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1) Town Of Ossining: Town Hall Meeting- Tuesday, April 19th, 2016 at 7:00PM (Please Note the Alternate Time)

2) Town Of Ossining: Supervisor's Update- April 15th, 2016

3) Douglass Leadership Institute April Updates

4) Lincoln Depot Opens this weekend, come see many new artifacts on exhibit.


6) NEWS: Maloney Raises Over $350,000 in First Quarter

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On Friday, April 15, 2016 5:16 PM, Town Supervisor Dana Levenberg wrote:


    The Volunteer-Spirited Town

Town Hall Meeting- April 19th, 2016

Town Hall Meeting
April 19th, 2016
Ossining Public Library
Answers to your Frequently Asked Questions from our Town Assessor, Tyler Technologies, Michael Haberman Associates and New York State Office of Real Property Tax Services
As we expect a large turnout at this meeting, we will only be taking written questions. If you are unable to attend this meeting and still have questions to ask, please email them to with "Town Hall Meeting" in the subject line.
For those who do attend, we will have index cards on which you can write your questions, which will be answered by Town Assessor Fernando Gonzalez and the representatives from Tyler, Haberman and ORPTS.

Finally, please note that we will begin this meeting at 7:00PM, in recognition of the fact that there will likely be many questions asked of our presenters and we need to be out of the building no later than 9:00PM.

Please feel free to forward this e-mail to any of your family, friends, acquaintances, or business associates who may have an interest in these, as well as other Town subjects.
As always, please feel very free to contact me with any questions.
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Dana Levenberg, Town Supervisor
16 Croton Ave, Ossining NY 10562

On Friday, April 15, 2016 7:33 PM, Town Supervisor Dana Levenberg wrote:


    The Volunteer-Spirited Town

Supervisor's Update- April 15th, 2016


We are so very excited to be kicking off this great weekend with such beautiful weather—if you haven’t been outside yet, don’t wait! If you have to wait, that’s alright too, as we’re looking forward to clear skies and sunshine all weekend long.


Before we get to the exciting weekend ahead, let's start with some business. We want to make sure that everyone is aware that the Town taxable status date is May 1st. All new exemption applications must be received on or before that date.  Furthermore, renewal applications for fireman’s, elderly, enhanced STAR, clergy, and disability exemptions must also be received by May 1st.  Finally, renewal applications for wholly exempt property such as churches and educational institutions must likewise be received by the Assessor’s Office on or before May 1st.
We also want to remind everyone that our Town Hall Meeting on Tuesday, April 19th will begin at  7:00PM at the Ossining Public Library's Budarz Theater. Representatives from Tyler Technologies, Michael Haberman Associates and New York State Office of Real Property Tax Services, along with our Town Assessor, will be there to answer your frequently asked questions.
Finally, we have gotten word that Teatown Lake Reservation is hiring for a variety of positions, including a Seasonal Gardener, Senior Summer Camp Counselor, and even a Director of Programs. You can check out all of these great opportunities here.
This is an action packed weekend in Ossining. The Jesse Collyer Youth Sports Baseball and Softball Parade steps off at 8:30AM tomorrow from Roosevelt School to Veteran's Park, and then many of us will be headed straight to Earth Day at Engel Park, where Green Ossining and some Town Parks employees will be hard at work to make sure this big event runs smoothly (see more details below). Besides the music, food and artisans at Engel Park, the Village of Ossining will also be offering activities along the newly-opened Sing Sing Kill Greenway between 2PM and 5PM. Come down and learn about this incredible asset from perspectives historic, geologic, environmental and engineering. The Friends of the Old Croton Aqueduct will be at the Weir Chamber to give you a glimpse at how the whole system functions-- be ready to learn some cool new things about our infrastructure.
Also on Saturday, the Harlem Magic Masters will be facing off against some "admin all-stars" at the Ossining High School Gymnasium at 2PM and 7PM as part of a fundraiser for the Ossining PTA. At the 2PM show, the Ossining Girls Basketball Team is being honored by the Army National Guard for their exceptional season, so come congratulate them on a job well done and support our PTA!
If you’re a history buff, round out the weekend with a walking tour of the historic Sparta neighborhood on Sunday, April 17th at 1PM. This is the first walking tour of the season, so make sure to get there early as it will certainly be a busy trip. Meet at the Jug Tavern, the tour is free. There's also "Preserving New York: Winning the Right to Protect a City's Landmarks" at the Briarcliff Manor Library, where Professor Anthony C. Wood will give a presentation on the Landmarks Law in New York City- all are welcome to attend, and the program starts at 2:30PM.
We also have a bunch of events going on over the weekend that we wanted to share as well—please take a look. Hopefully I’ll see you out and about at one of the many events we have going on in our great community.
You're Invited to Teatown's Firehouse Chili Challenge:
Saturday, April 16 at Teatown, 3 pm - 6 pm
Firehouse Chili Competition, Craft Beer Tastings, Children's Activities and More.  Learn more here.  Tickets can be purchased at the event:
$20 (adults 21 and over), $15 (6-20), 5 and under Free.

Free Event - Screening of The Greenhorns, part of the Grow Local Film series offered by Down to Earth Farmers Markets
What: The Greenhorns documentary film, completed after almost 3 years in production, explores the lives of America’s young farming community – its spirit, practices, and needs. It is the filmmaker’s hope that by broadcasting the stories and voices of these young farmers, we can build the case for those considering a career in agriculture – to embolden them, to entice them, and to recruit them into farming. The production of The Greenhorns is part of a grassroots nonprofit’s
larger campaign for agricultural reform.   There will be a Q&A session following the film with a local farmer.
When: Thursday, 4/21/16, 6:30pm
Where: Down to Earth Market, 173 Main St, 3rd Floor (above Boost Mobile store), Ossining
Contact: Down to Earth Farmers Markets- 914 923-4837; or
Next Friday night kicks off the Jewish Holiday of Passover, so for those celebrating, we wish you a very happy holiday.
See you at Earth Day!

Please feel free to forward this e-mail to any of your family, friends, acquaintances, or business associates who may have an interest in these, as well as other Town subjects.
As always, please feel very free to contact me with any questions.
Dana Levenberg, Town Supervisor
16 Croton Ave, Ossining NY 10562

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Success at Hampton University!
Douglass Leadership Institute launched our first event within the Turning the Tide Initiative on Saturday, March 19th, at the Hampton University Campus.  At 8:30am, we greeted pastors for the Pastor’s Only Breakfast & Roundtable to talk about the legal battles and challenges churches have been facing across the nation.
During the afternoon forum on Strengthening the Black Family, we provided a free lunch and presented a strong panel of speakers including:
  • Rev. Dean Nelson - Chairman of Douglass Leadership Institute
  • Martin Brown - Former Commissioner of the Virginia Dept. of Social Services and Special Advisor to the Governor for Prisoner Reentry and Family Reintegration
  • Dr. Linda Malone-Colon - Dean of the Hampton Univ. School of Liberal Arts and the Executive Director of the National Center for African American Marriage and Parenting
  • Rev. Dr. William Keen - VA State Chapter President of SCLC
  • Pastor Ray Johnson - D.Min, MBA, M.Div, M.A. Law & Public Policy; Pastor, Calvary Revival Church Peninsula; Overseer 1st Diocese, CACM; Former State Board Member, Virginia Dept. of Social Services
Our survey results showed that 88% of the participants gave us an above average rating of overall satisfaction on the event!  We are so pleased that our first event turned out so well.
 During the rest of this month we plan to be in Charlotte, NC; Richmond, VA; and Detroit, MI.  Visit our Facebook page and website to access more detailed information.

National Impact Calendar

These are the next events for DLI.

Partnership: Sharing the values and character of Frederick Douglass.

We would like to offer you the opportunity to participate in sharing the values and character of the famous abolitionist leader, Frederick Douglass, throughout our nation. By partnering with us, you can become another voice echoing the beliefs of this great leader.  Our three pillars – Strengthening the Black Family; Supporting Criminal Justice Reform; and Securing Economic Freedom embody what we believe to line up with who Douglass was and the work he did during his lifetime. Visit our website to read more about our Pillars

While the DLI Donor Development team progresses, we still need to build capacity.  To complete our mission, donor contributions must keep pace with our continual community engagement strategies.  This means, we are prayerfully seeking more opportunities to publicly speak and connect with willing contributors.  Pledge amounts of $100/mo., $50/mo. or even $25/mo., can go a long way toward providing financial stability and support for our community efforts. Please consider becoming a partner with us. HERE

Story of Blacks in America Is One of Resilience and Triumph

Our Board Chairman, Rev. Nelson recently wrote an article that was published in Black Community News.

The story of blacks in America has been framed in many different ways. Today, whether through the headlines in traditional media outlets or through #blacklivesmatter movement, that story is viewed most often through the lens of black victimhood. This is understandable. Africans came first to North America on the bottom of slave ships, and endured... Read Here

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Douglass Leadership Institute
PO Box 1559
Greenbelt, MD 20768
Opening Weekend • April 23-24, 2016
Just one week until the beginning of our second season! Come on the weekend of April 23rd and 24th and help us celebrate. We have an exciting program planned for both days and many new artifacts on display. Click on image below to see full weekend schedule of events.
We have over 60 new artifacts on display, including the examples below: An original Lincoln Funeral Train Timetable, 19th Century Peekskill Military Academy Photo and assorted Civil War Era Lockets and Brooches! Share Tweet Forward +1 Share
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YORKTOWN, NY - State Senator Terrence Murphy will host a fair and forum focusing on the drug crisis in our community. Topics will include coping with the stigma of drug abuse, insurance issues, the impact of addiction on family, prevention signs and symptoms, treatment options bullying and self-defense. Speakers who have dealt first-hand with drug addiction will be on hand to talk about their road to recovery.
"Substance abuse, especially that of heroin and pain killers is a large part of the drug abuse epidemic that has infested our communities," said Senator Murphy. "As co-Chairman of the Senate's Task Force on Heroin and Opioid Addiction, I have seen first-hand how addiction affects those under its influence and ruins families. But more needs to be done. This forum will be a good resource for individuals and families seeking help, and will provide a platform to discuss issues facing our communities."

The details for TOMORROW'S event are as follows:
WHO: Senator Terrence P. Murphy
     Yorktown Supervisor Michael Grace
     Yorktown Councilman Tom Diana
     Yorktown Against Heroin
     Drug Crisis in Our Backyard
     Alliance for Safe Kids
     Anthony Rizzuto, Executive Director, F.I.S.T.
WHAT: Resource fair and forum on drug addiction hosted by Senator Terrence Murphy and local advocacy groups.

WHERE:  Crompond Elementary School, 2901 Manor Street, Yorktown Heights, NY 10598
WHEN: *TOMORROW*, April 19th, 6 PM.

Senator Terrence Murphy, 691 E Main St, Shrub Oak, NY 10588
For Immediate Release
April 15, 2016
Contact: Caitlin Girouard, (202) 309-1891

Maloney Raises Over $350,000 in First Quarter
Files Over 6,000 Signatures to Appear on Four Ballot Lines in November
Newburgh, NY – Today, Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) announced that his campaign raised $352,000 in the first fundraising quarter of 2016, totaling over $2.3 million raised in this election cycle. This announcement comes one day after Maloney collected and filed over 6,000 signatures for his re-election bid to appear on four ballot lines in November: the Democratic Party, Independence Party, Working Families Party, and Women’s Equality Party. 
"Since day one, I’ve focused on working hard to find solutions and get things done for my neighbors in the Hudson Valley, despite Washington gridlock," said Maloney. "I am honored that more than 150 of my neighbors went door-to-door and collected 6,000 signatures of folks in the Hudson Valley who believe in our work and want to continue working together to invest in education and infrastructure, support our veterans, and keep our country safe.”
Maloney filed 6,083 signatures in total. Specifically, his campaign collected 3,540 signatures from Democratic Party members, 221 from Working Families Party members, and 9 from registered voters of the Women’s Equality Party. In addition, Maloney filed 2,313 signatures from the Independence Party, which endorsed Maloney earlier this year citing his, “record of working across party lines to find solutions and get things done for the Hudson Valley."

Sean Patrick Maloney currently represents New York's 18th district in the U.S. House of Representatives.

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