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Westchester celebrates reopening of Playland with historic rides restored

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vahbdgo6gUk “We had a fabulous weekend at Playland. The weather was perfect for going to the amusement park , perfect for going to a beach,...

Playland Park set to reopen this weekend

Playland Park will open Saturday, June 26, at noon after its previous summer season was canceled last year due to the implementation of Covid-19...

Parks Foundation lays out concerns about Playland deal

While making it plain that it’s not against the concept of Westchester County bringing in a private company to manage the Playland Amusement Park,...

Westchester County dips its toe in pool reopenings

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QHGesQYW-Wk&feature=youtu.be The June 26 reopening of Westchester County’s Saxon Woods Park and Sprain Ridge Park pools and the reopening of the Tibbetts Brook and Willson’s...

Playland closed this summer, but with an asterisk

Westchester County Executive George Latimer announced Tuesday afternoon that the amusement park portion of Playland in Rye will not open this season due to...

Westchester Medical Center in pilot visitor program; County beaches to open

Westchester Medical Center in Valhalla will be among 16 hospitals in New York state participating in a pilot program to allow family members and...

Westchester County government’s COVID-19 losses could hit $160M 

Westchester County Executive George Latimer has told the Business Journal that the county's finances, like those of other governments, were in freefall as a...

Westchester County sets up information service to help businesses hit by...

Businesses looking for loans to help get through the COVID-19 crisis or are unsure of when to file tax returns or need guidance on...

Proposed Westchester County spending $2.1B, tax cut $1M

Westchester County Executive George Latimer today unveiled the proposed operating budget for 2020. As previously announced by Latimer during a news conference staged on...

Westchester County seeking operator for Playland restaurant

The county requires that those making a proposal have at least 10 years of continuous experience as an owner and operator of a food concession or restaurant business with annual gross sales of more than $2.5 million.

Westchester County sets tourism record; Playland attendance up

Natasha Caputo, director of the tourism and film office, characterized the county as reaching new heights and demonstrating that “the collective efforts between our tourism partners are paying off.”

Standard Amusements sues Westchester for canceling Playland contract

Standard Amusements LLC is asking a federal court to reinstate a contract that was terminated May 28 by Westchester County that allowed it to take over operation of Playland.

Westchester County says Standard Amusements is in ‘irreparable breach’ of Playland...

The Business Journal obtained a copy of the letter that states that Standard Amusements for months failed to cure material breaches of the contract and did not engage in good faith negotiations with the county.

Standard Amusements, which had been in line to take over Playland,...

Standard Amusements stated in the filing that it has spent more than $9 million under the agreement regarding Playland, including certain nonrefundable deposits paid to the county, without receiving a dollar in return on its investment.

Seven-year opening day attendance record set at Playland

A total of 8,228 people were admitted to the park in Rye, the highest number recorded on opening day in seven years.