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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