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Governor Cuomo signed into law last week a bill that will allow Purchase College, SUNY to lease 40 acres of the campus for development of a senior learning community. The bill was sponsored by Assemblywoman Amy Paulin and State Senator Suzi Oppenheimer, and endorsed by County Executive Rob Astorino and Harrison Mayor Joan Walsh and many other local officials.

 

SUNY Senior Residential Learning Community Approved

 

Governor Cuomo signed into law last week a bill that will allow Purchase College, SUNY to lease 40 acres of the campus for development of a senior learning community. The bill was sponsored by Assemblywoman Amy Paulin and State Senator Suzi Oppenheimer, and endorsed by County Executive Rob Astorino and Harrison Mayor Joan Walsh and many other local officials.

 

College President Thomas Schwarz said, “It opens the door to enormous possibilities in terms of increasing the number of patrons for The Performing Arts Center and Neuberger Museum of Art, providing a great opportunity for lifelong learning for senior adults, offering quality educational services to the Westchester community, and spurring economic activity in the local community.”

 

University-based retirement communities on campuses — Duke and Stanford universities among them — are a growing trend nationwide.

 

Schubert Defies Judge’s Ruling

 

Bob Schubert was arrested August 16 on criminal contempt charges after violating a court order that prohibited him from visiting City Hall unannounced or without his lawyer. He said he went there to view a chart with information relative to his pond situation.

 

Green Toilets Coming to Hen Island

 

At the end of the August 10 City Council meeting, City Manager Scott Pickup noted that Kuder Island shareholders approved the most recent resolution to incorporate composting toilets, as well as water coverings for their collection systems. Mr. Pickup said it was a “good step forward”.


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