Government News

Appointments Announced and Village Justice Sworn in at Organizational Meeting

By Stephen E. Lipken

Mayor Lorraine Walsh opened a live Village of Larchmont Organization Meeting on Monday, December 6th  with the swearing in of Trustees Brigid Brennan and Dana Post.  Village Justice Jerry Bernstein administered the Oath of Office to fellow Justice Thea Beaver, beginning her 6th term. Police Officer Daniel Calapai was promoted to Sergeant.  

Mamaroneck Town Supervisor Comments on Her Years in Office

By Stephen E. Lipken

Mamaroneck Town Supervisor Nancy Seligson presided over her final Council meeting and last meeting of the year on Wednesday, December 15th.

Latimer Signs 2022 Westchester County Budget

Westchester County Executive George Latimer has signed the 2022 Westchester County Budget officially cutting the County Property tax levy by $7 million dollars. This is the third County property tax cut in a row for Latimer, and the largest cut in over a decade. 

Town of Mamaroneck Passes Climate Emergency Declaration

On November 17, the Mamaroneck Town Board adopted a Climate Emergency Declaration, following the lead of Westchester County and the City of New Rochelle. They join 2,043 jurisdictions in 37 countries who have declared a climate emergency, affecting more than 1 billion people. This declaration spurs communities to look at laws, budgets, and events all through the lens of this climate emergency.

Legislation Broadens the Definition of 'Educational Institution' in the Human Rights Law to Include for Profit Educational Institutions

Governor Kathy Hochul signed legislation (S.7151/A.7390)in December, expanding the discrimination protections of the Human Rights Law to include for-profit colleges, universities, career schools, and English as a second language schools by updating the definition of a covered ‘educational institution.

Legislators Awarded with Distinguished Service Medals

On December 6, the Board of Legislators honored three outgoing legislators with the Distinguished Service Award, the highest recognition the Board can bestow on an individual who has significantly benefited the general welfare and common good of the County through dedicated public service.