Keeping you informed on 40th Senate District happenings
Wishing you all the best for the Holiday Season and a healthy, safe and prosperous New Year.
MARCHING WITH THE CHAMPS IN PLEASANTVILLE
The rain did not dampen spirits during the march to celebrate the championship victory of the Pleasantville Panthers Girls Soccer Team. We marched downtown and I spoke at the recognition ceremony. It was an honor to be a part of the celebration for such remarkable young women and their historic victory.
UNITED FOR THE TROOPS AT A LAKELAND SCHOOL
It was a pleasure to be of help during the United for the Troops Packing Day at Lakeland-Copper Beach School. The organization collects food, money and goods for our brave men and women in the military. Many community members took part in this great cause.
STANDING UP FOR NEW YORKERS WHO DRIVE ON I-684
I recently held a press conference in Lewisboro to express my outrage at the outlandish plan by Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont to toll the mile-long portion of Interstate 684 that passes through his state. Besides being a case of taxation without representation for New Yorkers, including my constituents, it imposes a new financial burden on business. We should be working together to facilitate commerce and travel in our region, not making it more costly and difficult.
VISITING CAMP SMITH IN CORTLANDT
Camp Smith in Cortlandt is an important resource for the safety and security of our region. Among other things, it is a staging center for thousands of New York National Guard troops responding to emergencies in the area, including New York City. I recently toured the facility to discuss their needs for building improvements and grounds enhancements.
PUTNAM SHERIFF’S CELEBRATION IN CARMEL
I thank Putnam Sheriff Robert Langley for inviting me to his department’s holiday celebration. The hard-working officers of the department are committed to keeping our community safe around the clock and we thank them. During the event, I also met a friendly pooch.
HAPPY TO MEET WITH THE MOUNT PLEASANT SENIORS
The Pleasant Seniors of Mount Pleasant welcomed me to their holiday event at the town’s Community Center. I thank them for their hospitality during my visit.
RECOGNIZING PUTNAM COUNTY VETERANS
Art Hanley, deputy director of the Putnam County Veterans Service Agency, accompanied me during my visit last month with Putnam veterans. (Art was misidentified in last month’s bulletin.)
TECH FIRM MOVES TO PEEKSKILL
Congratulations to entrepreneur Bre Pettis, who recently opened Bantam Tools, a new tech firm that will bring well-paying, high-tech manufacturing jobs that will boost the economy of the City of Peekskill, as well as the region. Check out the article in Westchester Magazine.
MEETING THE COMMUNITY IN SLEEPY HOLLOW AND NEW CASTLE
I had the opportunity to speak directly with almost 100 community members during recent weekend Coffee & Conversation events in Sleepy Hollow and New Castle. Many thanks to those who came to share their thoughts, comments and concerns. I have scheduled my next Coffee & Conversation for 3 p.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, January 25 at the John C. Hart Library in Shrub Oak.
A PRODUCTIVE DISCUSSION IN MAHOPAC ON HATE IN A MULTICULTURAL WORLD
In the wake of an apparent racially motivated stabbing in Monsey, N.Y., as well as incidents of hate speech at Syracuse University, we held our second important discussion on addressing Hate in the Age of Multiculturalism. The panel for the event showcased a diverse group of people who experienced or witnessed hate in a variety of forms. We will continue the conversation about what each of us can do to build better communities. I invite you to send me your input on this important topic that impacts all of us. Please use my e-mail address to contact me.
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