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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

Journal News Interactive Gun Map (credit: lohud.com)

Westchester Exec Wants Journal News Gun Map Taken Down

“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.”

01/15/2013

FILE -- Voting booths (Photo by Jessica Kourkounis/Getty Images)

Gov. Cuomo Signs Order Allowing New Yorkers To Vote Anywhere

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.

11/05/2012

Westchest County Sandy damage

Westchester County Executive Sounds Off On Power Companies

There are still plenty of people without power in Westchester County, but County Executive Rob Astorino says there is good news.

11/05/2012

Hastings-on-Hudson in Westchester County after Sandy (credit: Lisa Maxwell)

Northern Suburbs, Hudson Valley Still Struggling With Power, Water Outages After Sandy

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.

10/31/2012

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

Westchester Budget Deficit Could Leave Hundreds Looking For Work

An $86 million deficit could mean as many as 800 layoffs.

10/19/2012

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

Astorino Reveals Future Of Rye Playland, Which Includes A Water Park

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.

10/11/2012

NYMTC meeting on the new Tappan Zee Bridge on Monday, Aug. 20, 2012 (credit: Paul Murnane/WCBS 880)

NYMTC Approves Plan For New Tappan Zee Bridge

Under the current proposal, the bridge will have a dedicated bus lane during rush hours. Cuomo has agreed to the formation of a task force that will make mass transit recommendations within a year.

08/20/2012

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