Author Archives: Ron Belmont

Column: We’re sprucing up the town

The Town/Village of Harrison’s town board recently announced the winners of the 2015 Mayor’s Choice Award, a long-running and most prestigious recognition for talented students. More than 100 works of art were submitted for review and four students received this notable distinction. Additionally, all the award-winning selections will become part of the permanent collection exhibited […]

Column: I’ll see you at the parade

I am happy to report that Harrison was recently chartered as a new chapter of UNICO National, the largest Italian-American service organization in the country. UNICO’s objectives are to promote the image of Italian Americans, and their Italian heritage and culture, while supporting and assisting various charitable organizations. Each year, UNICO National contributes substantial sums […]

Column: An exciting spring in Harrison

On Saturday, May 9, World War II heroes of the Hudson Valley were honored with a special celebration. I would like to take this time to recognize West Harrison resident Charles Demicco. Mr. Demicco served in the military during World War II. He recently gathered with other regional honorees and traveled to the Westchester County […]

Column: Celebrating a student-athlete and cuisine

I would like to take this time to recognize the Harrison Fire Department on their very successful open house. Recently, the department hosted this event and I was happy to see many friends and familiar faces enjoying the tours and exhibits. Special ‘hands-on’ learning displays taught children important safety guidelines in preventing fires or evacuating […]

Column: Springtime events throughout the community

Last week, I had the pleasure of attending County Executive Rob Astorino’s State of the County Address. The county executive remains optimistic that Westchester County is heading in the right direction. He pledged not to raise property taxes and restated his goal of balancing needs versus wants. He also expressed his confidence in the county’s […]

Column: Harrison students can move to the beat

Congratulations to the Harrison High School students for their performances last weekend at the 2015 Heritage Festival in D.C. One hundred and eighty Harrison students competed nationally in music, dance and auxiliary teams and achieved the following awards: Marching Band, Gold, Percussion Ensemble, Gold, Dance Ensemble, Gold, Concert Band, Silver, Orchestra, Silver, Color Guard, Silver, […]

Column: Women leading the way in Harrison

As I open this column, I hope everyone had a healthy and happy Easter and Passover and enjoyed time with family and friends. As I share these thoughts, the sun is shining and we are out of 30-degree temperature readings. I hope that the harsh weather is finally behind us. It’s been a challenging winter […]

Column: No more grass clippings

On March 17, I had the pleasure of joining the Harrison High School band as they marched in New York City’s annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade. The temperature was brisk but the enthusiasm of parade participants and viewers made the atmosphere warm and welcoming. Marchers and spectators lined the streets as political leaders, civic associations, […]

Column: Money for the court, new faces for the town

I am happy to report that, after a lengthy application process, the Harrison Town Court has been awarded another grant from the Judicial Court Assistance Program, JCAP. JCAP was established to help provide our state’s town and village courts with resources and equipment needed to fulfill their critical role in our justice system. The funds […]