Under the threat of a federal contempt citation, Westchester County Executive Robert Astorino agreed Wednesday to sign the fair housing bill he vetoed in 2010 if the county Legislature passes it again.
Prosecutors say County Executive Rob Astorino is violating one of the terms of a 2009 settlement of a desegregation lawsuit.
The Department of Housing and Urban Development warned the county last month that it would lose $7.4 million on April 25 unless it complies with a demand stemming from the 2009 settlement of a desegregation lawsuit against the county.
There is a tentative deal in place to keep Rye Playland going for the next ten years, but not everyone is on board.
Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino said Thursday that the money-losing Playland park in Rye could be taken over on Oct. 1 by Sustainable Playland Inc.
The $12 million, 32,300-square-foot space features two rides, a miniature Lego city, a 4-D theater and a play-zone for kids.
Astorino said the aim is to create stronger bonds between the two sides since they would need to work together in the event of an active shooter situation at a school. But much of the focus was also on balancing efforts in mental health care with school violence prevention efforts.
The Safer Communities initiative will formally kick off on Feb. 27 at a school safety symposium at SUNY Purchase to bring the two sides together.
Westchester County could well get a foot of snow and its communities along the Hudson River could see some flooding as well.
“The time has come to take the map down,” Rob Astorino wrote to the paper’s publisher and president Janet Hasson. In the letter, Astorino asked that the Journal News “immediately shut down the interactive map of pistol permit holders.”
Election officials in the Tri-State Area are vowing that power outages and storm damage won’t prevent people from voting in one of the tightest and most expensive races ever.
There are still plenty of people without power in Westchester County, but County Executive Rob Astorino says there is good news.
For those north of New York City, life is still not normal since superstorm Sandy hit on Monday. Many are without power and some can’t drink the water.
An $86 million deficit could mean as many as 800 layoffs.
In addition to the water park, the new operator will add a “Great Lawn” facing the Long Island sound. The space will be suitable for hosting events like graduations and concerts.