Westchester County

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
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

Credit U.S. Army photo by Spc. J.P. Lawrence, flickr

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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WAMC News
8:14 am
Mon December 31, 2012

Jenkins to run for Westchester executive

Ken Jenkins
Credit jenkinsforwestchester.com

WHITE PLAINS – The chairman of the Westchester County Board of Legislators is going to enter the race for county executive.

Kenneth Jenkins will become the third Democrat seeking to unseat Republican incumbent Robert Astorino next fall. Legislator William Ryan and New Rochelle Mayor Noam Bramson have also announced their intentions to run.

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Hudson Valley News
7:52 pm
Thu December 27, 2012

State Lawmakers Get Ready to Discuss Gun Records and Privacy

The publication of an interactive gun map online by a media group in the Hudson Valley has prompted all sorts of reaction, locally and nationally. And now some state lawmakers say they expect to be discussing the matter of public information and gun-permit holders during the 2013 legislative session in Albany. 

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Hudson Valley News
1:14 pm
Wed November 14, 2012

Robert Marchant - The Journal News

It’s been three weeks since Sandy caused damage up and down the Eastern Seaboard, including extensive damage in New York City and areas just north of the city in Westchester County.

Local governments and homeowners in Westchester County are still recovering from the storm as they work to dispose of pounds upon pounds of debris. WAMC’s Patrick Donges spoke with Robert Marchant, staff reporter at The Journal News, from their Mount Kisco office.

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