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1) News from Senator Murphy: March 18, 2016

2) Town Of Ossining: Town Board Regular Meeting- Tuesday, March 22nd, 2016

3) Town Of Ossining: Supervisor's Update- March 18th, 2016
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Protecting Domestic Violence Victims
Women 4 Murphy Domestic violence is one of America's dirty little secrets. We try to ignore it, even dismiss it. If you assault someone you should be held responsible, and this legislation will be a valuable asset in helping to bring abusers to justice. They won't be able hide behind their lawyers or excuses anymore.

Current law only allows children who are considered vulnerable by a judge to testify via closed-circuit television. This legislation would facilitate cooperation with prosecutors, by also giving domestic violence victims the option of not having to testify in the presence of their abusers.


This budget proposal is a blueprint for a responsible and on-time spending plan that will help make the Hudson Valley a more affordable place to live, work and raise our children. I strongly believe this proposal will provide significant tax relief, address New York's needs to win the war on heroin and opioid addiction, ensure parity in infrastructure funding and deliver critical dollars to our local classrooms which in turn will give every child the opportunity to succeed.

FUNDING OUR LOCAL PARKS AND TRAILS We have some of the best parks, trails and historic sites in the nation. These grants will help enhance their beauty and viability. One grant will turn an unused space into a vital resource center for tourists. The funding for the Friends of Rockefeller State Park Preserve is important to their future financial well-being, which in turn will help create jobs and boost the local economy.

The Friends of the Old Croton Aqueduct will receive $47,475 to design and equip their first Visitor and Education Center. The center will be built in the Keeper's House, a National Historic Landmark that has been empty.  The Friends of Rockefeller State Preserve will get a $35,000 grant to hire fundraising and social media specialists to raise funds to refurbish the roads around Swan Lake, including Brother's Path.   READ MORE


It is always a special day when Timothy Cardinal Dolan is in town. I had the great pleasure of spending time with him and the Bishops of New York State talking about our faith, the direction our state is heading and how we can better serve our community.  

I had a lot of fun today welcoming students and staff from Pace University's Environmental Policy Clinic to Albany. The Clinic provides students with a hands-on education in environmental public policy, creating and advocating for specific policy of local, state and national significance, while learning analytical, advocacy and communication skills.
As always, it was fun for the whole family at the Peekskill St. Patrick's Day Parade. As much as I love being invited to join the line of march up front, I also love seeing everyone in the crowd year after year.

Irish-American heritage is alive and well, and always on display at the Mahopac St. Patrick's Day Parade.  Congratulations on a very successful 10th anniversary on what has become one of the largest St. Patrick's Day celebrations in New York State!

What a tremendous honor to be designated to preside over the Senate on St. Patrick's Day. Every year, as we honor St. Patrick, we take notice of the history of the Irish people and our struggle against oppression, religious intolerance and the many barriers Irish-Americans from all walks of life have overcome to make our nation great. We are all Irish today. Happy St. Patrick's Day everyone!

On Friday, March 18, 2016 7:01 PM, Town Supervisor Dana Levenberg wrote:


    The Volunteer-Spirited Town

Town Board Regular Meeting

March 22nd, 2016- 7:30PM

Birdsall-Fagan Police/ Court Facility

86-88 Spring Street, Ossining NY 10562

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.

All meetings are open to the public; public comments are welcome at the legislative board meetings.
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.

2016 Budget Resources
Line Item, Highlights, Facts & Figures
Residents can also contact the Town Board by phone at 762-6001.
Dana A. Levenberg:
Karen M. D'Attore:
Elizabeth R. Feldman:
Kim Jeffrey:
Northern Wilcher, Jr.:
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Dana A. Levenberg
Karen M. D'Attore
Council Member 
Elizabeth R. Feldman
Council Member 
Kim Jeffrey
Council Member 
Northern Wilcher, Jr.
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On Friday, March 18, 2016 8:02 PM, Town Supervisor Dana Levenberg wrote:


    The Volunteer-Spirited Town

Supervisor's Update- March 18th, 2016


Spring is coming in like a lion (and that's not just because many of us have received upward corrections to our home values!) This Sunday into Monday, the weather gurus are predicting somewhere between 3-10” of snow, so do not take your snow tires off quite yet, make sure to keep driveways clear, clear off fire hydrants in front of your property, and please do not shovel or plow snow into the street.  Our excellent Highway Department will be poised and ready to keep our roads cleared and safe, and your help can make it easier for them. 

If you are ready for spring to be here already, make sure to check out the new Ossining Recreation Brochure, available online here.
We have been hearing a lot about the Zika virus, which is carried by mosquitos.  The state and county will be distributing tablets to put in standing water, which we typically do annually.  However, there are other ways you can help protect yourself and your loved ones- please be aware of how best to avoid helping mosquitos breed and learn about other steps you can take by following this link.
Impact notices from our Assessor’s office and Tyler Technologies went out in the mail this week.  We have already been hearing from many of you whose assessments have gone up.  Please take the opportunity to make an appointment with Tyler and bring any supporting documentation with you if you feel you have been improperly assessed.  They will meet with everyone between now and April 8th. More information is included in your notice, which you should have with you when you call.  Here is the number: 800‐273‐8605.  Also, be sure to look at the project’s website to find out how Tyler calculated the value for your property:
In more good news, the Tax Receiver’s office will be mailing your Town/County bill in the next week or so (before Easter).  Payments are due by April 30 to avoid a penalty!  Please remember you have multiple options to pay – through the mail to Receiver of Taxes, 16 Croton Avenue, in person during business hours, Monday-Friday 8:30 am – 4:30 pm, or online at  After all tax deadlines, we receive many complaints about the post office not delivering tax payments in a timely fashion.  Please consider one of our alternative options for paying your taxes, or reach out to the tax office to ensure that your payment makes it to us.  Also, the Tax Office will take in post dated checks before the deadline.
We have been taking a hard look at our parks and the needs we have in many of them. As you know, Shinehouse is being prepped to open in April, if all goes well, and we are hopeful that we will be able to offer some pottery classes through the Recreation Department.  Planting in our community garden will also be getting underway, and there will be beautiful new space in the building for multiple uses, including updated bathrooms. Our Teamsters have been working hard to get everything ship shape for all to make use of and enjoy.
At this past Tuesday's Town Hall Meeting, we had an excellent presentation from Pelham natives Dennis and Julie Roche, who have brought Burbio to Ossining.  Take a moment to sign up so you can get all the local news from our various organizations coordinated in one place.  You can tailor it to your own needs and even choose to have certain events placed directly on your personal calendar if you like.  There is no charge.
If Burbio’s style doesn’t suit you, but you would like to keep up to date with events around town, please sign up for the various eblasts available through the villages and town. 
Finally, there are several events coming up this Spring that are still looking for vendors, volunteers, and sponsors!  
Green Ossining’s 6th Annual Earth Day Festival, Saturday, April 16th – Vendor Deadline is 4/6 – visit for more information.
Ossining’s First Annual Health and Wellness Day, Saturday, May 7th – Vendor Deadline is 4/20 – contact Milly Morabito at for more information.
2016 Ossining Village Fair, Saturday, June 11th (rain date June 12th) – please visit for more information about being a vendor or sponsor.
Enjoy your first weekend of spring (maybe indoor spring cleaning on Sunday).  We look forward to seeing everyone this Tuesday night at our regular meeting, or maybe tomorrow at Egg-Stravaganza- 10AM at Ryder Park and 12PM at Nelson Park.
Village of Ossining Annual Eggstravaganza - Saturday, March 19th
The annual Eggstravaganza event is scheduled for Saturday, March 19th. We will have eggs to hunt for, a bunny to play (and take pictures with), plus a puppet show...what more could you ask for! Oh, and some great prize baskets too!  The Recreation Department will offer the event at two separate locations and two different times. The first will take place at Ryder Park at 10:00am, with the second following at Nelson Sitting Park at 12:00pm.  Please note, if the weather does not cooperate or field conditions are poor, the event will move inside to the Community Center Gym. If needed event updates will be posted on our Department's webpage, as well as our Facebook page, so make sure to "Like" us! You can also always call the Recreation Office at 941-3189 for event info and updates.  For the "Recreation & Parks" page and event flyer with more details, click here.
Brunch for Dinner Cooking Class          
What: Chef Beylka begins with a lesson on Pain Perdu (lost bread), or stuffed French toast. Next up is the Wobble “green eggs”: poached eggs in arugula and garlic cream sauce served over an English muffin with their special home fries and a talk on exotic mushrooms. Chef Rich will teach the class to make red flannel hash, corned beef braised in a local brewer’s beer with the addition of beets. Our lesson concludes with bananas foster crepes set ablaze with a traditional flambé to end our class with some heat! Cost: $15 (+ $15 sampling fee in CASH, payable to instructor).
When: Monday, March 21 5:30pm-7:30pm
Where: Wobble Café, 21 Campwoods Road Ossining, N.Y. P: 914.762.3459 E:    Web: 
Information: Join us for our first ever class offered through WCC Continuing Education. Learn! Eat! Laugh! Enjoy! All at a great price!
Contact: Register  through WCC Continuing Education using class code #13055.  PHONE914.606.6830   FAX914.606.6129  MAIL/IN PERSON: Cont. Ed. WCC 75 Grasslands Road Admin Building Room 207 Valhalla, NY 10595

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Dana Levenberg, Town Supervisor
16 Croton Ave, Ossining NY 10562

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