9/11/2009 5:00:31 PM


Westchester County Legislators Gordon A. Burrows and Vito Pinto are hosting a town hall meeting to hear the views of their constituents on the proposed settlement agreement.


Speakers to attend:

  • Westchester County Legislator Gordon A. Burrows

  • Westchester County Legislator Vito Pinto


Concordia College- (Sommers Center)
171 White Plains Road
Bronxville, New York, 10708


Wednesday, September 16, 2009 at 7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.


Legislator Gordon A. Burrows and Legislator Vito Pinto will open the meeting with brief comments on the settlement agreement, and then will open the meeting to testimony on this issue from their constituents.

Legislator Gordon A. Burrows at Pelton Field

9/12/2009 11:12:57 AM



Westchester County Legislator Gordon A. Burrows (R/Yonkers) joined County Executive Andrew Spano, fellow legislators and others at a groundbreaking event for the construction of artificial turf fields at Pelton Field, located at the corner of McLean and Van Cortlandt Park Avenue. The artificial turf fields will include a baseball field, a Little League baseball field and a multi-purpose field for soccer, lacrosse and field hockey. A similar project is planned at Fleming Field, located at the corner of Prescott and Fillimore streets. Meanwhile, a new skate park is being built at 348 Tuckahoe Road. $7.2 million has been designated in a capital fund for all three projects.








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9/12/2009 11:24:36 AM



We are gathered here today as a community to honor those who died on this day eight years ago in the attack on America.


The day was one of horror, insanity, inconceivable destruction and death.   Eight years later, we are still trying to do what we can to deal with such tragic loss. 


We are still trying to help one another to heal and the healing is not without pain.


Here at the Rising Memorial, we have a place of peace and remembrance.


A place of hope and renewal.
A place of life.


A place for families and friends to come and spend time together… and, we know that that will always be needed.


Those who died were husbands and wives, fathers and mothers, sons and daughters, brothers and sisters, our loved ones, our friends, our neighbors and fellow citizens.


Only the passage of time may help lessen the terrible pain of our loss.  But, time will never diminish our deep love and appreciation for them.


The 111 Westchester victims of the September 11th attacks are held dear in our hearts and will live always in our collective memory.


God bless them.


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9/12/2009 1:18:07 PM


Westchester County Board Chairman Bill Ryan (D, I, WFP-White Plains) and Westchester County Legislator John Nonna (D, I, WFP-Pleasantville) will present a proclamation on behalf of the Westchester County Board of Legislators to Salvatore De Raffele, owner of the North Castle Diner, commemorating his 50th anniversary since its opening.


Speakers to attend are (still in formation):

  • Westchester County Board Chairman Bill Ryan (D, I, WFP-White Plains)

  • Westchester County Legislator John Nonna (D, I, WFP-Pleasantville)


North Castle Diner
720 North Broadway (at Reservoir Road)
White Plains


Sunday, September 13, 2009 at 11am SHARP!


This year marks the beginning of the second half-century that the North Castle Diner has been doing business as an eatery at its location in North White Plains.   In 1958, Salvatore De Raffele purchased the property at 720 North Broadway to operate as a diner.  For years, the business was known as the Sherwood Diner.  In 1966, the business name changed to the North Castle Diner, honoring the town in which it is located.  The North Castle Diner is currently operated by Paul De Raffele, the son of its original owner, who continues the tradition of providing a convenient and welcoming place for local residents to gather and enjoy good company and good food

Program Will Authorize More Than $150,000 for the Village of Port Chester

9/14/2009 10:31:20 AM



(Port Chester, NY) ~ Westchester County Legislator Martin Rogowsky (D, WFP-Harrison) is pleased to announce that the Village of Port Chester has received a $150,000 community development block grant (CDBG) from the federal government for the Don Bosco Community Center.  The grant, administered by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, is a flexible program that provides communities with resources to address a wide range of unique community development needs.  The grant will be used to provide exterior repairs at the Center.


The Don Bosco Community Center, established in 1928, has served the Port Chester community through recreational activities, neighborhood/community events, and by providing multi-lingual youth/adult social and supportive services.  The exterior of the building is in need of repair as the infrastructure has aged.  The project will include the re-pointing of brick mortar joints on the front façade, side stucco repairs, steam cleaning of brick, replacement of front entry doors, rebuilding of front entry steps, installation of new front exterior lighting, replacement of side entrance door and replacement of five gymnasium windows.


“I’m glad that I was able to help Port Chester and the Don Bosco Community Center in obtaining this grant, as this project will help provide much need repairs to its infrastructure,” said Rogowsky.   The annual CDBG funding plan is now in its thirty-fourth year and is a joint partnership involving the federal government, the County and the local villages, towns and city governments.