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George Latimer sworn in as Westchester County Executive

Latimer, sworn in on New Year's Day, promised more government transparency and that the county would be a "good neighbor" to local municipalities.

Latimer wins Democratic primary for county executive

By an unofficial tally, state Sen. George Latimer defeated Westchester County Legislator Ken Jenkins by capturing 63 percent of the vote.

Westchester affordable housing analysis clears HUD review

Department of Housing and Urban Development notified the county on July 14 that its eleventh analysis of local zoning impediments to housing has been “deemed acceptable.”

Astorino pledges to veto ban on gun shows

Astorino had pledged not to allow gun shows, Democratic legislators said, and they were caught by surprise when they heard about the January show.

Westchester County legislators skeptical about proposed airport lease

The $140 million plan that would transfer management of the Westchester County Airport to a Los Angeles-based investment firm must be approved by the County Board of Legislators.

Westchester County lawmakers approve budget

The county's 2015 budget avoids layoffs and keeps the tax levy flat, but is criticized for borrowing and deferred pension payments.

Questions linger as Playland process begins again

County lawmakers plan to meet with two amusement park operators, deciding not to wait for the results of a consultant's Playland business operations report.

Jenkins has harsh words for Kaplowitz

The county Board of Legislators' outgoing chairman Ken Jenkins criticized his likely successor, Michael Kaplowitz, for breaking with the Democratic caucus and forming a coalition.

GOP wins 7th seat on county board

Republicans, with a 12-5 minority, are amenable to a coalition that would shift board leadership.

Reinventing Playland

Shift to make park year-round attraction.

SPI gets extension for Playland plan

Sustainable Playland Inc. is taking two more weeks to put together its plan outlining changes to the county-owned amusement park.

Playland’s future takes shape amid turf war

Astorino signs deal for future of Playland, Board of Legislators not yet sold on agreement.

Jenkins sues to block Playland operations agreement

Ken Jenkins, chairman of the Board of Legislators, has filed a complaint in state court to block an agreement allowing Sustainable Playland to run Playland.

Jenkins announces run for county executive

Ken Jenkins, chairman of Westchester County's Board of Legislators, announced his candidacy for county executive.

Legislators move to ban gun shows

In response to the tragedy at Sandy Hook, Democratic legislators are moving to ban gun shows permanently from the Westchester County Center.