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Man Sentenced to 10 Years for String of Holiday Season Burglaries

By Rick Pezzullo— A man who committed a string of holiday season burglaries in Westchester in 2019 and 2020, including residences in Tarrytown, Sleepy Hollow and Dobbs Ferry, was sentenced recently to 10 years in prison. German Martinez, 43, of Yonkers, pled g... More »

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Indian Point Nuclear Plant Shuts Down after Nearly 60 Years

By Rick Pezzullo— After nearly 60 years generating approximately 25% of electricity consumed annually in the lower Hudson Valley and New York City, the Indian Point nuclear power plant will officially shutdown Friday. The last remaining nuclear reactor in oper... More »

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Black Lives Matter Rally Held in Irvington

By Rick Pezzullo— Approximately 100 people took part in a peaceful Black Lives Matter rally Saturday in front of Irvington Town Hall on Main Street. The event was organized by the Irvington BLM Activists, the same group that held a rally in Dobbs Ferry last Se... More »

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COVID Update: Now Comes The Hard Part

By Barrett Seaman— Governor Andrew Cuomo is plowing ahead with his program to vaccinate any and all New Yorkers 16 years of age or older. As of Monday, April 20, nearly 14 million doses had gone into the arms of state residents. Nearly 43% had gotten at least ... More »

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As COVID Wanes, Experts Assess The Mental Health Consequences

By Barrett Seaman– Just as people emerge from their homes after a hurricane, looking around the neighborhood for downed trees and utility wires, so we all are slowly, cautiously emerging from the prolonged and devastating COVID-19 pandemic, looking to see the ... More »

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Celebrating a Soldier, Senior and All-Around Amazing Guy

By Kevin Brown– Have you ever walked by Washington Irving School on Broadway in Tarrytown and noticed a pair of immense oak trees gracing the front lawn? One was planted by Anthony Pircio and his classmates in 1932. Pircio just turned 100 on March 5 and has be... More »

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Legislator Williams Not Seeking Reelection to County Board

By Rick Pezzullo— Westchester County Board of Legislators Vice Chair Alfreda Williams will not be seeking a seventh two-year term in November. Williams, who represents District 8, which encompasses part of Sleepy Hollow, Tarrytown, Elmsford, northern Greenburg... More »

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GOP Challenger Looks to Make History in Run vs Latimer

By Rick Pezzullo— Westchester County Executive George Latimer will have a Republican challenger after all as he seeks a second term in office in November. Doug Colety, chairman of the Westchester Republican Committee, has announced that Christine Sculti, who h... More »

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There Is Joy In This Place

A View From Inside The Westchester County Center   By Sarah LeBuhn, RN– As someone who grew up in the rivertowns, I think of the Westchester County Center as the place where, as a teenager, I used to watch our high school basketball team play in the post-seaso... More »

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Westchester Honors COVID Dead At One Year Anniversary

One year from the day the first case of COVID-19 was reported in Westchester County, clergy, poets, politicians and musicians gathered in the rotunda of the Michaelian Office Building in White Plains to honor the more than 2,100 Westchester residents that have... More »

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Westchester County Mobility Survey

We wanted to let the community know that Westchester County is currently undergoing a Mobility study. The goal of the study is as follows “… to better align the county’s mobility network with the needs of its residents, workers, and visitors. This study will e... More »

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County Executive Latimer Addresses Black History Month

By Rick Pezzullo— Westchester County Executive George Latimer addressed the kickoff of February as Black History Month. “Each year we designate this month to recognize, celebrate and honor the extraordinary history and accomplishments of African-American cultu... More »

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NOMINATIONS NEEDED FOR 2021 WESTCHESTER COUNTY PUBLIC HEALTH AWARDS

Do you know of a student or adult who has stepped up to help other Westchester residents in creative ways in response to the COVID-19 pandemic? The Westchester County Board of Health would like to recognize them. The Westchester County Board of Health is now s... More »

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Registration for Group 1B Vaccinations Opens at 4:00 PM, January 11

By Barrett Seaman– Following the announcement by the state that Groups 1A and 1B in the pecking order for COVID-19 vaccination, Westchester County Executive George Latimer promulgated the procedures to be followed to register for an appointment to get the vacc... More »

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Westchester County Executive Latimer Announces Re-election Bid

By Rick Pezzullo– Westchester County Executive George Latimer announced Monday his plans to seek a second four-year term in November. “When I took office in 2018, we inherited a County Government plagued with fiscal mismanagement, budget gimmicks, and stalled ... More »

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Latimer Hosts Helpful COVID Information Session

By Barrett Seaman— With public anxiety over the slow pace of vaccine delivery amidst the fast rise in infections, County Executive George Latimer hosted an “Open Conversation” about COVID with Westchester Health Commissioner Dr. Sherlita Amler and her colleagu... More »

New Westchester DA Mimi Rocah introduced by former mentor Preet Bharara
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Mimi Rocah Sworn In as New Westchester County DA

By Barrett Seaman– Miriam E. “Mimi” Rocah was sworn in as the new Westchester District Attorney Monday in a ceremony in a nearly empty pressroom at the DA’s White Plains office. Preet Bharara, former U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York and Roca... More »

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Westchester Community Foundation Announces Three New Board Members

 WCF has awarded 73 grants totaling $2 million through its competitive grants process in 2020.  The Westchester Community Foundation (WCF) announces the addition of three new board members to the not-for-profit organization whose mission is to improve the qual... More »

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