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Ryan Deffenbaugh

Ryan Deffenbaugh covers energy, education, food and beverage and the Sound Shore for the Westchester County Business Journal. He previously worked for Westchester Magazine and The Citizen daily newspaper (Auburn, N.Y.). He started with the Westchester County Business Journal in March 2016.

Poughkeepsie summit to focus on ‘New Urbanism’

A conference in Poughkeepsie will debate concepts of “New Urbanism,” including downtown revitalization, climate change, retrofitting suburbs and urban agriculture. Events will take place throughout the city...

Westchester County joins Sustainable Westchester consortium

The consortium of more than 40 local governments will help the county "continue to conserve and strengthen our natural resources and environment for current and future generations.”

New uses for Westchester office properties a focus of real estate...

Industry professionals and municipal planners discussed redevelopment and adaptive reuse at the recent Westchester County Association Real Estate Summit.

Indian Point reactor returns to service after $100M refueling

The reactor was shut down in March for refueling, maintenance and inspections.

KeyBank Hudson Valley leader: First Niagara deal ‘a case study’ for...

Joseph F. Markey, KeyBank's market president for the Hudson Valley and Metro New York, says with the exception of some technical hiccups, the $4 billion acquisition has gone smoothly.

IBM spinoff charts bright future with energy analytics

Two former top officials at IBM's Smarter Energy Research Institute have taken work done at IBM to their energy analytics startup in Valhalla.

Delta subsidiary laying off 28 employees at Stewart International Airport

Delta Global Services filed a WARN notice with the state on May 5 that blamed the layoffs on the loss of a contract with SkyWest Airlines

Community colleges adjust to demand for more highly trained nurses

Hospitals increasingly want nurses with bachelor's degrees. What does that mean for community colleges?

Rivertowns Square developers plan smaller $120M project in White Plains

The project, first reviewed by the White Plains Common Council in 2015, has been renewed in a scaled-down form by development partners in Saber White Plains LLC, an affiliate of Armonk-based Saber Real Estate Advisors LLC, and Chauncey White Plains LLC, an affiliate of Chauncey Station Partners.

Astorino goes it alone with lawsuits to stop Indian Point closure

The county executive will maneuver around the county's Board of Legislators to follow through on a pledge to sue the parties involved in a deal that will shut down Indian Point Energy Center by 2021.

White Plains, Yonkers designated by NYSERDA as ‘Clean Energy Communities’

The designation allows the cities to apply for state funding for additional clean energy projects.

Nonprofit summit: Organizations must respond to declining trust in public institutions

Declining trust in government means that the nonprofit sector's biggest partner is in trouble.

Westchester Community College appoints Vanessa Morest as new provost

Vanessa Morest, a former dean at Norwalk Community College, will take over the role in the summer following a year-long search process.

Westchester business leaders size up Trump tax proposal

Businesses will like the lower tax rate, but residents could be hurt by the elimination of state and local tax deductions.

Westchester Biotech Project to focus on building community, collaborations

The new initiative will provide events and other resources to help Westchester's medical researchers.