Today’s Snapshot

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Forum on Tax Assessments

About half of the municipalities in Westchester have reassessed, are reassessing or are planning to reassess, most for the first time in decades.

Fourth Fireworks and Fun


10:00 am-Those wacky relay races in Flint Park for all ages. 7:15 pm- Get to Manor Park and watch the arc of fireworks from neighboring areas across the sky. Music by the Dixie Dandies. Mamaroneck-

Till July 5- The Firemen’s Carnival at Harbor Island. Fireworks at 9:15 pm.

Monday’s Closing Photo


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Rosen Redistricted out of Run for Congress

Congressional redistricting has claimed its first victim. Mark Rosen, a Larchmont Republican who had announced his intention to seek the Congressional seat now held by Democrat Rep. Nita Lowey, dropped out Wednesday. “Given the redistricting that was just announced, I regret that I can no longer run the effective race we envisioned with Congresswoman Nita Lowey. My kids go to Murray Avenue School. This is our home.

Westchester Competes Strongly with NYC for Young Adults


Radio station WFUV reports on a new study that finds young adults like living in Westchester County almost as much as in the City. This is due to the mix of nightlife, parks, schools and public transportation. The Business Council of Westchester did the study. “We may have expected that there was a real youth flight to New York City, but this suggests that Westchester competes strongly,” says Marsha Gordon of the Council. more

Photo: Jacqueline Silberbush

Today’s Cheapest Gas

If you can’t stand paying $4.50 a gallon for gas, we put together this interactive listing of gas prices at stations throughout the area with the help of

You can even join gasbuddy to add your own gas price discoveries. As of this morning, White Plains, Scarsdale, New Rochelle and Brewster are the places to pump. photo:

House of the Day: Katonah Victorian and Barn: $1,599,000

Built in 1900, the listing says this Katonah home has three fireplaces, a front porch, period windows, high ceilings, hardwood floors, rich oak millwork and paneling. Heated pool with beautifully landscaped property and 3 story barn. Walk to train. See this home and all the MLS listings at theLoop Real Estate Marketplace.

Our Towns: Ardsley

Each Tuesday, we will feature photos of one of the towns that help define us. Submit your photos to our looppool on Flickr!  






It’s Linsanity! (Is he moving here?)

One comment in online reads, “It is starting to require actual effort to remain completely ignorant of this person.” For those who’ve been successful to date, here is every story posted by Gothamist on Jeremy Lin, the current Knicks sensation. And the tabs are making a lot of hay with his apparent move “up” to Westchester to rent  Golden State Warrior David Lee’s apartment in White Plains that Amar’e Stoudemire is relinquishing; It’s close to the training camp in Greenburgh. Want to see the handshake? (see also

photo: jay santiago on flickr

Cold Sound Sky


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Over the Weekend

The first snowfall of the season (unless you count that freakishness right before Halloween) finally came. It’ll be gone soon. It’s supposed to get to 50 degrees today. It was very Ferris Bueller in Mamaroneck Schools- First, MHS closed suddenly Friday and the building was evacuated after a Con Ed gas leak right outside the school on Boston Post Road. Weekend school activities were cancelled and some Midterms were postponed.

Local Election Results

Here are the overnight tallies for local elections. Check back for updated numbers throughout the day.

Leave The Leaves Alone

Now’s the season when we practice strange rituals. No, not decorating our bushes with spider webs and skeletons. I’m referring to raking and blowing leaves onto the street.