- Last Updated: 04 November 2019 04 November 2019
First of all, I would like to address the upsetting incident that occurred at Ossining High School this week. I learned yesterday that symbols of hate, including a swastika and a racial slur, appeared in Ossining High School. We have a community that works every day to celebrate all that we share, but also the differences that make our world that much more interesting and rich. In Ossining, all our many cultures, religions, skin colors, languages and choices make us the desirable place to live that we are. Our schools, more than anyone, always showcase this diversity in the most incredible way each and every day, making this horrific anomaly even that much more troubling -- and it is an anomaly, in Ossining. These types of symbols have not appeared in our schools in any time recently in our collective memories.
As a child of a Holocaust survivor, I know what these symbols represent--in my case the loss of my great grandfather who was herded like cattle to a concentration camp where he met his death, simply because of how he worshiped. These symbols and others like them are triggers that hold so much meaning for the people who have been directly impacted by hate crimes. They are not funny, they are not edgy or cool. They represent the worst of humanity. We need everyone in our community to continue to work together, as we already do, to help stop this madness of propagating symbols and messages of hate in and around our communities. We will not tolerate this behavior. We must come together to put an end to it and instead to get the word out that all are welcome here. To that end, the Town had already committed to set up a task force in partnership with the Village of Ossining and other stakeholder groups like the NAACP and houses of worship focused on educating our entire community (beyond the school district) about these symbols and their impacts in an ongoing fashion. Today, we gathered together for a press conference to re-affirm our commitment to addressing how we can work together against these symbols of hate appearing in our community. We will be announcing more details about this group in the coming weeks.
The Ossining Police are continuing to work closely with the Ossining Schools to fully investigate this incident. If you have information that might be helpful to their investigation, please contact the Ossining Police at (914) 941-4099. As always, calls to the police can be anonymous.
- Last Updated: 31 October 2019 31 October 2019
A meeting of the Planning Board of the Town of Ossining will be held on:
Wednesday, November 6, 2019
7:30 P.M. at the
John Paul Rodrigues
Ossining Operations Center
101 Route 9A
Ossining, NY 10562
- MGM Subdivision, 5 Hawkes Avenue, 2-Lot Subdivision- PUBLIC HEARING
- pdf MGM- Legal Notice (170 KB)
- Santucci & Schemmer Subdivision, Croton Dam Road- Request for 90 Day Extension of Approval
Please visit the Planning Board Projects Page to view PDF copies of documents pertaining to the Agenda for November 6th.
- Last Updated: 28 October 2019 28 October 2019
ENTRY-LEVEL PARK GROUNDSKEEPER POSITION
The Town of Ossining Parks Department is seeking to fill the Full-Time probationary position of Park Groundskeeper. The starting salary for this position is $61,105.
Please complete an pdf employment application (160 KB) (available in the Town Supervisor’s office on the 3rd Floor of 16 Croton Avenue between 8:30AM and 4:30 PM, Monday through Friday), and return to Maddi Zachacz in that office by 4:00PM on Wednesday, November 13th, 2019.
Under direct supervision of the Parks Foreman, performs routine manual work in connection with the general and specific upkeep and maintenance of facilities and park grounds; does related work as required.
EXAMPLES OF WORK: (Illustrative Only)
- Uses power equipment, i.e. tractor lawn mowers, grass cutters, etc. in the maintenance, mowing, raking and cutting of grass in municipal parks;
- Uses various power and no-power tools in the trimming and/or removal of brush and trees in park areas;
- Makes repairs to park buildings, athletic/sports facilities, etc., which may involve minor electrical, carpentry, plumbing, masonry or other trade tasks;
- Operates a pick-up truck or other vehicle to transport equipment, supplies or personnel to various park sites;
- Prepares athletic fields for play including cutting grass, removing litter/ debris, lining fields, etc.;
- Maintains paths, driveways and parking lots including sweeping of areas, snow removal and minor black top repair;
- Maintains, services and makes minor adjustments to power tools, motorized equipment and park vehicles;
- Paints and repairs park benches, boats, floats, etc.;
- Makes minor repairs to parks equipment;
- Participates in grounds maintenance, including seasonal care of trees, shrubs, flowers, ground preparation for lawn rejuvenation, planning and fertilizing activities, including pesticide application and control.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND ATTRIBUTES: Familiarity with ground maintenance activities, tools, and equipment; ability to understand both oral and written directions; ability to ascend and work in lofty places, where required; willingness to perform routine manual work; honesty; reliability; physical endurance; physical condition commensurate with the duties of the position. NYS Driver’s License; CDL preferred. Must be willing to work on Saturdays for up to 8 months/year as per collective bargaining agreement.
- Last Updated: 28 October 2019 28 October 2019
The fun continues tonight with the last weekend of Forest O'Fears: The Haunting at Cedar Lane! Grab your tickets now for the last two nights of Halloween fun, including the infamous Haunted House and Trail of Horror with field games for the whole family, tonight and tomorrow night, October 25th and 26th. There will also be tasty treats courtesy of some local food vendors -- this weekend, we will be joined by Road Grub, Sloppie Joe's, Homestyle Bakery (donuts and cider are key to a successful Halloween experience), Salsa Fresca and Sing Sing Kill Brewery, who will be serving locally brewed suds for the 21+ crowd. The mostly volunteer team behind this production has been hard at work to put on an excellent event. All proceeds above and beyond the costs to run the event this year will go to the SPCA of Westchester, so don't miss the opportunity to support a local non-profit while enjoying a spooky October evening with family and friends at Cedar Lane Park.