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August 2016

Mr. Anthony Bambrola was appointed Principal, Davis Elementary School, at the August 2 BOE meeting

August 07, 2016 - 08:42
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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- “Mr. Bambrola has demonstrated that he has the qualities and capabilities to be a strong school leader,” said Superintendent Dr. Brian Osborne on his appointment. “After having discussions regarding best instructional practices, maintaining and building the school’s vision, and educational leadership practices, we are confident that he will carry on the ‘best practices’ that have been firmly established.”

Astorino Promotes Free Summer Vaccine Clinics

August 07, 2016 - 08:18
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WHITE PLAINS, NY -- Westchester County Executive Robert P. Astorino is reminding residents that health department vaccine clinics are open on Fridays all summer long to help families prepare for jobs, camp and the next school year.

The Westchester County Health Department will provide free immunizations by appointment on Fridays in White Plains and Yonkers to adults, children and students of all ages who are uninsured or whose insurance doesn’t cover vaccines.

Astorino Promotes Seasonal Precautions to Avoid Mosquito-Borne Diseases

August 07, 2016 - 08:09
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WHITE PLAINS, NY -- County Executive Robert P. Astorino and the Westchester County Department of Health continue to advise county residents on how to protect themselves from mosquito bites this season.

“The county is working diligently to address Zika through education, surveillance and mosquito control,” said Astorino. “Although there are currently no locally-acquired cases of Zika or West Nile Virus in Westchester County, we encourage our residents to do their best to avoid mosquito bites.” 

08/04 Astorino Announces Final Steps to Complete County Trailway 11.30 AM

August 07, 2016 - 07:50
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WHITE PLAINS, NY -- 

WHO:             Westchester County Executive Robert P. Astorino

Paul Feiner, Greenburgh Town Supervisor                

Michael Mills, Elmsford Village Administrator        

Robert Hermann, President, Westchester Cycle Club

08/07 Astorino Invites Everyone to Celebrate International Friendship day at Playland on 2 PM

August 07, 2016 - 07:44
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WHITE PLAINS, NY -- County Executive Robert P. Astorino invites everyone to bring all their friends and loved ones to Playland Park in Rye on Sunday, Aug. 7, to celebrate International Friendship Day.

“Playland has always been a great place to bring old friends and meet new ones, so the special activities and discounted admission pricing planned for International Friendship Day are even more great reasons to come out to the park,” Astorino said.

The Culture and Traditions of India Showcased at Kensico Dam Plaza

August 07, 2016 - 07:19
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WHITE PLAINS, NY -- County Executive Robert P. Astorino invites everyone to take in the rich culture and traditions of India through music, dance and great food during the Annual Heritage of India Festival, Sunday, August 7,

12:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., at Kensico Dam Plaza in Valhalla.

“This annual festival allows us all to enjoy the exotic sights, sounds and flavors of distant India right here in Westchester,” said Astorino.

08/07 Celebrate the Heritage of India at Kensico Dam Plaza 12.30 PM

August 07, 2016 - 07:09
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WHITE PLAINS, NY -- County Executive Robert P. Astorino invites everyone to take in the rich culture and traditions of India through music, dance and great food during the Annual Heritage of India Festival, Sunday, August 7,

12:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., at Kensico Dam Plaza in Valhalla.

“This annual festival allows us all to enjoy the exotic sights, sounds and flavors of distant India right here in Westchester,” said Astorino.

Child Life Internship Program at Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital first in New York State

August 07, 2016 - 06:51
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NEW YORK, NY -- Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital, a member of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth) and the children’s hospital for the Hudson Valley and Fairfield County, has announced that the academic internship program coordinated by its Child Life and Creative Arts Therapy team is among the first hospital-based programs of its kind accredited by the Child Life Council (CLC), a national organization representing more than 5,000 specialists that help children overcome challenging events, like hospitalization.  

Astorino Announces Final Steps to Complete County Trailway

August 07, 2016 - 06:45
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WHITE PLAINS, NY -- The final leg of 36.8 miles of recreational trailways, running from the Bronx to Putnam County, is one step closer to completion. In January, Westchester County Executive Robert P. Astorino proposed building a final link to connect the North and South County Trailways, and last week, the Board of Acquisition and Contract (A&C) unanimously gave the go-ahead for construction.

Elderly Man Shot, Killed, While Sitting in Front of West End Bodega

August 07, 2016 - 06:15
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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- Manuel Ayala, a 79-year old Mexican national residing at 125 Second Street in New Rochelle, died Sunday after he was shot while sitting on a milk crate outside of a bodega at 238 Union Avenue in the West End of the city on Saturday night.

The incident took place at 11:18 pm on Saturday. Police responding to the scene found a male/hispanic with a gunshot wound in the chest. He was taken to Jacobi Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.

Scene of Shooting IFO 238 Union Avenue

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