Sunday, May 31, 2009

Westchester Community College Administrative Assistant


Located in the Westchester Community College – Valhalla: Under general supervision, an incumbent in this class develops, plans, coordinates, and monitors operational activities to ensure maximum utilization of departmental unit resources. This class is responsible for organizational processes such as: personnel and civil service administration, departmental budgeting, financial record keeping, purchasing, statistical reporting, and the general administration of a division or unit. This position is characterized by the frequent exercise of independent judgment within the Department and may involve extensive contact with other County departments and the general public. Supervision may be exercised over clerical employees. Does related work as required.

REQUIRED: A Bachelor's Degree* and three years of experience where the primary function of the position was staff services†.

SUBSTITUTION: Satisfactory completion of a Master’s Degree* may be substituted for one year of the required experience.

NOTE #1: Experience obtained as an intern in public or institutional administration may be substituted for an equal amount of the required experience.

NOTE #2: Unless otherwise noted, only experience gained after attaining the minimum education level indicated in the minimum qualifications will be considered in evaluating experience.

†DEFINITION: Staff service functions are generally support or back up functions to higher-level administrators. This could involve office management; participation in budget preparation and monitoring; payroll and personnel type functions; involvement in the development and/or review of department-wide practices and procedures; evaluating departmental operations; participation in planning; financial recordkeeping, accounting and management activities; purchasing; public relations, community relations, public information activities; and other similar functions. “Line” functions involved in the delivery of services or in the day to day operations of a department would not be qualifying experience.

*SPECIAL NOTE: Education beyond the secondary level must be from an institution accredited or recognized by the Board of Regents of the New York State Department of Education as a post-secondary, degree-granting institution.

$54,460 - Starting Salary

$67,735 - Maximum reached in four additional steps


Sabrina Johnson Chandler

Personnel Director - WCC

Westchester Community College

Administration Building - Room 111

75 Grasslands Road

Valhalla, NY 10595-1698

Friday, May 29, 2009


…I will be at the Greenburgh town pool tomorrow to hear your complaints and to benefit from your input. Stop by and say hello. I plan to walk around the pool at 1 PM.

Town of Greenburgh
Work Session Agenda of the Greenburgh Town Board
Tuesday – June 02, 2009 – 2:00PM

(All Work Sessions are Televised Live on Cablevision Channel 76, Verizon 35 and are streamed live. Work Sessions and Town Board Meetings will be aired each Friday, Saturday and Sunday starting at 7:02am and 4:45pm. Each segment will run for approximately 6 to 7 hours, depending upon the length of the two meetings.)

2:00p.m. Security – Chief Kapica

2:30p.m. Capital Budget Reviews – Police Department with the Comptroller

4:30p.m. Executive Session – Deputy Comptroller Interviews
HIGHLIGHTS: Popcorn and Puppet Riverfront Festival…Sunday, May 31 3-5 PM Bread & Puppet Theater Featuring the Sourdough Philosophy Circus, a one act play by Bread & Puppet theater Co and additional performances. Hat’s off to Liz Liebeskind for organizing the event. Sponsored by the HastinGS on Hudson PTSA.
OTHER HIGHLIGHTS—the Greenburgh Nature Center is sponsoring their environmental family festival this Sunday from 1-4 PM. This weekend there will be children’s book sales at the Irvington library, a Hastings on Hudson show: Godspell…and tonight the Hastings station café is holding an outdoor concert at the Hastings train station.
Enjoy the music around town at charming café’s. If you want to exercise – get on your bicycle and cycle on the Bronx Parkway on Sunday.
THE GREENBURGH TOWN POOL IS OPEN THIS WEEKEND and the interactive kiddy pool is activity every child will enjoy.

Thursday, May 28, 2009


I received another thank you letter from someone who benefitted from the job postings. Please continue to e mail me with info on job opportunities so I can share them with unemployed neighbors. If you are out of work visit our website: greenburgh jobs group.
Sent: Thursday, May 28, 2009 7:47 AM
To: Paul Feiner
Subject: see below

I wanted to let you know that I accepted a job at NAME OF BUSINESS DELETED located in
Blauvet NY
I start on Monday June 1,2009
Thanks again,
Phone 914 personal info deleted
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In April of this year the New York State Legislature approved red light cameras to be installed at intersections in Yonkers, Nassau & Suffolk Counties. Cars that run red lights will receive tickets if caught on camera. Unfortunately, this new law only applies to a handful of communities in the state.
There is no reason why the state should be limiting these cameras to only a few cities in New York State. Poor motorist behavior in Greenburgh, New Rochelle, Mount Vernon or Bedford should be treated no differently than bad driving in Yonkers, NYC, Nassau & Suffolk Counties (cities that can install red light cameras).
Every locality in New York State should be granted permission to install these red light safety cameras. Safety is important all over! Running red lights has caused 850 deaths and thousands of injuries each year. If red light cameras save one life it is worth it.
I urge the New York State Legislature to adopt a law that will treat every locality in New York State the same when it comes down to public safety.

At Wednesday nights new resident reception (held at the Greenburgh Library) about a dozen residents stopped by at the Abbott House table and expressed interest in becoming mentors to foster care children. Town Clerk Judith Beville, Town Councilwoman Sonja Brown, Town Attorney Tim Lewis and I have also expressed a desire to serve as foster care mentors. The requirement: only 2 hours a week of mentoring to a child. These two hours could make a world of a difference to a young person. If you are interested in signing up please contact Jack Toone, mentor and volunteer coordinator at or call 591 7300 x 3090. Town Clerk Judith Beville's parents took in about a 100 foster care children during their lives.

The Town Board approved a new law that will enable the Chief of Police to impound vehicles against which three or more parking summonses have been issued but not paid. A significant number of owners are persistent violators. Some have out of state registration of vehicles, transfer ownership and re-register vehicles and are able to evade existing enforcement measures. This new law will enable the police to enforce parking orders in the case of vehicle owenrs who fail to timely respond to summonses issued for violations. The police indicated that they will use this law against the more significant violators.
Greenburgh Town Supervisor

Tuesday, May 26, 2009


Pfizer Launches Free Medicines Program
For Newly Unemployed Americans
- - -
Employees Inspire Plan to Help People
Continue Pfizer Therapy During Unprecedented Economic Times
NEW YORK, NY May 14 -- Pfizer Inc announced today that it will
launch an innovative program to help eligible unemployed
Americans and their families who have lost their health insurance
maintain access to their Pfizer medicines for free. The
inspiration for the new program, called MAINTAIN™ (Medicines
Assistance for Those who Are in Need), was generated by Pfizer
employees who were witnessing friends, family and neighbors
struggle to make ends meet after losing their jobs.
“We all know people who have been laid off recently and have lost
their health insurance, making it difficult for them to pay for
health care,” said Dr. Jorge Puente, Pfizer’s regional president
of Worldwide Pharmaceuticals, a leading champion of the
initiative. “We thought there must be some way we could help
recently unemployed people who are taking Pfizer medicines to
continue treatment during these challenging economic times.”
The program, which applies regardless of prior family income,
will be open for enrollment through December 31, 2009 and applies
to eligible Americans who have become unemployed since January 1,
2009. It is designed to help recently unemployed Americans


Practical Mortgage Navigation
Housing/Financial Literacy Counselor
Hours: Part-time and full-time/flexible hours/days upon mutual agreement
Salary: Determined by qualifications—provide cover letter stating salary requirements
The Housing and Financial Literacy Counselor will work with RDAC’s Practical Mortgage Navigation and
Practical Financial Literacy programs to create opportunities for individuals and families to achieve and sustain
successful financial management and housing by providing education, mentoring, and other options.
Successful candidate will:
Be a Team Player with an appropriate background and skills to enter position
 Ability to provide housing and financial literacy counseling
 Personal work history in real estate/finance/accounting/residential lending/counseling/related fields
 Outstanding written and oral communication skills
 Excellent listening skills
 Excellent organizational skills
 Ability to successfully maintain a full customer caseload
 Exceptional attention to details
 Ability to follow guidelines and requirements set forth by government and funding sources
 Ability to withhold personal judgment of individual circumstances
 Demonstrated ability to multi-task and think outside of the box
 Maintain a sense of humor
 Experience with MS Office, proficiency with Word and Excel/database software
 Other tasks as needed/necessary for the advancement of programs and RDAC’s mission
Be trained in-house, through NeighborWorks USA training/models and other forums, to provide specific
services and meet organizational and job-specific requirements
 Obtain certifications as required by RDAC and funding/program guidelines
 Become familiar with and abide by National Industry Standards for Homeownership Education and Counseling
 Mentor participants to acquire financial literacy
 Counsel/educate customers in various stages of homeownership—including pre-purchase, post-purchase, reverse
mortgage and foreclosure
 Assist homeowners at risk of foreclosure/provide information to empower appropriate personal financial decisions
 Provide public/community programs/education/advocacy
Extra consideration provided to candidates holding current certification in housing counseling
Employer is seeking a one-year commitment to position as component of training
Evening and weekend availability required as needed
Overnight travel for training/valid driver license/reliable vehicle required for regional area travel
RDAC is an Equal Opportunity Employer, which does not discriminate in hiring or employment practices based upon race,
color, ethnicity, gender, national origin, age, religion, sexual orientation, disability, marital or familial status, ancestry, or
status as a veteran.
Orange County
Rural Development Advisory Corporation
Submit resume and cover letter within
15 days to

Friday, May 22, 2009


Town of Greenburgh
Work Session Agenda of the Greenburgh Town Board (REVISED, 5/11/09)
Tuesday – May 26, 2009 – 2:00PM

(All Work Sessions are Televised Live on Cablevision Channel 76, Verizon 35 and are streamed live. Work Sessions and Town Board Meetings will be aired each Friday, Saturday and Sunday starting at 7:02am and 4:45pm. Each segment will run for approximately 6 to 7 hours, depending upon the length of the two meetings.)

2:00p.m. Agenda Review
2:10p.m. FOIL Appeal
2:15p.m.: LEEDS
2:45p.m.: SCOFFLAW
3:15p.m.: Capital Budget Reviews – DPW (w/Comptroller)
3:45p.m.: Planning Commissioner – Ray Catena (Site Plan, Wetlands Permit, ZBA Variance Application) and Greenville Shopping Center
4:15p.m.: UBC Affordable Housing Project Presentation
4:30p.m.: Executive Session - Interviews – Boards & Commissions: (Affordable Housing, Planning Board, Hartsdale Contextual Review Committee, PAC, Courts)
5:30p.m.: Adjourn

Check if you plan to vacation at home this weekend! Tonight: Hudson River museum (big dipper)… Dobbs Ferry library—celebrating freedom… music at local restaurants…Rhinebeck Antique Fair…Katonah Museum of Art (celebrating work of Roy Lichtenstein)…Woodstock/New Paltz arts & Crafts Fair…Rye Playland…Tour of Cab Calloway house…Memorial day parades (Hastings on Sunday at 2, Hartsdale, Fairview, Ardsley, Dobbs Ferry, Elmsford, Irvington, Tarrytown on Monday morning)…New Residents reception at Greenburgh Library on Wednesday from 6 PM to 7:30 PM and much more!

We are looking for someone to volunteer to be the Market Director at this year’s Farmer’s Market. The hours are 9:00am to 2:00pm on Saturdays on E Hartsdale Ave this summer and fall. Interested? Let me know.

job openings- westchester (non competitive)

Westchester County ( has some job openings for welders, mechanics, laborers. Visit human resources department website: job openings

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Greenburgh unemployment levels

Location Year Month Jobless rate Employed Change in employment, past year % change in employment Unemployed Change in unemployment, past year % change in unemployment
Greenburgh Town 2009 Apr 5.8% 48,400 - 1,000 -2.0% 3,000 1,300 76.5%
Greenburgh Town 2008 Apr 3.4% 49,400 400 0.8% 1,700 300 21.4%
Greenburgh Town 2007 Apr 2.8% 49,000 600 1.2% 1,400 - 300 -17.6%
Greenburgh Town 2006 Apr 3.4% 48,400 300 0.6% 1,700 100 6.3%
Greenburgh Town 2005 Apr 3.2% 48,100 600 1.3% 1,600 - 300 -15.8%
Greenburgh Town 2004 Apr 3.8% 47,500 300 0.6% 1,900 100 5.6%
Greenburgh Town 2003 Apr 3.8% 47,200 500 1.1% 1,800 - 200 -10.0%
Greenburgh Town 2002 Apr 4.1% 46,700 - 200 -0.4% 2,000 700 53.8%
Greenburgh Town 2001 Apr 2.8% 46,900 600 1.3% 1,300 - 100 -7.1%
Greenburgh Town 2000 Apr 2.8% 46,300 1,400

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If you are a new resident of Greenburgh or are considering moving to the town - you are invited to our annual new residents reception on Wednesday, May 27th from 6 to 7:30 PM at the new Greenburgh public library. FREE FOOD, NEW FRIENDS. Meet elected officials and department heads. Much of the food will be donated by area businesses. And--best of all, NO SPEECHES.
Learn about our town. Get involved in the community. RSVP:


The Greenburgh Town Court website link can be found on the home page of the greenburgh town website:

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Assistant Audit Manager

Position available at Union Savings Bank in Danbury CT

Assistant Audit Manager

We are seeking to fill a full time Assistant Audit Manager position for our Internal Audit Department. This position is responsible for the performing the process of audit assignment completion in all areas of the bank including: operations, financial and compliance. The process includes audit preparation, performing field work and audit finalization. The Assistant Audit Manager will supervise and manage trainee/less experienced staff audits, under the same standards as above, and will be the back-up to the Audit Manager.

Requirements include:

5 years in banking experience
5 years auditing experience
Supervisory experience
Is organized and detail oriented
Outstanding communication skills
Computer proficiency
College degree is preferred

Fax: (203) 830-4276

Mail: Human Resources Department
Union Savings Bank
Post Office Box 647
Danbury, CT 06813-0647


An article in the Journal News indicated that the New York State Legislature will approve this summer a proposed law to provide citizens with the ability to put proposals on the ballot to consolidate governments if they get signatures of 10% of voters or 5,000 whichever is less. The proposal was initiated by Attorney General Andrew Cuomo and will give voters the ability to consolidate local special districts and fire districts. This initiative could result in reducing the escalating property tax hikes by making government more efficient.

Over the years a number of taxpayers have suggested that the 3 paid fire districts in Greenburgh be consolidated. A few months ago I asked Police Chief John Kapica and Edye McCarthy, town assessor to provide a report on financing of the 3 paid districts in Greenburgh. That report will be released shortly. It does not make any recommendations but could lead to a discussion and study and eventual taxpayer savings. If you would like a copy of the report once it is released please advise by e mailing me at The fire districts are independent of the town government.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009


Delta Airlines has summer job opportunities @ $10.82 per hour as well as worldwide travel privileges that enable summer job employees to fly on Delta. A requirement: you should be able to lift 70 pounds, have a HS diploma and a valid drivers license.

Monday, May 18, 2009


The Greenburgh police department has an excellent reputation of catching the bad guys! Today-- the police dept made a significant arrest.
Hat's off to the police dept for doing a great job!

I am pleased to advise you that our detectives today arrested Daniel S. Barnes, age 35, of the Bronx, New York for the knife point robbery of the store manager of the Buy Buy Baby store located at 1019 S. Central Avenue in Scarsdale. Barnes was charged with Robbery 1st degree, a Class B felony. He was arraigned before Judge Friedman and remanded to the Westchester County Jail without bail. Barnes became a suspect early in the investigation and when it was discovered that he had an outstanding warrant for Probation Violation, our detectives asked officers from the Westchester County department of Probation to bring him to Greenburgh Police Headquarters after they arrested him on that charge. County Probation did so and after he was interviewed by our detectives, he was arrested and charged with the robbery. Chief Kapica


The Greenburgh Town Court will start accepting credit card payments for violations, fines around July 1st according to Cecile Sia, court clerk. The new trailers (which will provide the court with additional space) are expected to be installed at the court on May 29th. This will be a great convenience for those who have to make payments to the court and could also increase the collection rate of fines.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Interactive Data in White Plains has job opening

Hi Paul,

Here's the link for the job opening at Interactive Data in White Plains.

**Please note hours are from 4pm-12pm

Client Network Support Representative
White Plains, NY
Date Updated May 14, 2009

Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
Travel Not Specified
Starting Date ASAP

Position ID 4358

Career Level: Any
Number Of Openings 1
Years of Experience Any
Preferred Education: Any

Client Network Support Representative
White Plains, NY
Date Updated May 14, 2009

Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
Travel Not Specified
Starting Date ASAP

Position ID 4358

Career Level: Any
Number Of Openings 1
Years of Experience Any
Preferred Education: Any

Job Description
Interactive Data Real Time Service's, located in White Plains, NY has an opening for an experienced Client Network Support Engineer to provide 1st level technical/client support to an elite group of clients. We are looking for people who believe that providing clients with a superior experience is their main priority, and that team work, enthusiasm and a great work ethic are an integral part of the customer experience.

In this dynamic and fast paced role, you will support our major clients, utilizing your knowledge of local/wide are networks and financial markets. Your responsibilities will include setup and configuration of LAN/Wan applications, and providing front line technical phone support to your client base. You will follow-up and coordinate our responses to any issues and advise client continuously throughout the process through resolution. You will document procedures and technical concerns that are encountered while supporting major client applications and will provide back-up to other other support team members by assisting them with difficult calls and resolving chronic issues. You will assist management with the development of policies, processes & procedures for Major client applications and support. Finally, you will often be called upon to learn new products and technologies to deterine necessary techniques to support Interactive Data Real Time Services and its products.

Must be available to work 4pm - midnight, Monday - Friday.

Experience and Skills
Ideal candidates must have prior experience in a call center or customer support environment, with 2-4 years of experience installing and supporting client/server applications. Knowledge of router configuration and diagnostics, and strong familiarity with various network protocols is essential. Candidates should also have the ability to quickly adapt to and decipher new technologies. Excellent communication skills, both oral and written, are key to your success.

Interactive Data is an Equal Opportunity Employer


job listings

Job Listings - Emergency Management

We are presently seeking candidates for the following position(s):

Project Manager - 09-222

Title: Project Manager
Organization: Emergency Management
Department: Operations Services

Job Code: 09-222

Qualifications: Con Edison Emergency Management Operations Services is seeking to hire a Project Manager candidate who demonstrates exceptional project management /leadership abilities to join its team who will support their emergency preparedness, drill/exercise program, emergency response, liaison, recovery and lessons learned process with various operating organizations. The selected candidate will play a major role with outside agencies as a Liaison Officer during drills/exercises and actual incidents. They will be a part of a team that develops new and evaluates existing emergency response training under the Incident Command System. They will also assist in the development of drills and assess the adequacy of plans during drills and actual emergency responses. They will define and follow up on lessons learned to improve future response.
The selected candidate must have Bachelor’s Degree (required), Master’s Degree preferred. The selected candidate should have at a minimum: Eight to 10 years of overall work experience and; Three years of relevant work experience in Emergency Management including interaction with constituents external to the Company or; Three years in developing, organizing and conducting drills to test the readiness of Electric, Gas, Steam, Substations or other operational departments including developing scenarios, timelines and inserted messages and; Three years of operational experience in Electric, Gas, Steam/ Generation, and other operating departments. In depth understanding of the Incident Command System and the ability to act as an Incident Management Assist Team member.

The successful candidate will be expected to be on an emergency on-call duty roster during work and non-work hours on selected periodic weeks.

Responsibilities: Facilitate the Company’s preparation and response to incidents throughout the system under the nationally accepted Incident Command System (ICS), based on management by objective and described in Corporate Instruction CI-260-4, “Corporate Response to Incidents and Emergencies.” Play a major role in the development of emergency plans for planned, manmade and natural disasters events. Act as a liaison to the New York City Office of Emergency Management (OEM), NYPD, FDNY, NYCDOT, NYCDOB, FEMA, SEMO and the Westchester Office of Emergency Services along with other agencies during Company caused/involved incidents ranging in severity from routine work to full-scale corporate emergencies. During non-emergency periods, work with these agencies on man-made and natural disaster emergency planning, company field activities with potential impacts on citizens and special projects/concerns. Ensures implementation of Company safety, health and environmental programs. Ensures that safe work practices are followed and the environment is fully protected in accordance with Company policy and governmental regulations. Work to assure company procedures, internal communications and management actions include the ICS process for all incident responses and incorporate proper and timely communications to external agencies. Working with TLC staff review and modify ICS eLearning & classroom course content with the goal of producing relevant, timely and quality instruction beneficial to individuals filling incident response and support positions under ICS. Work with outside agencies to assure that current NIMS based ICS training and improvements to that training are evaluated and incorporated into the Company’s Emergency preparedness and response program. Assure incident response is appropriate based on the size and severity of the emergency as defined by CI-260-4 classification tables.Help establish ICS/Emergency Management experts from the bottom up to help organizations respond to “upgraded” and “serious” incidents. Assist as a member of established Incident Management Assist Teams (IMAT) providing part-time support at “serious” and “full-scale” incidents. Assist in the development and execution of drills as well as conduct after action reviews (critiques) to help assure they challenge employees from the point of notification to the repair and ultimate recovery from a scenario-based problem. Drills must also include achievable objectives and communications (both internal and external) by the Company. Drills will be followed by after action reviews highlighting successes and areas of improvement. Real events of “serious” and “full-scale” level must go through a similar after action review process. Develop an annual drill schedule and track completion of drills by operating departments. Work closely with the Company ERG’s to help design and facilitate internal/external training and exercises. Assist in development of courses aimed at external agencies to educate them on company activities.Represent the Emergency Management Vice President on the Con Edison Biological and Chemical Weapons Response Team (CEBCWRT) as well as the Medical Aid Rescue Squad (MARS) Team.May perform other related assignments as appropriate as delegated by the Director Emergency Management Operational Services. Also, chair ad-hoc interdepartmental committee meetings setup to achieve specific company goals.

Position requires a valid driver's license and travel to various company facilities. Position requires extensive walking and climbing and working outdoors in all types of weather conditions.


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Saturday, May 16, 2009


Applications Engineer


Field Service Engineer

Sales Engineer

Senior Electrical Engineer

Hipotronics, Inc. is the world's leading full-line manufacturer of high voltage test equipment and measurement instrumentation. The Brewster, NY headquarters is located approximately 60 miles north of New York City. The Brewster, NY facility serves as the platform for manufacture of large, custom resonant and impulse test systems in addition to manufacture of most HV components. In addition, engineering, marketing, sales, service, finance, and manufacturing administrative personnel are located at our Brewster, NY facility.

5 great high value positions in Brewster, NY

CLINTON FOUNDATION HAS SOME JOB OPENINGS --the Clinton Foundation has some interesting job openings in the New York area.

Friday, May 15, 2009


If you are a commuter and have experienced difficulty obtaining commuter parking at a train station - please e mail me at with your experiences. I am the President of the Westchester Putnam Town Supervisors Association and will be comparing notes with my colleagues. I would like to determine if our region lacks adequate parking for commuters.


This morning I parked my car in front of Big Top on E Hartsdale Ave for five minutes. I walked into the store to thank the owner of Big Top for their years of service to the community. They are going out of business (landlord rents are high) and I offered to spread the word about their going out of business sales (toys are 25% off). I got what I deserved from parking meter reader E Acosta: a parking ticket for failing to put money in the meter. I learned the following lessons:
1) Always put money in the meter when your car is parked on E Hartsdale Ave. My car was parked in front of the store for only minutes. I confess: I thought I could avoid putting money in the meter since I was just going into the store for a few minutes to say thank you and good luck. Mistake!
2) Meter reader Acosta (the person who signed my ticket) is probably one of the most efficient government employees around. He is hired to patrol the street. Whether you like the meter policy or not, he seems to catch everyone who neglects to put adequate coins in the meter.
3) My car is marked with the PROBLEM SOLVER SIGN on top of it. To Mr. Acosta’s credit – he shows no favoritism and treats every person in the town the same. This is the way government should be run.
4) The parking district does something that made me feel better: The ticket was $15. However – if a ticket is paid within 48 hours the violator gets a 50% discount. I stopped off at the town court and paid the $7.50.

SUGGESTION--- After I received the parking ticket I called the Town Court. I asked if I could pay over the phone by credit card or via the internet. I was disappointed when I heard that I could not. Many courts around the state provide for payment of fines by credit card or via the internet. This would make payments more convenient and could result in more people paying their fines to the town quickly. I will urge the Court to change the policy and to accept credit cards and internet payment. The town has been collecting taxes via credit card and internet for years without problems.


HAVE FUN THIS WEEKEND. Visit if you want to have fun right here in Greenburgh and the surrounding communities. There is a Hastings fire department carnival tonight and tomorrow…a photography exhibit in Tarrytown tonight…the NY Wine and Food Festival in Tarrytown this weekend…a spring fair at the Hastings nursery school…Irvington Town Hall Theater has a great family show: THE WIZ, the Ardsley Historical Society has an event this Sunday. And---SHADFEST in Croton on Sunday.

Thursday, May 14, 2009


1. Administers terminated sales employee close-out process and sales independent compensation.
2. Administers, approximately $1.5mm/month, commission file (12Pay) using commission system (Uniapp). The process encompasses the following steps:
a. Administration of the annual commission payable process, including the day-to-day commission maintenance
b. Assists non-EDS commission processes (i.e. National Accounts Ashdon Farms, EPI, eFR commission split, and market response).
c. Generates ad hoc reports and analysis for internal clients (Finance, Accounting, HR and Sales Management) through Uniapp, Payroll and A/R systems
d. Reconciles sub-ledgers to general ledger.
3. Responds to field sales inquiries relating to commission compensation.
4. Supports Accounting:
a. Assists Accounting to ensure information received monthly from various departments for recoveries and monthly transactions are adequately controlled and reconciled timely
b. Supports compensation journal entry process.
5. Maintains accounts receivable system (ERS), upload files to update FMs' AR with QSP and recoveries taken from FM's commission pay or close-out statements
6. Submits payment requests to Payroll for payments handled outside of 12Pay process.
7. Maintains commission system (Uniapp), including set up of new hires, termination of separated employees, updates to existing data, etc.

1. Associates degree in accounting or finance with three to five years of experience in related area is desired.
2. Experience processing compensation information for a commissioned sales force required, with prior compensation knowledge a plus.
3. Knowledge of PC based database systems, proficiency in MS Office applications, specifically, extensive knowledge of Excel and general knowledge of Access, and Payroll systems desired, ideally PeopleSoft.
4. A successful candidate must be self-motivated, detail oriented with strong analytical skills. It is essential that the candidate have the ability to work on multiple projects concurrently in a fast paced environment. The position requires excellent interpersonal and communication skills, unmatched integrity and the ability to maintain confidentiality.

Candidates can apply online at, click on Career Center (top right on page), View Open Positions (lower left) and apply to Req number 112240br.

Thanks in advance for your help.

Celeste Russell
Director of Staffing
914-244-4980 (phone)
914-244-5600 (fax)

Wednesday, May 13, 2009


David Dwinell, Receiver of Taxes provided me with this interesting report re: tax collection successes.

The town is responsible for collecting town, school, county, fire district taxes.
As of May 1, 2009 the Receiver of Taxes office collected 93.7% of the county/town/fire district taxes. Last year (at the same time) the town collected 87.9% of the taxes owed.

Memo on Metz Reservoir—answers to questions. Thomas Madden, Commissioner of Planning, has prepared a memo answering questions that residents who live near the Metz Reservoir in Edgemont have re: the federally mandated reservoir construction project. If you would like me to e mail you a copy of the memo, please advise.



MIT announces its MITES Program, (Minority Introduction to Engineering
and Science), a challenging 6 week summer program that prepares
promising rising seniors for careers in engineering and science. If
you are selected, all educational, housing, meals, and activity costs
are covered. You must, however, pay for your own transportation to and
from MIT. To apply, go to

GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY Science & Engineering Apprenticeship
program (summer) - This program places academically talented H.S.
students (at least 16 yrs old, sophomores/ juniors) with interest in
science & math in Dept. of Defense laboratories for an 8-wk period over
the summer. This is an invaluable experience in the world of
scientific research, with hands-on exposure to scientific & engineering
practices not available in the HS environment. It is a paid
apprenticeship ($2,000) and the students are assigned a scientist or
engineer as their mentor. To apply online or get more information
about the program, visit Students must submit their transcript (minimum
GPA 3.0) and teacher recommendation to the program director for
consideration and daily transportation is the student's responsibility.
Program runs from June 22 - August 14, 2009.

FREE! Princeton University announces its Summer Journalism Program for
low-income sophomores or juniors with at least a 3.5 GPA (on a 4.0
scale) who have an interest in journalism. The cost is free including
travel costs to and from Princeton! Apply now! Go to

FREE!! The National Center for Health Marketing's Global Health
Odyssey Museum is pleased to offer the 2009 CDC Disease Detective Camp
(DDC). DDC is an academic day camp for students who will be high
school juniors and seniors during the 2009-2010 school year. Campers
will take on the roles of disease detectives and learn how CDC
safeguards the nation's health. The camp will be offered twice from
June 22-26 and July 13-17. For more info and to apply to go

NASA sponsors the National Space Club Scholars Program, a 6-week summer
internship at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center. It is open to
students who will be 16 years old and have completed the 10th grade by
June 2009, have demonstrated high academic success, and have an
interest in space science or engineering as a career. Applicants must
be U.S. citizens. Applications are available online at

University of Maryland, College Park: Women in Engineering, E2@UMD,
July 12-18, or July 19-25; rising juniors and seniors. Go to call 301-405-3283

University of Maryland Young Scholars Program targets rising juniors
and seniors who have a strong academic record and a desire to excel to
experience college life while earning three academic credits. 14
courses are offered for three weeks from July=2
012 - 31, 2009. Visit

CITY YEAR, WASHINGTON DC (AmeriCorps) - Graduating seniors who are not
sure what they want to do after high school should consider applying
for a paid community service position with City Year, Washington, DC.,
a group of 17-24 year olds committed to full-time service for ten
months in the Washington, DC community. Benefits include living
stipend ($200 per week), health care coverage, free metro pass, and
$4,725 educational scholarship. For more info: www.cityyear.orgor
visit or
call: 202-776-7780, Amanda Seligman. Recruitment open houses will be
held once a month at their headquarters: 918 U Street, NW, 2nd floor,
Washington, DC 20001.

Greenburgh: Named by MONEY MAGAZINE in 2008 as “ONE OF THE BEST PLACES TO LIVE” IN AMERICA (#80)

JOB E MAIL LIST---I am trying to help unemployed Greenburgh residents find work. If your company/business has any job openings please e mail me at If you are out of work and want to be advised of job openings please advise.

JOB BOARDS --courtesy of Karen Katz--for people looking for work

Some more obscure, but more targeted Job Boards to source. (Some might charge a fee to post your resume.)
Call Center : has been marketing itself within the call center community for 10 years. We have multiple Partnerships within the call center marketplace to expose our web site to their audiences ... and ... we have a great list of clients that use our site as part of their call center hiring process.

Diversity :
LatPro created the first Hispanic / Latino professional employment web site in 1997 and today is the largest diversity employment web site and the leading source for bilinguals throughout the Americas.

Drivers / Trucking :, powered by, specializes in matching employers with quality drivers.

Environmental / Occupational Health / Safety :
The #1 job board for environmental & safety professionals. Our exclusive partnership with the National Safety Council and the National Association of EHS Managers means postings appear on all three job boards - insuring your opening is viewed by the top professionals in the EH&S field.

Executive :
Posting of executive jobs over $100,000 High-prestige.

Executive : is an exclusive subscription based career site for the $100K+ executive with access to thousands of verified jobs. (NETSHARE has been chosen as the "Best of the Best Executive Sites" by Forbes Magazine and best by FORTUNE and CareerXRoads.)

Healthcare / Medical :
Absolutely Health Care specializes in USA health care and medical positions. Jobs posted by our 900+ clients are also cross posted to over 4,800 affiliate sites at no extra charge.

Logistics, Transportation & Distribution : is the Number 1 Job Board for Logistics, Supply Chain, Transportation, Distribution and Purchasing professions.

Manufacturing : services the employment needs of the manufacturing industry, including Plant Management, Production Planning, Materials Management, Purchasing, Engineering and Logistics.

Retail : is the #1 Job Board for the retail industry.

Security Clearance : /, aka, is an industry leader in defense and security clearance jobs worldwide.

Tax Professionals : - a targeted, content-driven, career-oriented website with a highly focused tax professional openings in the area of corporate and individual taxation.

Telecom / Wireless :
TelecomCareers.Net has been serving telecom and wireless recruiting teams since 1999.


Good morning Supervisor Feiner;

Applebees is accepting applications for the positions of Hostess, Bartender, Prep Cook, Line Cook, Food Expeditor and Server. Individual applicants should be available for 2 AM shifts as well as 2 PM shifts. We look for energetic individuals who love to go above and beyond to make sure every guest leaves happy.

Management Team
Cross Roads Applebees
395 Tarrytown Road
(914) 644-8880

Tuesday, May 12, 2009


Court Officer Exam


This is for the Court Officer test; urgent any one that wants or needs a
job to apply before July 31, 2009. Also if you know anyone that needs a
job; pass this on to them as well.


Greenburgh Town Supervisor Paul Feiner, Town Clerk Judith Beville and Scarsdale High School senior Anthony Schepis have launched a campaign to help local businesses succeed. They are going to spend the next six weeks promoting local businesses. Short video’s highlighting participating businesses will be taped and aired on the Greenburgh You tube channel. This is part of a local effort to help businesses survive in this difficult economy.
This is just one of many action steps we plan to take to help local businesses. We plan to create a business registry, hope to list businesses to the towns GIS system to allow residents to seellocations of businesses and also want to publish a business directory and e list of Greenburgh businesses that will be circulated to the community.
We also want to create an interactive communication system where businesses can communicate with town officials when they need help from us. The town will also contact businesses advising of possible federal/state grant opportunities. We will also reach out to local businesses before the Town Board takes any action that could impact the business as it relates to any land use actions/development proposals. We also hope to host small business workshops to help businesses improve their existing venture.
If your business is interested in being interviewed for a You Tube segment highlighting your business – there is no cost involved to you. Please e mail or call 993-1545 or 438-1343. Anthony Schepis will be working on this project every day – as part of his senior internship project.

Monday, May 11, 2009

job opening county health worker



Located in the Department of Health – Various Locations: Under general supervision, this position is responsible for the performance of a variety of sub-professional duties designed to assist both the community and individuals in making effective use of public health services while relieving the professional staff of activities that can be performed at a less skilled level. An incumbent in this position should, if possible, be indigenous to the community and area served. An incumbent in this position may be required to work flexible hours. This class differs from Community Outreach Worker in that work involves both informing community residents of services available to them and also assisting in the delivery of services, while the Community Outreach Worker is normally only involved in informing residents of services available to them. Although not normally a feature of the class, supervision may be exercised in certain situations. Does related work as required.

REQUIRED: High school or equivalency diploma and four years of work experience, one year of which must have involved providing information, informal education or referral assistance through any agency, program or service group.

SUBSTITUTION: Satisfactory completion of 30 credits* may be substituted on a year for year basis for the above stated experience. Satisfactory verifiable volunteer experience may be substituted on a year for year basis for the above stated experience.

*SPECIAL NOTE: Education beyond the secondary level must be from an institution recognized or accredited by the Board of Regents of the New York State Department of Education as a post-secondary, degree- granting institution.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENT: When required to operate motor vehicles, candidates must possess a valid driver’s license to operate a vehicle in the State of New York.

NOTE: Unless otherwise noted, only experience gained after attaining the minimum education level indicated in the minimum qualifications will be considered in evaluating experience.

Filing an application for a posting does not substitute or relieve you of the requirement to file appropriate application and fee when the civil service exam may be announced.


Westchester County

Department of Human Resources
Civil Service

Job Opportunities


DATE: 5/4/09

POST UNTIL: 5/15/09

Control No.

Job Group




$37,965 - Starting Salary

$46,260 - Maximum reached in four additional steps


Cathy D’Onofrio

Program Administrator (Payroll/Personnel)

Department of Health

145 Huguenot Street

New Rochelle, New York 10801


Sunday, May 10, 2009


Director of Business Development for The Chamber of Sustainability - Openings in The United States.
The Chamber of Sustainability is looking for qualified Directors of Business Development to sell memberships to The Chamber in the United States for these regions:

Eastern Region:


Please send resumes to:

Once I receive your resume, I will then send more information regarding the position requirements, our company, the benefits to companies that join The Chamber, and some FAQ’s.


New York State used the entrance of the Sprain Parkway as a dumping area for logs/debris earlier this year. A number of constituents complained. I forwarded the complaints to the regional representative of the NYS Department of Transportation and am very pleased that the logs/debris have been removed. I have asked the NYS DOT not to dump logs/debris there in the future and am hopeful that they will consider the request.
The access to the Sprain now looks much better!

Saturday, May 09, 2009


Just wanted to let you know I start a new job with Bloomigdales in NYC Monday morning and it has great pay and benefits thru the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 30. $40 per hour!!! Thanks for your help Paul.

Week of May 3rd: Miscellaneous

The purpose of this Miscellaneous topic is to discuss any town related issues you feel are important that are not addressed in other topics. Please post any issues you wish to discuss in the comments section of this post. Thanks!

If you have any suggestions or comments regarding the blog, please contact me at ''. Thank you for your input.

-Marc Herman

Friday, May 08, 2009


Town of Greenburgh
Work Session Agenda of the Greenburgh Town Board
Tuesday – May 12, 2009 – 2:00PM

(All Work Sessions are Televised Live on Cablevision Channel 76, Verizon 35 and are streamed live. Work Sessions and Town Board Meetings will be aired each Friday, Saturday and Sunday starting at 7:02am and 4:45pm. Each segment will run for approximately 6 to 7 hours, depending upon the length of the two meetings.)

2:00p.m. Agenda Review
2:30p.m. Security Cameras – Parks and Recreation
2:45p.m. Capital Budget Reviews (begins) – DPW and Comptroller
3:15p.m. Town Assessor – Pilot Initiative
3:30p.m. Executive Session – Courts and Legal
5:30p.m. Adjourn

If you think there is more to life than town government , check out There are so many fun things to do with your family this weekend. A free garden fair (Saturday from 10-2) at Lyndhurst sponsored by the Garden Club of Irvington. There are historic home tours in Dobbs Ferry (Estherwood). Riverarts is sponsoring a dance. And, that’s just a start….The farmer’s market in Hastings…concerts, and much, more more.

ARE YOU OUT OF WORK? Check (greenburgh jobs group). Today I posted 2 job opportunities on the site. Yesterday posted other jobs. Unemployment is a hardship for many people. I want to help the unemployed find work.
Greenburgh Town Supervisor

senior accountant

Senior Accountant for PSP Group

Primarily responsible for controllership functions – Accounting, Taxation & Audits.

- Tax Supervisor or Manager Experience – Identify tax compliance requirements for all States in which the firm has operations and ensure timely & accurate compliance within these requirements. Well acquainted with multi state tax preparation, IRS regulations, understanding of workers compensation liability computations
- Audits: Participate in financial & operational audits, ensure proper accountability and evaluate compliance with policies & procedures
- Bank Reconciliations: String focus on general ledger maintenance as well as heavy bank reconciliation and analysis on multiple accounts.
- Knowledge of payroll tax preparation – recent experience with payroll services provider will be preferred.
- Strong organizational & record management skills – Attention to detail & follow through
- Computer proficiency – Advanced excel skills with ability to manipulate large volume of data

Base Salary: 65K – 75K
Other benefits include health & dental insurance, 401k plan, Vacation

Dominick Crea
Founder / President

The PSP Group
606 Halstead Avenue
Mamaroneck, NY 10543
Fax: 914-472-4637
MEMBER Inc. Magazine Top 5000 fastest growing companies


Hi Mr. Paul,

We have an opening at The Lois Bronz Children's Center for a Bookkeeper


Experienced ADP PC P/R, A/R, light A/P and general accounting skills.
Excel, MS Word, Associate degree required. EOE.
Salary $28,000 to $32,000.
Fax resume 914/761-5461

Thursday, May 07, 2009


Thanks to a generous grant from the Lanza Foundation of $65,000 the Greenburgh Police Department will be reinstituting its Summer Youth Camp Program for 2009. The camp is a free, seven-week day camp, which will begin on Monday, July 6th and end with a graduation ceremony and barbecue on Saturday, August 22nd, 2009 Daily camp hours will normally be 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. although these hours may be altered somewhat on days when field trips or other special activities are planned. Parents will be notified at least seven days in advance of any change in the daily schedule. Unless otherwise advised, campers should bring their own lunch.

This camp started in 1997. However, last year it was discontinued because of budget restraints. Thanks to the Lanza Foundation – 100% of the costs associated with the camp will be paid for without taxpayer dollars.

This year’s program is expected to accommodate 20 to 24 children between the ages of 12 and 17. The camp will, in essence, be a junior police academy where youngsters will be placed in a setting similar to that experienced by a police recruit. The seven-week course will consist of physical training and classroom instruction in law and other related topics. Guest lecturers from the Federal Bureau of Investigation, District Attorney’s Office, United States Secret Service and other areas within the Criminal Justice System will present an overview of their agency’s operation. Demonstrations by specialized police units and field trips to courts and other criminal justice institutions are also planned. Contemporary issues such as alcohol and drug abuse shall also be addressed and students will participate in various role-play scenarios, which illustrate the practical everyday problems faced by law enforcement officers. Campers will also receive instruction and certification in Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), First Aid and Water Rescue by police instructors.

Persons taking part in the program will be provided uniforms, law books and other materials necessary for participation in camp activities. A graduation ceremony for campers, their parents and siblings is planned for Saturday, August 22nd.

The goal of this program is to expose your son or daughter to various law enforcement careers while developing academic ability and self-esteem. Campers will come away from the program with meaningful skills and a better understanding of the criminal justice system and its potential as a career.

Applications and Medical Clearance Forms should be returned Police Headquarters for processing no later than Monday, June 8th. Notification to parents and guardians as to whether their child has been selected will be forwarded no later than Wednesday, June 17th. Applications may be obtained at the following locations:

Greenburgh Police Department Greenburgh Housing Authority
188 Tarrytown Road 9 Maple Street
White Plains, New York 10607 White Plains, New York 10603

Theodore D. Young Community Center Office of the Town Clerk
32 Manhattan Avenue Greenburgh Town Hall
White Plains, New York 10607 177 Hillside Avenue
Greenburgh, New York 10607

Greenburgh Parks and Recreation Union Baptist Church
11 Olympic Lane 31 Manhattan Avenue
Ardsley, New York 10502 White Plains, New York 10607

First Baptist Church of Elmsford Greenville Community Reformed Church
N. Lawn Avenue & Payne Street 270 Ardsley Road
Elmsford, New York 10523 Scarsdale, New York 10583

Please call 682-5340 should you have any questions concerning the program or about completion of this application. If you would like the town to place camp applications at other locations – we will do so.

The programs held in previous years were tremendous successes. This year we look to build on that success to provide an even better program for your youngsters. I would like to thank Police Chief John Kapica for starting the program way back in 1997 and for his hard work making the camp a success. One of the first graduates of the camp, Herman Killiebrew is now a police officer. Officer Killiebrew was hired in 2006.
Greenburgh Town Supervisor

Greenburgh: Named by MONEY MAGAZINE in 2008 as “ONE OF THE BEST PLACES TO LIVE” IN AMERICA (#80)

JOB E MAIL LIST---I am trying to help unemployed Greenburgh residents find work. If your company/business has any job openings please e mail me at If you are out of work and want to be advised of job openings please advise.


Sleepy Hollow’s Village Clerk is retiring and we are looking to hire her replacement. We are accepting resumes until June 1, 2009. If you know of any potential applicants please pass this message on. Salary Range is $65,000 to $78,000. For information they can call me at 366-5105 or they can send their resumes to me at:

Anthony Giaccio, Village Administrator

Village of Sleepy Hollow

28 Beekman Avenue

Sleepy Hollow, New York 10591

Wednesday, May 06, 2009

Researcher job opening



The Center for Social Inclusion (CSI) is a national policy advocacy organization. CSI works to build a fair and just society by dismantling structural racism. We partner with communities of color and other allies to create strategies and build policy reform models to end racial disparities and promote equal opportunity. With our partners we conduct applied research, translate it, teach our communities, inform the public, convene stakeholders, nurture multiracial alliances and support advocacy strategies.

CSI is seeking applicants for a researcher position.

FULL-TIME: 40 hours per week

SALARY RANGE: $40,000-$55,000

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: The Researcher’s essential functions are to develop quantitative applied research strategies to support advocacy goals, conduct research and draft reports. In addition, the researcher must translate research into lay terms and assist CSI in developing tools to support community capacity-building.

SUPERVISION: The Researcher reports to the Executive Director and works closely with the Senior Advocate and other researcher.


· Developing applied research work plans, methods and strategies

· Collecting and analyzing data to answer project-related questions and demonstrate racial inequity

· Drafting research reports

· Identifying and developing relationships with organizational and individual partners

· Participating in workshops, conferences, panel discussions


· Demonstrated commitment to social justice and antiracism work and experience with a “systems” approach

· Strong analytical and methodological skills

· Ability to perform trends analysis

· At least two years relevant post degree quantitative research experience

· Ability to develop strong working relationships with other organizations

· Ability to work in a team

· Strong organizational skills

· Strong communication skills, written and oral

· Familiarity with large datasets (U.S. Census, Bureau of Labor Statistics, etc.)

· Completion of at least a Masters Degree in Geography, Sociology, Urban Planning, Political Science or Public Policy

· Proficiency in the use of Windows and the Microsoft Office Suite


· Experience with database, mapping and other analytical software

· Experience with polling or survey research

Interested individuals should send a cover letter, resume, writing sample (fewer than 6 pages) and three references to: Jacob Faber , Center for Social Inclusion at 65 Broadway, Suite 1800 , New York , NY 10006 .


Tuesday, May 05, 2009

These job posts do work...keep the job notices coming

Hi paul,

Just wanted to let you know that with the economy as it is….my wife continues to be unemployed and I (although already employed) will have to make up for the lost income. I am starting a second (part time) job on may 11th . I found out about it from the emails you send
(deleted name of constituent)


The recent decision by cablevision to remove 14 channels from the Family Cable package (popular with low income seniors and families) has motivated constituents to contact me –requesting that action be taken on behalf of consumers.
Unfortunately, federal law prevents local governments from regulating the cable industry. Cable TV companies have the ability to charge customers rates they want. Cable companies have the discretion to eliminate channels. Local governments can’t do anything about this.
I would like to encourage the Congress to consider legislation that would re-regulate the cable TV industry. I believe that local governments should have more control over rates, program modifications.
Thank you for your consideration.


Is it possible to spend $100 a less per month on utility bills to heat a new home?
Find out at our May 13 Greenburgh Town Board meeting…
Paul Birgy will speak at the next Greenburgh Town Board meeting – on Wednesday, May 13th at 7:30 PM. Paul is building a house at 95 Wilson Park Drive, Tarrytown. His new house is a real model for energy efficiency. The house has numerous energy related design and system features that should result in at least 70-80% less energy consumption than most standard constructed homes. There is a rooftop evacuated tube solar hot water system (in addition to the
3 solar powered attic fans), new installed cellulose insulation R-38 and R-75 in the 12 inch thick walls and ceilings . Paul thinks that his monthly Con Ed bill will be $100 or less! He will show us a dozen or more photos of his alternative energy house to illustrate some of the more interesting energy saving and sustainable features of the house.
It's my hope that this brief presentation will motivate all of us to think of ways to promote even greener construction in all municipal, school, residential and commercial construction.
After his presentation there will be a public hearing on a proposal to require green commercial construction--commercial buildings will have to meet LEEDS standards In 2002, when the Town Board approved a law requiring energy star in new residential construction, civic leaders expressed concern that we were requiring energy efficiency standards for only residential construction but not commercial properties. They were correct.

Mt Vernon Y HAS JOBS

Mount Vernon YMCA
• (1) Bus Driver w/ experience to work in our summer camp program. Must contact Henry Wilson or Mr. Dennis Callendar @ 347.983.6230 – Strong References needed
• (1) Volunteer Youth Soccer Coach w/ the possibility of hire; Must contact Henry Wilson
• (1) P/T Maintenance Worker w/ experience; a valid driver’s license is necessary contact Henry Wilson or William Caines @ 914.668.4041
• (2) Certified Swim Instructors w/ experience, contact Ms. Simone Davis @ 914.668.4041
As always Volunteers and Sponsors welcomed. Thank you very much for your support and cooperation
Henry Wilson
Deputy Executive Director
Mount Vernon Family YMCA
20 South Second Avenue
Mount Vernon, NY 10550
(914) 668-4041 ext. 125
(914) 668-5407 fax

Monday, May 04, 2009


Ricardo Espinales, Assistant Director of Human Resources at SUNY PURCHASE advised me of several vacancies that SUNY PURCHASE is actively recruiting for. The jobs are listed on the Purchase College website:
Hope this is helpful.

Sunday, May 03, 2009


GREAT WEBSITE: If you are a parent of a small child in Greenburgh/the river villages - check out It's a great web site that highlights some terrific events, things to do with your kids. There is a discussion section dealing with safety, babysitting and much more. Earlier this week I highlighted another good website: That guide keeps updating fun things to do around our area for everyone.
CHILDREN AT HIGHVIEW SCHOOL WANT A NEW PLAYGROUND AT WEBB--Recently, I spoke to students at the Highview School. The big issue: A new playground to replace the aging wooden playground at Webb Field/Richard Presser park. This park is next to the school--but is a town park. New playgrounds use plastic rather than wood. I read that some communities around the nation are applying for federal stimulus funds for playgrounds. We are looking into this funding source. Over a dozen years ago parents (led by Grace Rapkin) volunteered their time --helping the town reduce the costs of playground construction. The Webb Field playground, off of Central Ave, has been used by thousands of kids over the years and is one of the most popular playgrounds in the town. If you are interested in working on this issue - please e mail me at

Friday, May 01, 2009


Please direct people to
The university still has opening in various areas and levels.


HI Paul,
I 'm sure you got the WJCS Resource Guide for residents in economic transition that I mailed last Thursday. If you've had a chance to look through it you will see many resources that could be helpful for people who are effected by the economic downturn. Numbers to call at agencies and programs that are available at no charge that refer to legal, financial, networking and job resources. If anyone is interested in receiving a copy, please have them call or e-mail me at 914-761-0600 x 308 or Lenore Rosenbaum