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Amid the hubbub last week about Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino’s dispute with the Department of Housing and Urban Development over affordable housing, it was easy to miss the other news in his State of the County address.
In the Tuesday speech in the county courthouse, Astorino pledged to submit a 2014 budget later this year that won’t contain tax increases.
The Republican...Read more »
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Phone, internet and cable credits are available for Sandy-related outages, but you must ask for them
If your Internet, cable or phone service went down during Hurricane Sandy, you might be entitled to a credit or a break on your bill -- but you've gotta ask for it. Each provider has a different policy, but in general customers should put in their claim within 30 days. If you're not sure, read the fine print on your provider's terms of service.
"Most service providers will not automatically...Read more »
While superstorm Sandy rocked Westchester County two weeks ago, Hudson Valley officials and residents realize other areas were hit even harder by the monster storm.
That’s why the county’s Department of Public Safety and its Police Benevolent Association will collect badly needed supplies to be loaded onto trucks and driven down to the devastated areas of Queens and Staten Island that were...Read more »
Got a loaded pantry and looking for ways to help out in Hurricane Sandy's aftermath? Port Chester's Police Benevolent Association could use your help.
Cops will set up in front of Costco on Westchester Avenue in Port Chester from noon until 4 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 11, for the PBA's second annual fall food drive.
Last year, the drive raised more than $10,000 in food and cash donations.
"We...Read more »
The disaster declarations for Westchester and Rockland counties means that businesses, individuals and local governments who have had financial losses from superstorm Sandy could be eligible for federal assistance. To qualify, those who have unreimbursed losses must first register with the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Below is some contact information: Website:...Read more »
Two Westchester health clubs -- Club Fit and New York Sports Club -- are opening their doors to residents affected by the storm to take a hot shower, county officials said.
“We know this has been a long week and that something as simple as a hot shower goes a long way,” said County Executive Rob Astorino, who was expected to announce the openings at news conference Friday morning. “We are...Read more »
County Executive Rob Astorino has been understandably busy these last few days, but he carved out enough time Wednesday to head home and see his family.
When he did, his next-door neighbor was waiting for him.
"She goes, 'What good is it to live next to the county executive if we're all in the dark?'" Astorino told News12 anchor Tim Cassidy Wednesday night.
The county...Read more »
With trees down, travel restricted and states of emergency still in effect in towns across the Hudson Valley, most Halloween events in the area have been canceled or postponed.
Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano is asking kids to stay at home or close to it to celebrate Halloween Wednesday, on top of issuing a 6 p.m. curfew for everyone under 18 years old.
The Great Jack O'Lantern Blaze, an annual...Read more »
I started to get jittery at my desk in Yonkers Monday when the state's Brian Conybeare started talking about the Tappan Zee Bridge shutting down.
I usually don't worry too much about driving in bad weather, but you could feel the tension around the News12 newsroom, where I'm based for Newsday. If I was going to make it back to Pearl River, it was time to hit the gas.
The Saw...Read more »