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Legislator Gelfarb Honors Long-Time Community Volunteer, Descendant of Historic Rye Family

Legislator Gelfarb Honors Long-Time Community Volunteer, Descendant of Historic Rye Family

On Monday as part of the Board of Legislators annual Black History and Heritage Celebration, Legislator David Gelfarb (R) Rye Brook, Harrison, Port Chester, presented a Proclamation to Doris Bailey-Reavis of Port Chester in honor of her many years of civic-engagement including, serving as a Life Member and President of the Port Chester/Rye NAACP, a member of the Port Chester Strategic Planning Committee, the League of Women Voters, the Council... Read more

Released:02-17-2017 | See More _Newsroom

Legislators Tubiolo, Testa Introduce Legislation Banning Synthetic Marijuana

Legislators Tubiolo, Testa Introduce Legislation Banning Synthetic Marijuana

Legislator David Tubiolo (R) Yonkers, Mount Vernon, has proposed a Local law which would ban the sale or possession of chemical compounds known as synthetic marijuana in Westchester County. Minority Leader, Legislator John Testa (R) Peekskill, is co-sponsoring the Act which was taken up for discussion on Monday in the Board of Legislators (BOL) Legislation Committee. Read more

Released:02-16-2017 | See More _Newsroom

Democratic Caucus Introduces ‘Immigrant Protection Act’ --- Stands up Against President Trump’s Anti-Immigrant Agenda

Democratic Caucus Introduces ‘Immigrant Protection Act’ --- Stands up Against President Trump’s Anti-Immigrant Agenda

(WHITE PLAINS, NY) Today, members of the Westchester County Board of Legislators Democratic Caucus introduced an Act aimed to alleviate many of the concerns surrounding inhumane treatment of their immigrant brothers and sisters and the fear working with local law enforcement often instills in them.   The bill, titled the “Immigrant Protection Act”, codifies existing County policy while also drawing from model ordinances put forth by the New York Attorney General’s office... Read more

Released:02-08-2017 | See More _Newsroom

Westchester Democratic Caucus Join Fellow Citizens in Peaceful Resistance

Westchester Democratic Caucus Join Fellow Citizens in Peaceful Resistance

(WHITE PLAINS, NY) Members of the Westchester County Board of Legislators Democratic Caucus attended various events throughout the County this weekend in solidarity with many of their neighbors. Hundreds of Westchester Residents came out in cold temperatures to show the peace and tolerance they believe are the true values of Westchester County. “To see members of the community unite together was truly inspiring,” says Majority Leader Catherine Borgia (D-Ossining). No matter... Read more

Released:02-06-2017 | 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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