Happy Friday! Hope your week has gone well. 


It has been a busy week in the Town! Last Saturday, we kicked off our Car Free Day celebration with a pop-up at the Farmer’s Market. Pedego Bikes in Croton demonstrated one of their e-bikes, and a representative from 511NY Rideshare joined us to talk about ridesharing options and take Car Free Day pledge cards from attendees. 



The Ossining School District joined in the fun, demonstrating a car-lite method of traveling - carpooling - in this video! And seven of our local businesses offered incentives to people who pledged to go car-free or car-lite. Thanks to Mike Risko Music School, Bigfoot Creamery, Hudson Valley Books for Humanity, Logrea Dance Academy, The Tasty Table, Sing Sing Kill Brewery and Family Veterinary Care for participating. 


Thank you to Miriam Risko, Suzie Ross and Dorian Burden of Green Ossining; Ray Sanchez, Maria Angelica Meyer and Nancy de la Cruz of the OUFSD; Pedego Bikes; Modou Cham of 511NY Rideshare; and Maddi Zachacz and Jaimie Hoffman from the Village of Ossining for collaborating with me and my office, Victoria Cafarelli and Acacia Mauriello, to pull together more innovative Car Free Day programming! Last year, Ossining won the prize for most signups of any municipality in New York, and we were also acknowledged for innovative programming; fingers crossed we’ll do it again. 


If you were unable to participate last week, you can still choose any work day between now and September 30 to take the pledge to alter your commute and have your sign up count toward Ossining’s total for this year’s contest. The purpose of Car Free Day is to reduce our carbon footprint and envision a less car-dependent future, and that’s something you can do any day! If you take a photo or video of your car-free/car-lite travel, tag us (@townofossining) on Facebook or Instagram and we’ll share. 


This Sunday at 5:30 PM, one of the businesses promoting Car Free Day, Sing Sing Kill Brewery, is presenting a documentary about another mode of carbon-neutral travel. Windshipped tells the story of the Schooner Apollonia, the Hudson Valley’s fossil fuel-free sail freighter. Entry is free. Come for the informative and inspiring content; stay for the sustainably-produced beer!



This past Sunday, the Town participated in Ossining Padres Hispanos’ 3rd annual Hispanic Heritage Festival. I was joined by Deputy Supervisor Liz Feldman and Town Board members Gregory Meyer and Angelo Manicchio, as well as State Senator Pete Harckham and a representative from his office. 



On Tuesday at this week's Board meeting, we held a Town Hall regarding our New York Forward grant application for funding to revitalize the Executive Boulevard/Stormytown Road area of Town. We envision the grant funding would be helpful with establishing new bike and pedestrian infrastructure in the area and zoning that incentivizes economic development, mixed use developments, and “missing middle” housing (housing that hits a range of affordability) while also incorporating open space that is accessible to the public. If you have ideas about how this area might be developed, or anything else, you are always free to email the Town Board at


Notices are in the mail now regarding the new Westchester Power electricity supply contract, and Sustainable Westchester is hosting information sessions where residents can get the facts about the new contract and ask questions. If you have questions, be sure to attend a session! Visit this Westchester Power web page to sign up for one and/or access more information about the program. The new contract begins on November 1, and you can opt out at any time.


A reminder that the New York City Department of Environmental Protection has been drawing down water levels in the New Croton Reservoir to allow for routine operational inspections of the New Croton Dam and spillway. As DEP begins lowering the water level of the reservoir, there will be significant increases in the flow of water into the Croton River. Members of the public should be extra cautious while the increased water is released into the river. Activities such as wade fishing and kayaking are discouraged, as the fluctuating flow in the river could make them unsafe. The increased release is expected to continue until approximately September 27th. More details in the message below.

Lastly, a tax reminder - school tax bills have been sent out, and payment for the first half is due next Friday, September 30. If you pay directly instead of through an escrow account and have not received your bill yet, please call the Tax Receiver’s office at (914) 762-8790. You can also view and pay your bill online at the Tax Receiver’s page of our website: https://www.townofossining.com/cms/receiver-of-taxes


That’s all for now! For ideas for what to do this weekend and beyond, keep scrolling! We are now back to our regular meeting and office schedule, and are also back to hybrid meetings. You can still participate and watch remotely. We will be in person at 16 Croton Ave. Hope to see you soon! 


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HERE Arts Center and Bethany Arts Community Present The Story Box

Friday, September 23 @ 6:30pm at Bethany Arts Community (Garden of Peace and Love)

Saturday, September 24 @ 4pm & 7pm at Louis Engel Waterfront Park