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Harrison Consults Sculptors To Repair Broken Monument At Ma Riis Park

Harrison Supervisor Ron Belmont Photo Credit: Jon Craig
World War I Doughboy, Ma Riis Park, Harrison, N.Y. The statue, which fell from its concrete base and broke into numerous fragments, will be repaired. Photo Credit: Erik Zenhausern on Facebook

HARRISON, N.Y. -- Harrison’s military statue of the World War I doughboy soldier fell from its concrete base in Ma Riis Park and broke into numerous fragments.

Cracks and physical wear and tear plagued the five-foot tall sculpture and strong winds recently contributed to its collapse.

The Town/Village of Harrison is currently in the process of determining the best way to replace the fallen doughboy. Sculptors, and related specialists in the field of military monuments, are being consulted.

Upon completion, the newly replaced statue of the doughboy will be unveiled in a rededication ceremony at the park.


The West Harrison Pool Complex at 9 Casarella Way, and the Bernie Guanini Brentwood Pool and Park on Adelphi Avenue are open weekends from noon to 6 p.m. and weekdays during the week of June 20 from noon to 6 p.m. The pool hours June 27 to Aug 21 are weekdays, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.; weekends, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Library camps:

A Community Documentary mini-camp (12 and up) will explore Harrison's unique past and present with students creating an original documentary video. The workshop will be Monday July 18 to Thursday, July 21, 1 to 3:30 p.m.

A Book Trailer mini-camp (10 and up) will be an opportunity for kids to choose among three fiction books from their summer reading list and learn how to make fun videos of their favorite stories. This workshop will be Monday, Aug. 22 to Thursday, Aug. 25, from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; with a culminating event Aug. 25 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Contact the library for more camp information and sign-up at 835-0324 or visit

The next Lunch with the Mayor is Friday, June 17 from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. at The Cobblestone, 620 Anderson Hill Road, Purchase.

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