Environment

Con Edison's Tips To Protect Your Home (and Wallet) from Ol’ Man Winter

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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- Con Edison expects residential winter heating bills to be approximately 10 percent lower than last year due to lower natural gas prices, and reminds customers they can save even more money by using energy wisely and making sure their heating systems work efficiently.

Customers can get a great start by signing up for Con Edison’s Green Team energy efficiency programs.

Revised Fall Leaf Collection Begins October 14 - No Loose Leaves At The Curb

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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- This past spring, the City adopted a new policy for fall leaf collection requiring all leaves to be placed in biodegradable bags and/or open containers for pickup. Loose leaf piles will not be picked up. There were a number of considerations for this change, including:

Mulch Mowing Workshops September, October

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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- Free mulch mowing workshops will be offered for throughout the City in September and October. Rather than raking, bagging, or transporting fall leaves off site, the City of New Rochelle’s “Love ‘Em and Leave ‘Em” mulch mowing campaign is a sustainable alternative that actually benefits lawns and gardens!

New Rochelle and Other Communities Opt to Move Fire Protection Charges to United Water Customers

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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- Earlier this year, the villages of Ardsley, Dobbs Ferry, Hastings on the Hudson, Pelham Manor, Port Chester and the City of New Rochelle opted to move the fire protection charges to United Water customers. The surcharge went into effect for those customers on June 1.

First Mosquito Batch In Westchester Tests Positive For West Nile Virus

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WESTCHESTER, NY -- The Westchester County Department of Health has learned for the first time this year that a mosquito batch has tested positive for West Nile Virus.

Westchester Legislators Want Stricter Review Process for Gas Pipeline Expansion

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White Plains, NY – The Westchester County Board of Legislators (BOL) announced today passage of a resolution calling for a stricter review process and full risk assessments in regard to the proposed expansion of the Algonquin natural gas pipeline through the county by Houston, Texas-based Spectra Gas Corporation.

New Rochelle School District Fined, Issued Violations Following New York State Investigation into Asbestos Exposure Incident at Davis School, Contractor Cited for Forged License

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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- The New York State Department of Labor, Division of Safety and Health, Asbestos Control Bureau has assessed a $6,500 fine against the City School District of New Rochelle and issued a notice of violation against the District and two District employees for handling asbestos without a license following an investigation at the George M. Davis Jr. in New Rochelle, NY.

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