Tuesday, October 23, 2018
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It Takes a Village – A Taxing Look at Where Your Money Goes

Ah, Westchester! The schools – and, come summer, the pools. The many fab restaurants, the neighborhood haunts. The lush abundant greenery – the gorgeous sprawling scenery. Okay, enough bad poetry, let’s get down to brass tacks, er, taxes. The oft-quoted phrase about the only two things anyone can be sure of in life generally refers to death and taxes, meaning income taxes – though in Westchester the bite is just as strong, if not stronger, for property taxes. Note, too, that according to the Census Bureau 61.4% of Westchester housing is owner-occupied.

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Allow Them To Love Us

I have written in this newspaper before about animals – pets, service dogs, horses, etc. I love animals, have done much volunteer work with animals, including newborn guide dogs, and as a child, actually thought I might become a veterinarian.  Or a zookeeper. I had this image of myself with meat on a long stick feeding a lion. Animals are good for our mental and physical health, they work as service and therapy animals, and my own dog did therapy work for several years spreading cheer.

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Pre-Mother's Day Plant Sale

The Garden Club of Irvington, The Hudson Valley Rock Garden Society, Care of Trees and Homegrown Nurseries and Farms cordially invite you to our annual pre-Mother’s Day Plant Sale. You will find unique plants for your gardens and containers, deer-resistant plants, expert gardening advice as well as a raffle for a specimen tree.

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Postal Union Response to Poor Service

Dear Mr. Feiner, [Greenburgh Town Supervisor]

Thanks so much for reaching out to me with your concerns and the concerns of the members of your communities regarding poor, and seemingly ever-deteriorating, mail services. The American Postal Workers Union (APWU) shares your concerns and is extremely disturbed by a series of management actions that have undermined public postal services.

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