Category Archives: Harrison Happenings

Column: We’ve mastered this plan

Since coming into office, it has always been my mission to streamline municipal spending while maintaining services. I believe the Town Council has acted responsibly in developing strategies and cost saving measures that will benefit our entire community. Over the past several years, Harrison’s corporate tax base has diminished due to the departure of many […]

Column: Yes, you read that right; kimono

This weekend, I had the pleasure of attending the Harrison Fire Department’s pasta dinner, which benefits the department’s scholarship fund. The dinner followed a recruitment drive in which the fire department conducted tours of the station, allowing visitors to try on firefighter gear, and provided various activities throughout the firehouse. It was a great success […]

Column: How about these Harrison events?

I would like to take this time to acknowledge Harrison Avenue School’s recent accomplishment. Last November, the school was recognized as a National Blue Ribbon School by United States Department of Education Secretary Arne Duncan. Congratulations to principal Valerie Hymes and the school faculty, students and staff for this impressive achievement. I was honored to […]

Column: Congratulations all around

On Saturday, March 22, the Town/Village of Harrison held its third annual spring spruce up event. More than 100 volunteers cleared rubbish and debris from various municipal locations. Several areas were targeted for sprucing up and more than 30 large leaf bags were collected. Our roadways and parks were greatly improved by the efforts of […]

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 […]