Category Archives: Harrison Happenings

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 […]

Column: It’s time to choose Harrison’s best

The Harrison Police Department has recently introduced a new community alert system. The My Community Alert system will allow Harrison police officers, and other town officials, to notify Harrison residents in the event of an ongoing emergency. Text messages and emails—including photos and videos, when warranted—will be sent out to registered residents when the department […]

Column: Everything’s looking up

I am happy to report four new police officers have joined the Harrison Police Department. The officers were sworn in at an Aug. 1 ceremony in Town Hall. Before receiving their assignment, the new officers will complete their training at the police academy and at headquarters with experienced police officers in the Harrison Police Department. I […]

Column: The water’s fine, now look at this kid fly

Infrastructure improvements continue to be a priority and several projects are currently underway. Harrison’s Engineering Department has initiated the design stage for roadway improvements, which include road widening, curb installation and drainage infrastructure installation. Drainage improvements are necessary in order to repair infrastructure and alleviate water issues. Westchester County has developed a response plan regarding […]

Column: Bring me that Verizon

I would like to bring your attention to the results of last week’s public hearing regarding Verizon FiOS service for Harrison residents. I am happy to report that, following the June 19 Town Council meeting council approved a resolution to enter into a cable franchise agreement with Verizon. Residents have been asking for an alternative […]

Column: Found Kooper, now let’s share some services

As many of you are aware, a single-engine turboprop airplane crashed in a Purchase neighborhood last week, after taking off from Westchester County Airport. Sadly, there was one fatality. I would like to commend our emergency responders for their quick and professional response. Their actions are a credit to our community and I would like […]