- Last Updated: 14 November 2018 14 November 2018
The days are getting shorter-- have you noticed? I know I have! When the sun sets so early, we feel a little more urgency in the office, so you've gotta know this was a productive week!
We started off our week with a very exciting occasion-- I was joined by many of my elected colleagues, as well as many community leaders, at the Byington Scholarship Fundraiser on Monday night. Each year, the Ossining Rotary Club holds this event to raise money to later give out to deserving Ossining High School Seniors for college scholarships. They ask local organizations to submit an "Employee of the Year" for this annual event. For 2018, we could think of no Town employee more worthy than my office's own Victoria Cafarelli. Victoria, who has been working for the Town since 2015, has brought such a powerhouse of skills to our team. She has been responsible for our grant writing and many of our environmental initiatives, and she has been successful in not only securing money for the Town to continue to "get greener," but has helped us to consider what we are already doing in new ways. Victoria was also appointed as the Town/Village Interim Clerk this past summer to fill in for Mary Ann Roberts and has now run two elections for the Town. She is an incredible young woman doing a fantastic job for our community, and we had a great time celebrating her this week! Special thanks to Bethany Arts Community for hosting this event.
- Last Updated: 05 November 2018 05 November 2018
Wednesday, November 7, 2018
7:30 P.M. at the
John Paul Rodrigues
Ossining Operations Center
101 Route 9A
Ossining, NY 10562
REVISED Preliminary Agenda
- General Electric / Lerman and Keiser, Shady Lane Farm Road & Cedar Lane, Lot Line Amendment
- Village of Ossining Water Treatment Facility, 25 Reservoir Road, Site Plan Amendment
- The Learning Experience, 530 North State Road, Site Plan Application
- Santucci & Schemmer, 37 & 41 Croton Dam Road, Subdivision & Lot Line Amendment
- Rinaldi Subdivision, 39 Stormytown Road, 10 Lot Subdivision
- SPCA of Westchester, 590 North State Road, Site Plan Amendment
Please visit the Planning Board Projects Page to view PDF copies of documents pertaining to the Agenda for November 7th.
- Last Updated: 02 November 2018 02 November 2018
The Forest O' Fears Haunted Hayride is ON for tonight, Friday, November 2nd. The event starts at 6:30pm and ends at 10:00pm. Due to some rain expected tonight, there will be no field access, but the Haunted House will be opened. All previously purchased tickets will be honored and new tickets can be purchased for $10 each. We look forward to seeing everyone for Halloween 2018's last hurrah tonight!
- Last Updated: 05 November 2018 05 November 2018
This past week was an incredibly solemn one for our nation, as we stood by in horror and watched the news detail the attack on the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh last Saturday. I know I speak for the entire Town Board when I say our hearts go out to all those families who lost loved ones and to those dealing with injuries. The ache goes deep for me. As the daughter of a Hidden Child (my mother was hidden on a farm in Holland, separated from her parents, shortly after her grandfather was taken by the Nazis to perish in a concentration camp), I am the beneficiary of righteous Christians. This family, and others who saved my grandparents, put their own lives on the line to save others from the persecution they faced solely because of their beliefs. I have lived in freedom in the United States of America, a country that was born out of the rejection of religious persecution. Instead, the last couple of years we have been living with rhetoric coming from top government officials that has bred hatred and persecution, singling out those seeking to make better lives for themselves, putting others down to prop themselves up, and making heroes out of haters. We need to come together and demand that we all speak the language of peace and tolerance, love and unity, and break down barriers instead of building them up. We mourn for those lost, and we mourn the loss of leadership that demands the best not the worst in others. I hope we can use this moment in time to redirect our efforts, support one another, and make our country rich again in the morals and values we have come to expect with the stars and stripes.
Tonight's Haunted Hayride is on as scheduled, and if you didn't make it there last week, do not miss out! It will be altered as we are faced with a very soggy hayride trail and lower field, but the Haunted House is so amazing , we are sure you will not be disappointed! The attraction will be open tonight at 6:30PM and will go until 10PM. All tickets for all hayride times will be honored at the gate.
Haven't bought your ticket yet? No problem. Tickets will be sold at the gate for $10 each. Make sure you wear sensible footwear-- it's going to be warm but probably damp and muddy, but if you ask me, that'll make the scene extra spooky. Stay safe out there, and enjoy the last gasp of Halloween 2018!