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Harrison Mayor Endorses Brady Campaign To End Gun Violence

Mayor Ron Belmont signed a letter from the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence.
Mayor Ron Belmont signed a letter from the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence. Photo Credit: File Photo

HARRISON, N.Y. – Recently, I joined other mayors from across the country who have signed a letter from the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence.

This letter has been sent to U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch and calls on the attorney general to direct the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms to take more aggressive actions against “bad apple” gun dealers.

The goal is to utilize local elected officials’ influence to prompt the attorney general to act.

On Saturday, April 9, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m., come and enjoy this year’s Springtacular, offering rides and a candy/toy hunt. This event will take place at the Pool Complex in West Harrison and is for children ages 2-8. Separate hunts will take place for each age group, and participants should bring a bag or bucket. Items will consist of chocolate, candy and mini-toys. Rain date is Sunday, April 10.

The state Department of Transportation will begin a modification project at the Mobil gas station and mini-market on the Hutchinson River Parkway. Recently, I met with state representatives and will discuss project scheduling and specifications at the April 7 Town Board meeting. I will issue updates on the impact the project on our community.

The annual appeal for the Eugene J. Feeley Harrison High School Student Aid Fund is in progress.

For almost 70 years, The Feeley Fund has enabled needy and worthy Harrison High School graduates to attend accredited colleges and/or schools. Since 1947 over 1,000 students have received loans or grants to pursue their education and training.

Send your contribution to The Feeley Fund, 255 Union Ave., Harrison, NY 10528. For information., call Lola Geiger 914-939-7066.

The American Red Cross blood drive and New York Organ Donor Registration will be held Wednesday from 1-6 p.m. at the Veterans Building. This blood drive is dedicated to our late town clerk, Joseph Acocella Jr.

The next Lunch with the Mayor is Friday. I will be at Pizza 2000 on Halstead Avenue in downtown Harrison. On Friday, April 8, I will be at Halstead Avenue Taqueria at 261 Halstead Ave. I will be at these locations from 12:30-1:30 p.m.

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