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Legislator Michael Smith Announces Passage of Roadway Capital Project for Mount Pleasant

Legislator Michael Smith Announces Passage of Roadway Capital Project for Mount Pleasant

White Plains, NY - The Westchester County Board of Legislators yesterday passed a bond act in the amount of $990,000 to rehabilitate West Lake Drive, County Road 144, in the Town of Mount Pleasant. At the urging of Legislator Michael Smith (R-Mount Pleasant), the bond act was reintroduced to the Board earlier this year after it was stalled in a subcommittee backlog during the prior legislative term. Read more

Released:08-05-2014 | See More _Newsroom

Westchester Legislators Want Stricter Review Process and Risk Assessments for Gas Pipeline Expansion

Westchester Legislators Want Stricter Review Process and Risk Assessments for Gas Pipeline Expansion

  White Plains, NY – The Westchester County Board of Legislators (BOL) announced today passage of a resolution calling for a stricter review process and full risk assessments in regard to the proposed expansion of the Algonquin natural gas pipeline through the county by Houston, Texas-based Spectra Gas Corporation. Read more

Released:08-04-2014 | See More _Newsroom

County’s Low Child Care Enrollment Prompts Action from Democratic Legislators

County’s Low Child Care Enrollment Prompts Action from Democratic Legislators

White Plains, NY – Democratic Caucus members of the Westchester County Board of Legislators (BOL) questioned why one of the County’s subsidized child care programs, known as Title XX, was running at only one-third of the enrollment projected in 2014 Budget. The low numbers seem attributable to some problems with the enrollment process and publicizing the program, and the legislators said they will press the Astorino Administration for better performances... Read more

Released:07-31-2014 | See More _Newsroom

Kaplowitz Votes To Give Yorktown County Paratransit Bus For $1---Touts Legislature's Commitment to Shared Services

Kaplowitz Votes To Give Yorktown County Paratransit Bus For $1---Touts Legislature's Commitment to Shared Services

  Westchester County Board of Legislators' Chairman Michael B. Kaplowitz (D, Yorktown, Somers, New Castle), one of the three voting members of the County's Board of Acquisition & Contract, passed a measure this week that secured a County-owned 2008 Ford E350, a shuttle-type bus, for the Town of Yorktown for just a buck.  Up until now, the bus has been utilized by the County's Pararansit system. Read more

Released:07-22-2014 | See More _Newsroom

Shimsky Touts Legislature’s Commitment To Shared Services---Village of Dobbs Ferry gets County surplus Paratransit bus for $1

Shimsky Touts Legislature’s Commitment To Shared Services---Village of Dobbs Ferry gets County surplus Paratransit bus for $1

  Westchester County Legislator MaryJane Shimsky (D, Hastings-on-Hudson), chair of the Legislature’s Infrastructure Committee, this week announced that the County approved the transfer of ownership of a County-owned 2008 E350, a shuttle-type bus.  Up until now, the bus has been utilized by the County’s ParaTransit system. Read more

Released:07-22-2014 | 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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