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Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino (credit: westchestergov.com)

Westchester County Exec Slams Cuomo’s Tax Plan As He Mulls Gubernatorial Bid

Rob Astorino says he expects to make a decision on whether to run in the next 60 days. He’s considered by Republicans to be one of their best candidates to take on the popular Democratic governor this year.

01/07/2014

An information board at Grand Central Terminal announces that Metro North services on the Hudson line will only work from Yonkers northbound on December 2, 2013 in New York City.  (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Hudson Line MNR Service To Resume In Time For Wednesday Morning Rush

Commuters are advised to expect some possible delays

12/03/2013

Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino (file / credit: Westchester County)

Astorino Wins Re-Election As Westchester County Executive

With 41-percent of precincts reporting Astorino had 54-percent of the vote, Bramson came up short with 46-percent. Early worries for the Astorino camp faded as numbers began to come in and solidly Democratic precincts gave him an edge.

11/05/2013

Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino (file / credit: Westchester County)

Westchester County Executive Debate Gets Chippy

Westchester County executive candidates Rob Astorino and Noam Bramson got confrontational in their debate Wednesday night.

10/16/2013

Officials remove boxes of fireworks from Mount Pleasant home (credit: CBS 2)

Officials Discover Basement Filled With Fireworks In Mount Pleasant Home

Stephen Surace, 53, was taken into custody Monday night and faces charges of criminal possession of a weapon, reckless endangerment and unlawfully dealing fireworks.

06/11/2013

Westchester Garden of Remembrance. (credit: Holocaust and Human Rights Education Center)

Westchester Holocaust Remembrance Garden Rededicated

The garden, outside the Westchester County Building, honors New York survivors, recuers and liberators of the Holocaust.

06/09/2013

Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino (file / credit: Westchester County)

Westchester County Exec Agrees To Sign Fair Housing Bill If It Passes Legislature

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.

04/24/2013

Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino (file / credit: Westchester County)

Possible Contempt Charges For Westchester County Exec Over Fair Housing Settlement

Prosecutors say County Executive Rob Astorino is violating one of the terms of a 2009 settlement of a desegregation lawsuit.

04/23/2013

Westchester County Exective Rob Astorino - File / Photo: Westchester County

Westchester County Exec Accuses Feds Of ‘Extortion’ Over Fair Housing Dispute

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.

04/10/2013

Rye Playland is seen from Chopper 880 (credit: Tom Kaminski / WCBS 880)

Westchester County Legislator Says Not So Fast On Playland Deal

There is a tentative deal in place to keep Rye Playland going for the next ten years, but not everyone is on board.

04/05/2013

Playland – Rye, NY – Mar 1, 2011 – Photo: Paul Murnane / WCBS 880

Tentative Deal Reached For Playland’s Next 10 Years

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.

04/04/2013

Inside Yonkers Legoland March 27, 2013 (credit: Paul Murnane/WCBS 880)

Legoland Opens At Ridge Hill Mall In Yonkers

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.

03/27/2013

Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino (file / photo: Westchester Taxpayer Watch)

School Safety Symposium Held To Bring Westchester School Officials, Law Enforcement Together

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.

02/27/2013

Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino (file / credit: Westchester County)

Westchester Launches Safety Initiative Bringing Law Enforcement, Educators Together

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.

02/20/2013

I-87 (New York State Thruway) in Westchester County - Feb. 8, 2013 (credit: Thruway Authority)

Westchester Co. Exec: ‘We’re Ready’ For Snow’; Business Owner Thrilled For Storm

Westchester County could well get a foot of snow and its communities along the Hudson River could see some flooding as well.

02/08/2013

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