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Ryan Deffenbaugh covers energy, education, commercial real estate and the Sound Shore for the Westchester County Business Journal.

Construction nears for Purchase College senior community

The estimated $320 million Broadview at Purchase College will be a 40-acre senior living neighborhood featuring 220 homes.

Watchdog questions transparency for $10B NY economic development spending

The report from Citizen Budget Commission argues state and local municipalities have spent more on economic development initiatives without enacting meaningful transparency reforms around the grants and tax breaks.

PSC approves Con Edison’s plan to slow demand for natural gas

The state's approval comes weeks after the utility called for a moratorium on new natural gas hookups for most of its Westchester territory starting March 15.

Toll Brothers uses virtual reality to sell Edge-on-Hudson condos

Envisioning your future million-dollar home within a former industrial site is no easy task. Toll Brothers is trying to make it easier through the...

Westchester County office update: Analysts forecast 2019 rent growth despite slow...

About 1.2 million square feet of vacant space could be removed from the market if a proposal to turn the former IBM campus in Somers into a STEM-focused private high school is finalized.

Phelps CEO Daniel Blum named board chair for regional hospital group

Blum began his career in health care as a paramedic and paramedic instructor.

New GHP Office Realty energy storage system among largest in New...

The company expects the 375 kilowatt battery storage system to save money and reduce its reliance on the grid during days of peak demand.

Update: Joseph Nyre discusses his move from Iona College to Seton...

Nyre told the Business Journal that his focus remains at Iona through June and "we're going to keep moving forward."

Westchester to ask for more time before Con Edison starts natural...

County Executive George Latimer said that the county would request the state Public Service Commission delay Con Edison’s plan to stop accepting natural gas connections from new customers after March 15.

Iona College President Joseph Nyre leaving for Seton Hall

Nyre has led the New Rochelle private Roman Catholic college since 2011.

Con Edison seeks gas and electric rate increases in Westchester, NYC

With the increase, the bill for a residential consumer in Westchester using 300 kilowatt hours would rise $6.10, to an average of $114 per month.

HealthlinkNY to merge with central NY health information exchange

The Binghamton-based HealthlinkNY announced this morning that it will merge into Syracuse-based HealtheConnections. The combined organization will spans 26 counties in central New York and the Southern Tier and Hudson Valley regions.

RPW Group proposes 303 apartments at 1133 Westchester Ave. complex

RPW Group plans to add apartments to its signature 620,000-square-foot office complex along the I-287 corridor in White Plains.

Business Council of Westchester says it ‘stands alone’ following WCA, HVEDC...

The statement was in response to the Westchester County Association's announced merger plans with the Hudson Valley Economic Development Corp.

Going regional: Westchester County Association and HVEDC plan merger

HVEDC President and CEO Michael Oates said his organization views the Westchester County Association as a name known statewide, capable of strengthening the HVEDC regional efforts.