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Westchester/Tarrytown/Sleepy Hollow Residents Need Their Voices Heard Too!

In the effort to improve cross-county transportation, the Lower Hudson Transit Link (LTHL) 2014 plan proposed to change the final destination for Westchester bound express bus routes across the Tappan Zee Bridge from Tarrytown to White Plains. However,...

Abinanti Legislation Would Require Mental Health Check Prior to Any Gun Purchase

Tarrytown – “We have a right to protect ourselves,” said Assemblyman Tom Abinanti (D-Greenburgh/ Mount Pleasant) after he introduced legislation to require anyone acquiring a gun to first pass a mental health evaluation. Abinanti’s legislation...

Abinanti to Join March Demanding Common Sense Gun Control

Tarrytown – “We adults have a sacred obligation to protect our young people,” said Assemblyman Tom Abinanti (D-Greenburgh/Mt. Pleasant) today as he announced that he will join students and families from his district at Saturday’s “March for...

Abinanti Seeks Additional Funding for Authorities Budget Office

Tarrytown – Assemblyman Tom Abinanti (D-Greenburgh/Mt. Pleasant) is calling for an increase in funding for the Authorities Budget Office (ABO) in the 2018-19 State Budget. “The Authorities Budget Office cannot be the watchdog it was intended to...

Three Years! Nothing Changed!

Valhalla – "Despite a new law that requires a Department of Transportation (DOT) study of railroad crossings and lots of pressure on Metro North, neither has done anything to make rail crossings safer," said Assemblyman Tom Abinanti (D-Greenburgh/Mt....

Westchester Assembly Members to Hold Budget Forum in Greenburgh

With the recent federal affront to state’s rights, state’s tax sources, and individual civil liberties, the 2018 legislative session is slated to be a challenging year. The Westchester Assembly delegation invites residents and organizations to...

Abinanti Asks Thruway Authority to Save Money: Don’t Move Gantry

Tarrytown – Assemblyman Tom Abinanti (D-Greenburgh/Mt. Pleasant) is asking the New York State Thruway Authority to save money! He is suggesting that the Thruway Authority not move the “gantry,” that holds the EZPass and license plate readers from...

Abinanti Demands Thruway Authority Protect Driver’s Financial Information

TARRYTOWN - Assemblyman Tom Abinanti (D-Greenburgh/Mt. Pleasant) is asking the New York State Thruway Authority to better protect financial information it gets from E-ZPass accounts and other transactions with Thruway users. “This looks like a hacking...

Abinanti Pushes MTA for 24-Hour Grand Central/Metro North Service

Tarrytown – “Hudson Valley and New York City residents and businesses need round-the-clock rail service,” said Assemblyman Tom Abinanti (D-Greenburgh/Mount Pleasant) as he announced that he has been pressing the Metropolitan Transportation Authority...

Village of Tarrytown Awarded $325,000 for New Fire Boat

Tarrytown – Assemblyman Tom Abinanti (D-Greenburgh/Mount Pleasant) today announced he secured $325,000 of state funding for a new fireboat for the Village of Tarrytown. The money was awarded from the State and Municipal Facilities Program (SAM Funds)...

DOT Rail Crossing Study Not Yet Completed

Valhalla, NY – Assemblyman Tom Abinanti (D-Greenburgh/Mt. Pleasant), Senator David Carlucci (D-Rockland/Westchester) and Senator Terrence Murphy (R-Westchester) will be joined by Alan Brody to call on the New York State Department of Transportation...

Abinanti Announces $2+ Million in Grants for Local Health Providers

Tarrytown – New York State Assemblyman Tom Abinanti (D-Greenburgh/Mt. Pleasant) today announced that the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) is awarding over $2 million to health care providers in the 92nd Assembly District. “Our decision...

Abinanti Reintroduces Bill to Keep Trucks off Parkways as another Truck Hits Overpass

Tarrytown, NY – In the wake of another truck hitting an overpass, Assemblyman Tom Abinanti (D-Greenburgh/Mt. Pleasant) has announced that he has reintroduced legislation A8008 designed to keep trucks off of Westchester parkways. On Sunday, June...

State Funds Three Local Projects

Tarrytown – The State is providing funding to the Town of Greenburgh, the Village of Irvington, and the Village of Pleasantville for necessary capital projects as part of the State’s Transportation Alternative Program (TAP), administered by the Department...

Abinanti Introduces Legislation to Abolish the Justice Center

Tarrytown – Assemblyman Tom Abinanti (D- Greenburgh/Mt. Pleasant) has introduced legislation to abolish the New York State Justice Center for the Protection of People with Special Needs. “After four years, it is clear that the Justice Center is...

Abinanti Introduces Bill to Ban Drones Near New York Correctional Facilities

Tarrytown – Assemblyman Tom Abinanti (D-Greenburgh/Mt. Pleasant) has introduced legislation to ban civilian use of drones near New York correctional facilities. “The use of drones near correctional facilities could jeopardize the safety and security...

Abinanti Introduces Legislation for Public Financing of Elections for Judges and District Attorneys

Tarrytown – “It is unseemly for judges and district attorneys to run for office with their campaigns funded by lawyers and litigants on whose cases they are about to rule,” said Assemblyman Tom Abinanti (D- Greenburgh/ Mt. Pleasant) as he introduced...

Assembly Passes STAR Reform

Tarrytown – The New York State Assembly has passed bill A.5969, co-sponsored by Assemblyman Tom Abinanti (D- Greenburgh/Mt. Pleasant), which would reform the State’s School Tax Relief (STAR) program to eliminate barriers to timely school tax relief....

Abinanti Proposes that State Pay for Special Education

Tarrytown – “All students deserve an education which allows them to develop their abilities to the fullest extent possible,” said Assemblyman Tom Abinanti (D- Greenburgh/Mt. Pleasant) as he called for the State to pay for all costs of special education...

Abinanti Calls for State to Establish Revolving Student Loan Program

Tarrytown – “Students shouldn’t have to pay for the cost of post-secondary education for their entire lives,” said Assemblyman Tom Abinanti (D-Greenburgh/Mt. Pleasant). “Some form of higher education is a necessity today and most have to borrow...

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