Month: July 2016

Westchester County is offering a variety of tips to help keep your animals safe. File photo

County health dept. offers rabies prevention tips

Westchester County Health Commissioner Dr. Sherlita Amler recommends residents take a few simple precautions now to protect themselves, their families and their pets from rabies this summer. “Whether your children are at home in their own backyard or roaming through the woods at camp this summer, make sure they know […]

RM Staffing lawsuit granted class action status

RM Staffing lawsuit granted class action status

Former waitstaff of Rye Golf Club scored a major victory Thursday, July 28 after a judge granted a motion for class action status in a lawsuit seeking uncompensated overtime and tips. According to attorney Brent Pelton, of Pelton and Associates—the firm representing more than 50 former Rye Golf Club staff […]

On July 29, state Senate candidate Julie Killian, of Rye, and Phil Oliva, a candidate for Congress, urged Westchester parents to voice their opinions against a federal education regulation. Photo/Franco Fino

Proposed federal regulation draws concern

State Senate candidate Julie Killian and Phil Oliva, a candidate for Congress, held a rally outside the Westchester County Center on July 29 to urge families and homeowners to take action against a pending federal education regulation that the say, the education department is yet to notify parents and school […]

Ellen Lynch, president and CEO of The Food Bank for Westchester, with Eric Nodiff, founder and president of The Giving Circle of Lower Westchester Inc. Contributed photo

Giving Circle of Lower Westchester gives $78K in grants

The Giving Circle of Lower Westchester awarded a record $68,000 to 20 nonprofit organizations that serve the hungry and food insecure in lower Westchester County. Award winners—generally food pantries and soup kitchens—were selected based on their exceptional work in providing food and services to diverse communities in need. Each organization […]

County Executive Rob Astorino has amended his Playland agreement with Standard Amusements that includes the addition of 11 capital projects totaling $58 million that will come at the county’s expense. File photo
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Legislator: Standard breached contract

According to one Westchester County lawmaker, less than three months into a 30-year deal transferring control of county-owned Rye Playland to management company Standard Amusements, the private group has already breached contract, failing to make its first payment to the county. “[Standard] missed their first contractual payment,” said county Legislator […]