Westchester County

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

Westchester Begins Bus Security Campaign

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

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Hudson Valley News
8:41 am
Tue March 26, 2013

HUD threatens to pull over $7 million in funding to Westchester

WHITE PLAINS – The US Department of Housing and Urban Development Monday threatened to reallocate $7.4 million in fiscal year 2011 funding For Westchester County's community development block grant and other federal programs.

“To date, the county has not provided satisfactory certification that it will comply with its obligation to affirmatively further fair housing as part of its FY2011 Annual Action Plan,” HUD Director of Community Planning and Development Vincent Horn wrote to County Executive Robert Astorino.

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Hudson Valley News
6:35 am
Fri March 15, 2013

FEMA Awards Two Hudson Valley Towns Sandy Cleanup Money

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Two Hudson Valley towns are on the receiving end of a combined $3.6 million in federal funds. The money is to reimburse the cost of cleaning up after Superstorm Sandy.

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Hudson Valley News
8:56 am
Mon February 25, 2013

Benefits To Be Extended for County's Active-Duty Service Members

Legislators in one of New York’s Hudson Valley counties say they plan to extend a measure that guarantees that county employees who are serving on active duty are held harmless on their pay.

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Hudson Valley News
12:32 pm
Thu January 31, 2013

FEMA Works on New Flood Maps, Insurance Rates Affected

Federal flood maps are being redrawn, and for those areas hit by Hurricane Sandy, that could mean guidance on whether to rebuild on higher ground. The new maps will also impact flood-insurance premiums.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency is redrawing flood-zone maps for the New York City area. Michael Byrne is FEMA’s federal coordinating officer for New York. He says the map revisions began before Hurricane Sandy, but are of even greater concern since Sandy.

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Hudson Valley News
5:02 pm
Mon January 14, 2013

Police Have Not Linked the Burglary to the Gun Map

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — A suburban New York City home that was listed on a published map of pistol-permit owners in two Hudson Valley counties has been burglarized. But police say there's no direct evidence that the map led to the crime.

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