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Westchester County Executive George Latimer signs into law the Immigration Protection Act, which was approved by an 11-3 vote in the county Board of Legislators earlier this month. Photo courtesy county executive’s office
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County executive approves immigration legislation

Democratic Westchester County Executive George Latimer has signed a bill that protects undocumented immigrants from federal law enforcement agencies. Dubbed the Immigration Protection Act, the county executive approved the legislation on March 20, following its approval in the county Legislature by a 11-3 vote. The bill was crafted by county […]

Westchester Democrats are proposing to raise the minimum age to be able to purchase cigarettes and other tobacco-related products to 21. Photo courtesy Ken Hawkins
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County Dems propose raising smoking age to 21

The Westchester County Board of Legislators’ Democratic caucus is aiming to tighten regulations on smoking with a bill that proposes to raise the age for those allowed to purchase tobacco products. At tonight’s county Board of Legislators, BOL, meeting, Democrats will introduce a bill to restrict any person under 21 […]

State Assemblywoman Shelley Mayer, a Yonkers Democrat, has won the Independence Party’s nomination over Republican candidate Julie Killian in the special election for George Latimer’s old Senate seat. File photo
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Mayer snags Independence Party endorsement

Westchester County’s Independence Party has endorsed Democratic Assemblywoman Shelley Mayer in the special election for County Executive George Latimer’s vacated Senate seat. According to the county Board of Elections, the 37th Senatorial District currently has 8,075 people registered in the Independence Party, giving Mayer an edge over her Republican opponent […]

The city of Rye has been issued a violation by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation for not responding to the agency’s inquiries about pollution in the Blind Brook. Rye has until Feb. 28 to fix the problem, as of press time.
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Rye issued violation for pollution in Blind Brook

The city of Rye has been issued a notice of violation from the state Department of Environmental Conservation, DEC, for not responding to inquiries about a polluted discharge in the Blind Brook. The municipality has until Feb. 28 to identify and eliminate the polluted discharge, which was reported by the […]

The Westchester County Board of Legislators’ first female and African-American chairperson, Lois Bronz, right, passed away on Feb. 12. She was 90. Photo courtesy Westchester County Legislature
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Westchester BOL mourns loss of former chairwoman

The Westchester County Board of Legislators’ first female and African-American chairperson, Lois Bronz, passed away last week. Bronz was 90 at the time of her death on Feb. 12. “We are extremely saddened to hear of the passing of former chairwoman of the Board [of Legislators] Lois Bronz,” said current […]