Every year at noon on New Year's Day, the Ossining community comes together for an inauguration. The time and date is actually dictated by the Village Charter. The fact that we make what could be the recitation of a few words into a community event, is one the things that makes Ossining special. In my remarks, I... Continue Reading →
Christian served as Junior Mayor for the Day last week. His parents won him the opportunity in the Ossining MATTERS online auction. What a remarkable young man! He arrived with a prepared list of questions. I think we addressed them all and much more. We traveled across Ossining visiting many of the people who make our local government function so... Continue Reading →
At our first meeting of 2016 I reflected on what has been accomplished in the past year, and our goals for the coming year. This Board of Trustees is united in our big picture goals: Communication & Customer Service Building Dept & Code Enforcement Efficiency & Sustainability Efforts toward efficiency & sustainability are happening on... Continue Reading →
I posted the below message on Facebook yesterday. The outpouring of support has been remarkable. Encouraging statements have come from family, friends, supporters, and folks who are simply fed-up with village politics. This week is certainly not a high point for transparency in local government. The residents of Ossining deserve better. I am grateful to be connecting with... Continue Reading →
Do you have a good idea for what could be done better in Ossining? Do you ever feel people in village government aren't listening to you? Whether it's economic development, collaboration with schools, safe streets, parking, parkland, recycling, trash, or taxes—everyone in our community has something they think could be better. And the best ideas for improvement... Continue Reading →
We're taking shelter from the rain. Tonight's event will be held at Ossining's Joseph G. Caputo Community Center, 95 Broadway, Ossining, NY. See you at 7:00!!
The title of this post suggests a nonchalant gesture made on a whim. But what I did last night followed months of "what-if" conversations with Eric, and a lifetime of being entranced, amused, enraged, and engaged by politics. This fall Marlene Cheatham will not seek reelection as a Trustee on the Ossining Village Board. Last... Continue Reading →