From the Mayor and Town Hall
March 3, 2014
Congratulations are in order for the Harrison High School Varsity Boys Basketball Team for a hard fought game, against Eastchester, at the County Center last week. Although the Huskies lost, in the Section 1, Class A Basketball Semifinal game, they have a lot to be proud of. The entire team and Coach Gary Chiarella should be commended on an extremely successful season.
On a related note, I would like to highlight the accomplishments of two Varsity players. Matthew Stein was selected by Con Edison as Con Ed Athlete of the Week. Coby Lefkowitz won this year’s Court of Excellence Award, in the Section 1 game, and was one of only ten players to receive this award. Congratulations to both boys as they finish their high school basketball career.
I would like to take this time to recognize Harrison resident, Annie Amato. Annie was recently appointed to the Breast Cancer Alliance Board of Directors. The Alliance is instrumental in raising funds to support breast cancer patients and survivors. Their mission is to raise awareness and work towards a cure. Annie has always contributed to our Town and schools, chairing several committees and serving as a past president of HAS PTA. I’m happy to congratulate her on her appointment to this very worthwhile cause and wish her, and her fellow Board members, the best of luck.
Recently, I have been alerted by the Governor Cuomo’s office regarding the availability of email and text alert reminders for vehicle registration and inspection renewals. NY drivers can now be notified by DMV, via email or text message, that their registrations or inspections are soon to expire. According to the Governor’s office, signing up for this convenience can be easily done online, by mail or in person and motorists can unsubscribe at any time. For more information on this customer service improvement, visit dmv.ny.gov
Last week I attended a meeting, hosted by Westchester County, concerning the I-287 corridor and the Tappanzee Bridge replacement.A taskforce has been assembled to raise awareness of this project, to highlight the importance of its eventual outcome and to engage key groups and the public in the process.There are issues that impact our municipality and I look forward to working with members of state and local agencies as the project becomes a reality.
On Sunday, March 2nd, I had the pleasure of attending the opening reception, in Town Hall, for Youth Art Month. This year, Harrison’s talented students have exhibited works of art that include an array of mediums. The selected works showcase ceramics, mixed media, paint, acrylic on board, graphite on paper, earthenware, and water colors to name a few. Students from our public school system, as well as from School of the Holy Child, are participating in this year’s exhibit and should be commended for their extraordinary achievements. This event would not be possible without the commitment of the Harrison Council for the Arts and the dedication of devoted teachers. The next time you visit Town Hall, please take some time to enjoy the beautiful exhibits placed in the foyer’s display case and hanging on the walls throughout the building.
The next “Lunch with the Mayor” is on Friday, March 7th. I will be at Pizza 2000 located at 339 Halstead Avenue in downtown Harrison. On Friday, March 14th, I will be at Fuji Sushi located at 216 Harrison Avenue. I will be at these locations from 12:30 to 1:30 and look forward to meeting with residents and talking about issues facing our community.