Dana Levenberg, Town Supervisor
phone (914) 762-6001
fax (914) 762-0833
16 Croton Avenue
Ossining, NY 10562
The Supervisor's Office is located on the third floor of the Town offices. Office hours are Monday - Friday, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm.
- Last Updated: 04 November 2019 04 November 2019
First of all, I would like to address the upsetting incident that occurred at Ossining High School this week. I learned yesterday that symbols of hate, including a swastika and a racial slur, appeared in Ossining High School. We have a community that works every day to celebrate all that we share, but also the differences that make our world that much more interesting and rich. In Ossining, all our many cultures, religions, skin colors, languages and choices make us the desirable place to live that we are. Our schools, more than anyone, always showcase this diversity in the most incredible way each and every day, making this horrific anomaly even that much more troubling -- and it is an anomaly, in Ossining. These types of symbols have not appeared in our schools in any time recently in our collective memories.
As a child of a Holocaust survivor, I know what these symbols represent--in my case the loss of my great grandfather who was herded like cattle to a concentration camp where he met his death, simply because of how he worshiped. These symbols and others like them are triggers that hold so much meaning for the people who have been directly impacted by hate crimes. They are not funny, they are not edgy or cool. They represent the worst of humanity. We need everyone in our community to continue to work together, as we already do, to help stop this madness of propagating symbols and messages of hate in and around our communities. We will not tolerate this behavior. We must come together to put an end to it and instead to get the word out that all are welcome here. To that end, the Town had already committed to set up a task force in partnership with the Village of Ossining and other stakeholder groups like the NAACP and houses of worship focused on educating our entire community (beyond the school district) about these symbols and their impacts in an ongoing fashion. Today, we gathered together for a press conference to re-affirm our commitment to addressing how we can work together against these symbols of hate appearing in our community. We will be announcing more details about this group in the coming weeks.
The Ossining Police are continuing to work closely with the Ossining Schools to fully investigate this incident. If you have information that might be helpful to their investigation, please contact the Ossining Police at (914) 941-4099. As always, calls to the police can be anonymous.
- Last Updated: 28 October 2019 28 October 2019
The fun continues tonight with the last weekend of Forest O'Fears: The Haunting at Cedar Lane! Grab your tickets now for the last two nights of Halloween fun, including the infamous Haunted House and Trail of Horror with field games for the whole family, tonight and tomorrow night, October 25th and 26th. There will also be tasty treats courtesy of some local food vendors -- this weekend, we will be joined by Road Grub, Sloppie Joe's, Homestyle Bakery (donuts and cider are key to a successful Halloween experience), Salsa Fresca and Sing Sing Kill Brewery, who will be serving locally brewed suds for the 21+ crowd. The mostly volunteer team behind this production has been hard at work to put on an excellent event. All proceeds above and beyond the costs to run the event this year will go to the SPCA of Westchester, so don't miss the opportunity to support a local non-profit while enjoying a spooky October evening with family and friends at Cedar Lane Park.
- Last Updated: 21 October 2019 21 October 2019
The big day has arrived! Tonight is the first of four nights for the 2019 Forest O'Fears: The Haunting at Cedar Lane! Grab your tickets now for four nights of Halloween fun, including the infamous Haunted House and Trail of Horror both weekends, with field games for the whole family, next weekend, October 25th and 26th. There will also be tasty treats courtesy of some local food vendors on both weekends-- this weekend, we will be joined by Road Grub, Sloppie Joe's and Homestyle Bakery (donuts and cider are key to a successful Halloween experience). Then next weekend, all those vendors will return, PLUS Salsa Fresca and Sing Sing Kill Brewery, who will be serving locally brewed suds for the 21+ crowd. The mostly volunteer team behind this production has been hard at work to put on an excellent event -- I can't wait to see all they have in store for this year! All proceeds above and beyond the costs to run the event this year will go to the SPCA of Westchester, so don't miss the opportunity to support a local non-profit while enjoying a spooky October evening at Cedar Lane Park.
- Last Updated: 16 October 2019 16 October 2019
The month of October is traditionally one of our busiest, and this week, we did not stop moving!
Out on the road, our Highway Department has been hard at work preparing for the paving at Haymount Terrace and Studio Hill Road.
Using our annual bidder for paving, our Highway Superintendent worked closely with our Engineering Team to make sure that all issues were addressed, including some specific drainage concerns and plans to restripe once the job has been completed.
We do not yet know when the contractor will be starting the actual paving, but it should go quickly now that our guys have it all ready. Looking forward to seeing the finished product!
- Last Updated: 07 October 2019 07 October 2019
Budget season officially kicked off this week in the Town of Ossining! Budget Director Maddi Zachacz and Deputy Comptroller Dale Ferreira joined me as we met with each department head to review and discuss their budget requests for 2020. It was a great opportunity to reflect on our progress in 2019, and plan ahead for 2020. All of our departments have so much planned for the new year, we are very excited to start sharing these new programs, offerings, and projects with our residents!
At our Town Board Work Session this past Tuesday, we heard from the Ossining branch of the NAACP and discussed how we can work together to educate the public on hate crimes and symbols of hate in an effort to ensure that these horrific instances have no place in our community. This was an essential conversation to have, and we look forward to working together in the future to establish a task force that can come up with an ongoing plan of action to ensure Ossining is safe and welcoming to all.
Earlier that evening, I had the opportunity to join Westchester County Legislator Catherine Borgia, the Westchester County Department of Planning, and the Village of Ossining for a Town Hall discussion on the 2020 Census. It was an excellent opportunity to learn more about the process for 2020 and why it is so important to ensure an accurate count. Our Census count determines so much on the federal level, including our representation to Congress and funding allocations – yes, including school district funding. The Town looks forward to being a partner in this process and we will share more information about how we can all help to ensure an accurate count when the Census kicks off next spring.