OSSINING, NY — AUGUST 15, 2019 —Community Vigil at the Waterfront: Like everyone who gathered at the waterfront for the community vigil last Thursday evening, I love this community and am so grateful to be part of it. My heart breaks for the people of El Paso and Dayton. They surely love their communities too.
Thank you to all the folks who made the vigil possible. The resident who suggested the idea. Everyone in village and town government who partnered to quickly make it happen. The people who shared thoughtful remarks. The musicians who led us in song. Local officials who read the names of the people whose lives were taken in the latest mass shootings. Community members who helped distribute candles and lyrics. Mother Earth who provided a dramatic sky and glorious double rainbow. Everyone who listened, sang, shared and connected with their neighbors.
Last Wednesday during Continuing Business: Chief Sylvester provided an update on the department’s efforts to expand and strengthen relations with Ossining’s Spanish speaking community. Click here to view the meeting beginning with the progress on this critical priority.
Community Connections: Have a burning question or idea, at any hour of the day or night?… Email me (firstname.lastname@example.org), the Board of Trustees (email@example.com) or Village Manager Karen D’Attore (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Work Session: This week’s work session includes a discussion of a Big-OSS BBQ event proposed for this fall, as well as a report from the Village Manager of her assessment of her first two months in office and consideration of a plan forward. Click here for the full agenda.
Work sessions are forums when the Village Board meets with staff and experts to become informed on potential action to be taken, and generally is not open for public comment. However, the public is invited to attend in person or to watch the meeting on television, the village website, or YouTube.
Congratulations to the owners of Karma Lounge who cut the ribbon last week on their new business, Karma Market. Business owners investing in Ossining is a sign of a thriving local economy. We wish the Martinez family much success in their latest venture.
/s/ Victoria Gearity
Victoria Gearity is Ossining Mayor