Article from The Wall Street Journal by By Aaron Rutkoff
Suburban lawmakers have voted to keep Rye Playland free for Westchester residents. The vote overrides a plan by the county executive to make locals pay a $5 entry fee for the municipally-owned, heavily indebted amusement park.
County Executive Rob Astorino’s plan to double $5 the admission price for non-locals remains intact. Once inside the park, all visitors pay separately for rides and food.
Article from Lohud.com by Andrew Klappholz
RYE — When he was diagnosed with malignant brain tumors at the age of 2, Steven Marcano was not expected to live much longer.
He certainly wasn’t supposed to grow into a healthy 8-year-old or enjoy fun outings at Playland like he did Sunday.
But thanks to The Children’s Hospital of Montefiore, where he underwent multiple surgeries and treatments, his cancer is in remission and the Yonkers boy had the time of his life.
Article from Westfair online by Patrick Gallagher
When it opens its doors, the Westchester Children’s Museum expects to draw more than 190,000 visitors a year and generate more than $4 million annually for county business coffers.
The problem is, since nearly signing a lease with the county to occupy the 21,390-square-foot North Wing of the Playland bathhouse in late 2009, the museum has been anxiously awaiting final approval of its lease by the Westchester County Board of Legislators and by County Executive Rob Astorino.