and opinions of residents in the community.
Bronxville is a quaint village (one square mile) located just 16 miles north of midtown Manhattan (roughly 30 minutes on the train) and has a population of approximately 6,500. It is known as a premier community with an excellent public school (K-12) and easy access to Manhattan. Bronxville offers many amenities including an attractive business district, a hospital (Lawrence Hospital), public paddle and tennis courts, fine dining at local restaurants, two private country clubs and a community library.
While the earliest settlers of Bronxville date back to the first half of the 18th century, the history of the modern suburb of Bronxville began in 1890 when William Van Duzer Lawrence purchased a farm and commissioned the architect, William A. Bates, to design a planned community of houses for well-known artists and professionals that became a thriving art colony. This community, now called Lawrence Park, is listed on the National register of Historic Places and many of the homes still have artists’ studios. A neighborhood association within Lawrence Park called “The Hilltop Association” keeps this heritage alive with art shows and other events for neighbors.
Bronxville offers many charming neighborhoods as well as a variety of living options for residents including single family homes, town houses, cooperatives and condominiums. One of the chief benefits of living in “the village” is that your children can attend the Bronxville School.
The Bronxville postal zone (10708, known as “Bronxville PO”) includes the village of Bronxville as well as the Chester Heights section of Eastchester, parts of Tuckahoe and the Lawrence Park West, Cedar Knolls, Armour Villa and Longvale sections of Yonkers. Many of these areas have their own distinct character. For instance, the Armour Villa section has many historic homes and even has its own newsletter called “The Villa Voice” which reports on neighborhood news.
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