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Latimer, Jenkins, Sworn In for Second Four-Year Terms

By Barrett Seaman— The inaugural ceremony for George Latimer and his deputy, Ken Jenkins, as Westchester County’s chief executives was virtual and thus, understandably remote. But the County Executive did not let the opportunity pass to tout his first term ach... More »

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State Clarifies New Mask Requirement. Not Everybody Is Happy.

By Barrett Seaman— As of Monday morning, December 13, masks are required in all public places in New York State—except in businesses and organizations that have already instituted a full vaccine requirement for anyone venturing onto their premises. However, it... More »

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County Budgets $1.3 Million to Fund RiverWalk Extension

  This story was updated as of Dec. 9 at 2:00 p.m. By Barrett Seaman– Following the failure to win approval of a grant application intended to pay for a preliminary environmental review, County Executive George Latimer announced this week that the county was s... More »

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Latimer Declares COVID State of Emergency

This story has been updated as of 7:00p.m. Tuesday, December 7 By Barrett Seaman— Since their springtime lows, the metrics by which the state and the county measure the seriousness of the COVID pandemic locally have been creeping up steadily. Infection rates t... More »

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Abinanti Seeks to Incorporate Tappan Zee in Cuomo Bridge Name

By Rick Pezzullo— State Assemblyman Tom Abinanti is looking to bring back the name Tappan Zee to the bridge that bore the tag for 55 years. Abinanti recently introduced legislation that would incorporate Tappan Zee in the designation of the span that runs betw... More »

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State Redistricting Commission Ponders How to Divvy Up Westchester

By Barrett Seaman — Dividing up a population as large and diverse as New York State’s into equitable voting blocks for State Assembly, State Senate and U.S. congressional districts is inherently fraught with risk under any circumstances. Think of it as a timed... More »

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Two Weeks, Zero Westchester COVID Deaths — And Other Good News

By Barrett Seaman— It would be foolish not to be cautious in our optimism, given the setbacks and surges that have repeatedly dashed hope that the end of the COVID-19 pandemic is at hand. But it’s hard to ignore the flattening of the delta variant-powered infe... More »

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Latimer Declares State of Westchester is Strong in Annual Address

By Rick Pezzullo— Westchester County Executive George Latimer delivered his fourth State of the County Address in the Legislative Chambers of the Board of Legislators Thursday night, issuing an optimistic message and a vow to rebuild the county from the toll C... More »

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Westchester’s Supplement Superhero

How a Scarsdale doctor became one of the nation’s leading vitamin watchdogs  By Sue Treiman– On a quiet block in Scarsdale, a physician-turned-consumer-superhero has spent two decades helping keep the $36 billion U.S. supplement industry honest. And COVID-19 h... More »

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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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