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Harrison Mayor Says Astorino Speech Sends Upbeat Message

Harrison Mayor Ron Belmont, left, mingles with Nicholas Singer after County Executive Rob Astorino's state of the county speech. Singer, a Harrison High School graduate, has been selected to manage Rye Playland as co-founder of Standard Amusements.
Harrison Mayor Ron Belmont, left, mingles with Nicholas Singer after County Executive Rob Astorino's state of the county speech. Singer, a Harrison High School graduate, has been selected to manage Rye Playland as co-founder of Standard Amusements. Photo Credit: Contributed

HARRISON, N.Y. -- Last week, I had the pleasure of attending County Executive Rob Astorino’s State of the County Address. The county executive remains optimistic that Westchester County is heading in the right direction.

He pledged not to raise property taxes and restated his goal of balancing needs versus wants. He also expressed his confidence in the county’s response to the settlement with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

The annual Little League opening ceremony and parade took place last week, and it was wonderful sharing the honor of throwing out the first pitch of the season with Councilman Joe Canella. The Harrison High School Marching Band was there to serenade the crowd. I would like to take this time to recognize the high school band’s music director, Charlie Briem, for his years of dedicated service to the school and to our community.

I would like to take this time to recognize Rabbi Eytan Hammerman and the JCC of Harrison.

The Harrison Youth Council, Harrison Public Library Foundation and Harrison’s Children’s Center are participating in this year's United Way Give Local campaign from noon Tuesday to noon Wednesday. This event is open to the public, and anyone can make a secure donation ($10 minimum) at www.givelocalwp.org .

Children ages 5-12 and their parents are cordially invited to a Royal Tea Party in honor of Mother's Day. The party will begin at 4 p.m. at the West Harrison Branch Library on Wednesday.

The Field of Honor project gives our community the opportunity to recognize a veteran or current member of the armed forces by purchasing a flag, which is then placed in a designated area on the high school lawn.

In closing, I would like to recognize all those who participated in this year’s American Cancer Society Relay for Life.

The next Lunch with the Mayor is on Friday, and I will be at Halstead Avenue Taqueria, 261 Halstead Ave.

On Friday, May 15, I will be at 273 Kitchen, 273 Halstead Ave. I will be at these locations from 12:30-1:30 p.m. and look forward to meeting with residents and talking about issues facing our community.

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