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Legislator Jim Maisano Negotiates Deal to Save Playland Pool

Legislator Jim Maisano Negotiates Deal to Save Playland Pool

On Monday evening, Board of Legislators Vice Chairman Jim Maisano (R) New Rochelle, Pelham, Pelham Manor was joined by 14 of his fellow Legislators in passing a $9.54 million Bond Act to completely rehabilitate the pool at Playland Amusement Park. Read more

Released:06-20-2017 | See More _Newsroom

‘Thriving Families Resolution’ Unanimously Passes Board of Legislators

‘Thriving Families Resolution’ Unanimously Passes Board of Legislators

(WHITE PLAINS, NY) At last night’s Board meeting, Legislators voted in support of the measure put forth by the Families Task Force. Read more

Released:06-20-2017 | See More _Newsroom

Westchester Legislators Pass Law Banning Synthetic Drugs

Westchester Legislators Pass Law Banning Synthetic Drugs

On Monday evening the Westchester County Board of Legislators passed a Local Law banning the sale and possession of synthetic drugs. The Law which was originally sponsored by Legislator David Tubiolo (R) Yonkers, Mount Vernon, and Legislator John Testa (R) Cortlandt, Peekskill, Yorktown. It passed by a unanimous 17-0 vote. Read more

Released:05-08-2017 | See More _Newsroom

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Westchester Legislators Honor Yorktown High School Student for Science Achievement

The Westchester County Board of Legislators (BOL) honored Priya Mohindra, a Yorktown High School student participating in the school’s science research program, at its regular meeting earlier this week. Mohindra had been named recently as a regional finalist in the prestigious Siemens Math, Science and Technology Competition.


Legislator Michael Kaplowitz (D-Somers), who represents Westchester County’s 4th Legislative District, where Ms. Mohindra lives with her parents and two younger siblings, presented a proclamation to the young student scientist in recognition of her achievement, and announced that the BOL had declared December 13, 2011 to be “Priya Mohindra Day” in Westchester County.
“This remarkable student reminds us that the great innovations and discoveries of tomorrow will come from the young men and women who are being taught and inspired in our schools today,” said Kaplowitz. “We will be rooting for Priya in the Siemens competition, and look forward to seeing where her ingenuity, hard work and determination take her in life.”
Ms. Mohindra is the only student in Westchester, Putnam and Rockland counties to be named a regional Siemens finalist. In November, she presented her research at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh.
“I essentially created a new strategy to target cancer,” Ms. Mohindra told the legislators before thanking “everyone in Westchester,” her parents, science research teacher at Yorktown High School and members of the radiology department at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center for help with her research.
In the hope of being able to detect cancer at cellular levels, Ms. Mohindra is working on utilizing Positron Emission Tomography (PET) imaging to create a database of various agents interacting with cells for faster diagnoses—which can potentially save lives.
The Siemens competition, administered annually by the College Board, awards college scholarships for high school students involved in original math, science and technological research projects.

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