Category Archives: Harrison Happenings

Column: Hey, let’s clean this place up

Please join the Town/Village of Harrison by coming out to show your support for this year’s “Spring Spruce-Up” event. On Saturday, March 22, and Sunday, March 23, we will be tidying up our roadways, parks, wooded areas and streams. Target areas in downtown Harrison include Ma Riis Park, Veteran’s Park, the stream behind LMK Middle […]

Column: Annie and area artistic kids shine

Congratulations are in order for the Harrison High School Varsity Boys Basketball Team for a hard-fought game against Eastchester at the County Center last week. Although the Huskies lost in the Section 1, Class A basketball semifinal game, they have a lot of which to be proud. The entire team and coach Gary Chiarella should […]

Column: We’re winning the pothole wars

In speaking with residents concerning issues that face our community, I understand the frustration many feel with the onslaught of snow, sleet and freezing rain our region has experienced this year. This precipitation has required our Highway Department continue to plow and salt our roadways. January and February presented freeze and thaw cycles that created […]

Column: Come on with the snow already

Recently, it appears this winter is regularly bringing significant snowfall to our area. Given the magnitude and type of storms we are experiencing, the Highway Department’s main concern is to keep our primary roadways clear for emergency and official vehicles. After plowing, the focus is to remove large piles of plowed snow, located at intersections […]

Column: These Harrison girls sure can cheer

I am happy to report the Westchester Arts Council’s Arts Alive Project recently awarded the Harrison Public Library a $1,000 grant for “Discover Japan through Music.” According to Library Director Galina Chernykh, the library will host an array of musical concerts and workshops for all ages. This is an excellent way to promote the exchange […]

Column: Hold the line please, we’re working on it

Currently, Town Hall is experiencing technical difficulties with the building’s phone system. We are in the process of restoring service and apologize for this inconvenience. Please refer to the town website, harrison-ny.gov for department phone numbers to be used during this outage. I appreciate your patience as town personnel work diligently to remedy the situation […]

Column: Pot holes don’t stand a chance now

As this year’s seasonal temperatures have been at a record low, I would like to bring your attention to a new piece of equipment purchased by the town. Recently, our municipality acquired an asphalt hot box that will improve and prolong our road repair system. In the past, our Department of Public Works used only […]

Column: Let’s master this plan

As I complete my first term as your mayor, I would like to bring your attention to our master plan. Since I came into office, the Town Council has worked very hard in reviewing and amending multiple iterations of the draft plan. The master plan serves as a guide for all decision-makers, regarding the future […]