Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino

Hudson Valley News
7:49 am
Tue April 23, 2013

County Legislators Ask Federal Agency For One Month Extension

In New York, Westchester legislators are asking a federal agency for more time before the agency takes away more than $7 million in funding for the county.

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Hudson Valley News
7:51 am
Fri April 19, 2013

Westchester Begins Bus Security Campaign

Credit Westchester County, Office of the County Executive

A new advertising campaign in a county in New York’s Hudson Valley calls for citizen vigilance.

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Hudson Valley News
2:08 pm
Wed April 17, 2013

NYS GOP Chair Floats Names to Challenge Governor Cuomo

NYS GOP Chairman Ed Cox

Five names were recently floated as potential candidates to challenge New York Governor Andrew Cuomo in the 2014 election. Four of the five are in the Hudson Valley.

Ed Cox is chairman of the New York State Republican Party.

One is Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino.

He refers to running for county executive. And the federal agency he says he is battling is the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, over aspects of an affordable housing agreement. As to whether he is ruling out a run for governor, Astorino replies:

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Hudson Valley News
2:18 pm
Tue April 16, 2013

County Executive Requests Hearing With and Authorization to Sue Federal Agency

Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino
Credit Office of the Westchester County Executive

In New York, the Westchester County Executive is asking a federal agency for a hearing after being told that funding would be taken away from the county. The warning came in a letter, and is based on claims the county has failed to comply with a fair housing agreement.

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Hudson Valley News
8:38 am
Tue April 16, 2013

Westchester Increases Security After Boston Explosions

At least one county executive in New York’s Hudson Valley says security was stepped up Monday as a result of the bombings at the Boston Marathon. And security will remain heightened through at least today.

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Hudson Valley News
3:38 pm
Mon April 8, 2013

Federal Housing Agency Says Westchester May Not Administer Sandy Funds

A federal appeals court has ruled that the Westchester County executive has not complied with a fair housing agreement from 2009. Now, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development says the county may not receive Superstorm Sandy disaster-relief money directly.  

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Hudson Valley News
3:49 pm
Fri April 5, 2013

Amusement Park Plan Moves Forward, Though Still Needs Approvals

Credit Office of the Westchester County Executive

A county executive in New York’s Hudson Valley says he has reached an agreement with an organization to revitalize a county-owned amusement park, yet some county legislators are not yet convinced, and say the step forward is premature.

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Hudson Valley News
9:41 am
Thu April 4, 2013

County Amusement Park Revitalization Plan Moves Forward

In New York, plans have been afoot to revitalize an amusement park in the Hudson Valley, and an announcement about an agreement to get those plans in motion is expected today.

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Hudson Valley News
11:16 am
Sat March 9, 2013

Students Compete at Westchester Science Fair

Credit IntelFreePress, flickr

There’s an Intel-affiliated science and engineering fair today (Sat.) in New York’s Westchester County, during which students are competing for scholarships, and a chance to travel to even bigger science fairs.

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Hudson Valley News
7:21 pm
Wed February 20, 2013

County Executive Unveils "Safer Communities" Program

Credit Westchester County, Office of the County Executive

A county executive in the Hudson Valley is launching an initiative as a response to December’s Newtown, Connecticut mass school shooting. It’s called “Safer Communities”, and it kicks off next week with a symposium on school safety.

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