(Albany, NY) With passage of the state budget, State Senator George Latimer (D-Rye) and Assemblyman Steve Otis (D-Rye) announced increases in state aid to Sound Shore School districts. Assemblyman Otis stated, “In this time of tight school budgets and pressure on the property tax levy, we are pleased to report successful efforts to increase state aid to Westchester school districts. This year’s school aid package is the largest since before the recession and will help to maintain the educational programming our school districts work so hard to provide.”
(PORT CHESTER, NY) State Senator George Latimer has announced that beginning immediately, NYS income tax forms, including the IT-201, will be available for pickup at the Senator's office or via delivery for senior citizens who request them.
Up until a few years ago, New York State used to send forms out by mail. With that service no longer available, Latimer's office has taken the initiative to perform this function for local taxpayers. Forms are also available online at www.tax.ny.gov/forms(which can be accessed by clicking on the button on the front page of this site)
For decades we have heard the rallying cry that American students' performance is falling behind that of students in other countries and for decades education experts have attempted to come up with ONE solution.
This time, under the guise of making students more prepared for a global economy, New York has adopted the "Common Core" standards and is forging ahead at breakneck speed to implement a new top-down education mandate on local school districts. Without dissecting the validity of the "global competition" argument, there are elements of the Common Core's implementation in New York that must be addressed first.
(Rye, NY) On Thursday June 6th, the Rye Chamber of Commerce honored State Senator George Latimer at their annual luncheon at the Wainwright House. Latimer was honored for his consistent advocacy on behalf of the small business community in Rye dating back to his time as a City Councilman in Rye.
John “Jack” Drago was born on February 23, 1933 to Louis and Anna Drago. A lifelong Yonkers resident, Jack was a football standout at Roosevelt High School and voluntarily enlisted in the United States Army at the age of 17. Jack served three years during the Korean confl ict, during which he was awarded two bronze stars. He was honorably discharged with the rank of Sergeant First Class.
Kate Bialo is a true humanitarian who embodies the spirit of giving to others. The founder and executive director of Furniture Sharehouse, Westchester’s Furniture Bank, Ms. Bialo has been a resident of Westchester County for over 20 years. Her call to help those in need stemmed from being dismayed by all the usable furniture regularly discarded at the curb, knowing that there are many families who cannot afford a bed to sleep on or a table to share a family meal.
(Albany, NY) State Senator George Latimer has selected Larchmont resident Kate Bialo, Executive Director of Furniture Sharehouse as a 2013 NYS Senate Woman of Distinction. Furniture Sharehouse provides free furniture to economically disadvantaged individuals and families living in Westchester County, giving them the basic household furnishings that enable them to rebuild their lives and live with dignity.