Talk of the Sound Roundup

Written By: Robert Cox

Yonkers Tribune: Cohen Nominated as Republican Candidate for New York State Senate

At a special nominating convention held tonight Bob Cohen, a 55-year old real estate professional from Scarsdale, was nominated as the Republican candidate for New York State Senate in the 37th District. At the convention Cohen promised to bring change and common sense to the most dysfunctional state legislature in America. Cohen will take on incumbent Sen. Suzi Oppenheimer (D), a 26-year member of the legislature who is seeking her 14th term.

‘GreeNR’ Transportation Is Central in New Rochelle Sustainability Plan

On Earth Day, New Rochelle released “GreeNR,” a citywide sustainability plan that addresses everything from decreasing energy use to increasing public participation — and puts plenty of emphasis on green transportation. The plan’s recommendations are intended “to help guide municipal action for the next twenty years,” according to an accompanying press release.

Journal News: Schools resort to job cuts to save money

“Our school districts are aware that people are hurting,” said Lisa Davis, executive director of the Westchester-Putnam School Boards Association. “Everyone has been trying to cut without hurting the kids in the classroom. Unfortunately, the only budget people get to vote on is the school budget. Their frustration, hopefully, is focused on Albany and not their local schools.”

Former Rutgers star Ray Rice honored in his hometown

Ray Rice, a standout at Rutgers who is now one of the premiere running backs in the National Football League, was presented with the STAR Spirit Award at the Family Services of Westchester (FSW) STAR Gala on Thursday in New Rochelle, N.Y. Rice, who graduated from New Rochelle H.S., met with members of the school’s football team and signed autographs and took pictures for attendees.

Parking Garages in White Plains Accepting Payment by Phone

Don’t have time to put money in the meter? Well, at four of the eight garages in White Plains, that doesn’t matter anymore. You can now pay for parking on your cell phone.