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Press Release from Westchester County Board Chair Ben Boykin.

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BOARD CHAIR BEN BOYKIN NAMES CHIEF OF STAFF.
Hon. Dennis J. Power, Former White Plains Councilman, to Assume Role. The Honorable Ben Boykin, Chair of the Westchester County Board of Legislators, announced today that he will have Dennis J. Power, the former White Plains Councilman and retired Westchester County Program Director for the Department of Environmental Facilities [DEF], join his administrative team as Chief of Staff.
            “I am extremely pleased to have my former White Plains Council colleague and highly talented community leader join me and the Board of Legislators in this pivotal role,” said Chairman Boykin. “I have known Dennis for nearly 30 years and have worked closely with him on numerous key economic, environmental and social issues facing White Plains and our county. He brings extensive legislative, managerial and political experience to the table and is well known as a community bridge builder who is well respected in White Plains and throughout the County. Havi…

Press Advisory from the City of Yonkers.

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***MEDIA ALERT***
MAYOR MIKE SPANO TO PRESIDE OVER GRADUATION CEREMONY FOR 30 YONKERS PROBATIONARY FIREFIGHTERS. Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano will join the Yonkers Fire Department on Friday, January 19, at 3:00 PM, at Yonkers Riverfront Library, for the graduation ceremony of 30 new Yonkers Probationary Firefighters.  The graduating class, which is one of most diverse classes in YFD’s history, just completed 18 weeks of rigorous training.  One third of the graduating class is minority and one third are veterans. 

News from Westchester County.

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Next week, the following closures are planned for the Ashford Avenue Bridge Project: Saw Mill River ParkwayMonday-Friday  – DAY – Remove Bridge Overhang BracketsNB Left or Right lane closed from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PMSB Left or Right lane closed from 10:00 AM to 2:30 PMMonday -Thursday – NIGHT– Remove Bridge Overhang BracketsNB Left or Right lane closed 8:00 PM to 5:00 AMSB Left or Right lane closed 8:00 PM to 5:00 AM·New York State Thruway (I-87) Monday – Friday – DAY – Remove Bridge Overhang BracketsNB Left or right lane closed from 9:00 AM to 9:00 PMSB Left or right lane closed from 9:00 AM to 9:00 PMMonday – Thursday – NIGHT– Remove Bridge Overhang BracketsNB - 2 Lanes closed from 9:00 PM to 6:00 AMSB - 2 Lanes closed from 9:00 PM to 6:00 AMAshford AvenueNB Entrance & Exit Ramp to the SMRP closed until Spring 2018 Full details on the Ashford Avenue Bridge project are available at www.westchestergov.com/ashfordavenuebridge.

News from Greenburgh.

Please join fellow town residents in recycling food scraps. I will be encouraging Westchester County to find and open up a compost site in Westchester so the food scraps don't have to be carted out of county. If many people participate in food scrap recycling --it will enhance our chances of making this happen.  Eventually, local governments will also pick up food scraps.  THIS IS THE FIRST STEP that could reduce the amount of garbage that we get rid of.


PAUL FEINER

Greenburgh Recycles Food Scraps!
Beginning January 17, 2018, Greenburgh accepts resident food scraps for recycling at no charge.
The food scrap drop-off site location and hours are as follows:
Anthony F Veteran Park, 11 Olympic Lane, Hartsdale, NY 10530
Open everyday, 8am - 8pm
How to Recycle Food Scraps 1. COLLECT your food scraps in a countertop pail; all food is accepted, but should not be mixed with non-food or non-compostables, as described in the 'Items Not Accepted' section below. Although not required, y…

Breaking News from New York Times.

January 18, 2018 NYTimes.com »


BREAKING NEWS With a shutdown looming, the House passed a stopgap bill to keep the government open. But Senate Democrats appear ready to block it. Thursday, January 18, 2018 7:39 PM EST
The House has approved a stopgap spending bill to keep the government open past Friday, but Senate Democrats — angered by President Trump’s vulgar aspersions and a lack of progress on a broader budget and immigration deal — appeared ready to block the measure.The successful 230-197 vote in the House, where the bill’s chances had appeared in question until shortly beforehand, provided only a faint glimmer of hope that a crisis could be averted before much of the government exhausts its funds at midnighton Friday. The bill would fund the government through Feb. 16.Read More »


January 18, 2018NYTimes.com »



News from Empire Report.