WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. – In case you weren't able to check in with The White Plains Daily Voice every day, here are a few of the top stories from this week.
The White Plains school board adopted the 2013-14 proposed $192.95 million budget at its meeting Monday night. The now-adopted budget would increase spending by 2.19 percent and the tax rate by $17.71 to $583.21 per $1,000 of assessed valuation. The public will vote on the budget and candidates for the Board of Education from noon to 9 p.m. May 21 at their designated polling locations.
A White Plains uniform store owner, John Holmes, was arraigned Tuesday on felony charges of falsifying warranty information to qualify for a uniform contract out for bid in Rye City. He was charged with first-degree offering a false instrument for filling and second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument, both felonies. He was given $1,500 bail and is due in court May 7. He faces a maximum sentence of four years in state prison.
Westchester's health-care system is "unsustainable," medical leaders said Wednesday, saying that some of the county's 10 acute-care facilities may have to close in coming years to deal with huge revenue cuts and increased expenses. The Westchester County Association created a Healthcare Consortium to address the problem and find efficiencies to respond to changes in the market, including an aging population.
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