Harrison's HamletHub https://news.hamlethub.com/harrison Wed, 08 Jul 2020 03:44:25 -0400 HamletHub.com Stark Office Suites Expands in White Plains: Private, Full-Service Space Provides an Office Close to Home https://news.hamlethub.com/harrison/places/4770-stark-office-suites-expands-in-white-plains-private-full-service-space-provides-an-office-close-to-home4770-stark-office-suites-expands-in-white-plains-private-full-service-space-provides-an-office-close-to-home https://news.hamlethub.com/harrison/places/4770-stark-office-suites-expands-in-white-plains-private-full-service-space-provides-an-office-close-to-home4770-stark-office-suites-expands-in-white-plains-private-full-service-space-provides-an-office-close-to-home

Stark Office Suites11th floor at 445 Hamilton Avenue, downtown White Plains, NYStark Office Suites11th floor at 445 Hamilton Avenue, downtown White Plains, NY

Stark Office Suites has increased its Westchester executive office suite footprint and now occupies the entire 11th floor at 445 Hamilton Avenue, the company’s flagship site in the heart of downtown White Plains. Offering more than 26,000 square feet, this location is the largest suburban space in the Stark Office Suites portfolio. Stark Office Suites operates 11 locations in the New York City, Westchester and Connecticut business corridor, offering the benefits of a spacious private environment coupled with full-service support and amenities.

“People want to return to work in a safe, professional environment. Our clients want to be able to shut their doors but still not be alone. The ability to strike that balance has always been at the core of our offering and is a big part of what makes Stark Office Suites special,” said Adam J. Stark, president of Stark Office Suites. “By providing professionals and entrepreneurs with options that include private, furnished offices within easy driving distance from their homes that are equipped with leading-edge technology and administrative support to maximize productivity all while still being a part of a community of successful professionals and entrepreneurs, we’re helping our clients to maximize their productivity and efficiency while operating in a comfortable environment.”

Offering convenient locations near public transportation and major roadways, Stark Office Suites packages include flexible term options, superior amenities and technology solutions that can be tailored to fit any business need. Every suburban office comes with a complimentary parking space and most offer easy access to public transportation.

“We’re here to meet clients at whatever level they choose, whether it’s a virtual office to support a home set-up, a full time private office or a fully serviced suite,” said Stark. “And we let them adapt to any transitions that may come their way. Our trademark flexibility is perfect for professionals, particularly in this uncertain business environment, allowing businesses to establish a home on a worry-free basis.”

Stark clients have access to every Stark Office Suites property, including Stark’s largest suite located in the tower of One Grand Central Place – across the street from Grand Central Terminal – and in the Plaza District at 110 East 59th Street. Premium conference facilities in both of those locations provide Stark’s suburban clients a New York City home as well as a professional setting for their New York City client meetings.

Adapting to the new realities, Stark Office Suites enacted proven policies and practices to protect against COVID 19. And, to enhance client services, Stark Office Suites recently upgraded its video conferencing capabilities by offering enterprise grade video conferencing hardware and the secure, Cisco Webex platform at each location to provide seamless connections for conducting professional video meetings.

“We began here in White Plains by providing exactly what the market is looking for now: the ability to stay nimble,” said Stark. “The idea of working closer to home to avoid a daily commute while retaining access to all that New York City has to offer is an even more attractive alternative for many people. Our White Plains location has always been perfectly positioned for this situation and we’re excited to be able to grow our offering through our newest expansion.”

Stark Office Suites offers premium turn-key full-time single offices or managed suites as well as virtual office options, multiple conference room venues and state-of-the-art technology, including a complete fiber-optic solution. All Stark Office Suites are conveniently located close to major transportation. Stark operates eleven premium locations, including seven in New York including White Plains, Mount Kisco, Harrison, Scarsdale Village, Rye Brook/Westchester Avenue and two in Manhattan, as well as four CT locations in Greenwich, Stamford, Danbury and downtown Hartford, where the company bought The Stark Building, which blends the modern amenities of a contemporary office facility with the charm of a building steeped in history.

mjdardano@gmail.com (Michael Dardano) Places Fri, 03 Jul 2020 15:05:11 -0400
The Westchester Chapter of the New York State Builders Alliance Opens for Business https://news.hamlethub.com/harrison/neighbors/4771-the-westchester-chapter-of-the-new-york-state-builders-alliance-opens-for-business4771-the-westchester-chapter-of-the-new-york-state-builders-alliance-opens-for-business https://news.hamlethub.com/harrison/neighbors/4771-the-westchester-chapter-of-the-new-york-state-builders-alliance-opens-for-business4771-the-westchester-chapter-of-the-new-york-state-builders-alliance-opens-for-business

The Building and Allied Construction Industries of Westchester (BACI), the newest chapter of the New York State Builders Association (NYSBA) and the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), officially announced that it was open for business and accepting new members.

The announcement comes one week after Westchester County and the Mid-Hudson Region achieved the state’s approval for Phase One of reopening under the New York Forward Plan. Under the New York Pause,restrictions to contain the spread of COVID-19 -- particularly construction projects -- had been deemed “essential construction” and allowed to continue. As of May 26, the region containing Westchester County had made sufficient progress on the health metrics required by the state, and all construction projects were allowed to resume so long as the business had developed and implemented safety protocols to maintain social distancing wherever possible and to take further steps to protect the health of the workers.

“As I was getting my own business back up and running, I relied heavily on BACI’s expertise on everything from handwashing and sanitation to recommendations on safety protocols and equipment,” said Eric Abraham, a local builder and president of BACI. “With our new home builders association and the discounts, rebates, opportunities and advocacy provided by NYSBA and NAHB, we can offer Westchester builders, developers, and remodelers the support they need to not only get back to work but have their business be stronger than ever.”

Membership in BACI will be open to home builders, multifamily developers, and remodelers, with an associate membership open to businesses working in closely related fields such as mortgage financing and building supplies. As with other chapters statewide, membership in BACI will also convey membership in NYSBA and NAHB, which combined have nearly 200,000 members nationwide.

The kickoff event for the new chapter was a webinar titled “The Challenge of Construction Safety During a Pandemic: Lessons Learned from the Front Lines” held on June 2. The webinar, which was free and open to all, provided the firsthand experience of other regions of New York state who achieved Phase One of re-opening before Westchester, as well as a local developer whose affordable housing project was deemed “essential construction” and permitted to continue

They related lessons learned, success stories, and best practices for keeping workers and construction sites safe from the spread of the coronavirus.

“We’re so thrilled that Westchester County builders, developers, and remodelers will have a NYSBA and NAHB presence here in the county, and a stronger voice in Albany and Washington D.C.,” said Francine Carmadella, owner of a local remodeling business and one of the new officers for the chapter. “In addition to the member benefits and discounts, government relations and representation, and networking, BACI will provide us access to more educational resources and practical education events like Tuesday’s webinar, plus certification and workforce training programs, access to legal advice, economists, tax and regulatory specialists – everything our businesses will need to come back strong in this challenging time.”

BACI will be administered by The Building and Realty Institute (BRI) of Westchester and the Mid-Hudson Region. The BRI, based in Armonk, has more than 1,800 members in 14 counties of New York State, including home builders, commercial builders, renovators, property managing agents, co-op and condo boards, and owners of multifamily apartment buildings in many communities, as well as suppliers and service providers with a special focus on real estate. The BRI’s mission is to improve the relationships among builders and real estate business owners to the mutual advantage of the industry. For additional information, please visit https://www.buildersinstitute.org.

mjdardano@gmail.com (Michael Dardano) Neighbors Fri, 03 Jul 2020 15:04:00 -0400
Visiting NY State Parks This July 4th Weekend? Here's What You Need To Know https://news.hamlethub.com/harrison/places/4773-visiting-ny-state-parks-this-july-4th-weekend-here-s-what-you-need-to-know4773-visiting-ny-state-parks-this-july-4th-weekend-here-s-what-you-need-to-know https://news.hamlethub.com/harrison/places/4773-visiting-ny-state-parks-this-july-4th-weekend-here-s-what-you-need-to-know4773-visiting-ny-state-parks-this-july-4th-weekend-here-s-what-you-need-to-know

Summer is here and New York State Parks are open for fun and healthy outdoor recreation. If you’re planning to visit please know your experience will be different this year as we take steps to protect visitor and staff safety during this public health emergency. To encourage physical social distancing, capacity limits are in effect. We expect many parks to reach capacity early and close to incoming visitors. Please have a plan ready to visit a different park or consider postponing your visit for another day.
For park capacity updates and closure information visit parks.ny.gov.

 Play Smart * Play Safe * Play Local  State Parks and the Department of Environmental Conservation have launched the PLAY SMART * PLAY SAFE * PLAY LOCAL campaign to encourage all New Yorkers to recreate safely, responsibly, and locally this summer and to always treat fellow outdoor adventurers with respect. Take the pledge, and promise to use common sense to protect yourself and others when enjoying the outdoors.

Learn more: PLAY SMART * PLAY SAFE * PLAY LOCAL pledge


Below are some specifics for State Park visitors:

Face Coverings: For the safety of all visitors, please wear a face covering when you cannot maintain social distance.

Pools: Pools are open, with density reduction measures in effect. Visitors will be asked to sign in with contact information to enable potential contact tracing measures. Visitors can check the individual park’s swimming hours of operation before they visit. Visit parks.ny.gov for a listing of State Parks with swimming pools.

Beaches: State Park beaches are open at 50% capacity or less and with heightened precautions. You must practice social distancing at a state beach. More details are available through our press release. Visit parks.ny.gov for a listing of State Parks with swimming beaches.

Restrooms: Public restrooms may be limited. Visitors should plan accordingly and call the park office for more information.

Travel Advisory: Please note New York State, New Jersey, and Connecticut have implemented a tri-state travel advisory that requires any individuals traveling from states with significant community spread of COVID-19 to quarantine for 14 days upon arrival. Visit health.ny.gov Covid-19 Travel Advisory for more information, including the daily updated list of affected states

NY State Parks Explorer App:  Download the free New York State Parks Explorer App, a user-friendly resource for park information, updates and alerts. Available for both iOS and Android devices. Google Play Store, AndroidApple App Store, iPhone


commandercarey@gmail.com (New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation) Places Fri, 03 Jul 2020 14:15:37 -0400
Playland Park Will Remain Closed For The 2020 Season https://news.hamlethub.com/harrison/places/4772-playland-park-will-remain-closed-for-the-2020-season4772-playland-park-will-remain-closed-for-the-2020-season https://news.hamlethub.com/harrison/places/4772-playland-park-will-remain-closed-for-the-2020-season4772-playland-park-will-remain-closed-for-the-2020-season

With the health of Westchester residents and regional visitors on the top of everyone’s mind amid the COVID-19 pandemic, coupled with the difficulties of social distancing and sanitizing in a crowded park, Westchester County Executive George Latimer has announced that the amusement park at Playland Park in Rye will remain closed for the 2020 season.

Playland’s beach is open to Westchester residents, Tuesdays through Sundays. The pool is closed.

Latimer said: “As we’ve gone through the spread of the contagion and we started going through phase 1, and phase 2, and phase 3 – which is what we’re in now, there was not enough significant improvement to justify what happens when 8,000 people go to one place at one time. It’s analogous to what we face at the Kensico Dam Plaza with the ethnic festivals. So with that thought in mind, we delayed this decision. We lost Memorial Day Weekend as a revenue, we announced originally that it would stay closed to mid-July hoping that things would get better and knowing that the Governor’s Executive Order still kept in closed, but you know if things got better we’d reach out and make a case for why it should open, but realistically we’re at a point right now where we couldn’t make that case any further.”

The park’s regular season opening would have been May 9 this year. Aside from the public-health concerns, the park faced other factors that impeded preparations for the season, including restrictions on in-person hiring and training due to NYS on PAUSE guidelines and supply-chain interruptions early on.

While the amusement park, pool and other attractions will be closed to the public this year, this pause in operations during the warm weather also gives park management and staff an opportunity to advance some maintenance projects. These projects are addition to staff’s regular duties of maintaining each ride as the attractions cannot sit idle for long periods. Maintenance will also include the usual seasonal breakdown and winterization of rides and grounds.

The park will host two drive-in movies this year on Friday nights, July 24 and August 7. Details to be announced soon.

For information about Playland go to playlandpark.org

commandercarey@gmail.com (Westchester County) Places Fri, 03 Jul 2020 12:26:00 -0400
PCSB Bank Donates $20,000 to the NAACP Legal Defense & Educational Fund https://news.hamlethub.com/harrison/charities/4765-pcsb-bank-donates-20-000-to-the-naacp-legal-defense-educational-fund4765-pcsb-bank-donates-20-000-to-the-naacp-legal-defense-educational-fund https://news.hamlethub.com/harrison/charities/4765-pcsb-bank-donates-20-000-to-the-naacp-legal-defense-educational-fund4765-pcsb-bank-donates-20-000-to-the-naacp-legal-defense-educational-fund

PCSB Bank has announced a donation of $20,000 to the NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund (LDF).

The NAACP LDF is America’s premier legal organization fighting for racial justice. Through litigation, advocacy, and public education, it seeks structural changes to expand democracy, eliminate disparities, and achieve racial justice in a society that fulfills the promise of equality for all Americans.

Joseph D. Roberto, Chairman, President and CEO, PCSB Bank, stated, “We are angered, pained, and saddened over the senseless death of George Floyd and the victims of racial injustice before him.” Mr. Roberto added, “We support the nationwide outcry for social justice reform and accountability in the hope that substantial, lasting change can be achieved. Our communities are hurting and we are here to provide support with our voices as well as actions.”

The PCSB Bank leadership group and employees of its 15 branches in four New York State counties are pledging to continue to help foster equality and fight against racial injustice. As a community-focused bank, PCSB will continue a long-standing tradition of an unwavering commitment to utilize its time and resources to help improve the lives of people throughout the Lower Hudson Valley.

“We are proud members of each and every community we serve and have stood with them every step of the way,” Mr. Roberto concluded. “We stand with them today for a brighter future.”

abell@30-ink.com (Leslie Wells) Charities Mon, 29 Jun 2020 06:34:24 -0400
Green Business Partnership Receives $25,000 Grant from Con Edison https://news.hamlethub.com/harrison/neighbors/4764-green-business-partnership-receives-25-000-grant-from-con-edison4764-green-business-partnership-receives-25-000-grant-from-con-edison https://news.hamlethub.com/harrison/neighbors/4764-green-business-partnership-receives-25-000-grant-from-con-edison4764-green-business-partnership-receives-25-000-grant-from-con-edison

Jane Solnick, Con Edison Director of Westchester Regional and Community Affairs

The Green Business Partnership (GBP), a membership organization that helps businesses become sustainable and achieve green certification, has received a $25,000 grant from Con Edison. The funds will be used to expand membership in the GBP, to provide technical assistance and coaching to member organizations so they may achieve green certification, and to update the online dashboard businesses use to walk them through the certification process.

“Sustainability is always a team effort, and we’re so grateful to have Westchester’s primary energy provider as a longtime supporter of the partnership and our efforts to help the business community go green,” Dani Glaser, Program Director of the Green Business Partnership.

Any for- or non-profit organization that leases or owns commercial or industrial space can join the Green Business Partnership and use its online toolkit and propriety greenhouse gas emissions tool to earn an official green certification and track and reduce emissions. More than 150 businesses and nonprofits are members, and 59 have achieved certification since the GBP launched its official accreditation in 2014. These organizations use their certification to save money, increase competitiveness, and recruit and engage employees.   

"Con Edison welcomes the opportunity to assist the Green Business Partnership and to work together towards attaining our clean energy future,” said Jane Solnick, Con Edison Director of Westchester Regional and Community Affairs.  “Sustainability is anchored upon the economy and society as well as the environment, and in today’s world it means more than ever.”

The GBP was founded in 2009 as the Westchester Green Business Challenge, a program of the Business Council of Westchester in partnership with Westchester County and Green Team Spirit LLC. In 2014, it expanded to offer an official green business certification. In 2017, responding to widespread demand for access to the GBP’s turnkey system, it relaunched as the Green Business Partnership and made the program available to businesses throughout the United States. Learn more at www.greenbusinesspartnership.org.

Con Edison is a subsidiary of Consolidated Edison, Inc. [NYSE: ED], one of the nation’s largest investor-owned energy companies, with approximately $13 billion in annual revenues and $59 billion in assets. The utility delivers electricity, natural gas and steam to 3.4 million customers in New York City and Westchester County, N.Y. For financial, operations and customer service information, visit www.conEd.com.

mjdardano@gmail.com (Michael Dardano) Neighbors Mon, 29 Jun 2020 06:33:26 -0400
Cuomo Announces Lowest COVID-19 Deaths and Hospitalizations in New York Since the Pandemic Began https://news.hamlethub.com/harrison/neighbors/4768-cuomo-announces-lowest-covid-19-deaths-and-hospitalizations-in-new-york-since-the-pandemic-began4768-cuomo-announces-lowest-covid-19-deaths-and-hospitalizations-in-new-york-since-the-pandemic-began https://news.hamlethub.com/harrison/neighbors/4768-cuomo-announces-lowest-covid-19-deaths-and-hospitalizations-in-new-york-since-the-pandemic-began4768-cuomo-announces-lowest-covid-19-deaths-and-hospitalizations-in-new-york-since-the-pandemic-began

  • 0.99% of Yesterday's COVID-19 Tests were Positive
  • 5 COVID-19 Deaths in New York State Yesterday - Lowest Single Day Death Number Since March 15th
  • Hospitalizations Continue to Drop - Now below 900
  • Confirms 616 Additional Coronavirus Cases in New York State - Bringing Statewide Total to 392,539; New Cases in 43 Counties

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced New York State's lowest death toll and hospitalizations due to COVID-19 since the pandemic began. Yesterday, there were five deaths and 869 hospitalizations in New York State. The number of new cases, percentage of tests that were positive and many other helpful data points are always available at forward.ny.gov.

"As states across the country struggle with new outbreaks related to reopening, New York's numbers continue to go down to record lows," Governor Cuomo said.  "Our progress is a direct result of New Yorkers' discipline and hard work and an incremental, data-driven reopening. Yesterday, as our hospitalizations dropped below 900, New York had its lowest single-day death toll since March 15th.  While today's numbers are very encouraging, New Yorkers must remain vigilant or the numbers will shoot right back up.  Be smart, wear a mask, stay New York Tough!"

Today's data is summarized briefly below:

  • Patient Hospitalization - 869 (-39)
  • Patients Newly Admitted - 54 (-24)
  • Hospital Counties - 30
  • Number ICU - 229 (-1)
  • Number ICU that are intubated - 145 (+1)
  • Total Discharges - 70,369 (+133)
  • Deaths - 5
  • Total Deaths - 24,835

Of the 61,906 tests conducted in New York State yesterday, 616, or 0.99 percent, were positive. Each region's percentage of positive tests over the last three days is as follows:





New York City




Capital Region




Central New York




Finger Lakes




Long Island




Hudson Valley




Mohawk Valley




North Country




Southern Tier




Western New York




The Governor also confirmed 616 additional cases of novel coronavirus, bringing the statewide total to 392,539 confirmed cases in New York State. Of the 392,539 total individuals who tested positive for the virus, the geographic breakdown is as follows:


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commandercarey@gmail.com (Office of the Governor. ) Neighbors Mon, 29 Jun 2020 05:59:45 -0400
NY State Campgrounds and Day Use Areas opening on July https://news.hamlethub.com/harrison/places/4769-ny-state-campgrounds-and-day-use-areas-opening-on-july4769-ny-state-campgrounds-and-day-use-areas-opening-on-july https://news.hamlethub.com/harrison/places/4769-ny-state-campgrounds-and-day-use-areas-opening-on-july4769-ny-state-campgrounds-and-day-use-areas-opening-on-july


The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has announced the following campgrounds and day use recreational facilities will re-open on July 1, 2020. All campground and day use area visitors are expected to adhere to the NYForward guidelines while use the facilities.

Adirondack Park Campgrounds and Day Use Areas

Catskill Park Campgrounds and Day Use Areas

Campground Safety

According to the NYForward guidance for the reopening of New York State, campgrounds must take precautions to ensure campers maintain appropriate social distancing and adhere to proper cleaning and disinfecting protocols, including but not limited to maintaining six feet of distance between campers, unless wearing an acceptable face covering, and excluding persons from the same household who are camping together. Visit Reserve America for details.

commandercarey@gmail.com (Peter Carey) Places Mon, 29 Jun 2020 03:23:35 -0400
Westchester County Congratulates the Graduating Class of 2020 https://news.hamlethub.com/harrison/neighbors/4767-westchester-county-congratulates-the-graduating-class-of-20204767-westchester-county-congratulates-the-graduating-class-of-2020 https://news.hamlethub.com/harrison/neighbors/4767-westchester-county-congratulates-the-graduating-class-of-20204767-westchester-county-congratulates-the-graduating-class-of-2020

A graduation ceremony is a rite of passage that occurs when scholars close the chapter on one part of their educational career, and embark upon another. It is a time of accomplishment, a time of reflection, a time of hope for a promising future – and a celebration for all who have worked so hard to earn their diploma. Although the COVID-19 pandemic may have altered traditional graduation ceremonies, Westchester County Government still wanted to make sure that every graduate felt recognized for achieving this important milestone.

Community leaders, elected officials, teachers, parents, grandparents, friends and siblings all submitted short congratulatory messages and photographs to the Westchester County Communications Department. They were compiled into a compilation video, Graduation Greetings 2020.

Watch the compilation video, “Graduation Greetings 2020” here.

As Westchester County’s Graduating Class of 2020 celebrates its commencement, we hope you know that we are proud of you, and we wish you the best of luck on your journey.  


kerry@ducey.org (Westchester County) Neighbors Tue, 16 Jun 2020 11:38:51 -0400
Westchester County Department Meetings Schedule for June 2020 https://news.hamlethub.com/harrison/politics/4763-westchester-county-department-meetings-schedule-for-june-20204763-westchester-county-department-meetings-schedule-for-june-2020 https://news.hamlethub.com/harrison/politics/4763-westchester-county-department-meetings-schedule-for-june-20204763-westchester-county-department-meetings-schedule-for-june-2020

Westchester County has the following department meetings scheduled for the month of June 2020. The public is encouraged to attend. Each meeting notice is followed by instructions on how to join each meeting virtually.




Westchester Urban County Council Public Hearing – Proposed Amendment of the FY 2019-2023 Consolidated Plan and FY 2020 Annual Action Plan

Thursday, June 4 at 4 p.m.


Meeting number (access code): 161 851 1556

Meeting password: wucc

Join meeting: https://westchestergov.webex.com/westchestergov/onstage/g.php?MTID=ef66bbc96adb7a4dd050194aae063c1c5

Westchester County Board of Acquisition & Contract

Thursday, June 4 at 11 a.m.


Event Number: 615 242 052

Event Password: This event requires registration. After your registration has been approved, you will receive instructions for joining the event.

Video Address:615242052@westchestergov.webex.com

You can also dial and enter your meeting number.

Thursday, June 11 at 11 a.m.


Event Number: 617 225 667

Event Password: PPt7aJPgW34

Video Address:617225667@westchestergov.webex.com

You can also dial and enter your meeting number.

Thursday, June 18 at 11 a.m.


Event Number: 619 586 728

Event Password: b96BJA6qbp2

Video Address:619586728@westchestergov.webex.com

You can also dial and enter your meeting number.

Thursday, June 25 at 11 a.m.


Event Number: 613 277 486

Event Password: 9XsyfNggv27

Video Address:613277486@westchestergov.webex.com

You can also dial and enter your meeting number


Westchester County Planning Board

The regularly scheduled meeting for Tuesday, June 2 has been CANCELLED

SPECIAL MEETING to be held Friday, June 5 at 8:30 a.m.


Meeting number (access code): 619 709 411

Meeting password: wcplan

Join meeting: https://westchestergov.webex.com/westchestergov/j.php?MTID=e23ff69f3f0d6d4db491bf6d615c68161

Westchester County Agriculture and Farmland Protection Board

Tuesday, June 9 at 5 p.m.


Meeting number (access code): 161 163 8988

Meeting password: AFPB

Join meeting: https://westchestergov.webex.com/westchestergov/onstage/g.php?MTID=ef66bbc96adb7a4dd050194aae063c1c5

Westchester County Industrial Development Agency

Thursday, June 11 at 8:30 a.m.

Click here to join the meeting

Password: IDA2020

Westchester County Complete Count Committee

Thursday, June 11 at 4 p.m.


Meeting number (access code): 161 333 4643

Meeting password: wccc

Join meeting: https://westchestergov.webex.com/westchestergov/onstage/g.php?MTID=e4eb16d8d53e7da25af526aa2b080664b

Westchester County Local Development Corporation

Tuesday, June 16 8:30 a.m.

Click here to join the meeting

Password: LDC2020

Westchester County Housing Opportunity Commission

Tuesday, June 16 at 6 p.m.


Meeting number (access code): 161 033 1951

Meeting password: K9QpzTwGY44 

Join meeting: https://westchestergov.webex.com/westchestergov/j.php?MTID=mefbc14558d580a3f2bb0018acf12959a

Westchester County Historic Preservation Advisory Council

Wednesday, June 17 at 4:00 p.m.


Meeting number (access code): 161 141 6751

Meeting password: hpac

Join meeting: https://westchestergov.webex.com/westchestergov/onstage/g.php?MTID=ead0f5debfcefd06c0609f0c01ba313a0

Westchester County Board of Health

Thursday, June 18 at 8:30 a.m.


Westchester County Taxi & Limousine Commission

Thursday, June 18 at 10 a.m.

Meeting number (access code): 615 866 872

Meeting password: XpUFGMi2g76

Westchester County Soil and Water Conservation District Board
Meeting password: XpUFGMi2g76 

Friday, June 19 at 9 a.m.


Meeting number (access code): 611 737 720

Meeting password: 72TnX24E7Q6

Join meeting: https://westchestergov.webex.com/westchestergov/j.php?MTID=mb51d6823ccc81772efd4e866d16dd2f7

Westchester County Solid Waste Commission

Tuesday, June 23 at 3 p.m.

Event Number: 614 379 666

Event Password: QXcdaRsk325

Video Address:614379666@westchestergov.webex.com

You can also dial and enter your meeting number.

Panelist numeric password: 583886


To join this online event


1. Go to https://westchestergov.webex.com/westchestergov/j.php?MTID=e5a9525ef4387398ad59b609572d0aa5c

2. Enter the event password: QXcdaRsk325

kerry@ducey.org (Peter Carey) Politics Tue, 02 Jun 2020 09:14:16 -0400
Governor Announces Dental Practices Permitted to Reopen https://news.hamlethub.com/harrison/life/4762-governor-announces-dental-practices-permitted-to-reopen4762-governor-announces-dental-practices-permitted-to-reopen https://news.hamlethub.com/harrison/life/4762-governor-announces-dental-practices-permitted-to-reopen4762-governor-announces-dental-practices-permitted-to-reopen

Guidelines updated to ensure safety for patients and staff  

Governor Cuomo announced dentists can begin seeing patients for routine dental care starting on June 1. Originally slated to reopen in “Phase 2,” dentists have been given the green light sooner than expected with declining NYS coronavirus cases, hospitalizations, intubations and deaths. 

“Our dental health care providers in Putnam have been team players from the start of this pandemic,” says County Executive MaryEllen Odell. “Some donated masks and gloves to our frontline workers and all have now invested time and resources to ensure safety for their patients and staff as they return to their offices.” 

From physical distancing to personal protective equipment, New York State has shared a twelve-page document which includes a link for providers to affirm their receipt of and agreement to follow the guidance set forth.  

For dental health care providers, proper use of personal protective equipment is nothing new. While dental settings are traditionally designed with patient and provider safety in mind, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), dentistry in the time of the novel coronavirus goes further to balance the need to provide necessary services while minimizing risk to patients and dental health care personnel. 

On March 16, the American Dental Association (ADA) was one of the first national professional health associations to recommend postponement of all but urgent or emergency procedures. Just over two months later, the ADA designed an interim return to work toolkit for dental practitioners. Together with documents from the CDC, and now New York State, the comprehensive guidance addresses ways dentists and hygienists can reduce the risk of coronavirus transmission before, during and after visits.  

Dr. Daniel Doyle, of Doyle Dental and president of the Putnam County Board of Health says, “The dentists of Putnam County are thrilled to be back seeing their patients. They are now seeing all patients for routine procedures, not just for emergencies.”  

As dental offices begin planning to reopen their doors they may be adapting their offices to meet new safety state and federal guidelines. Doyle Dental’s website and patient correspondence describes new safety protocols. Some changes patients can expect as they return to their dentist’s office include plexiglass partitions at reception, waiting room modifications including chair spacing, removal of magazines and mask requirements as well as screening for symptoms of illness. Additionally, because many dentists donated their personal protective equipment (PPE) to essential workers and closed their doors for over two months, some may have had to rebuild their PPE stock. 

Modifications to dental care will impact everything from pre-appointment communication to provider and patient interactions. According to the ADA, dental office staff may call patients for a preliminary health screening prior to an appointment. Patients may notice their dentist or dental hygienist wearing additional protective gear such as a face shield and gown. While the state allows offices to begin reopening as of June 1, Dr. Doyle recommends residents check with their local dentist regarding specific safety measures and exact reopening dates. 


kerry@ducey.org (Putnam County) Life Tue, 02 Jun 2020 08:40:20 -0400
NASA and SpaceX Aim For Saturday Launch https://news.hamlethub.com/harrison/life/4760-nasa-and-spacex-aim-for-saturday-launch4760-nasa-and-spacex-aim-for-saturday-launch https://news.hamlethub.com/harrison/life/4760-nasa-and-spacex-aim-for-saturday-launch4760-nasa-and-spacex-aim-for-saturday-launch

After Wednesday's scrub due to weather, NASA and SpaceX have targeted Saturday, May 30, for the next launch attempt for the Demo-2 mission, the first launch of astronauts on an American (manned) rocket from American soil since the last space shuttle mission in 2011. "I think our teams worked together in a really impressive way, making good decisions all along," NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine said afterwards.

Launch of the mission, dubbed Launch America, is scheduled for 3:22 p.m. EDT on Saturday. Members of the public can participate in the mission through NASA's virtual guest operations.

Launch America Overview

Astronaut Robert Behnken

Astronaut Douglas Hurley

Be Our Guest: Participate in Launch America

Mission Events and Briefings (Updated)

commandercarey@gmail.com (NASA) Life Fri, 29 May 2020 10:13:02 -0400
Take Part in the SPCA Virtual Dog Walk! https://news.hamlethub.com/harrison/charities/4761-take-part-in-the-spca-virtual-dog-walk4761-take-part-in-the-spca-virtual-dog-walk https://news.hamlethub.com/harrison/charities/4761-take-part-in-the-spca-virtual-dog-walk4761-take-part-in-the-spca-virtual-dog-walk

Grab your leash & go!

Due to Covid-19, the SPCA is hosting its favorite fundraiser, the SPCA Dog Walk & Pet Fair, VIRTUALLY this year.

 CLICK HERE to Register as a Fundraiser or to Donate.

Here’s how it works…

Register above, create your online fundraising page and then take a walk with your pup anytime now through July 18th.

-We encourage walkers to set a minimum goal of raising $100 dollars. For every $100 you raise, you help rescue 1 dog, cat, puppy or kitten from a high-kill shelter. The more you raise, the more you rescue! For every walker who raises $500+ you get to name a new SPCA animal.

–Share your fundraising page with family and friends to support your walk for the SPCA animals! You can email or share your page on social media to collect pledges with just one click.

–Try and keep track of your steps or miles walked and send us a screenshot along with fun photos from your walk. Be sure to tag us at #spcawestchester and #spcadogwalk

–Tune in for updates in the coming weeks on our social media pages and website for our dog walk virtual schedule for July 18th.

Our TOP Fundraiser will be awarded with a name placement on our Honorary Rescue Hero Wall in the lobby of our new animal care campus and our TOP Walker (most miles walked) with an engraved paver stone at the new campus.

commandercarey@gmail.com (SPCA Westchester) Charities Thu, 28 May 2020 09:20:26 -0400
Wartburg Offers Free “Be Prepared Kits” to the Community https://news.hamlethub.com/harrison/neighbors/4754-wartburg-offers-free-be-prepared-kits-to-the-community4754-wartburg-offers-free-be-prepared-kits-to-the-community https://news.hamlethub.com/harrison/neighbors/4754-wartburg-offers-free-be-prepared-kits-to-the-community4754-wartburg-offers-free-be-prepared-kits-to-the-community

The importance of planning for emergencies is in the forefront of this crisis. Are you prepared? Last April, Wartburg and the Westchester End-of-Life Coalition (WELC), an organization committed to improving the end-of-life experience for patients and families, proudly announced the official transfer of WELC’s programs, activities, and materials to Wartburg.  One year later, Wartburg completed the transition to “Advance Life Planning,” refreshed the trademarked Be Prepared Kits, and are now offering them free of charge for a limited time during the month of April.

Wartburg’s President, Dr. David J. Gentner, said, “The trademarked Be Prepared kits are perhaps the most sophisticated yet practical tools for personal planning I’ve seen. During this Coronavirus pandemic, we have all thought about end of life issues, and some of us don’t know where to even start to conceptualize their wishes. The Be Prepared Kit is a unique way to organize yourself.”

With the acquisition of WELC, Wartburg has absorbed the Live With Care website (livewithcare.org) now located on the Wartburg website at www.advancelifeplanning.org. This comprehensive website helps individuals and their families determine their end of life wishes in advance of a serious illness. As everyone’s needs differ, the website also provides valuable resources to help navigate the health care system and find the resources needed for an individual’s specific situation.

A highly respected community organization for over 150 years, Wartburg provides integrated, comprehensive senior residential and healthcare services to residents living on its beautiful 34-acre campus and to people living in their own homes. WELC’s mission seamlessly aligned with Wartburg’s current palliative and hospice care programs as well as its commitment to helping patients, residents and their families determine their wishes before a possible life-changing event. Wartburg already works toward an informed end where all those living with a serious illness are able to live with dignity, peace, pain-free and in a manner of their choosing. Wartburg’s care team guides individuals through different stages of health-from diagnosis to living with serious illness-in various care settings on and off its campus.  Wartburg’s clinical team includes caring physicians and nurses to help patients with pain and symptom management and administer medications as well as counselors and social workers trained to help families deal with the confusion and emotional challenges surrounding end-of-life issues.  Wartburg also provides full-time chaplains to help loved ones and families find a spiritual connection that allows them to move forward in the best manner possible.

To learn more about Wartburg’s programs and services or to order a “Be Prepared” kit, contact Janet Palazzolo at jpalazzolo@wartburg.org.


mjdardano@gmail.com (Janet Palazzolo) Neighbors Fri, 22 May 2020 12:02:19 -0400
Metro-North to Continue Essential Service Schedule on Memorial Day https://news.hamlethub.com/harrison/life/4759-metro-north-to-continue-essential-service-schedule-on-memorial-day4759-metro-north-to-continue-essential-service-schedule-on-memorial-day https://news.hamlethub.com/harrison/life/4759-metro-north-to-continue-essential-service-schedule-on-memorial-day4759-metro-north-to-continue-essential-service-schedule-on-memorial-day

On Memorial Day, Monday, May 25, 2020, Metro-North will continue to operate on an Essential Service Schedule on the Hudson, Harlem and New Haven Lines.

For details on Metro-North's Essential Service schedule, see http://web.mta.info/mnr/html/20200413EssentialerService.htm.

For train times and information, please monitor www.mta.info/mnr or https://new.mta.info/.

Train service is for essential personnel only. Thank you for staying home to stop the spread.

commandercarey@gmail.com (Metro North RR) Life Fri, 22 May 2020 04:00:09 -0400