Author Archives: Ron Belmont

Column: The water’s fine, now look at this kid fly

Infrastructure improvements continue to be a priority and several projects are currently underway. Harrison’s Engineering Department has initiated the design stage for roadway improvements, which include road widening, curb installation and drainage infrastructure installation. Drainage improvements are necessary in order to repair infrastructure and alleviate water issues. Westchester County has developed a response plan regarding […]

Column: Bring me that Verizon

I would like to bring your attention to the results of last week’s public hearing regarding Verizon FiOS service for Harrison residents. I am happy to report that, following the June 19 Town Council meeting council approved a resolution to enter into a cable franchise agreement with Verizon. Residents have been asking for an alternative […]

Column: Found Kooper, now let’s share some services

As many of you are aware, a single-engine turboprop airplane crashed in a Purchase neighborhood last week, after taking off from Westchester County Airport. Sadly, there was one fatality. I would like to commend our emergency responders for their quick and professional response. Their actions are a credit to our community and I would like […]

Column: Harrison remembers…

Once again, it was wonderful seeing friends and familiar faces at the annual Memorial Day parade and ceremony. It’s always a privilege to march in the Memorial Day parade with my fellow Town Council members and honor those who gave their lives to preserve our freedom. Service members, and their families, deserve our sincerest gratitude […]

Column: Harrison was delicious

In furtherance of the paving project on Purchase Street/Route 120, the N.Y. State Department of Transportation’s engineer-in-charge has provided my office with the following updates: On May 21 and May 22, NYS DOT will begin paving operations from Westchester Avenue to the bridge deck. From May 27 to May 30, they will continue their mill-and-fill […]

Column: The streets of Harrison are paved with…asphalt

Recently, my office has been contacted by N.Y. State Department of Transportation’s engineer-in-charge regarding the paving project for Purchase Street/Route 120. I would like to give you an update of the schedule so you can be aware of possible traffic alterations. The contractor is Morano Brothers and they will begin by prepping the area. They […]

Column: We’ve mastered this plan

Since coming into office, it has always been my mission to streamline municipal spending while maintaining services. I believe the Town Council has acted responsibly in developing strategies and cost saving measures that will benefit our entire community. Over the past several years, Harrison’s corporate tax base has diminished due to the departure of many […]

Column: Yes, you read that right; kimono

This weekend, I had the pleasure of attending the Harrison Fire Department’s pasta dinner, which benefits the department’s scholarship fund. The dinner followed a recruitment drive in which the fire department conducted tours of the station, allowing visitors to try on firefighter gear, and provided various activities throughout the firehouse. It was a great success […]