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You are invited to join Lauren Carter, candidate for city council, as she celebrates her birthday! A virtual birthday bash and fundraiser will be held on Monday, February 22, 2021 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tickets can be purchased by scanning the QR Code or by making checks payable to Friends of Lauren Carter and mailing to: 84 Bonita Vista Rd. Mt. Vernon, NY 10552. Details for the fundraiser can be viewed online at: All who donate can pick up their free cupcake at Cupcake Cutie Boutique in Mount Vernon before the event.

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Lauren Carter, candidate for Mount Vernon City Council, will be a guest on "Westchester on the Level" on Friday, January 15, 2021 from 10:00 a.m. util 11:00 a.m. She will join host, Hezi Aris, publisher and editor of the Yonkers Tribune to discuss topics pertinent to the citizens of Mount Vernon.

The CALL-IN number is 347-205-9201

Listen to this broadcast “Live” or “On Demand” via the Internet …

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Updated: Jan 21

Questions surround who owns a century-old dam and who is responsible for fixing it.

Lake Isle Dam in Eastchester has withstood major storms over the past century, but now it sits unmaintained and in need of repairs that could cost millions.

John Torelli doesn't think he or his neighbors who live nearby should be responsible for the man-made dam, which lacks clear ownership.

The Department of Environmental Conservation now deems it unsound, and a draft inspection report by an engineering firm found serious deficiencies.

There is also the concern that if the dam fails, it could cause flooding in communities downstream - including Mount Vernon.

Mount Vernon City Council candidate Lauren Carter recently visited the dam and believes it should be drained, but Eastchester Supervisor Anthony Colavita says the dam is in need of repairs andissafe.Westchester County is now involved.

"We are trying to be a conduit and bring all parties together, work together to get this done,"

says Legislator Tyrae Woodson-Samuels, of Mount Vernon.

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