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Peter Katz is a reporter, writer, and copy and video editor for Westfair Communications. His career includes reporting, anchoring, editing, producing and management positions with ABC News and TV and radio stations in Boston, Los Angeles and other cities.

New jet charter operation at Westchester County Airport

Performance Flight, which operates a flight school and aircraft management services at Westchester County Airport, has acquired Custom Jet Charters based at the Palm...

New $1.8M program to help business, residents created in New Rochelle

A program has been launched in New Rochelle designed to help businesses that are hurting and residents whose income has been substantially reduced by...

Playland closed this summer, but with an asterisk

Westchester County Executive George Latimer announced Tuesday afternoon that the amusement park portion of Playland in Rye will not open this season due to...

Alisa Kesten wraps up a decade helming Volunteer New York!

Alisa Kesten stepped down today as executive director of Volunteer New York!, a nonprofit based in Tarrytown. She had been with the organization for...

Cuomo tells malls, businesses to upgrade air filters in order to...

Large malls in New York will have to upgrade their air conditioning systems with filters that can remove the COVID-19 virus from the air...

National Association of Realtors statistics show home sales down in May

The National Association of Realtors (NAR) reports that sales of existing homes in the Northeast fell by 29.9% in May as compared with May...

Malls say they’re safe to reopen; Cuomo says not so fast

Syracuse-based Pyramid Management Group has 16 properties in New York and Massachusetts, including the Palisades Center mall in West Nyack and the Poughkeepsie Galleria.

Microsoft closing all of its retail stores; 8 locations in NY,...

Microsoft, based in Redmond, Washington, today announced that it will be closing all of its brick-and-mortar stores to concentrate on online merchandising. The computer software...

HV hospitals to receive $96.6M in new federal funds

A number of Hudson Valley hospitals that are part of a so-called "safety net" that provides health care to patients regardless of whether they...

New economic landscape: Hudson Valley merchants, government realign priorities

With the Mid-Hudson Valley region having moved into the third phase of New York state’s four-phase COVID-19 reopening plan on June 23, some businesses...

Yonkers Housing Authority seeking private partners

The Municipal Housing Authority for the City of Yonkers (MHACY) wants to partner with owners of market-rate buildings in the city and expand the...

Marriott Autograph Collection Hotel slated for Ritz-Carlton White Plains site

The site will undergo a multimillion-dollar renovation that is expected to be completed early in 2021.

Rob Astorino returns to run for state Senate seat held by...

Former Westchester County Executive Robert P. Astorino, a Republican, has announced his candidacy for the state senate seat currently held by Democrat Peter Harckham.

New unemployment claims slightly down

The U.S. Department of Labor reported this morning that for the week ending June 20, new claims for unemployment benefits dropped by 60,000 from...

NY, NJ and CT to quarantine travelers from high COVID-19 states

The quarantine applies to any person arriving from a state that has a positive test rate for the virus higher than 10%.