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House Passes Tax Reform Bill; Fight Now Goes to Senate

November 2017

WASHINGTON—As expected, the U.S. House of Representatives approved the controversial Republican tax reform plan—“Tax Cuts and Jobs Act”—on Thursday by a 227-205 margin. The battle over tax reform now switches to the U.S. Senate where the GOP holds a razor thin two-seat majority over Democrats, who have all lined up against the House and Senate…

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Empire City Casino at Yonkers Exploring Partnership or Sale

November 2017

YONKERS—Empire City at Yonkers Raceway has retained J.P. Morgan Securities LLC to identify a strategic partner or perhaps explore a possible sale as it looks transform the highly successful racing and casino venue into a global gaming and entertainment destination. In its announcement released on Nov. 15, Empire City Casino officials said that JP Morgan…

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Rep. Lowey, HGAR Condemn Devastating Impact of GOP Tax Plan

November 2017

WHITE PLAINS—U.S. Rep. Nita Lowey (D-NY-17) and the Hudson Gateway Association of Realtors held a joint press conference at the HGAR headquarters in White Plains on Nov. 13 to highlight the devastating impacts the U.S. House and Senate tax reform plans would have on middle class taxpayers in the Hudson Valley. “The numbers are in,…

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Empire City Casino at Yonkers Exploring Partnership or Sale

November 2017

YONKERS—Empire City at Yonkers Raceway has retained J.P. Morgan Securities LLC to identify a strategic partner or perhaps explore a possible sale as it looks transform the highly successful racing and casino venue into a global gaming and entertainment destination. In its announcement released on Nov. 15, Empire City Casino officials said that JP Morgan…

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House Passes Tax Reform Bill; Fight Now Goes to Senate

November 2017

WASHINGTON—As expected, the U.S. House of Representatives approved the controversial Republican tax reform plan—“Tax Cuts and Jobs Act”—on Thursday by a 227-205 margin. The battle over tax reform now switches to the U.S. Senate where the GOP holds a razor thin two-seat majority over Democrats, who have all lined up against the House and Senate…

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In Memoriam: Cynthia May (Ackley) Warner

November 2017

The Hudson Gateway Association of Realtors regrets to inform its membership of the passing of Cynthia May (Ackley) Warner of Keller William Realty, who passed away on Monday, Nov. 6th at her home in Bloomingburg at the age of 60 due to an acute heart attack. Cynthia was born in Syracuse on May 30, 1957…

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House Passes Tax Reform Bill; Fight Now Goes to Senate

November 2017

WASHINGTON—As expected, the U.S. House of Representatives approved the controversial Republican tax reform plan—“Tax Cuts and Jobs Act”—on Thursday by a 227-205 margin. The battle over tax reform now switches to the U.S. Senate where the GOP holds a razor thin two-seat majority over Democrats, who have all lined up against the House and Senate…

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Jennifer Maher

PUTNAM POSTING: You Get What You Pay For

November 2017

In the 2018 budget, Legislators are getting a 13.9% raise, according to the Putnam County Budget Office, bringing their salary to $40,839, which amounts to 1.52% a year since the Legislature has not had a raise since 2007 (10 years). The County Executive's salary will rise to 155,209 from $151,600. A recent Facebook post was…

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Philip Weiden

LEGISLATIVE AFFAIRS: MID and SALT Deductions in Peril

November 2017

From the onset of the discussion on “tax reform,” the House Republican leadership has said the MID (Mortgage Interest Deduction) would not be touched. We heard in news report after news report that specifically MID would not be affected. We have also heard, year after year that home ownership is important to the Republican leadership.…

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Real Estate In-Depth

Trust Stamp Announces Free Safety Tool for All Realtors

November 2017

CHICAGO—At the National Association of Realtors’ Conference & Expo in Chicago earlier this month, Trust Stamp announced that its safety tool will now be free for all Realtors. Trust Stamp is an identity authentication startup company that leverages artificial intelligence and blockchain technologies to verify strangers' identities and provide a trust score. NAR announced recently…

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Real Estate In-Depth

Orange Bank & Trust Company Opens Full Service Branch in Mount Vernon

August 2017

MIDDLETOWN — The Board of Directors and CEO Michael Gilfeather of Orange Bank & Trust Company announced on Aug. 24th that the bank had opened its fourth full service branch in Westchester County. The branch is located at 510 South Columbus Ave. in Mount Vernon. This new branch supports the bank’s strategic plan to expand…

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