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Croton Point Park Beach
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Two Westchester County-owned beaches will open to residents only for Memorial Day weekend.

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Westchester County officials on Friday said a boy with an inflammatory syndrome potentially related to COVID-19 has died. This comes after the state’s first such death in New York City on Thursday and more than 70 cases statewide.

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The containment zone set up to control the spread of COVID-19 in New Rochelle has come to an end. Westchester County Executive George Latimer delivered an update Thursday. In addition to supplying statistics, the Democrat warned of closing county parks if residents don’t practice social distancing.

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Westchester County Executive George Latimer delivered an update this afternoon about his county’s COVID-19 response. Latimer says the county, one of the hardest hit nationwide, is prepping for a surge in patients.

Westchester Legislators To Consider Paper Bag Fee

Feb 24, 2020

With New York state’s ban on single-use plastic bags taking effect March 1, Westchester County legislators will consider whether to implement a fee on paper bags.

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School nurses from two lower Hudson Valley counties are participating in a training session Wednesday to respond to the growing number of students with substance abuse problems.

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Westchester County has been awarded a $100,000 grant to help address climate change.

Westchester County has a new gas leak emergency training facility. Local fire departments will now receive hands-on training for handling gas and transformer emergencies.

Westchester Presents A Vaping Prevention Campaign

Nov 20, 2019
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Westchester County has launched a Vaping Prevention and Awareness campaign.

Westchester is creating an advisory council on people with disabilities. County Executive George Latimer signed the bill that enables the council, marking disability awareness month.

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Twenty-five of New York state’s local governments are in some form of fiscal stress, according to a new report by the state comptroller.

Cooling Centers Are Open Throughout The Hudson Valley

Jul 20, 2019
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Cooling centers are open around the region with today’s excessive heat warning. There are many places to find relief from the heat in the Hudson Valley.

Westchester County has a new online service map and directory for behavioral health services. The searchable database has services for mental health, substance use and developmental and intellectual disabilities.

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A property adjacent to Westchester Community College will be developed into affordable housing.

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Federal lawmakers from New York are calling on the Federal Aviation Administration to hold a public meeting in Westchester. This comes amid noise concerns of residents near the Westchester County Airport.

The New York State Public Service Commission is holding public hearings Wednesday in Westchester about a proposed public awareness campaign to encourage the use of renewable energy in the county.

Police in Westchester County are asking for the public’s help in identifying a woman who allegedly assaulted a bus driver outside the Westchester Medical Center.

Westchester has a new program designed to launch businesses in the county. The idea is to inspire and nurture entrepreneurial talent.

Westchester Launches Startup Incubator

Mar 31, 2019

In New York, Westchester has a new program to develop businesses in the county.

Westchester Will Set Up A War Dog Memorial

Mar 14, 2019

Westchester County plans to establish a war dog memorial at one of its parks. The announcement came Wednesday, on National K-9 Veterans Day.

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A New York congressman says the U.S. Census Bureau intends to open an area office in Westchester County.

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Police believe two men found in a Westchester County reservoir Tuesday morning died of drowning and hypothermia after their boat capsized.

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The Westchester County executive is set to sign a measure that will create new rules to govern the purchase and sale of co-op apartments. The idea is to streamline the process and help combat discrimination.

Following a measles outbreak in Rockland County, a health official in a nearby county is urging residents to check their vaccine status.

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The Westchester County Executive says his Public Safety Department continues to assist the FBI and Secret Service in their ongoing investigations into suspicious packages sent to at least two high-profile residents in the county.

Westchester Accepts Textiles For Recycling

Sep 20, 2018

Westchester County is expanding its recycling efforts.

Westchester County Has A New Police Commissioner

Aug 6, 2018

Democratic Westchester County Executive George Latimer says two positions have been filled in what he calls arguably one of the most important departments in the county. On Friday, two men were sworn in as commissioner and deputy commissioner of the Westchester County Department of Public Safety.

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Two batches of mosquitoes have tested positive for West Nile Virus in Westchester.

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Westchester County ended the 2017 fiscal year with an about $32 million deficit. It’s a figure Democratic County Executive George Latimer says his administration inherited from the previous one — under Republican Rob Astorino.

Clean And Healthy New York

A new report sounds the alarm about dangerous chemicals detected in children's products purchased in Albany and Westchester Counties and on Long Island.

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