9/28/2009 9:57:39 AM





Westchester County Legislator Lyndon Williams (D, I, WFP-Mount Vernon) is hosting a community town hall to give updates and details on the proposed fair housing settlement agreement and the Bond Act to fund costs related to the settlement.






Doles Community Center
260 South 6th Ave (btwn West 3rd and West 4th Street)
Mount Vernon






Wednesday, September 30, 2009 at 7:00 p.m. SHARP






This town hall is to provide community residents with an up-to-date explanation and discussion of the recently approved fair housing settlement agreement by the County of a lawsuit that will requiring the development of up to 750 units of affordable housing.  Residents will also have the opportunity to ask questions.




Re: Westchester County Board Chairman Ryan Undergoes Gallbladder Procedure

10/1/2009 3:36:04 PM



“After experiencing some physical discomfort on Saturday, September 27th and after seeing his family doctor,  Westchester County Board of Legislators Chairman Bill Ryan was admitted into White Plains Hospital Center.  The medical staff determined that the best course of action was to conduct laparoscopic gallbladder surgery. The procedure, one of the most common medical procedures, was completed quickly and successfully.”


“He is recovering comfortably, is eating and in excellent spirits, and is looking forward to returning to a full schedule of work as soon as possible.  Chairman Ryan‘s wife, JoAnn, has been by his side at the hospital.”


“I want all residents to know that I’m doing great and feeling fine, and can’t wait to get back to work,” said Chairman Ryan.







Burton reminds residents the benefits of a healthier community by stressing early treatment and seeking early medical advice

10/2/2009 3:04:07 PM





Westchester County Legislator Bill Burton is hosting a Community Health Forum and the theme is “Building a Healthier Community”






Westchester County Legislator Burton will be in attendance, along with several people on hands to discuss preventive health care options:


  • Westchester Livable Communities



  • Open Door Family Medical Center



  • Hudson Health Plan



  • Westchester Rockland Dietetic Association



  • EnrollNY



  • Planned Parenthood Hudson Peconic



  • Collaborative for End of Life Care







Ossining Public Library’s Auditorium
53 Croton Avenue (btwn Clinton Avenue and Elizabeth Street)
Ossining, New York






Tuesday, October 6th from 6:00pm to 9:00pm






Westchester County Legislator Bill Burton, in collaboration with Westchester Livable Communities, Open Door Family Medical Center, Westchester Community College, Hudson Health Plan, Westchester Rockland Dietetic Association and the Ossining Public Library invite you to share your thoughts and get answers to questions and more at this free community health forum that will feature experts on nutrition, preventive care and fitness, healthy living and public and private health insurance options.  From access to care to living with a chronic condition, we’re looking to you to help identify gaps and barriers to services. 


The purpose of the Community Health Forum is to heighten the awareness of preventable health problems and encourage early detection and treatment of disease.  Part of being aware is looking at the impact of lifestyle choices on health, such as diet habits, smoking, lack of frequent medical check-ups and alcohol use.  Legislator Burton has several co-sponsors, doctors, health professionals and spokespeople available to talk with you about how the community can be better prepared to address preventable health problems.  


For more information on this event, please contact County Legislator Burton at (914) 995-2812 or via email at Burton@westchesterlegislators.com.






10/14/2009 11:02:32 AM



Legislator George Oros was proud to join thousands of other participants October 4 at the 15th Annual Support-A-Walk, the major fundraiser for Support Connection, a Yorktown-based, not-for-profit organization, led by Executive Director Kathy Quinn (shown with Legislator Oros) that provides services for women, and their families, battling breast and ovarian cancer.











10/15/2009 9:13:57 AM



Legislator George Oros (R/Cortlandt) joined about 100 veterans and other elected officials at a rally October 14 to oppose plans to develop a large portion of the 180-acre Franklin D. Roosevelt campus of the VA Hudson Valley Healthcare System in Montrose and scale back vital services for local veterans. It was the second protest organized by Cortlandt Supervisor Linda Puglisi to implore the federal Department of Veterans Affairs to take care of those who risked their lives for their country, instead of looking out for the interests of developers. Legislators William Burton (D/Ossining) and Michael Kaplowitz (D/Somers) were also in attendance.