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Letter to the Editor: Bill Gaston on the Recent Village Election PDF Print Email

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Apr. 4, 2018:  It has been said that the second-worst idea in American politics--the worst being the balanced budget amendment to the Constitution--is electing our judges. The recent village judicial election, marred by voting irregularities (e.g., ballot shortages, long lines due to only one scanning machine in operation, etc.) proved that in spades.

On the eve of this closely contested race, the Bronxville GOP, in its attempt to aid its candidate Mr. Primps, launched a scurrilous e-mail campaign, designed to smear the reputation of his opponent, Ms. Nordahl, as the recipient of outside funding from Westchester Indivisible. 

These utterly false and fabricated accusations, worthy of Joe McCarthy, demonstrated for all to see how low the local GOP will stoop to win an election. Shame on them for spreading these lies!

To add insult to injury, the 11t11th-hour email also contained an explicit and ethically suspect solicitation for funds for Mr. Primps!

As a supporter of Natasha’s, I would normally be inclined to offer congratulations to Mr. Primps had he won fair and square. But his victory, decided by less than 40 votes (the final tally of absentees may narrow that margin), remains tainted, and the Bronxville GOP has yet to be held to account for its disgraceful tactics waged against an honorable candidate and neighbor, Ms. Nordahl.

At a minimum, Mr. Primps and the local GOP, rather than heading for the tall grass, need to issue immediately an unconditional apology to the voters of Bronxville for these shameful election tactics, lest the judge take office under an ethical cloud. Nothing less than respect for the idea of an independent judiciary remains at stake.

Bill Gaston
Bronxville resident

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Letter to the Editor: Bill Primps on Recent Village Campaign PDF Print Email

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Mar. 28, 2018:  I write to thank Bronxville residents who participated in last week's election that resulted in my succeeding George McKinnis as village justice.

My opponent, Natasha Nordahl, waged an energetic and impressive campaign. For her efforts, she has earned my respect and the admiration of village residents--competition brings out the best in all of us.

I look forward to serving Bronxville for the next four years.

William G. Primps


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.

 
Letter to the Editor: Letter from Bronxville Citizens in Support of Natasha Nordahl for Village Justice PDF Print Email

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Mar. 14, 2018:  We write in support of Natasha Nordahl’s candidacy for village justice. As a trial lawyer with twenty-plus years of courtroom experience, Natasha is eminently qualified to serve in this position.

In addition, the undersigned served with Natasha during her term as a director of the Friends of the Bronxville Public Library. Natasha held her position as a director from September 2008 to January 2015 while working as a lawyer and as a mother of three young sons. 

Despite the many demands on her time, Natasha was a committed director who actively served our community by striving to keep the library, one of our greatest assets, vibrant and relevant. 

She attended monthly board meetings offering fair and balanced legal insights with common-sense solutions and recommendations. She was an essential voice on our board. Natasha was also actively involved in our budgeting process, fundraising, and event planning and implementation. Finally, Natasha served as an officer during the last two years of her term. 

Based on our years of serving with her, we believe Natasha Nordahl, who has raised three children in our beautiful village, worked as a trial lawyer, and served as an active, dedicated and invaluable community volunteer, to be the best candidate for the position of village justice. She knows the law. She knows courtroom procedure and etiquette. She knows how to work hard. And she knows our village. 

Please join us in voting for Natasha Nordahl on Tuesday, March 20.

Fern Watters
Tom Rudd
Louis Parks
Sarah Walker
Maggie Monahan Bopp
Darcy Kaye
Jeff Minich


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.

 
Letter to the Editor: Edward J. Estrada in Support of Bill Primps for Village Justice PDF Print Email

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Mar. 14, 2018:  I have followed with interest the strong letters of support that have appeared in MyHometownBronxville in recent weeks from supporters of William Primps for Village Justice. It seems that those who have worked with Bill within the Village over the years share a strong opinion that he possesses the requisite skills and temperament to be an excellent judge.

Let me add my voice to those that have recently supported Bill, but from a different perspective. I was a colleague of Bill’s for a number of years when we practiced together in a large New York firm with an international practice. During that time, I was able to observe, over many occasions and at close range, his keen legal analysis, fine sense of ethics, and fair judgment. Bill always exemplified the highest legal and ethical standards and he served as a model for many of us as we developed our legal careers. I cannot think of a Bronxville resident more qualified to serve in the important role of Village Justice.

In sum, based on long professional affiliation, Bill Primps has my unqualified endorsement for the position of Bronxville Village Justice.

Edward J. Estrada


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Letter to the Editor: Bronxville Residents in Support of Natasha Nordahl for Village Justice PDF Print Email

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Mar. 14, 2018:  We are so fortunate to have a judicial gem in our midst:  Natasha Nordahl. We wholeheartedly support Natasha’s candidacy for Bronxville village justice and ask you to join us in voting for her on Tuesday, March 20, at village hall (6:00 am to 9:00 pm). She has over 20 years of experience working as a litigator in the courts of New York and Westchester counties.

As parents of young children, we know how dedicated Natasha is to the well-being of our youth. We see her in the halls of The Bronxville School and in the stands of our local baseball games. We admire her hours of service to the Bronxville Public Library and the Bronxville School PTA. And we respect her tireless energy in raising three teenage boys while continuing to work as an attorney and to volunteer in our own community.

We are convinced that Natasha will treat our residents with compassion. We believe she has the temperament and wisdom to judge each person fairly and administer the best remedy. We expect she will ensure the safety of all village residents while protecting the values of our community.

Please join us in electing Natasha to the Bronxville Village Court.

Hilary and Stephen Blumenreich
Suzanne and Jonathan Davis
Cece and Mike Heraty
Niamh and Angelo Merluccio
Jill and Michael Pytosh
Jennifer and Mark Redman
Sarah and Will Stein

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.

 
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