Rob Astorino

Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino. (Credit: CBS2)

Astorino Urges Businesses To Escape NYC’s Taxes, Regulations And Move To Westchester

Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino said Thursday that he is looking for defectors – New York City businesses tired of the high costs of operating in the Big Apple.

04/23/2015

Parents, student and teachers protest Common Core testing outside P.S. 321 in Brooklyn on April 4, 2014. (credit: Paul Murnane/WCBS 880)

Report: Thousands Of Students Opted-Out Of Standardized Tests

Amid the controversy over Common Core-aligned tests for public school students, one thing is clear: the opt-out movement is growing.

04/15/2015

Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino announces a deal on April 14, 2015, with Standard Amusements, which has agreed to run Playland amusement park in Rye. (credit: Paul Murnane/WCBS 880)

Westchester County Picks Private Operator For Playland

Standard would also add new rides and restaurants and upgrade the park’s physical plant while trying to maintain Playland’s family-friendly feel.

04/14/2015

Stories from Main Street (credit: CBSNewYork)

Stories From Main Street: Westchester County Caring For Caregivers

The emotional and physical challenges of caring for an ailing loved one at home can take a toll. Westchester County is there to help care for caregivers.

03/16/2015

The sport utility vehicle that was hit by a Metro-North train is removed from the site of the accident on February 4, 2015 in Valhalla, New York. The crash started a fire in the train car that killed seven people, including the driver of the vehicle.  (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

NTSB: Train Was Within Speed Limit, All Warning Signs Worked At Time Of Metro-North Crash

The National Transportation Safety Board has learned that signals and warning systems were working properly, and a Metro-North train was going below the speed limit, when it struck a sport-utility vehicle in an accident that left six people dead.

02/05/2015

Investigators on the scene of the Metro-North train crash in Valhalla, NY on Feb. 4, 2014. (credit: CBS2)

NTSB Investigating Deadly Metro-North Crash

The crash Tuesday evening involved a Harlem Line train and a SUV that was stopped on the tracks at a crossing on Commerce Street in Valhalla.

02/04/2015

Shuttle buses connect north Harlem Line stations with North White Plains day after deadly Metro-North crash. (Credit: Al Jones/1010 WINS)

Full Service To Resume On Metro-North Harlem Line Thursday Morning

Commuters confronted delays and crowded conditions on the Harlem Line Wednesday following a deadly train accident in Valhalla on Tuesday evening.

02/04/2015

Investigators on the scene of the Metro-North train crash in Valhalla, NY on Feb. 4, 2014. (credit: CBS2)

Officials: 15 Hospitalized After Metro-North Train-SUV Crash

Officials say 15 people remain hospitalized after a Metro-North train smashed into an SUV stopped on the tracks in Valhalla, killing five train riders and the car’s driver.

02/04/2015

Snow is seen around a house in Yonkers on Jan. 26, 2015. (credit: CBS2)

Westchester, Rockland Officials Defend Travel Ban

But Rockland County Executive Ed Day said when he woke up to just 2 inches of snow at his house, he would have liked to have had the power to lift the travel ban locally.

01/27/2015

A snowy road off of 5th Street - Mount Vernon, NY - Jan 28, 2011 - Photo: Paul Murnane / WCBS 880

Conditions Go Downhill As Blizzard Swoops Into North Suburban Counties

Westchester and Rockland counties have their emergency operations centers up and running and are in touch with the state, utilities and mass transit.

01/26/2015

Gov. Andrew Cuomo delivers his victory speech after winning reelection on Tuesday, Nov. 4. (Credit: CBS 2)

Gov. Cuomo Begins 2nd Term, Says New York ‘Will Lead The Nation’

Andrew Cuomo kicked off his second term as governor Thursday with a pep talk, urging New Yorkers to lead by example through some of the nation’s worst problems.

01/01/2015

FILE -- Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino (credit: Getty Images)

Astorino On Alleged Secret Deal Between Skelos, Cuomo: ‘I Guess That’s Politics’

The campaign manager for Rob Astorino, Andrew Cuomo’s Republican challenger in this month’s gubernatorial race, told the New York Post that the incumbent Democratic governor reached a political deal with Senate Republican leader Dean Skelos.

11/16/2014

FILE -- Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino (credit: Getty Images)

Westchester Executive Astorino Unveils $1.76 Billion Budget Plan

Astorino said he is open to discussion regarding the budget, but not outside of what he called the markers: a balanced budget, no increase in county taxes, and no borrowing.

11/10/2014

Gov. Andrew Cuomo delivers his victory speech after winning reelection on Tuesday, Nov. 4. (Credit: CBS 2)

Gov. Cuomo Wins 2nd Term, Becomes 1st Democratic Gov. Since His Father To Win Re-Election In NY

A victory by Cuomo over Astorino would make him the first Democratic governor since his father, Mario Cuomo, to win re-election in New York.

11/04/2014

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Lt. Gov. Candidate Chris Moss Calls Tweet By Cuomo Supporter ‘Blatant Racist Smear’

One Westchester democrat is coming under fire for a tweet many are calling racist.

11/04/2014

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