I would like to thank Commissioner Anthony Robinson and our Department of Public Works for doing a wonderful job clearing our streets after last weekend’s snow storm. The Highway crews plowed and salted our municipal roadways, in record time, and I would like to commend them for their hard work. As a snowstorm approaches, please remember to put cars into driveways to help with street plowing efforts. In addition, when clearing driveways and walkways, please refrain from shoveling snow into the streets.
I'm proud to announce that our Town Clerk, Jackie Greer, was recently appointed President of the Westchester - Putnam Town-City Clerk's Association, beginning January 1, 2016. This bipartisan organization’s purpose is to promote responsible and effective service, to the residents of the towns and cities of the County, by facilitating the exchange of ideas and sharing knowledge. The Association meets once every other month and, according to Jackie, seminars cover topics that will enhance the operation of the Clerk's Office. Congratulations to Jackie on this well deserved honor. Her continued leadership and professionalism ensures that the residents of Harrison receive excellent service.
Recently, Westchester County school districts were listed among the 100 best in New York State according to the education website, Niche. Harrison Central School District (includes our six public schools) drew an A+ ranking from Niche and earned the number 26 ranking. Once again, I’m very proud of our schools and am confident that our standing will continue to improve.
Open enrollment, to register your son or daughter for Harrison Recreation Little League Baseball / Softball, just opened up with a deadline of February 29th, 2016. The registration fee, before that deadline, is $90. After the deadline, it will be $125. If you have any questions, please send an email to Rich Salerno at firstname.lastname@example.org or Jim Horvath at email@example.com. You can also find all necessary forms online at www.harrisonlittleleague.org.
The Harrison Public Library will be hosting a very important and timely Lecture Series. The Library invites community members to drop by for a stimulating moderated discussion on foreign affairs. The purpose of the series is to educate members about important issues relating to American foreign policy and to enable the community to participate in the foreign policy process. The first lecture, “Middle East Alliances”, will be held on Tuesday, February 9, 2016 at 12:30 PM. The moderator will be Joan Katen, a leading expert on Middle East politics, a writer and a distinguished Adjunct Professor at Pace University. Registration is required. Participants may register online or by calling the library, 835-0324. To assist with advance preparation, participants may review the relevant chapter of the Great Decisions briefing book which is available at the Harrison Public Library Information Desk.
The Harrison High School Performing Arts Parents Booster Organization invites the community to attend a Swing Night Fund Raiser, held on February 5th, to benefit the Performing Arts Department. It will be hosted in the Student Union and is sure to be a fun filled evening of dance lessons, DJ music, food and prizes.
In closing, the League of Women Voters of Harrison invites all to Meet and Greet Our Elected Officials (Town, State and County) on Sunday, January 31st from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Harrison Public Library, Halperin Memorial Library Building. Refreshments will be served. For more information, please call Lola Geiger 939-7066.