Board of Estimate approves proposed budget by a 2 to 1 vote

The budget hearing held on January was particularly contentious, with many residents speaking out strongly against the proposed 7.77% tax increase. At last night’s special meeting, the Board of Estimate, comprised of the...

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Pothole brigade making rounds throughout Mt. Vernon

Public Works crews have been working since Monday to fill as many potholes as possible. Potholes have been wreaking havoc on pedestrians and motorists throughout the county and Mount Vernon’s roadways have not been spared...

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Mt. Vernon School District drops City Wide Spelling Bee

Once again, the Mount Vernon School District has decided not to participate in the enormously popular city wide spelling bee, which entitles the winner to compete in the Scripps National Spelling Bee, held in the Washington, DC...

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Con Ed resolving street light issues in city

Residents concerned about dark streets will see the light this evening in some neighborhoods. Since October the city has been working with Con Edison to resolve electrical issues affecting street lighting in the city. Today Con...

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Mount Vernon’s Mayor Davis urges Memorial Field facelift

MOUNT VERNON — Memorial Field may soon be resuscitated. The old sports stadium was, as Mayor Ernest Davis put it during a meeting with the City Council on Tuesday, “the creme de la creme in 1927.” Not so now. Today it...

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Ernest Davis prepares for return as Mount Vernon mayor

MOUNT VERNON — Ernest Davis isn’t calling his victory in Tuesday’s mayoral election a comeback. After serving three terms as mayor before losing a 2007 re-election bid, Davis instead views his latest win as...

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