Author Archives: Ron Belmont

Column: A hometown hero and some reminders

I would like to bring your attention to a former Harrison resident and highly decorated member of the armed forces. Lt. Col. Daniel Bidetti was born and raised in Harrison, where he attended Harrison schools and Archbishop Stepinac High School. He graduated from Norwich University and was commissioned as a second lieutenant in May, 1999. […]

Column: Winding down and help Stop Hunger Now

Recently, I had the pleasure of attending this year’s annual Senior Picnic in West Harrison. The weather could not have been better and more than 200 seniors enjoyed a day of fun and friendship. The appetizing menu included hamburgers and hot dogs, as well as chicken cutlets, sausage and peppers, salads and more. Our Recreation […]

Column: Upcoming events and reminders

Recently, I had the pleasure of attending a sneak preview of the nearly completed Harrison Public Library. It was wonderful to see the incredible transformation. The rehabbed structure is a fantastic example of community and municipal government working together toward a defined goal. The new and improved library, which is set to open mid-September, has […]

Column: Things are coming along swimmingly

I would like to take this time to recognize the Harrison Recreation Swim Team. Recently, the team competed in the Division 6 Championships and took first place. The team also went undefeated this year and, as a result, will be moving to Division 5 for the 2016 season. According to Coach Dottie Klein, the team […]

Column: Growth, loss and a new home in town

Harrison continues to be recognized as a community of distinction. Recently, I was informed that Westchester Magazine will be featuring a story about a recent report that ranked Harrison as one of the top 10 towns in New York to start a business. This is great news, as I have spent the past few years […]

Column: Home Run, Harrison FD and sweet tunes

I’m happy to report that a Freshwater Wetland Permit was issued on June 26 by Daniel T. Whitehead, deputy regional permit administrator for the New York state Department of Environmental Conservation, DEC, in connection with Project Home Run, at the Beaver Swamp Brook area, following the issuance of the decision of the commissioner of the […]

Column: Summer happenings and winter wear

I hope you all had a safe and relaxing Fourth of July. I was happy to see familiar friends and new faces at this year’s fireworks display in downtown Harrison. I would like to recognize Roy Aletti for his hard work in delivering an event that was enjoyed by all. Harrison’s summer concert series got […]