here in Westchester county, we incinerate our waste in Peekskill. Over 2500 tons a day. When plastic is incinerated, it becomes dioxin. We must do all that we can to reduce our waste stream. Switching to reuseable bags is a good start. View Comment
Here in Westchester county, we incinerate 2500 TONS of waste every day in Peekskill. When plastic is burned, it transforms into dioxin, a potent persistent carcinogen. We need to cut our waste stream significantly. Our air quality is down to an "F" from a "D" in the past years. Its time to clean up our act! A bag ban is a simple, small but smart start. View Comment
Win this? Is he delusional? Perhaps we should get a replacement for county executive. he hasn't really been devoting his energy into his job this time around. Examples of poor judgement are too numerous to mention. NY, you're off the hook! Here in Westchester, we're stuck with him!
the buzz word of "friendly to business" has gotten a little sour of late as most folks are waking up to the fact that we've lost our democracy to the corporations, thanks to super PACs and the Citizen's United decision. I paid more taxes last year than most corporations did. We need tax loopholes closed and corporate money out of politics. View Comment
The evacuation plan has never been tested with the public. Our kids have fire drills and lockdown drills in school, this is no different. To be properly prepared, the public should participate in drills. https://vimeo.com/96615872 View Comment
You journalists do a lousy job of reporting. There were 4 candidates there, but only 2 made it into your headline. There are other choices besides the the top two dogs in the race. Mr. Hawkins did not waste time attacking the other candidates. He stated what he wanted to accomplish and why. View Comment
I hope that the citizens of Yorktown make the right choice. Most if not all children in this town have access to good dental care. They can get topical fluoride treatments and excellent home care instruction. Citizens between the ages of birth-12 months should not be ingesting town water if it is fluoridated View Comment
the main points are: fluoridated water does not have a proven track record of effectiveness and Yorktown citizens under the age of 12 months and over the age of 7 do not benefit from municipal water fluoridation. why would you want to pay more taxes for the unproven benefits of a small segment of your community? View Comment