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County app competition accepting submissions through Friday

The theme of this year's competition, which will kick off with a series of design and development workshops Feb. 26 at the Westchester County Center, is to develop apps that improve life for those 65 and older.

Astorino appoints new human resources and real estate officials

Mary J. Mahon is the new human resources commissioner, while Adam Rodriguez, previously the Associate County Attorney, replaces Mahon as the new director of real estate.

Astorino announces $1.2 billion biotech center for North 60

Greenwich-based Fareri Associates has planned to invest up to $1.2 billion to create a biotechnology research facility, children's science center, medical offices, a 100-room hotel and retail stores and restaurants on the 60 acres of county-owned land within the 512-acre Grasslands Reservation adjoining Westchester Medical Center.

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.

Union ‘shocked’ at rejection of WCC deal

Westchester County Executive Robert P. Astorino’s rejection of a proposed labor deal that had been in the works for more than two years between...

Astorino rejects Westchester Community College CSEA contract

Astorino said the deal would have increased tuition for students at WCC and increase residents' 2015 tax bill by $36 million.

Westchester named a top 10 digital county

Westchester County ranked ninth in the United States in the Center for Digital Government and National Association of Counties' joint 2015 Digital Counties Survey.

Critics point to lack of mandate relief

In the 12 months since signing a bill legalizing gay marriage in New York, Gov. Andrew Cuomo has taken on somewhat of an iconic...

Criminal record shadows would-be Grasslands developer

The principal of one of the two companies to submit a proposal for the development of a biomedical complex in Mount Pleasant pleaded guilty to grand larceny in 2007.

Cuomo vows flexibility on pension reform

Speaking in Albany last week in concert with the New York State Conference of Mayors and Municipal Officials, Gov. Andrew Cuomo made his case for a Tier VI pension system.

Astorino, legislators expect approval of $58 million in capital projects

Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino highlighted $58 million in bonding resolutions pending before the county Board of Legislators, including $26 million for 15 new projects submitted since Jan. 1.