HARRISON, N.Y. -- The following is a weekly column submitted by Harrison Mayor/Supervisor Ron Belmont:
On May 30, the Harrison honored men and women who sacrificed their lives for the liberties we enjoy today.
This year’s Memorial Day parade and ceremony was a wonderful tribute to fallen servicemen and women who courageously served in the armed forces and lost their lives.
Ben DeFonce, U.S.M.C. Ret., Harrison’s Commissioner of Veteran’s Affairs, should be commended for organizing this event.
On April 1, the State of New York enacted new legislation for the enrollment in STAR. Any new applicant/homeowner who applied for the STAR exemption after May 1, 2015 will now be required to apply to the State of New York for STAR.
STAR will be administered by the State and a check will be issued from the State.
STAR will no longer be exemption based on your School bill.
Who should register?
- You bought your home and applied for STAR after May 1, 2015.
- You have never applied for the STAR benefit on your primary residence.
- You received a letter advising you to register for STAR
Who does not need to register?
- You applied for STAR prior to May 1, 2015
- You renewed Enhanced STAR. You switched from Basic to Enhanced STAR
For information, visit www.tax.ny.gov or call (518) 457-2036; also call Harrison Assessor at 670-3060.
Register by July 1.
I would like to take this opportunity to recognize Harrison High School senior, Samantha Miles for receiving the 2016 Outstanding Senior in French Award from the American Association of Teachers of French.
With good weather comes door-to- door sales people. If you have not signed up for the Do-Not Knock Registry, visit www.harrison-ny.gov , or call (914) 670- 3030 to request a form.
Town Clerk, Jackie Greer will be more than happy to assist you with genealogy research. She has coordinated the indexing of thousands of birth, death and marriage records into a computer database going back to the year 1847.
Lunch with the Mayor, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.:
June 3, Quenas Restaurant, 109 Harrison Ave., Harrison.
June 10, Harrison Tavern, 7 Purdy St., Harrison, N.Y.