Government News

Town/Village Pays Tribute to Retiring Mayor Belmont

Harrison Mayor Ron Belmont convened a live Town Board meeting on Thursday, December 16, requesting the community to stand in tribute to those who perished from the COVID-19 virus, noting that 3,580 residents have been infected with COVID since the onset with 35 new cases since December 15 and 210 active cases. 

Latimer Signs 2022 Westchester County Budget

Westchester County Executive George Latimer has signed the 2022 Westchester County Budget officially cutting the County Property tax levy by $7 million dollars. This is the third County property tax cut in a row for Latimer, and the largest cut in over a decade. 

Program Supports Efforts to Harden Critical Infrastructure

In December, Governor Kathy Hochul announced the award of $216.2 million in enhanced assistance for 88 local governments to rehabilitate and replace bridges and culverts in every region of the State.

Legislators Awarded with Distinguished Service Medals

On December 6, the Board of Legislators honored three outgoing legislators with the Distinguished Service Award, the highest recognition the Board can bestow on an individual who has significantly benefited the general welfare and common good of the County through dedicated public service.

Enhanced Services to Help Afghan Evacuees Acclimate to Life in NY

Governor Kathy Hochul has announced that $2 million in additional state funding will be provided to help Afghan evacuees acclimate to life in New York, bringing the total state commitment to $5 million. This is the first gubernatorial commitment of such funds in New York State.

Federal Funding Announced for Westchester County Airport

On December 16, U.S. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand announced $136,977,897 in federal funding for 59 airports across New York State. The FY22 funding was allocated through the recently enacted Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act and can be used for improvements related to runways, taxiways, safety and sustainability projects, as well as terminal, airport-transit connections and roadway projects.