With many Westchester families buying Easter baskets and holiday toys this week, Majority Leader, Legislator Catherine Borgia (D) Ossining, reminds consumers of dangerous chemicals that are contained in some of the toys on store shelves.  Legislator Borgia is sponsoring legislation called the Children’s Product Safety Act requiring retailers to test toys for sale which may contain certain dangerous chemicals.

On Wednesday, Legislator Peter Harckham (D) North Salem, Chair of the Board of Legislators (BOL) Labor, Parks, Planning and Housing Committee, (LPPH) announced, at a meeting of the committee, that Deputy County Executive, Kevin Plunkett would forward to the BOL, the report on operations at Playland Amusement Park that was produced by Consultant Dan Biederman of Biederman Redevelopment Ventures. 

White Plains, NY – Three Democratic caucus members of the Westchester County Board of Legislators strongly condemned today the decision by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to grant a key approval to Houston, Texas-based Spectra Energy Corporation for its Algonquin natural gas pipeline. The major construction project would replace the existing 26-inch diameter pipe for pressurized gas with a new 42-inch pipe at numerous locations between Rockland County and Massachusetts via Northern Westchester and Putnam County.

White Plains, NY – Democratic caucus members of the Westchester County Board of Legislators (BOL) demanded again today that the Astorino Administration turn over documents and information spelling out how proven providers participating in the County’s Invest-in-Kids (IIK) program were denied funding for 2015 (the first year in a 3-year funding cycle), and instead were replaced by other, new providers. Also troubling is the fact that the providers denied 2015 funding in the 3-year contracts were not informed of the Administration’s decision to strip their funding until the end of January 2015.

White Plains, NY – At last night’s regular meeting of the Westchester County Board of Legislators (BOL), ten concerned residents associated with the County’s Invest-in-Kids (IIK) programs spoke in support of legislation on the BOL agenda that would return money to successful IIK programs but were notified at the end of January there would be no funding in 2015.