County Board Bill Ryan started the tradition three years ago of formally acknowledging the many contributions the Jewish community has made to our country and our county.

Ryan said that the book mobile will enable WLS to bring library services to a wide range of community programs and facilities throughout the county that serve diverse constituencies across every age group.

Generous Donation by Golf Course Owner to Provide Valuable Open Space in Yorktown

Legislator George Oros (R-C/Cortlandt) applauded the community spirit that was displayed in the preservation of 13 acres on Route 6 in Jefferson Valley for open space.

Oros joined Yorktown Supervisor Linda Cooper, Councilman Nick Bianco, Peekskill Mayor John Testa and other interested parties in thanking Cary Fields of Putnam Valley, and his partner, Ron Santorelli of Yorktown, for donating land most recently used as a par 3 golf course to Yorktown for $1.

The land, worth several million dollars and heavily sought by large commercial developers, lies within the Peekskill watershed and contains many designated wetlands.

“I’m pleased to play such a small role in the preservation of open space and protecting the Peekskill watershed,” Oros said. “Nick Bianco deserves a lot of credit for working with Cary Fields to reach an agreement that everyone is happy with. It’s just a great example of community spirit at its best.”



At a press conference today at Pace University’’s Pleasantville campus, County Board Chair Bill Ryan and County Executive Andy Spano kicked off the 40-day countdown to the start of the 2007 Empire State Games which begin on July 25. This is the first time in the event’’s 30-year history that Westchester County is hosting the Games. More than 6,000 athletes and 15,000 spectators are expected to descend on the countyfor the 5-day competition.

Westchester County Legislator George Oros (R, C, IN/Cortlandt) stressed the need for bi-partisan cooperation on all levels of government to significantly reduce wasteful spending during a recent guest appearance on state Assemblywoman Sandra Galef’s cable television program.