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George Latimer Defeats Rob Astorino to Win County Executive Race in Off-Year Election; Gordon Burrows, Anthony Colavita Re-Elected PDF Print Email


By Carol P. Bartold, Senior Reporter                           

Nov. 8, 2017:  High numbers of Westchester County voters braved the rain on Election Day yesterday to cast their ballots in several county and local races and to address three ballot proposals. 

George Latimer

State Senator George Latimer (D) won the hotly contested race for Westchester County executive with 117,767 votes, defeating incumbent Rob Astorino (R), who received 89,463 votes. As Election Day approached and campaign rhetoric intensified, Astorino, running for a third term, and challenger Latimer ran almost dead even in several polls. However, as early results were reported, Latimer established a significant lead and ran approximately twenty percentage points ahead of Astorino throughout most of the evening, which held until voting results were tabulated. 

Rob Astorino

Voters re-elected incumbent Gordon Burrows (R) as Westchester County Legislator in District 15, which includes Bronxville and parts of Yonkers. Burrows, with 6,765 votes, defeated challenger Ruth Walter (D) of Bronxville, who received 5,877 votes. First-time candidate and challenger Walter remained within six percentage points of Burrows in the race.

Gordon Burrows

Ruth Walter (L).


In District 10, which includes Eastchester and Tuckahoe, incumbent Sheila Marcotte (R) was defeated by Damon Maher (D). Maher won with 6,482 votes to Marcotte’s 5,713.

Incumbent Eastchester Town Supervisor Anthony Colavita (R) retained his Eastchester Town Supervisor office, defeating Michael Denning (D). Colavita received 4,689 votes to Denning’s 3,815.

County voters soundly defeated Ballot Proposal 1, which posed the question of holding a convention to revise the New York State Constitution with 158,675 no votes. The proposal received 38,066 yes votes.

Ballot Proposal 2 passed with 140,965 yes votes over 52,862 no votes. The amendment will allow a court to reduce or revoke a public officer’s public pension if that officer is convicted of a felony having a direct and actual relationship to the performance of that public officer’s existing duties.

Ballot Proposal 3, authorizing the use of Forest Preserve Land for specified purposes, was approved, gaining 112,942 yes votes to 76,604 no votes.

Pictured at top: A voter in yesterday's election (photo by N. Bower).

Photos of candidates courtesy the candidates.



Festive Weekend in Bronxville with Tree Lighting, Caroling, Santa, Frosty, and More

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By Nicole Tuck, Director, Bronxville Chamber of Commerce Dec. 12, 2018: Bronxville’s annual "Light the Night" tree lighting was Friday night, kicking off a weekend of festive events in Bronxville....

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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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