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  • With hot and humid weather forecast and temperatures expected to exceed 90 degrees in parts of the county this week, the Westchester County Health Department is issuing a heat advisory. As temperatures rise, residents are advised to avoid strenuous activity, drink plenty of non-alcoholic, uncaffeinated beverages and take precautions to prevent heat-related illness.

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  • Prospective homebuyers who were out in force during the first several months of 2016 came to the closing table during the second quarter to post a five-year high of transactions. Realtors in the four-county area comprising the Hudson Gateway Multiple Listing Service, a subsidiary of the Hudson Gateway Association of Realtors, reported 4,526 closings of single family houses, condominiums, cooperatives and 2-4 family houses, an increase of 23% over the 3,669 closings reported in the second quarter of last year. The powerful second quarter results continued the strong recovery in this region that commenced in 2011.

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  • Governor Andrew Cuomo signed into law the legislation that Assemblyman Tom Abinanti, Assemblywoman Sandra Galef and Senator Andrea Stewart Cousins worked so hard on – authorizing the Town of Greenburgh to phase in the impacts of reassessment for those whose taxes will go up for two years. By the third year all taxpayers will pay 100% of the taxes owed.

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  • The 100th Anniversary of America’s National Park Service

    This month we take a moment to remember the individuals who began the celebration and preservation of this country’s most remarkable habitats exactly one century ago, as well as those who continue to uphold and upkeep. Today there are more than 400 parks and historic sites to visit, far and near, large and small. Here I share my personal experience with just a few.

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Latest News

MTA Chief Shares Details of $29.5 Billion Transit Plan

As Chairman and CEO of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA), Thomas Prendergast is steering a $29.5 billion, five-year capital program, the largest and most comprehensive in the organization’s history. And he’s keenly aware of how vital the MTA’s service and performance – specifically that of Metro-North – is to Westchester’s economic development and transit-oriented development.

Read more: MTA Chief Shares Details of $29.5 Billion Transit Plan

 

Blood Emergency: End-of-Summer Blood Drive in Pleasantville

While it is not unusual for the blood supply to decrease to low levels towards the end of summer, this year a blood emergency was declared on May 24th and it still has not been remedied. A full crisis is being averted on a day-to-day basis.  If the need for blood were to spike due to any reason, lives could be lost if supplies are not on the shelf and blood needs to be shipped in from other areas. Those potentially affected include accident and burn victims, cancer patients, premature babies, women with complications of labor and delivery, etc.

Read more: Blood Emergency: End-of-Summer Blood Drive in Pleasantville

   

Upcoming Shows at Westchester Broadway Theatre

Read on for a complete listing of upcoming shows at Westchester Broadway Theatre:

Million Dollar Quartet

The Smash hit musical inspired by the famed recording session in Memphis in 1956 that brought together rock 'n' roll icons Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins for the first and only time. Featuring a score of rock hits including "Blue Suede Shoes", "Fever", "That's All Right," "Great Balls Of Fire", "Walk The Line", "Whole Lot Of Shakin' Goin' On", "Hound Dog" and much more.

July 21 to September 11, 2016

Read more: Upcoming Shows at Westchester Broadway Theatre

 

Solar Panels & Comprehensive Plan . . . Work Before Irvington’s Board of Trustees

With the sun contributing to added heat this summer, the energy it creates in the form of solar panels has become a topic of interest to Irvington’s Board of Trustees (BOT). They are working on guidelines for applications and installations of solar panels and in conjunction with the Architectural Review Board (ARB), looking into how these panels are configured, their locations and their appearance in residential neighborhoods. 

Read more: Solar Panels & Comprehensive Plan . . . Work Before Irvington’s Board of Trustees

   
With hot and humid weather forecast and temperatures expected to exceed 90 degrees in parts of the county this week, the Westchester County Health Department is issuing a heat advisory. As temperatures rise, residents are advised to avoid strenuous activity,... Read more..

Prospective homebuyers who were out in force during the first several months of 2016 came to the closing table during the second quarter to post a five-year high of transactions. Realtors in the four-county area comprising the Hudson Gateway Multiple... Read more..

As the State of New York and communities across the country grapple with the impacts of gambling, the National Council on Problem Gambling holds its 30th National Conference July 15-16 in historic Tarrytown, NY. The conference features more than 100 expert... Read more..

Governor Andrew Cuomo signed into law the legislation that Assemblyman Tom Abinanti, Assemblywoman Sandra Galef and Senator Andrea Stewart Cousins worked so hard on – authorizing the Town of Greenburgh to phase in the impacts of reassessment for those... Read more..

The 100th Anniversary of America’s National Park Service This month we take a moment to remember the individuals who began the celebration and preservation of this country’s most remarkable habitats exactly one century ago, as well as those who continue... Read more..

Paul Darren received his formal education in cosmetology from Northern Westchester School of Cosmetology in 1995. He continued training in several of the world’s greatest institutions, such as L’Oreal Institute, Redken 5th Avenue, and Vidal Sassoon.... Read more..

From the Streets of Arthur Avenue in the Bronx to the corporate world of today, owner, Frank Kolovic, started his career in the Insurance profession in 1999, building a practice on strong family values that formed the foundation of the agency. Hard work,... Read more..

Summer sunshine and warmer temperatures make a fabulous excuse for introducing some fresh color to your home’s entryway.  Whether you enter your home through the main front door, a smaller side door, or even via an attached garage, try to find a day... Read more..

This is the time of year for many young people to transition from their lives as students to their lives as something else.  Sometimes that means going to work after high school or college graduation.  Sometimes it means trading high school for college... Read more..

Going to the beach or planning a getaway this summer?  Take the library along to ease the frustration of traffic jams and long waits at the airport.  With a local library card, you can download a movie from IndieFlix, a streaming service that offers... Read more..

Summer is right around the corner! But before our students will run wild and free for two months, they have paused to amaze and astound as they continued to achieve great things.  This month’s Educational Roundup includes kids playing robot doctor,... Read more..

The Irvington Library Children’s Room will offer its annual Summer Reading Game.  The theme this year is On Your Mark, Get Set, Read!  Registration for the Reading Game starts on June 16th. As well as keeping track of minutes read, children can complete... Read more..

About $13,000 was raised  at the recent outdoor community Yoga Festival that was held on the Mercy College campus grounds in Dobbs Ferry.  The funds will go to the chapter’s 30th anniversary goal of granting the pending wishes of more than 150 local... Read more..

With almost 90 golfers participating, over $125,000 was raised at the Phelps Golf Classic, held on Monday, June 6th at Sleepy Hollow Country Club.  This is one of the largest fundraisers for Phelps.  After playing on one of the most competitive and... Read more..

Fraternal twins Sweta and Swati Narayan will share a special honor when they walk across the stage during Irvington High School’s commencement ceremony on June 18. They’ve been named the valedictorian and salutatorian, respectively, of the Class of... Read more..

Westchester County Executive Robert P. Astorino is proud to announce that 14 Westchester County farms have been named to The “Westchester-Grown” Farm Trail by New York State. The farm trail is a state designated route that spans 17 miles through Westchester... Read more..

County Executive Robert P. Astorino today presented Westchester’s plan to protect residents from the potential threat of Zika and other mosquito-borne diseases. “Westchester County has a comprehensive plan in place to protect residents from Zika,”... Read more..

Read on for a full listing of special events and happenings for the weekend of May 27 - 30, across a wide range of Westchester County Parks: Read more..

A community workshop for members of the public interested in being part of a discussion about the proposed Sing Sing Prison Museum will be held on Tuesday, May 31 from 6:30 to 8:30 pm at the Budharz Theater at the Ossining Public Library, 53 Croton Avenue.... Read more..

Read on for a summation of each district's votes: Read more..

Westchester County Executive Robert P. Astorino’s plan to ensure the financial future of Playland through a public-private partnership with Standard Amusements was approved recently by the Board of Legislators (BOL). The approval means that New York-based... Read more..

The Masters School is introducing its Masters of Summer (MoS) program, which will be available to all students entering grades 5 through 12 in the fall of 2016. The Masters of Summer program, which will take place on The Masters School campus, located... Read more..



The most beautiful month of the year is here. October’s got it all! – Spectacular colors, the smell of wood fires, pumpkins on doorsteps, flannel shirts, Halloween and so much more! I mean, really, does it get any better than that? The only negative... Read more..

Remember when summer really was all about those “lazy, hazy days?” Squeaky screen doors in wooden frames, big glasses of Kool-Aid and those crazy, uncomfortable, metal chairs that would burn your bare legs when you tried to sit on them in the summer... Read more..

Everyone ages at a different pace. Genetics play a huge role, of course, but so does attitude. The person with the upbeat, “can-do” attitude who has approached all aspects of their life with this outlook will obviously handle aging in the same manner.... Read more..

Working in the area of senior living and healthcare, my thoughts often turn to my own aging and how I will manage when I am less independent. Of course, there are no crystal balls to let us know exactly what is coming down the pike for each of us, or... Read more..

God knows it’s hard to eat right. It’s not that we don’t know how to or want to, it’s just sooo difficult. We grasp the importance of taking care of our bodies now so will be stronger and healthier as we begin to get older. Working in aging services,... Read more..



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