Another busy week in the Town of Ossining: the 3rd floor of 16 Croton is in the process of creating the 2016 Town/County tax bills, our Parks staff is hard at work finishing up the Shinehouse at Cedar Lane Park, and all of our departments are shifting into Spring mode.

The Village of Ossining hosted us for their first official "Lunch and Learn" program this Wednesday, where the topic was Managing the Work/ Life Balance. It was great to see so many of our employees taking time to learn about how they can better balance their roles as mothers and fathers, parents, children, students, and friends with the growing pressures of work, and the presenter had some wonderful ideas of how to take better care of ourselves. We are all looking forward to the Lunch and Learn next month, as well as the other components of this wonderful Employee Wellness program.

We spent some time on Thursday working with our project managers from MUNIS, the new accounting software package that the Town and Village will be moving to later this year. It is exciting to see how many of our processes will become easier with this new software, and how much more accessible our data will be to the public once we get up and running. We are aiming for a launch date this Fall, stay tuned for more details as we get closer.

I want to take the chance to invite everyone to our second Town Hall Meeting of 2016, which will take place in the Budarz Theater at the Library next Tuesday evening at 7:30PM. After a quick Special Meeting, we will move into some exciting topics. We are scheduled to have a presentation from Sunshine Children's Home, who will get us up to date on their proposed expansion plan for the site on Cedar Lane. We will also hear from the new owners of Snowden House in the Village, who are asking for an extension of the existing PILOT (payment in lieu of taxes) program on the site. Glenn Weinberg will be joining us to explain some of the positive effects our homeowners will see now that Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) is here, and finally, we will hear from Julie Roche of Burbio, a company who has proposed a new way for Ossining to manage our community calendar. Even better news? They plan to handle it free of charge. Come hear about the exciting projects we are working on in the Town, or come to ask a question to or raise a topic with the Board. These are your meetings, and we look forward to hearing from you.

Tonight is the last chance to see the Ossining High School Drama Club's production of "In the Heights"- the show is fantastic, and while tickets are still available for reserved seats, most seats are free. Join me at the final performance tonight, or maybe I will see you at some other events around Town this week.







Watch Ossining’s O-Bots in NYC at Javits Center, March 12-13

What: Ossining’s championship robotics team will compete in FIRST Robotics Competition’s New York Regional event. Over 200 teams from the New York tri-state area, Arizona, Brazil, China, Ecuador, Turkey, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom will vie to be among the five teams who advance to the national championship in St. Louis. Ossining’s team competed in St. Louis in 2012 and 2013.

Come cheer for our team in person or watch online at

When: Saturday, March 12th from 9am – 4pm and Sunday, March 13th from 9-3

Where: Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York City

Information:  or

Contact:  Doug Albrecht, Ossining High School, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , (914) 762-5760



Annual St. Patrick's Family Celebration

What:  St. Augustine’s Parish,  381 No. Highland Avenue, Ossining invites the Ossining community to its annual St. Patrick’s Family Celebration on Saturday, March 12th from 6 to 10PM in the School Auditorium.  This year we commemorate the 100th anniversary of Ireland’s  1916 Easter Rising !  The Celebration  features  DJ music, Sing-A-longs, Irish Step-dancers, Bagpipers, a Sweepstake Raffle and a performance  by  the School’s Bell Choir  Tickets are $40 per adult which includes  a corned beef and cabbage dinner and complimentary water/soda  and $10 per child (3  to 12 years old) for unlimited pizza, juice, cookies and games.  Wine, beer and stout will be available at the cash bar.  Everyone is welcome to join the festivities and wear their GREEN! Reservations can be  at the Parish office (941-0067) and will be accepted until 3/10/16.

When:  Saturday, March 12, 6:00pm to 10:00pm

Where:  St. Augustine's Parish, 381 North Highland Avenue, Ossining

Contact: St. Augustine's Parish Office, 914-941-0067


Down to Earth Farmers Markets is Hiring!

What: Farmers Market Managers (Several part-time hourly positions available in Westchester County and Rockland County as well as floaters who can fill in during the season).  We are looking for enthusiastic people with great people skills to manage one or more seasonal farmers markets and assist with market promotion within the community.  The Farmers Market Manager oversees and supervises daily operations of a farmers market to assure a smooth and safe running market; serve as a market host, welcome and engage shoppers; and promote good relations between vendors, our company, and the shoppers. The Farmers Market Manager cultivates dialogue between shoppers and Down to Earth Markets, helping to ensure that the market meets the needs of the shoppers and their communities.  Market Managers help to promote one or more markets in a region with on-the-ground community outreach, encouraging attendance at the markets through a variety of approaches that may include social media, flyering, and meeting with community groups to explain the benefits of eating locally grown and produced foods.  Candidates must have reliable transportation, be able to lift and carry 50 lbs, have access to a computer for social networking and emailing reports, be available for the entire season (most markets run from May into  December once a week) and must have an interest in and be able to articulately communicate about local food and sustainable agriculture.  Interested parties should e-mail a cover letter and resume to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

When: Openings Available Now

Where: Westchester and Rockland Counties, Down to Earth Markets, 173 Main Street, 3rd Floor, Ossining


Grow Local Film Series: To Make a Farm

What:  Named one of the ten most popular Canadian films at the Vancouver International Film Festival, To Make A Farm asks: what might the future of local food and farming look like? This beautifully photographed documentary explores the lives of five young people who have decided to become smallscale farmers. VIFF calls To Make A Farm “exceptionally hopeful, giving us a closerange view of humanity along with a detailed portrayal of the nuts and bolts of agriculture.”

When:  Thursday, March 17, 6:30pm

Where:  Down to Earth Markets, 173 Main Street, 3rd Floor, Ossining

Contact:  Down to Earth Markets, 173 Main Street, 3rd Floor, Ossining, (914) 923-4837




Town Board Contacts

Town Supervisor: Dana Levenberg - phone (914) 762-6001 - fax (914) 762-0833

Council Members: Elizabeth Feldman, Gregory G. Meyer, Jackie Shaw, Northern Wilcher Jr.