4 Must Do’s For Holiday Shopping to Ignite Your Spirit & Nourish Your Community

There are two kinds of people in the world–those who eagerly anticipate Black Friday, and those who do not.  For those who would rather meander, chat, and sip cider during their holiday shopping, here are four steps to ensure that your holiday shopping is appreciated by you, your gift recipients, and your community. 1) Always... Continue Reading →

VOTE! It’s the least you can do

Voting in every election is literally the very least you can do if you are an American citizen seeking to conduct yourself in a responsible manner. Have you voted yet? If not, read my voting guide below. Whether you are a traditionalist who likes to vote on Election Day, or you aren’t 100% sure the... Continue Reading →

Reflections on Being Mayor

Being mayor means many things. Cutting ribbons, walking in parades, officiating weddings, acknowledging milestones, bearing witness, being a role model, advocating justice, celebrating the arts, honoring heroes, supporting entrepreneurs, learning history, protecting the environment, inspiring young voices, visiting classrooms and nursing homes, and noticing the everyday beauty that makes Ossining special. These actions build a stronger... Continue Reading →

Community Solar: The Key to Achieving Ambitious Renewable Energy Goals

As a New Yorker and an environmentalist, I am proud that we are leading the charge in reducing greenhouse gas emissions and increasing renewable energy production. The Climate Leadership & Community Protection Act (CLCPA) sets ambitious goals that demand a multi-layered approach. Most New Yorkers will not recognize the CLCPA acronym. But they can understand... Continue Reading →

Seeking a Beloved Community: Ossining’s Response to Hate

"Hate, it has caused a lot of problems in the world, but has not solved one yet." ~Dr. Maya Angelou Ossining is still reacting to news of an incident that occurred yesterday at the high school where a swastika and the n-word were crudely scrawled on a bathroom wall. While the Ossining Police Department investigates,... Continue Reading →

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