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Westchester County District Attorney Anthony Scarpino says his office is up and running while adhering to New York PAUSE — the state-ordered shutdown of schools and most businesses through at least April 29th.  Many employees are working remotely and participating in videoconferencing. Scarpino spoke with WAMC’s Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne about how this is working out, and more.

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Westchester County District Attorney Anthony Scarpino, Jr.
Courtesy of the Westchester County District Attorney's office

Westchester County has a new marijuana prosecution policy. The possession of two ounces or less of marijuana will no longer result in a criminal conviction. This comes as New York Governor Andrew Cuomo plans to legalize recreational marijuana. WAMC’s Hudson Valley Bureau Chief Allison Dunne spoke with Westchester County District Attorney Anthony Scarpino about the new policy that went into effect this week.