Westchester County

New York News
7:54 pm
Tue January 7, 2014

Astorino Still Considering NY Gubernatorial Run

Credit Office of the Westchester County Executive

Westchester County Executive Robert Astorino says he has yet to decide whether to challenge Gov. Andrew Cuomo, even as he criticized the governor's performance.

The Republican says he expects to make a decision on whether to run in the next 60 days. Astorino is considered by Republicans to be one of their best candidates to take on the popular Democratic governor this year.  Astorino visited Albany on Tuesday. He says he's been traveling the state and talking to donors, but is also considering the toll a campaign would take on his family.

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Hudson Valley News
9:26 am
Mon September 30, 2013

Westchester Offers Help In Navigating Health Insurance Marketplace

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A county health department in New York’s Hudson Valley is the latest entity to announce help for residents with the new health insurance marketplace under President Obama’s Affordable Care Act.

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Hudson Valley News
8:27 am
Thu September 12, 2013

Westchester Reports First Human Case of West Nile For 2013

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A Hudson Valley county has its first human case of West Nile Virus this year.

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Hudson Valley News
9:13 pm
Sun August 25, 2013

Bronx Man Is Convicted Of Robberies In The Hudson Valley

A New York City man has been convicted of firearm and robbery offenses, including in the Hudson Valley.

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Hudson Valley News
10:09 pm
Mon August 19, 2013

August Is Prime For Bats Getting Inside Homes

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August is generally the busiest month of the year when it comes to bats making their way inside homes. This year, it’s extra busy in one Hudson Valley county, while in another, they’re seeing more residents in need of rabies treatments.

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Hudson Valley News
3:31 pm
Mon August 19, 2013

HUD Deputy Secretary Wants Westchester Fair Housing Settlement Completed

It is the fourth anniversary of a fair and affordable housing settlement agreement between the federal government and Westchester County. U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Deputy Secretary Maurice Jones spoke with WAMC’s Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne about an agreement he wants to push across the finish line.

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Hudson Valley News
7:16 am
Fri August 16, 2013

Court Dismisses Westchester Suit Against Federal Government

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WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — Westchester County has suffered a loss in federal court in its long battle over a fair housing settlement.

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Hudson Valley News
8:39 am
Wed August 7, 2013

EPA, U.S. Attorney Sue Westchester Over Drinking Water

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A U.S attorney and the Environmental Protection Agency are suing Westchester County.

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Hudson Valley News
8:26 am
Thu May 30, 2013

Westchester Police To Keep Eye On Parks

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WHITE PLAINS – In light of acts of violence in public places in recent months, the Westchester County Department of Public Safety will be keeping a close watch on the county’s parks this summer.

Public Safety Commissioner George Longworth told county lawmakers the department will keep a close watch on those recreational facilities.

“We study each incident that occurs including the Boston Marathon event and we analyze intelligence information as it comes in and we make adjustments accordingly,” he said.

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Hudson Valley News
10:40 am
Sun April 28, 2013

Judge Says No To Westchester's Injunction Request

A federal court judge Friday denied a request from Westchester County attorneys for a temporary restraining order in relation to an affordable housing settlement.

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