HARRISON, N.Y. – The following is a letter from Harrison Mayor Ron Belmont to the community:
The library is open for business. It was wonderful to see so many excited patrons of the newly named Richard E. Halperin Memorial Library Building at the library’s grand opening. Scores of people visited the library for grand opening festivities that included speeches, ribbon cuttings, refreshments, tours and other special events.
The updated facility will provide new services to residents along with a new computer lab, a children’s story time area, several study areas and a new teen room. These inviting new spaces will serve as a community center where residents of all ages will experience the joy of learning and the power of discovery. Congratulations to all those involved in making this concept a reality.
It was a privilege to be asked to walk with members of the Harrison JCC as they ushered in the Jewish New Year. The walk along Union Avenue is a ceremonial tradition reflecting the casting of sins. I was honored to be included and wish all of our Jewish residents a Happy New Year.
The Harrison Youth Council is pleased to announce that Perry Savino has been appointed program director of the agency, effective Monday, Aug. 24. Savino is a licensed clinical social worker and has served as director and coordinator of various agencies involving substance abuse, mental illness, MICA issues, domestic violence, anger management and mediation.
Anyone who would like to change his or her party affiliation and vote in next year's presidential primary must submit the revised voter registration form or change their affiliation on My DMV website by Friday, Oct. 9.
I had the privilege of attending the 14th Anniversary Remembrance Service at the 9/11 Memorial at Kensico Dam Plaza in Valhalla. It was a solemn yet moving commemoration. Westchester County Executive Robert Astorino also attended and was joined by Westchester family members who lost loved ones on 9/11. It was a thoughtful and somber tribute to all who were lost that day.
In closing, I would like to recognize Harrison resident Dante Pacicca. It was great to see Pacicca honored at this year’s annual Manhattanville Athletics Hall of Fame Banquet for his 40 years of dedication to the Manhattanville Athletic Department. Congratulations to Dante and to all of the 2015 inductees.
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