Welcome (or welcome back) to the Supervisor’s Update! Hope everyone is safely at home on another stormy day.


We started this week’s board meeting with a moment of silence for John Massey, a well-known member of the Ossining community. He served us as a lifelong member of our volunteer fire department’s Holla Hose Engine 100, superintendent of St. Augustine’s Cemetery, and an active member of the Old Mill Singers for the last 40 years. John will be missed by many, especially for his amateur singing career spreading joy throughout the community, including an annual performance in the Town’s summer waterfront concert series. May his memory be a blessing. 


The Board also heard from Hank Osborn and Myra Romano from the NY/NJ Trail Conference (NYNJTC), as well as Diane Alden from the Friends of the Old Croton Aqueduct, for a presentation on the 2021 season of the Croton Gorge Unique Area Conservation Corps Trail Stewards program.  This program, now in place for two seasons, has been very helpful at ensuring the Croton Gorge Unique Area, often accessed through Ossining, is properly and safely enjoyed by all as a much needed respite in nature during the spring and summer months. You can read more about the program’s activities and outcomes for the past year in this report. The Town is proud to support this program and grateful to everyone who helps us maintain our open spaces. Big shout out to Diane for her focus and persistence on protecting this critical area while still ensuring public access and enjoyment. 


By the way, the NYNJTC is looking for Conservation Corps members for the 2022 season. You can read more about that position here. Check out their Job Openings page for other employment opportunities. We’ve also added this to the Career & Education section of the Supervisor’s Update blog. Speaking of the blog - we now have a new section highlighting Black History Month programming, and some extra special updates in the Congratulations section (spoiler alert: we have a new reason to be proud of OPD chief Kevin Sylvester, as if we needed any more!).

As a reminder, our Town e-mail system is undergoing maintenance this weekend, so all Town staff will not be able to send or receive e-mails over the weekend.  As always, the Ossining Police Department non-emergency phone line is available if anything urgent arises over the weekend, just call (914) 941-4099. You can also reach out to me directly at (914) 598-7842. Thank you for your patience - we will be back up and running (and probably responding to quite a number of e-mails!) on Monday.  


We will see you soon - stay safe and be well!



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