Supervisor’s Weekly Update

Happy Arbor day!

Today is the day that we set aside in our calendars to appreciate all that trees do for us. From providing clean air, habitat for countless birds, animals and insect pollinators, being an invaluable food source, preventing soil erosion, keeping us cool with shade in the summer and dropping the leaves to allow the sun to warm our homes in the winter and so much more, trees help improve our lives every day.

Please visit our Town Environmental Advisory Committee (EAC) web page for information on native trees and plants that support the wildlife in our area as well as a host of other helpful information.

Today the Town and Village of Ossining, along with the Ossining School District celebrated Arbor Day by planting five native trees.

One of the trees planted was dedicated as a living tribute to Reginald Lafayette. Reggie was a longtime Chairman of the Westchester County Democratic Committee Reggie and was the Democratic Commissioner of the Westchester Board of Elections. He was well known for encouraging and supporting women and minorities to run for political offices throughout the County, making sure that the legislative bodies reflected the actual demographics of the communities. His smiling face and welcoming attitude as I ran for my first office will never be forgotten.

Ossining School District celebrated Arbor Day

I hope you all got a chance to see our new electric bus in action during the Green Ossining Earth Day Festival chaired by Susie Ross. A great time was had by all!

A message from our Receiver of Taxes : 

The 2023 Town and County tax bills have been mailed and are available online for payment

Bills are only mailed to those that pay their taxes directly vs. through an escrow account with a lender. The bills being mailed directly should arrive at your homes in the next few days. Please look out for the bill and call us if you do not receive it by the end of this week. Consistent with NYS Real property tax law/Westchester County Tax Act, taxes are due by April 30, 2023 BUT because April 30th is on a Sunday, you can pay without penalty through May 1st, 2023.

Seniors, people eligible for disability exemption and volunteer First Responders should reach out to the Assessors Office for more information on eligibility for expanded tax exemptions. Deadline to apply is May 1st

As a reminder, next week is the 2023 Municipal Clerks’ Week April 30 through May 6, 2023 will be the 54th Annual Professional Municipal Clerks Week. Initiated in 1969, the week is a time of celebration and reflection on the importance of the Clerk’s office.

Professional Municipal Clerks Week

Here are some but not all of the many events going on and around the Town of Ossining

On Saturday, April 29, Westchester Collaborative Theater will feature internationally renowned jazz vocalist Alexis Cole at 7:30pm. This special event will feature songs from Cole’s extensive repertoire from The American Songbook and will be performed in a cabaret setting at WCT’s home, 23 Water Street in Ossining.

renowned jazz vocalist Alexis Cole


Celebrate Earth Day by recycling at the Ossining Farmers Market! Every Saturday throughout the year you can drop off food scraps with Green Ossining and textiles with Green Tree Textiles but for the next two weeks you can also drop off hard-to-recycle plastics like takeout containers and snack bags. Just be sure that your plastics are clean and *not* compostable (those go in the Green Ossining food scrap collection bin). Look for the cardboard Terracycle box and the manager's tent.

Ossining Farmers Market

The Hudson Valley Books for Humanity brings Ellen Cassedy, founder of 9 to 5, the labor union and movement where Ellen will be reading from her new book please RSVP beforehand. This event will take place on Saturday April 29 from 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM 

 Ellen Cassedy

On the first Friday of the month, the community is on the move. Amazing art on exhibits, business pop-ups, fantastic food choices from around the globe, craft beer, live comedy shows, improv, live music, stage plays, and more. Meet new friends and neighbors. Supporting local businesses, shopping small, or simply taking in the sights... and visit a place you have never been... don’t miss out!

First Fridays

Through advocacy, prevention, community education and stewardship, Riverkeeper is working towards a trash-free Hudson. Our annual day of service, Riverkeeper Sweep, has become a catalyst for sustained, year-round action. Recognizing that our local trash and marine debris is part of a global problem, we are expanding our efforts to stem the tide. The Riverkeeper Sweep cleanup will be at Ryder Park, May 6th,from 9-11 A.M.

Register at

Riverkeeper Sweep 

Discover the magic of Bethany Arts Community’s second annual WoodFest! Come experience the joy and wonder of the natural world, brought to life through the skillful hands of artisans. WoodFest has something for everyone, from handcrafted creations, to wood sculpture demonstrations, to wood-crafting activities for all! Enjoy a day of celebration with live music, art, activities, and games for the whole family!

Bethany Arts Community’s second annual WoodFest

Discover and shop for handmade gifts perfect for Mom from the local artists and makers of the Northeast Etsy Artists Collective. You will find a curated selection of jewelry, original artwork and cards, soaps and bath products, accessories, spring knitwear and much more! 

Mother's Day Artisan Market

Join the Rally to save the river on Saturday May 6 starting at 2PM at the Cortlandt Waterfront Park 


The I love my park day will be Saturday May 6 starting at 10 AM on the old Croton Aqueduct in Croton & Ossining. Learn how to identify invasive plants and so much more. 


The world-renowned Cassatt String Quartet returns to Bethany for an afternoon reverie of music .Saturday, May 13, 2023, 4-6PM (4pm Wine & Cheese Art Reception | 5pm Concert)

Cassatt String Quartet


The AMD PTA is holding their spring fundraiser a life in motion, photography mini family photo sessions, the dates available are April 20- May 13



Neighbors Link will be offering free immigration legal help, please call ahead at 914-527-5994


On May 20th fix your broken but beloved furniture for free at the Joseph Caputo community center from 11 A.M. to 3 P.M.


That’s all from me as your Town Supervisor! For upcoming events and more, click here to go to the blog.Be sure to check out our new 2023 waste and recycling calendar for changes to your pickup schedule - or, better yet, download the Recycle Right app if you have not already done so. It’s the easiest way to stay current with waste and recycling schedules. Click here to download for Android and here for iOS.

Thank you and enjoy your weekend.

- Liz

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