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Letter to the Editor: Congratulations to New County Legislator, Ruth Walter PDF Print Email

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To the Editor:

Nov. 27, 2019: The Bronxville Democratic Committee extends its heartfelt congratulations to our own Ruth Walter on her election as the new Westchester County Legislator for District 15. Ruth and her team of supporters ran a spirited and hard-fought campaign over the course of many months, defeating a well-entrenched Republican incumbent from Yonkers. The election results were made final when her opponent withdrew his lawsuit on Monday of this week. The tally made clear that the Bronxville vote was the key to putting Ruth "over the top."

Ruth's win was clearly a "purple" victory, as many in Bronxville crossed party lines to vote for a Democrat. Nonetheless, the results do underscore the fact that as of this month, the Village of Bronxville has more registered Democrats than registered Republicans – a remarkable political milestone for an enclave that a generation ago had a 4 to 1 Republican majority (see The New York Times here).

Bronxville Democrats look forward to Ruth's service on issues including environmental concerns, local flooding, business improvement, stable taxes, and transparency in government. We are hopeful that Ruth's victory is a harbinger of future success at the local and national level. 

The Bronxville Democratic Committee

bxvdems.org 

 


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Letter to the Editor in Support of Ruth Walter for County Legislator PDF Print Email

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To the Editor:

Oct. 30, 2019: Our friend and neighbor Ruth Walter is running for County Legislator on November 5th, and I would urge you all to consider voting for her.

The village of Bronxville is fortunate to have someone as civic-minded and engaged as Ruth. She has served as the President of the Board of Trustees of the Bronxville Library and is a former Village Clerk. As the owner of Dobbs and Bishop cheese shop, a mainstay of the village, Ruth is committed to keeping taxes down and keeping a watchful eye on budgeting throughout the district.

Please join us in voting for Ruth on November 5th.

Niamh and Angelo Merluccio

 


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Letter to the Editor in Support of Gordon Burrows for County Legislator PDF Print Email

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To the Editor:

Oct. 30, 2019:  If you haven’t already voted early, I’m urging the good people of Bronxville to support Gordon Burrows for County Legislator.

Despite the Democratic supermajority, Gordon has worked quietly and diligently on behalf of Bronxville, consistently voting to lower taxes, secure funding for flood
mitigation and grants for our Seniors, and vigorously defend ‘Home Rule.’

Let us not forget the notorious Affordable Housing Judgement foisted upon us by Andy Spano, a judgment that could have bankrupted our community, and would have
irreparably damaged the character of the Village, with no height restrictions and subsidized housing. It required the legal acumen to walk that fine line so as not
to draw us into costly litigation, exposing the Village to insolvency. Despite pushback from his Democrat colleagues, Gordon had seen and experienced what these
judgments did to Yonkers and did not want it repeated here.

Gordon also worked to set aside an additional $12 million to complete dredging down the Bronx River. Flood mitigation is costly and fraught with complex regulatory
impediments. Gordon is successfully navigating these issues on our behalf.  He is keenly aware of, and appreciates the demographic makeup of Bronxville,
regularly securing funding for our senior population.  Without grandstanding or fanfare, he is purposely below the radar, just doing the work that needs to be done on our behalf.

Your support for Gordon Burrows is the right choice for Bronxville.

Thank you

René Atayan

 


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Letter to the Editor: Indoor Waiting Area is Needed at Bronxville Train Station PDF Print Email

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To The Editor

Oct. 16, 2019:  I have sent several emails to Metro North regarding the lack of an acceptable indoor waiting area for those of us taking the early (5:05) train to NYC. The first was supposedly forwarded to the Bronxville station master.  Regardless, I have not received a reply from either email.

Winter is approaching. Even with the slightly cooler mornings, it has been uncomfortable standing or sitting on the platform. It seems no work is currently underway in the previous indoor concession area.

I am asking if this indoor area with seating could be open and available to us who take the earlier trains?  Thank you

Maureen Sullivan




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Letter to the Editor: Sarah Riggs on What You Can Do About the Climate Crisis PDF Print Email
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To the Editor:
 
Sep. 25, 2019:  I grew up happily in Bronxville and graduated from Bronxville High School at the age of eighteen. After many years in Paris, my husband and I have settled in Park Slope, Brooklyn. We are both in the arts and work with local universities. I’m a poet and run an arts organization.
 
Because of the climate crisis, my husband and I cannot offer our children a stable future. Despite our love of nature, we cannot promise that it will be there for them.  
 
A couple of weeks ago, I reached out to a strong environmental organization and asked them what poets and artists can do. The answer was simple: you can ask other arts organizations of a similar size to ask their funders to divest from fossil fuels.
 
This seems like a crucial step and what I’m adding to this is to embrace environmental social governance, which means considering the sustainability and ethical impact of your organization’s investments. One of the major investment banks reported to me that their environmental social governance funds (“ESGs”) are growing rapidly.
 
A new report says we have eighteen months to turn things around. I’m asking you, for love of my hometown, Bronxville, and everything we hold dear, to take the leap and be part of the solution. Every small change by every person and organization will add up and make a huge difference.    
 
Sarah Riggs

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