Category Archives: Harrison Happenings

Harrison hit with a loss

I open this column with a heavy heart. Earlier this month, Joseph Lopez, a student at Harrison High School, lost his mother in a horrific car accident. His father was seriously injured and his mother was killed by a drunk driver.  On Friday, Nov. 14, there will be a memorial/charity soccer game held at Harrison High School […]

Column: Library renovations and Halloween

On Saturday, Oct. 25, the Harrison Public Library held its renovation kickoff in Ma Riis Park, across from Town Hall. It was a pleasure to speak about the exciting plans for our library’s transformation. The Harrison Public Library serves as a center for community activity, supporting cultural programs, art exhibits and concerts in addition to […]

Column: Halloween is coming

I am very proud to announce that three Harrison High School students have been recognized by the 2015 National Merit Scholarship program for their outstanding academic performance. Catherine Rocchi has been named a semifinalist, the first step in a process that grants scholarships in the spring. Matthew Rube and Olivia Barbelescu have been named commended […]

Column: Avalon it is

I am happy to report that the Town/Village of Harrison has recently entered into an agreement with the MTA and developer Avalon Bay for the development of an expanded parking area, additional residential apartments, retail space and two pedestrian plazas at the downtown Metro-North train station. I’m very excited about the changes proposed for Harrison’s […]

Column: Rye off-base with Project Homerun

Last week, I had the privilege of attending the 13th Anniversary Remembrance service at the 9/11 Memorial at Kensico Dam Plaza in Valhalla. It was a solemn yet moving commemoration. Westchester County Executive Robert Astorino also attended and was joined by Westchester family members who lost loved ones on 9/11. Family members and elected officials […]