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WCC and Westchester County collaborate for advanced manufacturing training program

WCC and Westchester County are launching the new training program in 2022, and students will be able to attain the Manufacturing Skill Standards Council (MSSC) CPT 4.0 Certification through it.

Ossining, Haverstraw latest recipients of state Downtown Revitalization grants

For this round, the Downtown Revitalization Initiative's statewide budget was doubled from $100 million to $200 million, allowing each of New York's 10 economic development councils to nominate two $10 million awardees or one municipality to receive $20 million.

Bubbakoo’s Burritos coming to Haverstraw

A new Bubbakoo's Burritos is coming to Samsondale Plaza in West Haverstraw, Rockland County.

Foodie Card expands restaurant discount subscription service into Westchester

The membership program launched in Westchester on Nov. 1, after building up its following of tens of thousands of members and hundreds of restaurants in Long Island, Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island, parts of New Jersey and in West Palm Beach, Florida.

Iona institute partners with Syracuse for military veteran entrepreneurship

The Hynes Institute will utilize over $350,000 in partnership with Syracuse University to support veteran entrepreneurship locally and nationally, especially for small businesses hit hard by the pandemic.

Pace receives NSF grant to expand data science instruction nationwide

The grant will enable the expansion of the Biological and Environmental Data Education Network, offering training, resources and professional development opportunities for biology and environmental science instructors to enable them to teach the skill set in their regular coursework.

Putnam County partners with Ambulnz for company’s first 911 system

Ambulnz, a health care and technology company, has entered an agreement with the Putnam County Bureau of Emergency Services to offer in the county the company's first dedicated 911 system.

Westchester among 7 counties not yet exhausted for state rent relief

Gov. Hochul announced on Friday that $2.4 billion in ERAP funding later, the state is unable to fulfill many pending assistance requests left and is turning to hope of $996 million in additional federal funding to sustain the program for another four months.

Q&A with Brian Amkraut, new VP of Workforce Credentialing and Community...

The Business Journals spoke with Brian Amkraut, the new vice president of Workforce Credentialing and Community Impact at Mercy, who comes to the position with 15 years of experience in higher education administration and lifelong learning programs.

Hook & Reel restaurant drops anchor in Yonkers

Serving Cajun-inspired seafood boils, fried seafood, raw and steamed oysters and po' boys, the Yonkers Hook & Reel marks the chain's 70th location across the country.

Douglas Elliman to separate from Vector, go public

Douglas Elliman's spin-off from parent company Vector Group will allow Elliman to become a standalone, publicly traded company by the end of the year.

New York launches $450M tourism and hospitality recovery package

New York state's $450 million "Bring Back Tourism, Bring Back Jobs" recovery package is a comprehensive plan to support the revitalization of tourism and hospitality in New York and help employees and businesses in the sector.

Ulster County Executive proposes new emergency management, county gov facility

The proposal is part of Ryan's 2022 Ulster County Executive Budget Capital Improvement Program, and would centralize various county government functions under one roof, at the new Ulster County Public Safety Communications Center.

New Popeyes location to open in Rockland

The new location will be at 246 Route 9W in West Haverstraw, adding to the franchise's offerings in the Hudson Valley.

Innovative multisector education effort connects Yonkers residents to broadband

Spearheaded by the Westchester County Association, the Y-Zone is a new digital opportunity zone that will provide free internet access to between 250 and 400 need-based households.