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Dozens of church members and community leaders were on hand at Emanuel Lutheran Church in Pleasantville today as it officially dedicated its new roof-top power-generating solar panels at a special ceremony at the church on Manville Road.
Several members of the Westchester County Board of Legislators held a news conference today to announce a bi-partisan proposal that would impose a maximum limit of twelve consecutive years for both the 17 members serving on the Board of Legislators as well as the County Executive.
Thursday night since taking office in January and outlined a plan to help close a projected $166 million deficit in 2011 without raising taxes.
Astorino offered no new proposals for spending, citing the ongoing fiscal crisis.
Among the deficit closing solutions offered: a financial incentive package to encourage longtime employees to voluntarily leave their jobs. It's a move he estimates could save the county between $6.8 and $19.1 million a year, depending on the number of workers who participate.
He also said a decision is near on a proposal to have the county switch from its current self-insured health plan administered by POMCO to the New York State Health Insurance Plan (NYSHIP) which would provide employees with similar benefits while possibly saving taxpayers millions of dollars a year.
By a 13-4 vote, the Westchester County Board of Legislators Monday approved a new "Consumer Pricing Option" for retailers in Westchester. The new option creates a pricing system alternative that allows qualified retailers to transition from the customary "hand stamped" pricing system to a technology-based one.
The legislation is an amendment to County Consumer Protection Law and does not supplant the current item pricing law.
Two members of the Westchester County Board of Legislators are proposing legislation that would allow retailers to switch from individual hand pricing of items to a technology-based pricing system. Over the past few years, the Westchester County Department of Consumer Protection has fined numerous retailers for non-compliance of the current hand labeling law and has concluded that the fines do little to remedy the original problem.
Around the Country
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- France says finds bodies in Atlantic crash wreckage - Reuters