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Westchester legislator Michael Kaplowitz will not seek re-election

Kaplowitz has represented northern Westchester on the Board of Legislators for more than two decades, including four years as the board's chairman.

Abandoned Greenburgh homeless shelter to become senior housing

WestHelp homeless shelter had operated 108 studio apartments on the site from the late 1980s to 2011.

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.”

Westchester legislators target Aug. 7 for Immigrant Protection Act vote

The legislation prevents the county from using its resources to aid in federal investigations based on gender, sexual orientation, religion or ethnicity.

Westchester County ride-sharing gets green light with fingerprint plan

A new program called “Thumbs Up” will allow ride-share drivers to voluntarily submit to fingerprint checks for a $90 fee.

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 legislators pass $1.8 billion county budget

The Board of Legislators passed a $1.8 billion "flat" budget for 2017, though some Democrats criticize the budget for stretching the county’s operations too thin.

Westchester seeks common ground on housing monitor report

The county Board of Legislators chairman is looking to come into compliance with a 2009 affordable housing settlement, but consensus may be hard to come by.

Westchester County approves two Playland contracts

The Westchester County Board of Acquisition and Contract approves a $100,000 contract with a Playland consultant and a 10-year deal with an ice rink operator.

Westchester lawmakers approve $5M in road, bridge repairs

The Westchester County Board of Legislators approves $5 million in spending for construction work to 40 roads and bridges damaged by winter storms.

Westchester County, SPI scrap Playland plan

Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino's plan to hand over management of county-owned Playland to a nonprofit has been mutually abandoned.

Greenburgh looks to bypass Westchester in applying for funds

As the federal government diverts development money from the county due to an affordable housing dispute, the town may form its own consortium to seek grants.

Kaplowitz sets deadline for SPI on Playland process

Sustainable Playland Inc. has been told it has until May 1 to decide whether to re-engage in the Playland improvement plan review process.

County board chair turns down company SUV

Turning down county-funded SUV and gas reimbursement first of cost cutting measures for Board of Legislators operations, chairman says.

County to spend $274M on infrastructure projects

Westchester County's 2014 capital budget, announced Friday, is $86 million more than the 2013 budget.