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Angarano, Belmont Work to Clean Downtown Harrison

HARRISON, N.Y. - Harrison Chamber of Commerce President Ada Angarano said she was working closely with Mayor/Supervisor Ron Belmont to begin efforts to clean up the town's downtown district. The beautification of Harrison's downtown was an ongoing point of political debate throughout last November's election cycle.

And they won't be working alone.

"I'm working with Mayor Belmont, Councilwoman Marlane Amelio and a few business owners and landlords to put together our thoughts on how to clean up and beautify the downtown district," Angarano said.

Most importantly, Angarano added that beautification efforts will be steered away from using any of the town's money. What she referred to as the "2012 rebirth" of Harrison should be put into motion in the coming weeks.

When he was running for mayor, Belmont made it a frequent talking point to promote the revival of Harrison's downtown business district. With several vacant storefronts and supposedly high renting costs, Belmont and his political team said they would work diligently to make Harrison's downtown a greater hub for activity.

"We spoke about several priority issues that can be done cost-free," Angarano said. "When we meet again in two weeks, these priority issues should be on paper, approved and the revitalization of Harrison will begin."

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