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Alamo Drafthouse Cinema
2548 Central Park Ave, Yonkers

Kids Camp is Back at the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema with Free Admission for Kids and Their Families

It’s December and Kid’s Camp is back at the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, celebrating cherished children’s films with Free Admission for the whole family. Movies to be shown are Muppet Christmas Carol – Saturday and Sunday, December 13 and 14; The Polar Express – Monday through Thursday, December 22-25 and Harry Potter And The Sorcerer’s Stone – Monday through Thursday, December 29-January 1. All shows are at 11:00 am, except for The Polar Express on 12/25 – that starts at Noon. Age Policy for Kid’s Camp is 3 and up allowed with parent or guardian. The Alamo Drafthouse Cinema in Yonkers opened is a state-of-the-art movie house featuring luxurious seating with dine-in food and bar service during the movie, 4K digital projection and digital audio sound, located at 2548 Central Park Ave, Yonkers, (914) 226-3082. Kids Camp details at http://tinyurl.com/alamokids

Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, with 17 theatres across the US, is a lifestyle entertainment brand with an acclaimed cinema-eatery, the largest genre film festival in the United Sates and an online collectible art store. Named “the best theater in America” by Entertainment Weekly, the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema has built a reputation as a movie lover’s oasis not only by combining food and drink service with the movie-going experience, but also introducing unique programming and high-profile, star studded special events. More information at http://drafthouse.com/yonkers

On Monday, September 3rd, Labor Day, Bee-Line buses and ParaTransit will operate on a Sunday schedule.

For Bee-Line schedule information, log on to www.westchestergov.com/beelinebus.

Effective May 31, Bee-Line route 78 will be extended to serve the new Ridge Hill development in Yonkers.

Route 78 originates in Getty Square in downtown Yonkers and ends at Stew Leonards.

For schedule information, call the Bee-Line HOTLINE at (914) 813-7777 weekdays between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m.

If there was any question that Westchester County government needs a complete overhaul, consider this:

The Westchester County Board of Legislators is suing Westchester County to increase spending-in the middle of a severe budget crisis-to do work that is the state’s responsibility.


Because the 4,000 member CSEA, the politically powerful public employees union, wants to stop the County from cancelling a state contract that costs the Westchester taxpayer over $1 million a year to administer. The contract at issue is to provide Section 8 low-income housing vouchers on behalf of the state.

Because the County was losing so much money on the deal, I cancelled the contract at the end of last year. The state was fine with the decision. Westchester was only one of four counties still doing this work. In fact, the state is now renting space from the County for $22,000 a month.

But the Democrats on the Board of Legislators got involved and now the taxpayers are suffering big time.

The Board voted to restore the program in the 2011 budget, even though there was no money to pay for it, since the contract was terminated on December 31. I vetoed the Board’s action and they overrode the veto.

Not surprisingly, encouraged by the action of the Board, the CSEA sued the County to have the 38 union jobs tied to the program restored to Westchester’s budget. Here’s where it gets weird.

Led by Democratic Chairman Ken Jenkins, the Board joined in the suit with the CSEA, not on the side of taxpayers, but alongside the CSEA. That was bad enough. But then the Board took things a step further: They sued to prevent me from using the County’s own attorney to represent taxpayers in the case. In fact, they tried to force the County’s attorney to represent the CSEA’s position against the County.

Is it any wonder we are the highest taxed county in America?

These types of shenanigans are not limited to Westchester County though. This is going on in state and local governments across America. Those who have a vested interest in keeping things the way they are – the union bosses and the politicians they put in office – are tossing up every conceivable obstacle to fiscal reform. And they think if they make it confusing enough, taxpayers won’t notice.

But this much remains clear:

Westchester taxpayers need relief.

That requires eliminating waste in government.



Rob Astorino
Westchester County Executive

Due to flooding conditions on various roadways and heavy traffic on others, all Bee-Line buses are operating with scattered delays and are subject to detour. Routes 1C, 1W, 5, 13 and 14 are avoiding the intersection of State Route 9A and 119 in Elmsford.

Due to flooding conditions on various roadways and heavy traffic on others, all Bee-Line buses are operating with 15 – 30 minute delays and are subject to detour.

For more information, call the Bee-Line HOTLINE at (914) 813-7777

Bee-Line buses and ParaTransit are operating on a Saturday schedule today, President’s Day.

All buses are operating on or close to schedule on regular route.


For more information, log on to www.westchestergov.com/beelinebus.

Bee-Line buses and ParaTransit are operating on a Saturday schedule today, President’s Day.

Due to poor road conditions, routes 2, 13B and 60 are on detour.

Due to poor road conditions, Bee-Lines buses and ParaTransit are operating with system wide delays.

The following bus routes are on detour: 2, 13, 19 and 30. Due to a water main break, there is no route 61 service along Main St. in Port Chester between Westchester Ave. (Liberty Sq.) and Willett Ave.

For further information, call the Bee-Line HOTLINE at (914) 813-7777.

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