Waterfront project at the center of Ossining's political debate

Ossining's waterfront project is a key issue in this year's Democratic primary.

The debate over what to do with the Village of Ossining's waterfront property near the Metro North station continues to be a focal point for village officials. Last year, Republicans took control of the board and the mayor's office, and promised to stop the project known as Harbor Square. The project has since been scaled back.

But now the two remaining Democratic board members in favor of Harbor Square are facing primary challenges. Trustees Miguel Hernandez and Eugene Napolitano are up against Steve Kern and Maria Gagliardi. Kern and Gagliardi both oppose the Harbor Square project, but according to Gagliardi they are not one issue candidates.

Although in favor of Harbor Square, the two incumbents say there is still issues with the project that need to be resolved before the project becomes a reality. Both are concerned the project does not include affordable housing.

The winner in the Democratic primary Tuesday will face Republicans Michael Harris and Linda Cabral Marrero in the November general election.

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