Hispanic Heritage Graphic

White Plains, NY — On Monday, the Westchester County Board of Legislators hosted its annual Hispanic Heritage Celebration, honoring the life’s work of Isabel Elsa Villar, former Executive Director of El Centro Hispano, and Dinora Pacheco, President of the Peekskill Hispanic Community Corp.

Save the Hudson Bill Graphic

Governor Kathy Hochul of New York has signed the "Save the Hudson" legislation (S.6893/A.7208) into law, aimed at protecting the economic vitality of the Hudson River Region. This law restricts the discharge of radiological substances into the Hudson River in connection with the decommissioning of a nuclear power plant, specifically the Indian Point facility. The legislation is designed to safeguard communities in New York's Hudson Valley region and represents a response to plans by Holtec International to dispose of over a million gallons of radioactive wastewater into the Hudson River as part of Indian Point’s decommissioning process. The state government, under Governor Hochul, intends to work closely with federal regulators, Holtec, local officials, and the State's Decommissioning Oversight Board to identify feasible and environmentally safe alternatives for wastewater disposal, with a goal of continuing the decommissioning process in a way that preserves jobs and ensures prompt and thorough site cleanup.

Symra Brandon Swearing-in Image

White Plains, NY — The Board of Legislators announce the appointment of Symra D. Brandon to fill the vacancy for Westchester County's Legislative District 16 (Yonkers). She was unanimously voted in to serve as Legislator until certification by the Board of Elections of the County Legislator-Elect for the 2024-2025 term.

Westchester Legislators Elect New Majority Leader & Majority Whip

White Plains, NY — The Westchester County Board of Legislators announces the successful election of former Majority Whip José Alvarado as the new Majority Leader. Mr. Alvarado becomes the Board’s first Latino Majority Leader in its history. Additionally, Legislator Tyrae Woodson-Samuels has been elected to succeed Alvarado as Majority Whip.

Caribbean Heritage image

White Plains, NY — On Tuesday, the Westchester County Board of Legislators hosted its annual Caribbean-American Heritage Celebration, honoring Clinton Boxhill, Sr., Director of Adventist Community Services and Disaster Response for the First Seventh-day Adventist Church of White Plains, and Henry Solly, President of All Islands Association.