From the Mayor and Town Hall

From the Mayor and Town Hall

September 19, 2016


It’s that time of year again and our community is eagerly awaiting the annual It’s Great to Live in Harrison/Columbus Day celebration. This year’s events are as follows: Saturday, October 8th there will be a block party and fireworks display at 7:00 pm at the West Harrison Fire Department (rain date is Sunday, October 9th). There will also be an Open House from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm at the Harrison Police Headquarters. On Sunday, October 9th, the car Show will be held from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm in the West Harrison Business District. On Monday, October 10th, the annual parade will begin at 10:00 am (line-up is at 9:30) on the corner of Halstead and Thatcher, with a festival to follow at Ma Riis Park across from Town Hall. I hope to see many friends and familiar faces at these wonderful events.

On Thursday, October 20th, the Harrison Recreation Department, the Harrison Public Library and L & J Books, LLC are co-hosting the Harrison Book Club Festival. The event will take place from 7 to 9 PM at the West Harrison Senior Center and is designed to bring all Harrison book clubs together to share their practices and favorite books. Register at the Harrison Public Library or email Space is limited so sign up early.

This year’s Harrison Educational Foundation fundraiser will be take place on September 26th. The golf outing and dinner reception will be held at Brae Burn Country Club and proceeds will be used to support curriculum enrichment programs at all six Harrison schools. It’s a wonderful event and I look forward to it each year. For additional information, please visit

I am very happy to report that the Town/Village of Harrison has been named one of the safest communities in New York State. When considering a move, knowing how safe different communities are is very important. has compiled a list of the safest towns and cities, in New York State, using information based on FBI violent crime statistics and research data.

In closing, please take note that October 6th is Organ Donor Enrollment Day.  Registration is now open and teams have already started registering and planning ways to sign up as many New Yorkers as possible.  Just one organ donor can save up to eight lives. I encourage all, who are interested in this lifesaving effort, to sign up.  The registration form is available at: