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1) NEWS: Maloney: Swatting is an Act of Domestic Terrorism

2) News from Senator Murphy: March 6, 2016

3) Town Of Ossining: Supervisor's Update- March 4th, 2016

4) Town Of Ossining: Town Board Regular Meeting- Tuesday, March 8th, 2016

5) New York Republicans Nominate Wendy Long for U.S. Senate

6) The Board of Legislators Celebrates Women's History Month - Monday, March 7th at 1:30PM

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Maloney: Swatting is an Act of Domestic Terrorism
Introducing Legislation to Combat “Swatting” in Schools
Maloney Helped to Secure Expedited Process for FCC Waiver
Newburgh, NY – Following reports of more than 13 swatting incidents at the Middletown Enlarged City School District, Representative Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) announced federal steps to combat “swatting” in schools. Rep. Maloney’s Stop Swatting in Our Schools (SSOS) Act would designate “swatting” as a form of domestic terrorism and create an FBI task force to combat swatting that would coordinate directly with Joint Terrorism Task Forces.
“Students, parents and families in Middletown are being terrorized by swatters targeting our kids, so we should call these criminals what they are – domestic terrorists. I want to put the full force of the FBI behind the investigation and identification of these perpetrators and by creating a specialized swatting task force, and officially designating these crimes as acts of domestic terrorism, we can take a huge step forward to stop swatting in our schools,” said Rep. Maloney.
“I want to thank Congressman Maloney for standing up with our community to fight this action of domestic terrorism that has been plaguing our local school district,” said Town of Wallkill Supervisor Dan Depew.
Since June 2015, Middletown Enlarged City School District has reported at least 13 incidents of “swatting”. In many instances the perpetrators use services designed to mask their phone number, making it difficult to identify the culprit. Earlier this month, Rep. Maloney joined Senators Schumer and Gillibrand to call on the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to issue a waiver to the Middletown Enlarged City School District to identify the calling party number used for “swatting”. Earlier this week, the FCC announced they are seeking a public comment period for the petition for the waiver.  
Instances of “swatting” have become more widespread over the past several years with the FBI estimating approximately 400 such attacks occurring every year in the U.S. While the FBI has been able to provide technical assistance to local law enforcement agencies that are currently under siege from swatting attacks, the creation of a task force focused specifically on investigating and prosecuting individuals engaged in this dangerous activity will help communities who are currently being terrorized by perpetrators.  

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Protecting Military Spouses
We rely on the men and women in the military to protect our borders and to preserve our freedom.  Unfortunately, we seem to have forgotten about their husbands and wives, the ones who have to uproot their lives and lose well-paying jobs whenever their spouses get transferred.  This legislation will take some of the financial sting out of their having to relocate.

An individual who quits work to accompany a spouse in the military who is transferred to a new location will now be eligible to apply for unemployment compensation benefits.  The bill, S5354, now adds individuals accompanying spouses transferred by military to the list of non-disqualifying reasons for separation from employment.     READ MORE.

Drug dealers have no shame.  They prey on teenagers, even children, and brazenly push their toxic drugs in public parks and playgrounds.  I have been pushing for tougher legislation to hold drug dealers accountable for their despicable crimes and I will continue to do so until the war against heroin and opioid addiction is won.

Earlier this week the New York State Senate passed two bills to help keep illegal drugs out of the hands of children and teens.  The bills would help tackle rising drug abuse among our youth by increasing penalties for the sale of drugs to anyone under 14 years of age and for the sale of illegal drugs in parks or at playgrounds.  READ MORE.
UNVEILING THE TRAVELING VETERANS' WALL MEMORIAL Our veterans ware what make this nation so unique.  They gave us our freedom.  They protect us and make us the greatest country in the world.  Yet every veteran I've ever met is humble about their accomplishments.  The humility, dedication and selflessness they've show is a fine example of how we should all live our lives.  They are truly American heroes.

The wall, which was unveiled at the Mildred E. Strant Middle School in Yorktown, features Yorktown veteran Eugene Lang, a Purple Heart recipient, who earned his honor in Vietnam in 1968.

The Veterans' Wall of Fame will be at the Middle School through March 11th.  It will then travel to the Mt. Pleasant Community Center, where three veterans - Jack Carosi of Mt. Pleasant, Gregor Lobato of Sleepy Hollow and Roy Westmoreland of Pleasantville will be honored on Sunday, March 20th at 12:30pm.  READ MORE


As part of the 10th Annual Park Advocacy Day, I met with friends of Walkway Over the Hudson.  Their programs and events attract a half million visitors to the park each year and I proudly support this regional attraction!

I joined members of CSEA Region 3 at the North Salem IRA which is a group residence that eight men ages 22-59 call home.  I am proud to partner with the CSEA and the New York State Office for People with Developmental Disabilities to provide a stable environment for these residents to gain independence, friendship and a sense of family.
Unfunded mandates from the county, state and federal governments have been the bane of local governments existence since long before my days as a local Councilman.  This week, I participated in an important forum at the Chappaqua Library to discuss the real substantive changes that are needed - like passing S.3144 which would require the State to pay for mandates placed on local municipalities and school districts.

Our first responders are the first line of defense when it comes to defeating the heroin epidemic.  I was thrilled to see so many volunteer firefighters and EMTs at the Mohegan Lake Fire House this week receiving the necessary training to be able to administer the life saving drug narcan.  Thank you for your service and commitment to our community.

The children who attend 4201 schools are some of the most severely disabled in the state.  I was honored to join them at their legislative breakfast in Albany to show my support for their passion, hard work and courage.

What better way to celebrate a championship win than by ice cream!  Jack's CYO basketball team won the championship and he scored the game winning bucket!  Congrats to the entire team.  Proud of you buddy!
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On Friday, March 4, 2016 7:31 PM, Town Supervisor Dana Levenberg wrote:


    The Volunteer-Spirited Town

Supervisor's Update- March 4th, 2016

We’ve wrapped up another week in the Town offices and, as always, I have a lot to share with you about the great work being done in our community.
The week began with the long-awaited signing of the CCA (Community Choice Aggregation) contract, which will offer a great benefit for residents looking for an alternative to Con Ed, or who want to “opt up” to incorporate 100% renewable energy for their electricity needs. The new pricing should go into effect sometime in the 2nd quarter, and we look forward to the natural gas component to this project as well. Don’t forget, you are automatically enrolled in this program if you use Con Edison for electricity-- if you decide to opt out and stay with Con Edison, or if you are currently with an ESCO but want to be part of the CCA, please let us know and we will find out how to help.
We had a very well attended Work Session on Tuesday night, where our Assessor Fernando Gonzalez, along with John Wolham from New York State Office of Real Property Tax Services and representatives from Tyler Technologies and Michael Haberman Associates, presented. After hearing the presentation and observing the very minor shift that would occur  by not changing the way properties are assessed, a poll of the Board indicated that we will stick to the status quo, as far as taxation structure is concerned, and impact notices will be mailed the week of the 14th without the implementation of Homestead. The meeting was streamed live and also videotaped (you can find it on our YouTube channel) and the pdf Powerpoint presentation (576 KB) has been posted. Please keep an eye out for the impact notices in your mailbox starting the week after next-they will be in Town of Ossining envelopes with red writing on the front alerting you to the importance of the notice.
We also got to attend the kickoff meeting for the Employee Wellness initiative along with staff from the Village of Ossining, the Ossining School District and the Ossining Public Library. The Village of Ossining has initiated a series of programs and events for municipal employees with the aim of encouraging a healthy and lower stress lifestyle, both in and out of the workplace. Besides more “Lunch and Learn “ programs like the one we attended this week, the Village is also offering special pricing on classes and recreation services for employees who may not otherwise receive a resident rate. We are looking forward to joining with the Village on this excellent program.
Mayor Gearity and I met with the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce on Thursday to brainstorm new ways to encourage businesses to collaborate in order to generate more business and connect even further with our community.
The Town Board passed two resolutions of support last week to send to New York State: one was in support of the restoration of Foundation Aid to Ossining Schools, and the other was in support of legislation on “zombie houses”, or vacant homes owned by banks that have not yet found a new owner and that are not being maintained. Copies of the resolution regarding Foundation Aid were mailed to the Governor, our Assembly and Senate representatives, and other stakeholders in the state on Wednesday, and the other copies will be mailed early next week. We are truly fortunate to be in a position to offer our support to our legislators, and encourage you to watch what happens on the State level with these two issues.
See below for some great events in Ossining this week:
The 2016 Living Art Event– An Innovative Merger of Art and Theater
What: The Ossining Arts Council (OAC) and The Westchester Collaborative Theater (WCT) will presentThe 2016 Living Art Event, showcasing twenty-four OAC artworks and five original WCT one-act plays inspired by selected artworks. A docent led tour through a gallery will pause intermittently to allow the art to spring to life. This event runs weekends from March 4 through March 26 at the Steamer Firehouse Gallery in Ossining, NY; Fridays and Saturdays at 8 pm and Sundays at3 pm; talk-back onSunday, March 20. The Steamer Firehouse Gallery is located at 117 Main St., 2ndFloor in Ossining, NY. Advance ticket sales start at $20.  Discounted tickets are available for WCT and OAC members, students, seniors and groups of 5+. Special performanceThursday, March 17– buy one $20, get one free. Advance online purchase is strongly  The plays will be directed by Howard Lipson, founder of The New Group Theatre and Gryphon Repertory, currently head of the theatre ministry at Christ Church in Tarrytown, NY.  The plays are:The Revealby Linda Bidwell Delaney; Mo and Mayby Stephen Hersh;Shadows and Light by Carol Mark;All Aboard by Pat O'Neill; and Midnight Kiss by Angelo Parra.   WCT actors include Enid Breis, Christine Fonsale Rogerson, Lucas Kane, Jim Leeper, Mike Meth, Anthony Romano, Sarah Saltus and Lynne Lori Sylvan.  Art by OAC members include works by: Helen Arbor Young, Karen Edelmann, Jill Kiefer, Stephen Rengstorf, and Fred Schuback.
When: March 4 through March 26. Opening Night Reception
Where: Steamer Firehouse Gallery, 117 Main St
Top Ten Mistakes Students Make on their College Application Essays
What:Don’t wait until Senior year to discover how crucial these essays are.  Find out how to set yourself apart from all other applicants and not waste valuable time writing the wrong essays.  Essays are more important than ever.  This program is presented by Randy Levin, a published writer and former teacher, who has helped students who have been accepted at many top colleges.
When:Thursday, March 10, 7:00-8:00 pm
Where:Briarcliff Manor Public Library, 1 Library Road, Briarcliff Manor, NY
Contact: Shelley Glick,, 941-7072
Ossining Documentary and Discussion Series: The True Cost
What: Who really pays the price for our clothing? The True Cost is a groundbreaking documentary film that invites us into the lives of the many people and places behind our clothing. The global fashion industry has driven down the price of clothing while increasingly exploiting 40 million garment workers, our environment and its natural resources. Filmed in countries all over the world, from the brightest runways to the darkest slums, and featuring interviews with fashion’s leading influencers including Stella McCartney, Livia Firth and Vandana Shiva, The True Cost teaches us the impact of the clothing we purchase on our environment and the people who make them. Two of the three Panelists include Ossining's very own: Sharon Rowe (Ossining),CEO and Founder of Eco-Bags Products, Inc.;Amy Hall(Ossining), Director of Social Consciousness and a member of the Leadership Forum for women’s clothing designer EILEEN FISHER; Rachel Tobias, an LL.M. graduate student at Fordham University School of Law. She will graduate in May, 2016, as one of the first two Fashion Law LL.M. graduates in the world.
When: Thursday, March 10, 6:15pm Seating; 6:30pm Screening
Where: Ossining Public Library's Budarz Theatre
Contact: Ossining Documentary and Discussion Series, 
Friday Night at the Movies - Oscar Nominees:The Martian(PG-13)
What: During a manned mission to Mars, Astronaut Mark Watney (Matt Damon) is presumed dead after a fierce storm and left behind by his crew. Millions of miles away, NASA and a team of international scientists work tirelessly to bring Watney home, while his crewmates concurrently plot a daring, if not impossible, rescue mission. This movie is nominated for a total of 7 Oscars including Best Picture.  People attending may bring their own snacks.
When: Friday, March 11, 7:00 pm
Contact: Shelley Glick,, 941-7072
Art Journaling Weekend
What: Come spend a weekend with other experienced and aspiring art journalists to explore and share ways to use paint, pencils, collage, and other art mediums to express one’s spiritual journey. Participants will enjoy, and be inspired by the natural surroundings of Mariandale. Print and video resources will be available, and participants will be encouraged to share tips and techniques for creating an art journal that is truly unique. A list of suggested materials will be sent at the time of registration. Facilitator: Donna Brunell, OP.  Fee: $250 Resident; $150 Commuter (includes 5 meals).
When:Friday, March 11, 6:00pm-Sunday, March 13, 11:00am
Where:Mariandale Retreat and Conference Center, 299 North Highland Avenue, Ossining
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Contact: 914-941-4455 ext. “0”
“Bunnies and Stuff”
What: This is the terrific annual Lantern Gift Shop Sale...and another Fabulous Bake Sale (with free coffee and tea!) Bunnies, chicks & baskets, Easter cards, gifts & handcrafts, Many new affordable gift items, Silk flower arrangements & wreaths, Vintage values.
When:March 12, 10:00am to 2:00pm (March 19 snowdate)
Where:St. Paul’s on the Hill, 40 Ganung Drive, Ossining, NY, just east of Rt. 9A off of Rt. 133.
Contact: St. Paul's on the Hill: 914 941-4434
Annual St. Patrick's Family Celebration
What: St. Augustine’s Parish,  381 No. Highland Avenue, Ossining invites the Ossining community to its annual St. Patrick’s Family Celebration onSaturday, March 12thfrom 6 to10PMin the School Auditorium.  This year we commemorate the 100thanniversary of Ireland’s  1916 Easter Rising !  The Celebration  features  DJ music, Sing-A-longs, Irish Step-dancers, Bagpipers, a Sweepstake Raffle and a performance  by  the School’s Bell Choir  Tickets are $40 per adult which includes  a corned beef and cabbage dinner and complimentary water/soda  and $10 per child (3  to 12 years old) for unlimited pizza, juice, cookies and games.  Wine, beer and stout will be available at the cash bar.  Everyone is welcome to join the festivities and wear their GREEN! Reservations can be  at the Parish office (941-0067) and will be accepted until 3/10/16.
When: Saturday, March 12, 6:00pm to 10:00pm
Where: St. Augustine's Parish, 381 North Highland Avenue, Ossining
Contact:St. Augustine's Parish Office, 914-941-0067
Publicist Banker, Developer, or Fairy Godfather? Frank A Vanderlip’s Vision for Suburban Development
What:  Please join us for the third program in the new Sparta Speaks Series, a lecture by Architectural Historian Deborah Van Steen, who will examine how Frank A. Vanderlip (the Publicist Banker) reshaped the neighborhoods of Sparta and Scarborough. During his tenure at Beechwood, Vanderlip acquired portions of neighboring estates as they became available, including properties in Sparta. Van Steen will show how Vanderlip’s vision for Sparta was part of a larger mission that paved the way for the suburban development of Scarborough. Admission is free, but seating is limited. Sponsored by The Jug Tavern of Sparta and Houlihan Lawrence.
When: Sunday, March 13, 2016, 2:00 pm. RSVP by March 6, 2016.
Where: The Jug Tavern, 74 Revolutionary Rd at the corner of Rockledge Ave., Ossining.
Contact: The Jug Tavern of Sparta, 914-941-1699
Watch Ossining's O-Bots in NYC at the Javits Center
Ossining's championship robotics team will compete in FIRST Robotics Competition's New York Regional event at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York City. Matches are Saturday, March 12th from 9AM-4PM and Sunday, March 13th from 9AM-3PM. Over 200 teams from the Tri-State area, Arizona, Brazil, China, Ecuador, Turkey, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom will vie to be among the five teams to advance to the national championship in St. Louis. Ossining's team competed in St. Louis in 2012 and 2013.
Come cheer for our team in person or watch online at
I look forward to seeing you Tuesday night for our regular meeting. Enjoy your weekend.

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On Friday, March 4, 2016 6:08 PM, Town Supervisor Dana Levenberg wrote:


    The Volunteer-Spirited Town

Town Board Regular Meeting

March 8th, 2016- 7:30PM

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All Board Meetings are televised LIVE on GO-TV, on Channel 78. Taped shows are repeated every Thursday at 9 a.m. and 9 p.m. on Channels 78 and 18.
Watch the live webcast of Ossining Government Access Cablevision Channel 78 and Verizon Channel 43, including Town and Village Board Meetings, or stream them LIVE here.

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Attorney, Former Supreme Court Clerk to Challenge Schumer in 2016

Buffalo, NY...March 4th...At the 2016 New York State Republican Convention in Buffalo, Republicans today nominated attorney and former Supreme Court Clerk Wendy Long for U.S. Senate against Chuck Schumer.

The statewide convention took place at the Marriott Harborcenter in Buffalo where Republicans gathered for the primary purpose of designating a candidate for United States Senate. The day's events also included a keynote speech by conservative media personality Laura Ingraham and remarks from State Senate Majority Leader John Flanagan, Assemblyman Bob Oaks, and various potential 2018 candidates: Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino, John Cahill, Congressman Chris Gibson, Dutchess County Executive Marcus Molinaro, Carl Paladino and Harry Wilson.

Representatives from each of the Republican presidential campaigns were also invited to address convention attendees. Former U.S. Senator from New Hampshire Gordon Humphries spoke on behalf of the Kasich campaign, Broome County Chairman Bijoy Datta on behalf of the Rubio campaign, and Congressman Chris Collins spoke on behalf of the Trump campaign.

Wendy Long was nominated by Erie Chairman Nick Langworthy and received seconds by Onondaga County Chairman Tom Dadey, Fulton County Chairwoman Sue McNeil, Yates County Chairwoman Sandy King. Carl Paladino and her best friend and Godmother to her children, Laura Ingraham, also spoke in support of her candidacy. She received unanimous designation by a voice vote.

"This year's election is critical to the future of our nation," said State GOP Chairman Ed Cox. "Wendy Long has dedicated her life to the principles of lower taxes, a pro-growth economy and the Constitution, while 40-year professional politician Chuck Schumer is committed to food ingredients and the size of airplane seats. I am confident the next President of the United States will be a Republican, and I can't think of a better partner to get America back on the right track than a Republican Senator from New York."

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