Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino

WAMC News
7:37 am
Thu May 1, 2014

Dr. Alan Chartock's Morning Commentary

WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock talks about just what the WAMC Locked Box is, Preet Bharara's subpoena, and Westchester County Democrats who want to boot Rob Astorino from his executive position due to his current campaign for governor.

New York News
12:35 pm
Wed April 23, 2014

Astorino: History Shows I Can Win

Credit Office of the Westchester County Executive

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has more than $30 million in his campaign fund, and a recent poll shows him with a 30-point-lead over his likely Republican opponent, Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino, but the Republican says if the past is any indication, he can win the gubernatorial race this year. On WAMC’s Capitol Connection program this week, Astorino says he faced similar long odds when he won the county executive race in the heavily Democratic Westchester County.

New York News
11:13 am
Wed April 9, 2014

Astorino: Dr. Shah Should Go

Credit Office of the Westchester County Executive

Republican candidate for New York Governor Rob Astorino has called for the resignation of State Health Commissioner Nirav Shah in a video posted to his website today.

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New York News
3:38 pm
Tue April 1, 2014

Trump, Paladino Speak At Albany Gun Rally

Donald Trump
Matt Ryan

Protesters gathered for a gun rally at the capitol in Albany on Tuesday, including guest speakers Donald Trump, 2010 Republican gubernatorial nominee Carl Paladino, and Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino, a Republican candidate for governor.

New York News
6:29 pm
Mon March 31, 2014

Rob Astorino's Children Will Opt Out Of Common Core

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Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino says his three school-aged children won't be participating in new testing standards as part of the Common Core exams starting this week. The Republican candidate for governor of New York released a video statement on his website Monday explaining he made the decision along with his wife Sheila, a special education teacher.

Common Core is being implemented in schools across the country, but it has been heavily criticized by many parents and educators.

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Hudson Valley News
6:06 am
Thu March 13, 2014

Youth Mental Health First Aid Program Launches In Westchester

Officials in Westchester County Thursday will present a training program on youth mental health.

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Hudson Valley News
8:28 am
Thu February 27, 2014

Westchester May Be Home To A NY Knicks Affiliate Team

There is a plan in the works to bring an affiliate team of the NBA’s New York Knicks to Westchester County. It’s on a county board’s agenda Thursday.

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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
8:42 am
Fri December 13, 2013

MasterCard Expands, Adds Jobs In Westchester, NYC

Credit Office of the Westchester County Executive

MasterCard is expanding its headquarters in New York’s Hudson Valley and creating a few hundred jobs.

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Hudson Valley News
10:45 pm
Tue November 26, 2013

Poll Shows Governor Cuomo With A Strong Chance Of Re-Election

Credit Pat Arnow

A poll out Monday shows New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is well-positioned to win re-election. State Republicans say it’s too early to assume an easy win for Cuomo for a second term.

The Wall Street Journal/NBC 4 New York/Marist Poll reveals that Governor Cuomo is a strong, early favorite to win re-election as he heads into 2014. 

That’s Dr. Lee Miringoff, director of The Marist College Institute for Public Opinion in Poughkeepsie.

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