MyhometownBronxville’s Top Stories in 2018: Elections, Storms, College Print

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By Staff     


Editor's note
:  This article excludes sports stories and obituaries There are separate articles in this issue about top sports stories in 2018 and friends and family we lost in 2018. 

Jan. 9, 2019:  One of the most popular topics in MyhometownBronxville in 2018 was local elections. The local election to fill the village justice court seat of retiring Justice George McKinnis was of great interest, resulting in a number of articles, letters, and comments from readers. William Primps narrowly defeated Natasha Nordahl in this election. William Barton and Mark Wood, both of whom ran unopposed, were also elected, filling the seats vacated by Anne W. Poorman and Guy Longobardo. The special election to fill the open New York State Senate seat vacated by George Latimer in District 37 was also of great interest. Shelly Mayer defeated Julie Killian in this election.

Stories about storms were also very popular. Bronxville had three large storms in 2018. These included winter storm "Riley" in March, which resulted in power outages and downed trees throughout the village and surrounding areas, a torrential downpour in September that flooded the school parking lots and other areas in town, and a severe thunderstorm in May with wind gusts that took down a number of huge trees in the village.

School news was of great interest, including our annual article on where Bronxville graduates are going to college and news that Bronxville Elementary School was designated a Reward School.

Readers were interested in articles about Bronxville people and the village such as Bronxville graduate Luke Devlin’s appearance on Jeopardy, Anne Walker’s new role at Bank of America, and new businesses opening in town.

Another big story in Bronxville was mail theft and fraudulent check writing that ultimately lead to eight arrests. The walkout by Bronxville students to memorialize the victims of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School and demand change regarding gun control and the new security measures taken at the school were also big stories.

Finally, celebratory events in Bronxville are always of interest and 2018 was no exception. Popular articles covered the promgraduation, Memorial Day, and even the Royal Wedding.

Photos above by N. Bower and A. Warner