Just as an update, the Putnam County (borders on Westchester County where information was released) County Clerk has refused to release the pistol permit information to The Journal News. Will be interesting to see where that leads.
On a different note, I'm a little surprised The Journal News's sister Gannett publication the Poughkeepsie Journal has been fairly quiet. I've not heard of any requests being made for the Dutchess County pistol permit records.
(Edit, added link)