Monday, November 30, 2009


“Effective Tuesday, December 1, 2009, taxi companies that serve Greenburgh, (Greenburgh Taxi, Metro Taxi, Westchester Taxi and Limousine and West Side Taxi) are offering a senior citizens discount of $1.00 off of the taxi ride fare to and from a doctors’ appointment or grocery/food shopping. We thank our taxi companies for this act of consideration extended to the senior citizens of our town. Special thanks to Town Clerk Judith Beville for her efforts securing this discount for seniors.

The Greenburgh Town Board will hold a work session tomorrow at 9:15 AM. Among topics: Review of the 2010 proposed budget. A proposed cross walk near Crane Pond...special meeting to consider resolution between Greenburgh & Tarrytown.

job opening PR

public relations job opening
Public Relations Assistant: Virtual & in-Office
Public Relations Agency group with clients in the B2B and consumer space seeks well-organized and highly motivated assistant with experience working in public relations and marketing communications in the mainstream and social media sphere. The ideal candidate has excellent communication skills and is a fast learner who wants an opportunity to contribute ideas and enjoys learning and growing through challenges.

Ideal candidate will have the opportunity to work both in the office and virtually.

Responsibilities include:

• Research, write, and edit/proofread press releases, e-newsletters, executive speeches, web content
• Assist with writing pitches and researching media outlets
• Knowledge of Vocus software for creation and updating of media lists, distribution of press releases and media research and media monitoring
• Familiarity with Blogs, Twitter, Ezine, podcast for research purposes
• Knowledge of iContact for press release distribution and monitoring
• Conference research and speaker submissions
• Media follow up via phone and/or email
• Skilled in writing for public relations and marketing communications
• Internet research
• Assist in preparation of powerpoint presentations
• Working on social media marketing/inbound marketing – campaigns requiring a familiarity with Facebook, Twitter, tagging, SEO, blog marketing
• Assist in creation and distribution of surveys
• Website maintenance

Must be proficient with Mac.


Excellent multi-tasker
Quick turnaround for projects
Enjoys a challenge

All candidates must provide:

- Recent writing samples, ideally for business and/or consumer publications including online media that may include press releases, articles and speeches.

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public relations job opening
Public Relations Assistant: Virtual & in-Office
Public Relations Agency group with clients in the B2B and consumer space seeks well-organized and highly motivated assistant with experience working in public relations and marketing communications in the mainstream and social media sphere. The ideal candidate has excellent communication skills and is a fast learner who wants an opportunity to contribute ideas and enjoys learning and growing through challenges.

Ideal candidate will have the opportunity to work both in the office and virtually.

Responsibilities include:

• Research, write, and edit/proofread press releases, e-newsletters, executive speeches, web content
• Assist with writing pitches and researching media outlets
• Knowledge of Vocus software for creation and updating of media lists, distribution of press releases and media research and media monitoring
• Familiarity with Blogs, Twitter, Ezine, podcast for research purposes
• Knowledge of iContact for press release distribution and monitoring
• Conference research and speaker submissions
• Media follow up via phone and/or email
• Skilled in writing for public relations and marketing communications
• Internet research
• Assist in preparation of powerpoint presentations
• Working on social media marketing/inbound marketing – campaigns requiring a familiarity with Facebook, Twitter, tagging, SEO, blog marketing
• Assist in creation and distribution of surveys
• Website maintenance

Must be proficient with Mac.


Excellent multi-tasker
Quick turnaround for projects
Enjoys a challenge

All candidates must provide:

- Recent writing samples, ideally for business and/or consumer publications including online media that may include press releases, articles and speeches.

Sunday, November 29, 2009


I created this blog in order to give residents the opportunity to share their views on Greenburgh activities and policies so as to help me in my job. Most of the blog postings have been helpful and I value them, even when they have been critical of me and the Board. They have given me information and suggestions that I have put to good use.

However, there is a small group that uses my blog for the purpose of abusing and insulting people. I am not usually bothered by attacks on me -- that comes with the job -- but I am very bothered by attacks on Board members, volunteers, employees and residents, and many of these comments have been vile and slanderous. A few bloggers (very few) show no compunction or sense of restraint at abusing and slandering Board members, employees, volunteers and residents.

This is my blog. I have decided that I do not want it to continue being used as a place where people are abused, insulted, and slandered. I have therefore decided that from now on

1. I will pay closer attention to it, and I will immediately delete any comment that abuses, insults, demeans or slanders anyone. In that way the blog will fulfill its purpose of being a place for ideas and suggestions, and criticism if made in a civil manner.

2. I will no longer permit anyone to use my blog to abuse the Town Board, Town employees, residents or anyone else. We now require registration. Those who are persistent abusers will find their comments deleted as soon as they appear.

I want to continue to have my blog, but people who make comments on it will have to behave in a respectful manner. One can criticize without abusing and slandering others. Issues should be debated freely. You may criticize, express differences of opinions.

Thursday, November 26, 2009


Demolition of the beautiful Central Sq cafe (which has been vacant for a number of months) will pave the way for a new Walgreen's store on Central Ave/Ardsley Road. I have mixed feelings. I think the old Central Sq cafe was one of the most attractive looking buildings on Central Ave and feel bad that it is being demolished. On the other hand, it's nice to see some activity on Central Ave. This new store plus the new Shop Rite- which was approved for Midway Shopping Center last week-- will generate taxes for our town. It's good news, in this poor economy, to see new businesses opening. Walgreen's should be open during 2010. Shop Rite will also be open in 2010.
Let's hope that 2010 will be a good year for the Greenburgh economy.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009


Joe DeCarlo was sworn into office as Greenburgh’s new Police Chief at the Town Board meeting earlier this week. The new Chief replaces John Kapica who will retire from the Police Department this weekend. Chief Kapica gave the town two years notice to ensure a smooth transition. We are grateful to the outgoing chief for his years of service and welcome Chief DeCarlo to his new leadership position. Joseph DeCarlo was appointed to the Police Department in 1977. He was one of the first members of the department to be certified as a Police Paramedic. He has served as a Detective, Sergeant and Lieutenant & Captain. He was the departments' Special Investigations officer and also commanded the department's patrol division. Chief DeCarlo has also commanded the department's Detective division and is the Accreditation Manager. He has worked with the Juvenile Aid Unit and the Greenburgh Drug Task Force. He was largely responsible for the department twice receiving state accreditation. Chief DeCarlo ranked first in Westchester County on 1996 competitive civil service examination for the rank of Captain. He resides in Hastings on Hudson and attended Woodlands High School. He received his BS from Mercy College in Sociology. We will be holding meetings around the town in the coming months to introduce Chief DeCarlo to the community and to discuss his vision for the police department with residents.

Town of Greenburgh
Work Session Agenda of the Greenburgh Town Board
Tuesday – December 1, 2009 – 9:00AM
(As of September 15, 2009 – Work Sessions will begin at 9:00AM
Except where schedule changes are made by the Board)

(Please note that, although the Work Session Agenda is shared with the public prior to each Work Session, the Agenda may be revised at any point up to the start of the meeting as well as during the meeting, if necessary.)
(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.)

09:15AM Crane Pond Crosswalk
09:30AM Special Meeting
09:45AM Budget Review – Department of Parks and Recreation
10:15AM Budget Review – Library
10:45AM Status of the Library Project
11:15AM Other Budget Matters

The NYS Department of Transportation is holding a meeting on Dec 2 at 7 PM at the Greenburgh Library to discuss plans for Dobbs Ferry Road.

It is with regret that I have to inform you of the passing of long-time Town employee and resident James (Jim) Roberts.

James started working for the Greenburgh Nutrition Program in 1984 at the age of 63. This followed his service to the United States Army, retirement from General Motors and the passing of his wife. He continued to work for the Town delivering meals to seniors for the next 25 years, only stopping due to illness earlier this year at the age of 87. During his tenure with the Town he delivered over 210,000 meals. These meals were delivered in every imaginable type of weather…rain, snow, cold. Just like the mailman. Many times his face was the only one that a senior would see for days at a time. Even after he became older than many of the meal recipients, James continued to work every morning showing all of his co-workers the cheer and good spirit that drove him.


Tuesday, November 24, 2009


The Greenburgh Town Board approved an agreement that will result in Regeneron expanding their space in Greenburgh. At least 250 new jobs.

The Board also approved a rezone that will enable Stop & Shop to build a supermarket on Route 119 on the Greenburgh/Tarrytown border.

More jobs, more ratables, more building permit fees. Great for Greenburgh

Monday, November 23, 2009

Building dept evacuates 20 Longdale 20 people in house

Today, Building Department inspectors acting with Greenburgh Police, caused the evacuation of 20 Longdale Ave. This house was occupied by 9 people on the first floor and 11 people on the second floor. There also were occupants in the basement, which were evacuated at an earlier date. Many unsafe conditions were evident, the most dangerous being electrical violations to the extent that light switches were smoldering and melting. Steam irons were being used to provide heat. There were also many children residing there. The owner (who resides in Georgia) is paying for temporary lodging at a motel. Child Protective Services was called by the police and is assisting in locating the children in a home.

TONIGHT--Joe DeCarlo will be sworn in as Greenburgh's next Police Chief. Captain DeCarlo will be assuming his new post this weekend, after Chief Kapica retires.


Paul Feiner I received an e mail from Elder Florence Preston of Christ Temple Church. She advised me that the church is organizing a turkey drive to help Greenburgh residents who cannot afford a turkey and fixings. If you would be willing to donate turkeys and other food fixings that can be given to needy families please call 948-4596 or e mail


The Greenburgh Town Board will vote on a pilot agreement with Regeneron on Monday evening that will result in more jobs for our community...significant building permit fees, more taxes and fewer certiorari's. Plus---we're building on the reputation we have established --Greenburgh is becoming the number one bio tech research center in the region and possibly the state of NY!
Earlier this year OSI announced plans to consolidate their headquarters in Greenburgh. They are moving to the Ardsley section of unincorporated Greenburgh.
We are thrilled to announce that Regeneron, a cutting edge biopharmaceutical company that discovers, develops and commercializes medicines intended for the treatment of serious life threatening conditions will be expanding their state of the art offices and lab facilites that they moved into earlier this year.
Even during these difficult economic times, Regeneron desires to expand its growing operation and has considered its options regarding expanding in Greenburgh or elsewhere, and has decided to remain in Greenburgh Regeneron currently occupies two buildings but will expand into a third building. The owner of the building has agreed to discontinue all prior certiorari proceedings, and Regeneron agrees it will not file litigation regarding said fixed assessments for the term of the PILOT agreement with the town.

ON MONDAY the Town Board will also vote on a rezone application that will enable Stop & Shop to build a major supermarket on 119. Last week the town approved another supermarket at the other end of the town: Shoprite at the Midway shopping center.

This has been the best week for the town in many years re: economic development. We're proud of the fact that Greenburgh is able to attract world class companies to our town. Special thanks to all the members of the Greenburgh Town Board (Sonja Brown, Diana Juettner, Kevin Morgan, Francis Sheehan), Assessor Edye McCarthy, Town Attorney Tim Lewis and Commissioner of Planning Thomas Madden who worked all weekend (day and evening hours ---just received some e mails and phone calls after 11:30 PM on Sunday) preparing for these votes.

Saturday, November 21, 2009


Greenburgh Court administrator NY
COURT ASSISTANT/ADMINISTRATOR --this job is being created at the urging of the NYS Court system. The Administrative Judge for Town Courts spend significant time reviewing the court operations. Applications should be sent to


GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES: Under the general direction of the Town Justices, the incumbent is responsible for the administrative and management activities of the Town of Greenburgh Justice Court;
This is a very highly responsible administrative position involving responsibility for accounts, budgeting, personnel administration, records management, methods and procedures, office services, and preparation of reports. The Court Administrator is responsible for the day-to-day administrative supervision of the Court’s financial operations which include bank reconciliation, bail refunds and bail ledger. The incumbent in this class may represent the Court in contacts with the Town Board, Police Department, Town Supervisor, District Attorney’s Office and other departments of the Town. This position differs from that of the Court Clerk in that the Court Administrator does not make entries to the Justices’ calendar, docket books, etc., nor does he/she prepare summonses. Supervision of the Court clerical staff is a responsibility of this position.

Manages the day-to-day administrative activities and financial operations of the Town Court

Provides operational supervision of the Court

Plans, assigns and reviews the work of the clerical staff of the Court

Implements staff performance standards and disciplinary procedures in addition to maintaining accurate personnel records and files

Develops and implements internal policies and procedures to insure the integrity of the accounting process and control of the Court’s municipal funds

Oversees the preparation and the monitoring and review of accounts payable to ensure that expenditures are made within budgetary limits

Implementation of cost and control procedures including the monitoring of expenses

Prepares the Court’s annual budget in conjunction with the Court Clerk and in accordance with the Town Board’s guidelines and objectives

Monitors and manages the receipts and collection of all Court related documents

Oversees issuance of refunds for Criminal, Civil, Traffic, Parking, etc., as appropriate

Acts as liaison between the Town Justices and Attorneys, the Town Administration and the District Attorney’s Office

Coordinates work schedules to meet the needs of the Court

Prepares written reports for Justices and Town Board regarding statistical information based on Court Clerk’s filings

Prepares bills, vouchers, etc., for Justices signature

Use computer application software in performance of the job

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND ATTRIBUTES: Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of office management, organization and supervision; good knowledge of public administration as it pertains to personnel management, budgeting and financial recordkeeping; familiarity with research methods and statistics; basic knowledge of Court procedures and of legal documents; ability to make clear and accurate analysis of facts, figure, and processes; ability to become familiar with and adapt to laws, regulations, policies and practices; the ability to plan and supervise the work of others; ability to present oral and written opinions and comments clearly and concisely; ability to effectively use computer applications software;

Possession of a Bachelor’s Degree and either (a) four (4) years of experience in an administrative or supervisory capacity in personnel administration, management, public administration, accounting, financial management or related field; or (b) possession of a Master’s Degree and three (3) years of experience as stated in (a) above; or (c) a satisfactory equivalent combination of the foregoing training and experience.



Earlier this week the Greenburgh Town Board and Dobbs Ferry Village Board met with a consultant who presented us with a report: shared services for the police. More sharing could result in greater efficiencies and reduced operating costs. The report is posted on our website: There will be follow up meetings.

The Town Board meets Monday. Among initiatives to be taken:
Vote on rezone that will allow supermarket (Stop & SHop to be built in Greenburgh ---more ratables, more competition, more jobs!...significant additional benefits for unincorporated Greenburgh)
Vote on a PILOT for a major bio tech company that will be expanding. Good for our tax base...more jobs...more building permit fees....very good news for our town.
Testimonials for outgoing police chief John Kapica. Appointment of Joe DeCarlo as new Police Chief.
Update: steps to be taken to sell waterwheel property in Ardsley. (lots of NEW interest in this property since auction)
Budget hearing 2010 budget.
Paul Feiner

The Weekend Listings on…..
- Farmers Markets (Hastings Winter Market Schedule now listed)
- Annual Pottery-on-Hudson Show and Sale, Pottery-on-Hudson, Dobbs Ferry
- Looking at Architecture: Three-Day Exhibition, Arts Exchange, White Plains
- Tarrytown Third Friday
- Opening Reception: Clay Pot Luck Holiday Pottery Sale, Garrison Art Center
- "The Witches", Dobbs Ferry Middle School
- "The Bad Seed", Sleepy Hollow High School
- The Machine: America's Premier PINK FLOYD Experience, Tarrytown Music Hall
- Modern Acoustic Rock with Aipotu in Dobbs
- Presenting Jazz/Classical Guitarist and Composer, Margaret Slovak in Tarrytown & Hastings
- Motivators & Creators present Holiday Highlights 2099 Women’s Expo, New Rochelle
- Free-A-Tree Cutting Kick off!, Hastings
- Awaken Wellness Fair, Tarrytown
- Rivertown Crafts, James Harmon Community Center, Hastings
- Food in the Time of Thanksgiving! Philipse Manor Hall, Yonkers
- M&M Productions will Present The Good Doctor, Irvington Public Library
- 3rd Annual Harvest Moon Dinner and 17th Annual Harvest Moon Ball, Hastings High School
- ArtsWestchester: Annual Black Tie Gala & Silent Auction, Tarrytown
- 5th Annual GALA: All Things French, South Presbyterian Church, Dobbs Ferry
- Brothers-in-Song Tour: Anthony Da Costa & John Elliott, Common Ground Coffeehouse, Hastings
- Downbeat Poll Winner, Grammy Nominee, JAZZ at the Turning Point Café, Piermont
- Gato Barbieri, Presented by Jazz Forum Arts, Tarrytown Music Hall
- Brazilian Sounds with Acai, Dobbs Ferry
- Tarot by Valerie, Dobbs Ferry
- Screening "The Woodsman", Hastings Public Library
- Marc Cohn - An Evening of Music and Conversation, Tarrytown Music Hall

Join the Bone Marrow Registry: Sunday, November 22, from 9am – 1pm
Bone Marrow Donor Drive, Temple Beth Abraham, Tarrytown
Alan Cohen, Dobbs Ferry resident and member of Temple Beth Abraham, is suffering from Leukemia and is in desperate need of a bone marrow transplant. So far he has not been able to find a match. Testing will be done at Temple Beth Abraham, 25 Leroy Avenue, Tarrytown, New York by ICLA Da Silva Foundation. The best chance he has is for a match within the community of Jews from Ashkenazic descent, especially someone who is a cohanim (those with last names of Cohen, Kahn, Kagan, etc.) The test is easy, just a swap of a cheek cell. Go to for more information.

Holiday Boutique at Andrus on Hudson, 185 Old Broadway, Hastings
Friday, November 20 from 10am- 4pm & Saturday, November 21 from 9am - 4pm

Gilda's Club Westchester Annual Holiday Boutique
Please join us on Friday, December 4th for a day of shopping and giving. A percentage of proceeds from the day will go directly to Gilda's Club Westchester. New and Unique vendors this year including clothing for all, monogrammed home and personal items, jewelry, stationery, sweet delights, baked goods, peanut butters, men's and women's accessories, hot items for kids, handbags, and more. Admission is free, children are welcome, and hours are 10:00am-3:30pm and 5:00pm-8:00pm. Come out for a day of shopping and help support our organization that supports so many in our community.

Free Arts Day
ArtsWestchester’s perennially popular Free Arts Day is set for Sunday December 6, 2009! Arts lovers of all ages will be welcomed by open doors at cultural sites throughout the county. This one-day-only event features Westchester’s finest arts organizations that will offer free admissions to their museums, arts centers and historical sites while hosting music and dance performances, storytelling performances, and workshops for every taste. Events generally occur between 12-5 p.m. (with some exceptions (see schedule). Bring the entire family and celebrate with us! FREE ARTS DAY 2009 is coordinated by ArtsWestchester, and sponsored by Target, and Ronald McDonald House Charities. For more information call ArtsWestchester at 914-428-4220 or visit

Think Thrifty: A Benefit for the Hudson River School of Music
Now that they no longer run the preschool, they are selling all of the books, puzzles, furniture, playground equipment, manipulatives, blocks, trucks, bikes, etc., from the preschool. You'll find loads of gifts for the children in your lives at very reasonable prices. Feel free to invite your friends! Monday, December 7 – Wednesday, December 9 from 3:30pm - 5:30pm, and Thursday, December 10 from 11am - 5pm.

Upcoming Films in the Area
Irvington Town Hall Theater
-- "Big Fan" - Wednesday, November 25 @ 8pm
-- "Cosi Fan Tutte" - Sunday, November 29 @ 1pm
-- "The Horse Boy" - Wednesday, December 2 @ 8pm
Save the Date . . . . .
- Friday, November 27 -- Blood Drive | Hastings Public Library
- Tuesday, December 1 -- “Nanuet Cares” | Nanuet Public Library, Community Room
- Thursday, December 3 -- Holidaze Shopping Extravaganza | JW Tumbles, Rye Brook
- Friday, December 4 – Hastings Friday Night LIVE – Holiday Celebration
- Friday, December 4 -- Gilda's Club Westchester Annual Holiday Boutique | The Gilda’s Club of Westchester Townhouse, White Plains
- Sunday, December 6 - Sonny Rollins Performs Benefit Concert for Clearwater! Presented by Jazz Forum Arts at Tarrytown Music Hall
- Thursday, December 10 -- Think Globally, Sing Locally, Take Me to the River Children's Community Chorus Sing with Legendary Folk Singer Pete Seeger | South Presbyterian Church, Dobbs Ferry

another interesting website: lots of info about our communities!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009


The town held an auction of surplus property on Wednesday. We raised $469,850 from the auction --which was disappointing. There were two major parcels of foreclosed property that we were trying to sell: 27 Main Street in Dobbs Ferry and the waterwheel in Ardsley. We sold 27 Main Street for $239,000 but did not sell the waterwheel. There was alot of interest in the waterwheel property from a number of developers. However, on Monday the Ardsley Village Board (property is located in Ardsley) rezoned the property and created an affordable housing overlay district on the property --requiring some of the units to be affordable/workforce. Some developers who had been prepared to bid on the property got cold feet and want more time to review the new affordable housing requirements. I will ask the Town Board to authorize the Commissioner of Planning to solicit RFP's for the property. It's my hope that the sale of this valuable parcel of property can take place in 2010. The minimum offer we will accept on the property is $1.2 million dollars. The goal: some affordable housing units for volunteer firefighters, ambulance corp workers. A total of 9 properties were sold on Wednesday - including a parcel of land across the street from Town Hall (Dannon building) --$200,000 for the land to be used as parking.

We plan a 2nd auction of town owned properties in 2010.


data analyst

Location: New York, NY
The candidate will primarily perform Data Analysis on healthcare related A/R information using Microsoft Access and Excel. This position will require working closely with the client and internal Due Diligence, Portfolio Management, and IT team members. The candidate will be responsible for working with clients to identify the necessary data elements to be transmitted from clients billing systems to HFG for analysis and ongoing processing. The candidate will be responsible for ensuring completeness and accuracy of the data provided by our clientele. Close interaction with the programming staff is required to develop electronic interfaces into HFG's collateral tracking system. Analysis of A/R will include charge, payment & adjustment analysis as it relates to cash realization performance, generation of summarized A/R agings, generations of roll forward reports and payor assignment tracking. The candidate will also be responsible for managing recurring clients and working with HFG's proprietary collateral / loan system in routine client processing.
An opportunity will also exist to explore other technology functions within the IT group as a secondary role depending on the candidate's background and technology interests.

Qualifications: This position requires advanced experience in data analysis, while being proficient in MS Access querying and Excel. The candidate must have excellent analytical skills, strong interpersonal skills and will be expected to be hard working, a team player, and proactive in the tasks assigned to them. Experience within the healthcare industry is a plus


The Greenburgh Town Board will be voting on the rezone application Monday at 7:30 PM at Greenburgh Town Hall to allow a supermarket to be built on 119 (near the Sheraton) on the Greenburgh/Tarrytown border. The applicant also expects to develop some commercial/retail properties.
I asked the Commissioner of Planning, Thomas Madden, to provide me with financial details – some of the benefits the unincorporated section of Greenburgh will receive if this application is approved. The analysis can be found below.
A copy of the resolution that the Board will be voting on can also be found below.
Please note that the members of the Town Board will continue to review the application. Modifications in the draft resolution may be made between now and Monday. A final version will be posted on the website before the vote.
Public comments can be made about the application prior to the vote on Monday. E mail comments about the application should be sent to the

From: Thomas Madden
Sent: Wednesday, November 18, 2009 1:03 PM
To: Paul Feiner
Cc: John Lucido; Edye McCarthy; Victor Carosi; Timothy Lewis
Subject: reso

Supervisor Feiner:

As requested, I looked at the mitigation for the impacts of the proposed development by White Hickory on the surrounding area.

Here is a approximation of the cost breakdown for the mitigation that is proposed:

1) Sidewalks for the neighborhood - As identified in the Negative Declaration, White Hickory (or successor) shall install a sidewalk and curbing along Benedict Avenue from the terminus of the existing sidewalk, located on the Westside of Benedict Avenue, to Maple Avenue, as well as, along the east side of Benedict Avenue, from the intersection of Tarrytown Road (Route 119) to Woodfield Terrace and along Old White Plains Road, from Benedict Avenue to Tarrytown Road (Route 119).

This would amount to approximate 2800 linear feet of sidewalks in the neighborhood. I talked to Commissioner Carosi and he noted that for sidewalks and curb, the Town pays approximately $85 a ln/ft. The Developer would be responsible for installing approximately $238,000 worth of sidewalks in the area.

2) Benedict Avenue/ Tarrytown Road Intersection - Revised plans and traffic impact study showing the signalized and stop control portions of the Route 119 and Benedict Avenue intersection. (approximately $1.5 million)

3) White Hickory agrees to make a one hundred thousand ($100,000) dollar donation to the Town’s recreation fund to be used for any recreational use within the Town upon receipt of a permanent Certificate of Occupancy for the Super Stop & Shop on the Property.

4) The upgrade and improvements on the private property, where the existing Stop and Shop is located in the village of Tarrytown would be approximately $500 to $600,000.

I spoke to the Building Inspector, John Lucido, and he figured the project would generate approximately $300,000 in building permit fees and approximately another $25,000 in stormwater permit fees .

I have asked the Town Assessor, Edye McCarthy, to figure out what the yearly taxes would be on the property as well.

If you have any further questions, please let me know.

Thomas Madden, AICP
Department of Community Development
and Conservation

Town of Greenburgh
177 Hillside Ave.
Greenburgh, NY 10607
Phone (914) 993-1505
Fax (914) 993-1518


WHEREAS, On June 22, 1983, the Town Board granted site plan approval (“Large Scale Development Plan Approval”) for the property located at 600 White Plains Road for the development of two office buildings containing a total of 334,000 square feet; and

WHEREAS, the site plan approval has been amended six times (April 11, 1984, September 25, 1984, September 24, 1986, October 12, 1988, November 9, 1994 and September 27, 2000) since June 1983, the most recent amendment granting approvals to permit development of the Sheraton Hotel and a single office building containing approximately 224,000 square feet; and

WHEREAS, on November 29, 2007, the Town Board received a petition (the “Petition”) from DelBello Donnellan Weingarten Wise & Wiederkehr, LLP on behalf of White Hickory Associates, LLC (“White Hickory”) for amendments to Section 285-25(A)(4) of the Zoning Ordinance of the Town of Greenburgh making “fully enclosed stores for the retail sale of consumer merchandise, banks and fully enclosed restaurant use” a special permit use subject to the jurisdiction of the Town Board in the OB Office Building District of the Town (the “OB District”); and

WHEREAS, if the Petition is granted and the requested amendments are adopted by the Town Board, White Hickory intends to construct an approximately 75,000 square foot supermarket, approximately 50,000 square feet of office space, approximately 15,000 square feet of general retail uses, and approximately 8,600 square feet of other free-standing commercial space, which would most likely be used as a bank and/or restaurant space (the “Project”), on the property located at 600 White Plains Road, which property is also known and designated on the tax assessment map of the Town as Sheet 54, Section 25, Lot P-329 (the “Property”); and

WHEREAS, the Petition contains a full Environmental Assessment Form together with a Part 3 narrative supplement (the “EAF”) prepared by Saccardi & Schiff, and dated November, 2007; and

WHEREAS, at its regularly scheduled work session on January 29, 2008, the Town Board reviewed the Petition and the EAF, and discussed the Petition and the proposed Project with White Hickory Associates and its attorneys; and

WHEREAS, pursuant to Section 617.6(a)(1) of the regulations of the State Environmental Quality Review Act (“SEQRA”), as soon as an agency receives an application for funding or approval of an action, it must, among other things, make a preliminary classification of the action under SEQRA; and

WHEREAS, under SEQRA, the actions directly and indirectly proposed by the Petition are classified as “Type I”; and

WHEREAS, pursuant to Section 617.6(b)(3) of the SEQRA regulations, when an agency proposes to fund or approve an Type I action, it must, as soon as possible, transmit Part 1 of the EAF and a copy of any application it has received to all potentially involved agencies and notify them that a Lead Agency must be agreed upon within 30 calendar days of the date the EAF and application is transmitted to them; and

WHEREAS, Section 285-64 of the Zoning Ordinance requires that the Town Board refer proposed amendments to the Planning Board for a report and recommendation before a public hearing is held on the amendments by the Town Board;

WHEREAS, on May 14, 2008, the Town Board referred the Petition to the Planning Board for its report and recommendation as provided for under § 285-64 of the Zoning Ordinance, which requires the Planning Board to make inquiry and determination concerning the following items:
(a) whether such change is consistent with the aims and principles embodied in the chapter as to the particular districts concerned;
(b) which areas, land uses, buildings and establishments in the Town will be directly affected by such change and in what way they will be affected;
(c) the indirect implications of such change in its effect on other regulations; and
(d) whether such proposed amendment is consistent with the aims of the official planning policies of the Town of Greenburgh; and

WHEREAS, the Planning Board held a meeting on May 21, 2008 and determined that the Planning Board needed an extension of the review time from the Town Board to thoroughly review issues arising from the proposed zoning amendment and subsequent site plan, in order that a Planning Board report and recommendation could be filed with the Town Board by September 18, 2008; and

WHEREAS, on June 14, 2008, the Planning Board, accompanied by the Town staff, White Hickory and local residents, made a site visit to 600 Tarrytown Road; and

WHEREAS, on July 16, 2008, the Planning Board, at its regularly scheduled work session, and at a scheduled public discussion on August 6, 2008, heard a presentation from White Hickory on its Petition; and

WHEREAS, on September 3, 2008, the Planning Board, at its regularly scheduled work session reviewed and discussed the White Hickory Petition; and

WHEREAS, on September 3, 2008, the Planning Board made a recommendation to the Town Board in accordance with the requirements of Section 285-64 of the Zoning Ordinance. The Planning Board with four (4) board members voting not to recommend approval of the White Hickory Petition, two (2) board members in favor of granting the Petition, and one (1) board member in a favor of not sending a recommendation for or against the Petition, recommended that the Town Board not approve the proposed zoning amendment; and

WHEREAS, the four (4) board members recommending against approval of the White Hickory Petition cited that the proposed amendments to the zoning ordinance fail to comprehensively address on a Town-wide basis the national trend of re-thinking uses in office park development; and

WHEREAS, these four (4) board members felt that although the proposed amendment and proposed special permit criteria perfectly fit the 600 White Plains Road site, setting criteria specifically for one site at a time would result in the need to change the zoning ordinance and permitting criteria each time a similar type of use is proposed at a different site in the Town. The members noted that the proposed language would effectively limit utilization of the amendment to a single lot in the OB District; and

WHEREAS, the Planning Board recommended that the Comprehensive Plan working group study this issue with the goal of developing Town-wide zoning ordinance changes that set permitting criteria derived from uses as opposed to site specific conditions for one site. The members finally noted that the proposed amendment does not adequately address mixed use sites on a Town-wide basis; and

WHEREAS, the two (2) board members voting to recommend approval of the White Hickory Petition cited that the Town of Greenburgh has not enacted a moratorium as a result of the Comprehensive Plan process and that there was concern over the uncertainty regarding the timing of the adoption of the Comprehensive Plan; and

WHEREAS, these two (2) board members noted that the project works well with the site conditions and the project would not conflict with the Comprehensive Plan; and

WHEREAS, the Town Board, on November, 2008 meet with White Hickory and requested that White Hickory address the issues raised in the Planning Board recommendation; and

WHEREAS, the Town Board, on April 13, 2009, received a revised Part 3 Environmental Assessment Form that included additional analysis of the impacts from the proposed action, including land use and zoning, community character, natural resources, utilities, traffic, community facilities and economic development and construction; alternatives, significant adverse impacts that cannot be avoided, growth inducement, effects on energy and commitment to resources; and

WHEREAS, the Town Board has reviewed revised Part 3 Environmental Assessment Form, dated April 13, 2009; and

WHEREAS, the Town Board, on May 13, 2009, pursuant to legal notice, held a public hearing to consider the amendment to the Zoning Map of the Town of Greenburgh affecting the Property; and

WHEREAS, on May 13, 2009, the Town Board continued the public hearing to its next regularly scheduled meeting on June 24, 2009; and

WHEREAS, on June 24, 2009, the Town Board continued the public hearing to its next regularly scheduled meeting on August 4, 2009; and

WHEREAS, on August 4, 2009, the Town Board continued and then closed the public hearing and left the record open until September 3, 2009; and

WHEREAS, during the course of the public hearing on the Petition, Village of Tarrytown (“Village”) officials communicated a number of concerns both orally and in writing, most particularly regarding the impact of the proposal on the existing Bridge Plaza Shopping Center, which contains a Stop & Shop Supermarket (the “Existing Supermarket”) and is located in the Village; and

WHEREAS, Village officials are concerned about the impact closing of the Existing Supermarket might have on nearby residents, as well as potential competitive impact that a replacement establishment might have on existing downtown merchants; and

WHEREAS, Village and Town officials have met with White Hickory and White Hickory has offered mitigation for potential competitive impact; and

WHEREAS, the Town Board received a proposal for a multi sport recreational facility to be located on the top of the proposed Super Stop & Shop building proposed to be developed on the Property; and

WHEREAS, the Town Board notes that the proposal for a multi sport recreational facility is not made by White Hickory and is not proposed under the Petition; and

WHEREAS, the proposed Project is consistent with several official policies of the Town of Greenburgh, as established in Section 285-2 of the Town Code. In general, the policies promote smart growth type development that preserves open space, efficiently uses existing infrastructure and is compatible with surrounding uses; and

WHEREAS, Westchester County Comprehensive Plan “Patterns for Westchester – The Land and The People” encourages local municipalities to channel development whenever possible to centers where infrastructure can support growth, where public transportation can be provided efficiently and where redevelopment can enhance economic vitality and to enhance the appropriate functions of the county’s corridors by adapting already developed sections into efficient and attractive multi-use places, by protecting the quality of scenic routes and by making road and transit improvements that will reduce congestion and ease movement on travel routes; and

WHEREAS, the 2003 Comprehensive Plan identifies the Property and does not make any recommendation regarding the Town’s existing OB District designation for the Property; and

WHEREAS, in connection with its review of the Petition, the Westchester County Planning Board encouraged the Town of Greenburgh to entertain concepts for improving the quality and vitality of commercial corridors and to better utilize land within developed office parks; and

WHEREAS, Westchester County Planning Board review of the environmental assessment form concludes that the proposed amendment would have very limited applicability within the sections of Greenburgh that are classified OB District and that the Petition would not conflict with the Town’s work on updating its Comprehensive Plan but rather could serve to enhance that work; and

WHEREAS, White Hickory has demonstrated the need for the zoning ordinance amendment and through the revisions to the Project which have evolved during the review process, has minimized the potential impacts on surrounding neighboring properties; and

WHEREAS, the Town Board has conducted an independent review and analysis of the entire record as well as the potential environmental effects from the proposed Project and finds that changing the Town of Greenburgh Zoning Ordinance to allow the use is the first step in achieving mixed use development along transportation corridors in the Town and will promote harmonious growth in the Town; and

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Town Board of the Town of Greenburgh
as follows:

Section 1. Local Law No. _____/2009 amending Section 285-25A(4) of the Zoning Ordinance of the Town of Greenburgh making “fully enclosed stores for the retail sale of consumer merchandise, banks and fully enclosed restaurant use” a special permit use subject to the jurisdiction of the Town Board in the OB Office Building Zoning District is hereby enacted.

Section 2. Should any section, paragraph, sentence, clause, word, or provision of Local Law No. ____/2009 be declared void, invalid or unenforceable, for any reason, such decision shall not affect the remaining provisions of Local Law No. _____/2009.

Section 3. Pursuant to New York Municipal Home Rule Law §25 the provisions of Local Law No. _____/2009 are intended to supersede any inconsistent prevision of law.

Section 4. Pursuant to New York Municipal Home Rule Law §27, Local Law No. _____/2009 shall take effect immediately upon filing with the New York Secretary of State.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that this approval is subject to the following conditions:

1. A requirement that subject to obtaining necessary government approvals, certain improvements to Bridge Plaza be constructed (weather permitting), as follows:
a. Replace/reset curbing;
b. Replace the missing light standard, paint or replace remaining light standards and replace missing lighting fixtures with new lighting fixtures as needed;
c. Replace the existing guardrail with a wood timber guardrail;
d. Replace chain link fencing around the bank property with “estate style” or similar fencing;
e. Stripe a crosswalk on the paving to connect the new sidewalk with the storefront sidewalk;
f. Buffer the bottle return area from the store entrance with landscaping;
g. Replace dead landscaping and supplement existing landscaping;
h. Paint/repair the storefront building façade; and
i. Repave the parking lot.

2. Commitments by White Hickory and Stop & Shop that:
a. When a lease is signed for a new tenant(s) for the Existing Supermarket space, Stop & Shop will work with the Village on a new storefront for that space and upgrades to the remainder of the storefronts to make them architecturally compatible with the new storefront of the Existing Supermarket space.

3. Stop & Shop will include the Village in its efforts to lease the Existing Supermarket space to minimize the adverse impact a new tenant may have on existing businesses in the Village downtown by taking the following steps:
a. Stop & Shop shall for a period of eighteen months from date of this approval work in good faith with the Village of Tarrytown to re-lease the store;
b. Stop & Shop shall retain a local broker with retail leasing experience who is reasonably acceptable to the Village to assist it and its brokers with efforts to re-lease the space;
c. Stop & Shop, with the assistance of the local broker and the Village of Tarrytown, will create a list of uses reasonably acceptable to both parties, and these prospective uses will be the initial focus of the marketing program to replace Stop & Shop as the tenant for the space;
d. Stop & Shop will agree to use commercially reasonable efforts to re-lease up to but not more than 5,700 square feet of gross floor area of the Existing Supermarket to a retail merchant who sells packaged “ethnic” food products and/or prepares such food for off-premises consumption; by way of example and not limitation, similar merchants include Casa Ribiero in the Village, Cojita Market in New Rochelle, New York, and/or Kam Sen Asian Grocery in White Plains, New York. In all events, Stop & Shop shall not be obligated to lease more than 5,700 square feet of gross floor area of the Existing Supermarket for the sale, storage, display and/or preparation of food;
e. Stop & Shop shall waive for a period of one year from the date that the Existing Supermarket closes for business, all of its Peapod delivery fees to any senior citizen who does not own or lease a motor vehicle and lives within four (4) square blocks of the Existing Supermarket; however, this waiver is subject to the limitation that it may be utilized by a senior citizen beneficiary or household only once per week and any additional Peapod delivery during any one week period will be subject to the usual and customary delivery fees.

f. If Stop & Shop assigns the lease of the Existing Supermarket to a different entity, these conditions shall still apply to the new entity. Notwithstanding the foregoing or anything in this Resolution to the contrary, this Agreement shall not bind Tarrytown Shopping Center Limited Liability Company, the owner of the Subject Property and landlord under that certain Lease Agreement made between Tarrytown Shopping Center Limited Liability Company and Stop & Shop dated March 31, 2006, as amended by a certain First Amendment to Lease dated June 1, 2006.

g. Notwithstanding anything in this Resolution to the contrary, the Existing Supermarket space shall be leased for a fair market rental and upon such terms and conditions as are customary in the marketplace for similar leases for similar uses. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in this Resolution, Stop & Shop and White Hickory shall not have any obligation to subsidize any tenancy, and the term of any lease of any portion of the Existing Supermarket shall be at least ten (10) years.

4. White Hickory will utilize its best effort to cause AvalonBay Communities to provide shuttle service to and from the Project for use by for senior citizens in the Village. The shuttle service would operate on the time schedule set as part of the site plan approval of the Avalon Green II project.

5. White Hickory agrees to make a one hundred thousand ($100,000.00) dollar donation to the Town’s recreation fund to be used for any recreational use within the Town upon receipt of a permanent Certificate of Occupancy for the Super Stop & Shop on the Property.

6. White Hickory agrees to reduce the size of the supermarket by ten percent (10%) from approximately 75,000 square feet to 67,500 square feet.

7. White Hickory shall submit as part of the site plan review of the Project:
a. Revised plans and traffic impact study showing the signalized and stop control portions of the Route 119 and Benedict Avenue intersection.
b. A summary of the proposed signal timing changes for the Route 119 and Benedict Avenue intersection. Any signal timing changes along Route 119 will need to be coordinated with the NYSDOT for their approval. The Applicant should get a letter from the NYSDOT indicating that the proposed changes are reasonable and feasible.
c. The site plan shall incorporate elements to accommodate pedestrian and transit access and circulation as appropriate.
d. The site plan shall show more detail on parking lot layout (i.e. number of spaces by location) and show locations of proposed shopping cart storage.

8. As identified in the Negative Declaration, White Hickory (or successor) shall install a sidewalk and curbing along Benedict Avenue from the terminus of the existing sidewalk, located on the Westside of Benedict Avenue, to Maple Avenue, as well as, along the east side of Benedict Avenue, from the intersection of Tarrytown Road (Route 119) to Woodfield Terrace and along Old White Plains Road, from Benedict Avenue to Tarrytown Road (Route 119).

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Tuesday, November 17, 2009


Occupational Therapists and Physical Therapists Center in Valhalla
Please help us spread the word!
We are seeking occupational therapists and physical therapists
Well respected center based facility
Trans-Disciplinary Team
Valhalla, NY
Pediatric Population
NYS Licensed or Eligible
Experienced with young children, or strong fieldwork experience
Flexible full time, part time, salaried or hourly


Regeneron is located in Tarrytown. Please visit their website and take a look at their job openings.Title: Director, Regulatory Affairs
Division: Clin Sci & Reg Dev
Location: Tarrytown, N.Y.
Regeneron is a biopharmaceutical Company that discovers, develops, and commercializes therapeutic medicines for the treatment of serious medical conditions. ,
The Director, Regulatory Affairs is responsible for integrating and applying knowledge of global regulations governing pharmaceutical drug development to all aspects of Regeneron's preclinical and clinical drug development programs, policies, and procedures, to ensure the rapid and successful development and registration of Regeneron products while maintaining compliance with all regulatory requirements and commitments

Monday, November 16, 2009



My company does have openings listed for Islandia, NY and Manhattan on the job search pages. If you know anyone qualified for the Long Island jobs, keep in mind there is a lots of working from home here. Nice flexibility and on site daycare on long island. The Manhattan office is just a few blocks from Grand Central. then click the careers link on the left side, then job search.


Senior Consultant, IT Transformation Group

Demos on Demand/Solution Centers

Sunday, November 15, 2009


Just completed the annual Terry Ryan 10K (6.2 mile) run sponsored by the Hastings Recreation Department. I ran the race in one hour and 48 seconds. Slower than most, faster than some. The race was fun and the wather was perfect. The Hastings recreation dept did a great job organizing the race --over 200 runners participated.

Saturday, November 14, 2009


The members of the Town Board of the Town of Greenburgh will be meeting with the Village Board of Dobbs Ferry at 7:00PM on Tuesday, November 17, 2009, at Dobbs Ferry Village Hall, 112 Main Street, Dobbs Ferry, New York 10522. The Town Board will be meeting with the Village Board to discuss shared police services.

Westchester County’s First Annual ’Stache-Off, at the Music Conservatory of Westchester, will now take place Saturday, November 14 from 7-10PM. Open to all mustaches of Westchester, the ’Stache-Off features local men competing for “best in ‘stache”.
The event is presented by Jon Chattman, co-author of the recently released humor book SWEET ’STACHE: 50 Badass Mustaches and the Faces Who Sport Them and performances from some of the Conservatory’s ensembles and faculty (Nakia Verner, Irena Portenko, and Barbara Podgurski are among the talent lined up thus far) will precede the countywide mustache contest.
Guest of Honor: New York Mets Icon Wally Backman

Comedienne Sara Benincasa (Sirius Cosmo Radio) will emcee the event.

Guest judges:
Greenburgh Town Supervisor Paul Feiner
News 12 anchor/reporter Tara Rosenblum
Jeff Lee - lead singer of the band Hard Drugs
Jessica Rozler and Andrea Lavinthal, co-authors of “The Hookup Handbook."

Admission is $12 ($15 at the door) or $20 (which includes a signed copy of the book).

Donations will go to the not-for-profit school’s scholarships and tuition assistance.
- Farmers Markets (Hastings Winter Market Schedule now listed)
- Fall Book Sale, Irvington Public Library
- The Sky Tonight: Meteor Showers, Andrus Planetarium, Hudson River Museum
- "Rumors" at Hastings High School Auditorium
- Dionne Warwick, The Paramount Center for the Arts
- Beausoleil & Iris Dement, Tarrytown Music Hall
- Lou's Blues, Pumpernickel Restaurant
- "La Traviata", part of the Film Festival at Irvington Town Hall Theater
- Alternative Gifts Market at Grace Episcopal Church, Hastings
- Meet the Artists Reception: Westchester Photographic Society Presents: “The Image Makers”, Greenburgh Public Library
- The Art of Cardboard: A Performance by Marcy B. Freedman: A Spoof with Educational Value! at Blue Door Gallery, Yonkers
- *Special Event* At the End of Slavery?, Philipse Manor Hall, Yonkers
- Westchester County’s First Annual ’Stache-Off!
- Colin Mochrie & Brad Sherwood of "Whose Line is it Anyway?", Tarrytown Music Hall
- Gregg Allman, Paramount Center for the Arts, Peekskill
- Not Quite Dead at Pumpernickel Restaurant,
- "A Taste of the Paramount" at Paramount Center for the Arts,
- History in Every Bite: New York City's Place in the Food Chain, JCC on the Hudson
- Turkey Scavenger Hunt, Greenburgh Nature Center
- Mecca Bodega in Concert featuring Hammered Dulcimer and Shakuhachi Flute, Greenburgh Public Library web site with great info about our community!

Thursday, November 12, 2009


Can you please forward this announcement to your email contacts. I am accepting resumes until November 20th



Shawyn Patterson Howard
Shawyn Patterson Howard
Chief Executive Officer
YMCA of Yonkers
17 Riverdale Avenue
Yonkers, NY 10701
(914) 963-0183 ext. 11

Tuesday, November 10, 2009


Tomorrow (Wednesday) is Veterans Day. We should all reflect on the contributions our veterans have made. Some things to do…

1) Attend the Veterans Day ceremony sponsored by the Greenburgh Veterans Committee at 1 PM---DeSanti Plaza, E Hartsdale Ave. Encourage your child to write an essay which can be read at the ceremony.

2) If you are a veteran or currently in the military – take advantage of the free meal being offered by Applebee’s to veterans and active duty military personnel. (You must bring proof of your service to the military to obtain the free meal).

3) The City of Yonkers will be displaying a dignity memorial Vietnam wall –a smaller scale replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington. This will be displayed Wednesday, November 11 to Sunday November 15 at Fleming Field, Prescott Street.

4) Thank a veteran for their service to our nation.

5) Express your views on issues that you find important. This is what our veterans fought for: democracy


Senior Democratic member of the Senate Judiciary Committee seeks a Counsel or Legislative Assistant to handle crime and/or narcotics issues. Prior congressional legislative experience required, beyond the intern/staff assistant level. Successful candidate should have excellent written and oral communications skills and the demonstrated ability to thrive in a high-pressure, results-oriented environment. At least two years of prior Hill experience preferred; Senate or Committee experience is a plus. Please no recent graduates. Salary commensurate with experience. Please e-mail cover letter and resume for consideration to

Democratic Senator seeks a gifted Speechwriter to write speeches, opinion editorials and press statements. Excellent written and oral communications skills are essential, as is the ability to work both independently and collaboratively in a fast paced environment. Hill experience preferred. Please e-mail writing sample with resume and references to indicating job referral number in the subject line.

Northeastern Democratic Senator seeks a Legislative Correspondent to help cover defense, foreign policy and veterans? issues. Primary responsibilities include taking constituent meetings, drafting letters to both constituents and administration officials, and conducting research on legislation. This demanding position requires strong organizational skills, good interpersonal skills, well-developed writing skills and the ability to multi-task in an exciting, fast-paced environment. Previous experience in defense/veterans/foreign policy areas is strongly preferred. Please e-mail a cover letter and resume to indicating job referral number in the subject line.

Monday, November 09, 2009


Here is a quick summary of 2009 tennis revenue and 2009 tennis expenses. For example private tennis revenue took in $9720 while our cost for instructors $7709.

Revenue (tennis permits, daily admission, tennis group instruction, clinics, and leagues) $108,460

Expenses (director, assistant director, instructors and attendants, tennis supplies) $103,257

Friday, November 06, 2009


director of marketings actors fund
The Actors Fund
New york, NY United States

ORGANIZATION: The Actors Fund, a nonprofit human services organization founded in 1882, serves all professionals - and not just actors! - in film, theater, television, music, opera, and dance through programs that address their unique and essential needs.
REPORTS TO: Chief Advancement Officer
New York, NY

SUPERVISES: Design and Communications Associate and Internet Design Associate, as well as volunteers and interns as required. Works closely with outside consultants including graphic design firm and press representatives.

COORDINATES WITH: Chief Operating Officer, Chief Advancement Officer, Executive Leadership Team, and staff across all programs and areas as pertains to communications.

PURPOSE of POSITION: The Director of Communications & Marketing will develop, implement, and supervise the strategic planning and tactical implementation of all components of The Actors Fund’s marketing, communications, and public relations program.

•Work with the Chief Advancement Officer and other senior staff to build and implement an effective communications plan to expand The Fund’s presence, broaden the public’s awareness of our mission, and advance our development campaigns.
•Pitch stories, create newsworthy events and build media relationships to secure high impact coverage that promotes the organization’s goals.
•Conduct media relations, including maintaining comprehensive targeted media lists, writing talking points, speeches, news releases, and op-ed pieces.
•Develop persuasive messages that support The Fund’s strategic initiatives, programs and organizational mission; ensure messages are accurately and consistently communicated by staff and volunteers.
•Oversee website development, content, and grow online presence.
•Manage the production and distribution of materials in print and online formats to targeted external audiences.
•Design and implement regular board and staff training and information sharing to improve staff strategic communications understanding
•Oversee The Actors Fund brand maagement and the style guideline.

1.Minimum five (5) years experience in a senior communications position of a non-profit organization or similar experience in an ad agency or communications firm.
2.A successful track record of developing and leading marketing and communications programs in various media, including online.
3.Demonstrated ability to secure sustained, effective press coverage; initiative and energy to create opportunities and get results.
4.Experience with website marketing and web communications.
5.Proficiency in a variety of computer programs, including Word, Excel, Power Point, and design tools (such as PageMaker, FrontPage, and/or Photoshop).
6.Effective skills in time management, budgeting, and program oversight.
7.Ability to generate and deliver persuasive and clear verbal and written communications.
8.Outstanding interpersonal skills; must have credibility, good judgment, honesty, and integrity.
9.Managerial experience in performing arts/entertainment and/or human services preferred.
10.Knowledge of and enthusiasm for the entertainment industry.
11.The ability to work comfortably with high net worth and well-known individuals.
12.Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s degree preferred.

Kathleen O’Connor
The Actors Fund
729 Seventh Avenue, 10th Floor
New York, NY 10019
212.536.7672 (fax)

Tuesday, November 03, 2009

NYS and town budget discussions...thursday at the library

A special State Legislative hearing on the Governor's Deficit Reduction Plan is scheduled for NOV from 10a.m.-2:00p.m at the Greenburgh Public Library. the Town Board will be holding an informal community discussion on the proposed town budget this Thursday at the Greenburgh Library from 7- 9 PM.

Monday, November 02, 2009


CBS newsman unveils collection of drawings at Greenburgh Town Hall
By Theresa Juva • • November 2, 2009

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GREENBURGH - Nick Young first found artistic inspiration in a most unlikely place: the courtroom of the O.J. Simpson murder trial.

The Elmsford man worked as a CBS radio correspondent, covering the trial from the Los Angeles courtroom and a New York radio studio. To cope with long hours of witness testimony when he had nothing to say on air, he began sketching in his studio.

"I got the idea that I would sketch the face of one of the witnesses," Young said. "I did it on napkin that had been left in the studio, and then I took it and tacked it on the wall. And then I did another and tacked that up, and pretty soon I had quite a little collection."

Young has come a long way since those paper napkins.

On Sunday, the 60-year-old opened his first public exhibit, a collection of 33 pencil portraits and drawings at the Madeleine Gutman Gallery in Greenburgh Town Hall.

Young now enjoys drawing the faces of blues musicians , such as Etta James and John Lee Hooker.

"There was no intent to ever make it professional or to turn it into something like this, but it's been a very pleasant surprise for me," he said at Sunday's opening. "I hope people like what they see."

He cites a sketch of Miles Davis, which was drawn from a photograph, as his favorite piece. The jazz performer appears with an intense gaze, and a finger pressed against his mouth. Young also has a few Buddhism-inspired drawings, created in the quick, effortless style of Zen brush painting.

Sarah Bracey White, executive director of arts and culture for Greenburgh and the gallery curator, said Young's work captures personalities.

"There is something very haunting about his work," she said. "And every portrait artist wants to produce work that gives the viewer a sense of the person, (but) he really brings them to life. He gives you a spirit of them."

Town Supervisor Paul Feiner discovered Young's artwork on Facebook and arranged for him to show his work.

"My nieces are studying art in college, and I appreciate good work," Feiner said. "I like these sketches, and he is really talented."

Young, who has anchored "The World News Roundup," said he hasn't ruled out making drawing a second career.

"Life is full of surprises , and this was a great surprise for me in my 40s to discover this was something I can do," he said.

He added: "It's the old lesson that if you have a creative urge, then give it a little room, nurture it and who knows what can happen."

The exhibit runs until Dec. 31.

Sunday, November 01, 2009

westchester has job openings
Westchester county has several job openings. Two jobs don't require civil service exams: senior maintenance mechanic and heavy motor equipment operator.check westchester


When Chief John Kapica first took over as Police Chief almost 18 years ago - Halloween night was one of the most aggravating evenings for residents and the police. Residents experienced property damage throughout the town. Teens roamed the streets scaring property owners. At times cars were burned. Chief Kapica, to his credit, addressed the problem by assigning many police to different sections of the town on Halloween night. He advised school districts to notify students that they would be taken into police custody if caught defacing property. We even sent a police bus to neighborhoods to take gangs of teens who were causing trouble to the police HQ.
Every Halloween night since the Chief took office, the Chief & I have patrolled the streets of Greenburgh on Halloween night. We have stopped by at homeowners who have experienced problems in the past and we check the police radio during the evening --monitoring activity around town.
I am very pleased to report that last night was the quietest Halloween in memory. Although we saw some police confiscate eggs in one neighborhood, Halloween pranks were minor -almost non existent.
Chief John Kapica will be retiring as Chief at the end of this month. I want to thank the Chief for his leadership --helping to make Halloween a safe experience for children and parents. The town will continue to provide the police with the resources necessary on Halloween night. I will continue to patrol the streets of Greenburgh on Halloween night with the police department. Captain John DeCarlo, who assumes office as Chief, was part of the team that organized our successful response to Halloween night and is committed to continuing town wide patrols on Halloween