The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Attorney are suing Westchester County for alleged violations of the federal Safe Drinking Water Act.
The U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York and the EPA filed the civil lawsuit against Westchester, alleging that the county’s Water District Number 1 fails to fully treat a significant portion of its water for the parasite cryptosporidium. Ned McCormack is a spokesman for County Executive Rob Astorino.
U.S. House Speaker John Boehner headlined a fundraiser for New York Congressman Chris Gibson Tuesday evening. The Sullivan County event drew about 75 protestors, who gathered to tell the two Republicans that their votes are hurting working families.
POUGHKEEPSIE – Steven Rector, the acting Dutchess County Human Resources commissioner, is County Executive Marcus Molinaro’s choice to be full commissioner. Rector has been “a trusted adviser for a long time,” the county executive said.
Rector was his legislative director for two years when Molinaro was a state assemblyman.
KINGSTON – Ulster County Executive Michael Hein signed legislation on Monday approved by the county legislature that codifies the county’s intention to absorb the cost of the state-mandated Safety Net social services program over a three-year period.
That hinges on the State Assembly passing the extension on one percent of the county’s sales tax and that does not seem likely until next year. That could cost the county $5 million in revenue not collected in the last quarter of this year.