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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.

CSEA files labor complaint over rejected WCC contract

A labor union representing 300 Westchester Community College employees has filed a complaint with the state that claims the county did not negotiate in...

Jenkins seeks PLAs for all county construction projects over $250K

An economic development package recently introduced by the county Board of Legislators includes a series of bills that would ensure county construction projects are completed with a lower threshold for Project Labor Agreements as well as with the use of a contractor apprenticeship program.

County Board of Legislators announce leadership for 2016-17

Westchester County Board of Legislators Chairman Mike Kaplowitz and Vice Chairman Jim Maisano will continue in their leadership positions for another two-year term.

2016 county budget passed; nonprofit funding restored

In a 10-to-7 vote, the board passed the budget 13 days ahead of its Dec. 27 deadline, making it the sixth straight year with no increase to the county tax levy.

Legislators endorse funding for at-risk Mount Vernon youth

The county Seniors and Constituencies Committee and the Budget and Appropriations Committee met Aug. 24 to discuss funding for Mount Vernon youth programs.

Legislators approve WCC budget with no tuition increase

The Westchester County Board of Legislators has approved a $166.7 million budget for Westchester Community College for 2015-16. The budget will not raise tuition for students...

Ossining pushes for county ban of plastic bags

The village of Ossining votes in support of a proposed county bill that would ban plastic bags in stores in Westchester.

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.

Playland likely to remain mainly an amusement park

Despite its future remaining uncertain, it appears increasingly likely that Rye Playland will remain mainly an amusement park.

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 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.

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.

Westchester considers upping age for tobacco sales

County lawmakers are mulling a proposed law from Democratic Majority Leader Catherine Borgia that would would increase the minimum age to buy tobacco from 18 to 19 years old.

County bonds $4M for North White Plains train station repair

Construction will add as many as 30 spaces to the parking lot and improve safety, the county Board of Legislators says.