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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.

COVID-19 UPDATE: Cuomo expands stay-at-home order for business as cases grow;...

While saying he doesn't plan to order a lockdown of New York state because of the COVID-19 outbreak, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo this morning...

NAR sees mixed effects of COVID on real estate; Freddie Mac...

The chief economist for the National Association of Realtors (NAR), Lawrence Yun, says while the COVID-19 pandemic and societal response such as social distancing...

Peekskill works on its image with the public and developers

Peekskill is a city on the move, seeking to maintain a balance between a small-town feel and the urbanization that can come from development,...

‘Financial calamity’: Metro-North ridership plummets 90%; MTA asks feds for $4...

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA), which operates Metro-North Railroad, the Long Island Rail Road and the New York City buses and subways is looking...

COVID-19 Update: NY Gov. Cuomo says 50% of business employees must...

All businesses in New York state are required to have 50% of their workforces stay at home under a new rule announced this morning by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo in an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19.

UPDATE: 380 COVID-19 cases in Westchester; state total 1,374; paid sick...

The number of known COVID-19 cases in New York state jumped more than 45% from yesterday to today, reaching 1,374, according to Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo. The virus is blamed for 12 deaths in the state.

Westchester schools closed as emergency declared over COVID-19; Latimer sees ‘economic...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iwt2mEsZ_II   Standing on the steps of the County Office Building in White Plains, Westchester County Executive George Latimer on Monday afternoon signed papers declaring that...

UPDATE: NY, NJ & CT governors shutting businesses to slow COVID-19...

Govs. Andrew M. Cuomo of New York, Ned Lamont of Connecticut and Phil Murphy of New Jersey announced coordinated restrictions on business activity in the three states.

WCA’s Michael Romita plans to stay out of the political mud

Health care advocacy, a healthy real estate economy, expanded housing opportunities, increased workforce development, biotechnology innovation, infrastructure improvements and improved internet service were a few...

Drive-thru COVID-19 testing center opens in New Rochelle

A drive-thru mobile testing center for COVID-19 opened March 13 at the county’s Glen Island Park in New Rochelle. The facility is the first...

Modell’s to begin liquidation sales tomorrow

“On top of a warm winter, on top of no snow, lousy teams (the stores sell team-branded merchandise) led us into a liquidity crisis in January," noted the chain's president and CEO Mitchell Modell.

COVID-19: Westchester lawmakers show support for businesses in Bronxville

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K4H-UBlIOdY “The fear of the (COVID-19) virus has spread much faster than the virus itself,” Westchester County Executive George Latimer proclaimed outside Park Place Bagels...

Developer sees strong demand for WatermarkPointe on New Rochelle waterfront

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yWlYOE-lRnM Residents have been moving in to their new condominiums at WatermarkPointe in New Rochelle, even as construction continues at the 14.7-acre gated community on...

Westmed to move headquarters to 800 Westchester Ave.

The Westmed Medical Group, a multispecialty medical practice that has 13 locations in Westchester and Fairfield counties, is moving its corporate headquarters from 2700...

NY Gov. Cuomo asks businesses to allow telecommuting to contain COVID-19

  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DEPliEjUcRc In a move that added visual impact to his previous call for the federal Centers for Disease Control to allow automated testing at private...