Things are Happening for Ossining

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 →

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2016 Priorities

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 →

Action Steps for Improving Communication

I led a discussion at the August 13 work session  of how we can better communicate with Ossining residents.  I requested this topic be added to our work session agenda following the water-main break and subsequent boil-water-advisory that was issued.  Thankfully, the public's health and safety was never in jeopardy during that incident, which makes this an ideal... Continue Reading →

Standing Strong

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 →

Deadline on Friday!

Friday is the deadline.  Since I announced my candidacy for mayor, this will be the first campaign finance report filed with the NYS Board of Elections.  A healthy campaign fund is one quantifiable way to demonstrate the viability of a campaign.  Will you help demonstrate the strength of this campaign by donating today? Last week's success of tabling a decision... Continue Reading →

Governing with Courage

In discussions around the village, I'm finding that some community members misunderstand my position on preserving Ossining's charter village status. I have never advocated for dissolving the village, and I do not believe it would be good for Ossining.  Beyond the importance of honoring our rich history, there are powers and autonomy inherent in being a charter village that we would... Continue Reading →

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