(White Plains, NY) -- With the support of Westchester County, the Cerebral Palsy of Westchester’s Barrier Breakers will compete in the annual Wheelchair Basketball Tournament on Tuesday, April 17 at the Westchester County Center beginning at 5:30 p.m. Admission is free.
The players will square off against their Westchester rivals, the Wildcats from The Westchester School for Special Children.
This annual event is made possible with the help of the county. The Office for the Disabled has helped coordinate it, while the Department of Parks, Recreation and Conservation has provided the arena.
“We are delighted to give our support to this fabulous event,” said County Executive Robert P. Astorino. “These kids are outstanding athletes, and their enthusiasm is contagious. Through a program like this, they get the opportunity to enjoy the spirit of competition.”
Cerebral Palsy of Westchester is a non- profit organization that provides essential educational services, vocational training, recreation, rehabilitation and advocacy to thousands of children and adults in Westchester County.Read more
In a report issued today, the New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli discloses that the New York State Health Insurance Program (NYSHIP) erroneously paid as much as $11 million for special items such as implants, drugs and blood and evaluation procedures that were not performed according to two audits released today by State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli.
Payments to hospitals accounted for an estimated $3.2 million of this amount, with medical providers paid as much as $7.8 million for phony evaluations. In one of the audits, DiNapoli’s auditors found errors resulting in overpayments in 57 percent of the claims reviewed.
“While most New Yorkers are watching their spending, Blue Cross and Blue Shield and United HealthCare are not monitoring bills and are letting the state overpay health providers,” DiNapoli said. “An error rate showing that nearly 6 of every 10 claims are billed incorrectly is simply unacceptable and cannot continue. These companies have to do a better job watching taxpayer dollars.”Read more
(Albany, NY) -- Extensive Upgrades at New Rochelle Wastewater Treatment Plant to Ensure Continued Protection of Long Island Sound
The Board of Directors of the Environmental Facilities Corp. (EFC) today approved $40 million in interest-free financing and $40 million in low-interest financing for two wastewater treatment projects at the New Rochelle Wastewater Treatment Plant in Westchester County.
The EFC financing – part of a multi-year financing plan -- will save county taxpayers an estimated $450,000 in interest costs during the first year alone. The short-term financing will pay for improvements at the New Rochelle Wastewater Treatment Plant, including the installation of biological nutrient removal systems and the construction of UV disinfection equipment to meet chlorine residual requirements.Read more
Bicycle Sundays will kick off at the Westchester County Center in White Plains at the Bronx River Parkway on Sunday, May 6th at 10 a.m.
The complete schedule includes May 6, 13, 20; June 3, 10, 17, 24; September 9, 16, 23, 30 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
On these days, the Bronx River Parkway closes to vehicular traffic and opens to cyclists, skaters, non-motorized scooters, walkers, joggers and strollers from the County Center in White Plains south to Scarsdale Road in Yonkers, a 13.1-mile round trip. Admission is free. Parking at the County Center lot in White Plains is $5.00
Bicycle Sundays is presented by the Westchester County Parks and sponsored by Con Edison and Friends of Westchester County Parks, with support from radio station WHUD 100.7.
For more information visit westchestergov.com/parks or (914) 864-PARKRead more
(White Plains, NY) -- Westchester County’s Office of Economic Development has launched an innovative new marketing campaign promoting Westchester as fertile ground for small to mid-sized businesses to grow.Read more
(White Plains, NY) -- Families can learn how to have fun at Westchester County Parks during the Annual 100.7 WHUD Kids Fair, Saturday, April 21, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., at the Westchester County Center in White Plains.
Hundreds of families with toddlers through teens will enjoy a day of educational displays, games and interactive exhibits, along with a live radio broadcast.
Westchester County Parks will be featured on the stage offering a sampling of programs and a glimpse at parks and services from the animals of Muscoot Farm in Somers to what can be discovered by hiking along many trails through the more than 18,000 acres of county parkland.
Families can also discover many of the activities that are planned during Parks’ 50th Anniversary Season being celebrated throughout the year.Read more
A young man somehow ended up on the wrong side of the road heading north on North Avenue near Burling Lane. He drove head on into a a BMW SUV heading south on North Avenue. Airbags deployed in both vehicles. No one was seriously injured.Read more
"Never his mind on where he was."
Like Luke demanding that Yoda train him as a Jedi, the Mayor of New Rochelle has been unable to succeed for New Rochelle because his mind is always elsewhere -- on himself, on his resume, on his greater ambition beyond New Rochelle - never his mind on tackling real issues in New Rochelle but creating "solvable" issues for him to "solve", all signifying very little for the people of New Rochelle.
Yoda: All his life has he looked away... to the future, to the horizon. Never his mind on where he was. Hmm? What he was doing. Hmph. Adventure. Heh. Excitement. Heh. A Jedi craves not these things…
And where has Noam's mind been?Read more