Author Archives: Ron Belmont

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 […]

Column: Festa was a big hit for everyone

Last weekend, the Harrison Fire Department held its annual Firefighters Ball at Apawamis Country Club. The evening started off with a wonderful cocktail hour and continued with a sit down dinner, which was wonderfully prepared by the club’s culinary staff. It was a beautiful event and I enjoyed the lively music and warm conversation. Congratulations […]

Column: Festa was a big hit

This year’s St. Anthony’s Festa took place, last weekend, in West Harrison. Once again, this highly anticipated annual celebration had scores of residents and visitors, attending the festivities and enjoying the food, games and attractions. Food vendors provided popular Festa favorites that included sausage and peppers, pasta and fresh cannoli. Children’s activities, music, dancing and […]

Column: We’re sprucing up the town

The Town/Village of Harrison’s town board recently announced the winners of the 2015 Mayor’s Choice Award, a long-running and most prestigious recognition for talented students. More than 100 works of art were submitted for review and four students received this notable distinction. Additionally, all the award-winning selections will become part of the permanent collection exhibited […]

Column: I’ll see you at the parade

I am happy to report that Harrison was recently chartered as a new chapter of UNICO National, the largest Italian-American service organization in the country. UNICO’s objectives are to promote the image of Italian Americans, and their Italian heritage and culture, while supporting and assisting various charitable organizations. Each year, UNICO National contributes substantial sums […]

Column: An exciting spring in Harrison

On Saturday, May 9, World War II heroes of the Hudson Valley were honored with a special celebration. I would like to take this time to recognize West Harrison resident Charles Demicco. Mr. Demicco served in the military during World War II. He recently gathered with other regional honorees and traveled to the Westchester County […]

Column: Celebrating a student-athlete and cuisine

I would like to take this time to recognize the Harrison Fire Department on their very successful open house. Recently, the department hosted this event and I was happy to see many friends and familiar faces enjoying the tours and exhibits. Special ‘hands-on’ learning displays taught children important safety guidelines in preventing fires or evacuating […]