White Plains, NY — In proclaiming March as Irish History Month in Westchester County, the Board of Legislators will celebrate the outstanding achievements and contributions of three Irish-American individuals in Westchester County.

White Plains, NY — As noted in a recent editorial in The New York Times, health experts are explaining one of the best ways to fight the spread of COVID-19 is the utilization of earned sick leave.

White Plains, NY — The following is a statement from Board Chair Ben Boykin; Majority Leader MaryJane Shimsky; Legislator Colin Smith, Chair of the Board’s Committee on Public Safety; Legislator Catherine Borgia, Chair of the Board’s Committee on Budget & Appropriations; Legislator Catherine Parker, Chair of the Board’s Committee on Planning, Economic Development & Energy; and Legislator Nancy Barr, Chair of the Board’s Committee on Environment & Health:

 Honorees The Rev. Dr. Gregory Robeson Smith & Dr. Brenda L. Galloway Smith surrounded by Board Chair Ben Boykin, Vice Chair Alfreda William, other legislators, and friends and supporters)

White Plains, NY — The Westchester County Board of Legislators on Monday celebrated four outstanding leaders -- the Honorable Symra D. Brandon, first African-American Councilwoman of the City of Yonkers; Lowes Moore, Executive Director of Development of the Boys & Girls Club of Mount Vernon; Dr. Brenda L. Galloway Smith, first African-American woman High School Principal and Superintendent of Mount Vernon schools; and the Rev. Dr. Gregory Robeson Smith, Senior Pastor of Mt. Hope AME Zion Church, White Plains & former President/CEO of the African Development Foundation -- as part of the Board's annual Black History and Heritage Celebration.

Exotic Animals

White Plains, NY — The Westchester County Board of Legislators has introduced legislation to protect wild and exotic animals by prohibiting their appearance at circuses and similar shows.