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The Town of Cortlandt is now in possession of a piece of World Trade Center Steel that will be used to create a 9/11 Memorial in Croton-on-Hudson at Croton Landing.
Several dozen police, firefighters, volunteers and elected officials traveled in a 16- vehicle caravan early Thursday morning to pick up the steel girder from the World Trade Center's North Tower at a hangar at JFK Airport.
Cortlandt Town Supervisor Linda Puglisi says it was an emotional trip for all involved,
Speaking at a ceremony at Cortlandt Town Hall afterward, Puglisi said "We are blessed and fortunate to be able to have a portion of that steel that we can put into a fitting tribute memorial that is currently being designed in memory of those from our community, our country and the world who perished on that very tragic day."
Cortlandt Town Supervisor Linda Puglisi says plans for a new 9/11 Remembrance Memorial are proceeding well. Puglisi says the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey has given Cortlandt the green light to pick up steel from the fallen World Trade Center for use in its September 11 Memorial which will be located at Croton Landing on the Hudson River.
Officials say plans to create a new September 11 memorial in Croton-on-Hudson are proceeding well.
On September 7, Cortlandt Town Supervisor Linda Puglisi, Buchanan Mayor Sean Murray and Croton-on-Hudson Mayor Leo Wiegman announced plans to create the Remembrance Memorial for 9/11 using steel beams recovered from the World Trade Center rubble.
Elections are underway today in 16 Westchester municipalities. Voters are choosing trustees, village justices, and a new mayor in Buchanan.
Balloting is taking place in Scarsdale, Briarcliff Manor, Tarrytown, Croton-on-Hudson, Elmsford, Rye Brook, Buchanan, Pleasantville, Larchmont, Bronxville, Hastings-on-Hudson, Irvington, Tuckahoe, Pelham, Pelham Manor, and Sleepy Hollow.
In Buchanan, Mayor Al Donohue is facing a challenge from Sean Murray.
46 year old Keith McBride of Croton-on-Hudson has pleaded guilty to three felony counts of Second Degree Burglary in connection with a string of burglaries in 2008 in Rye and Mamaroneck. In one incident, a residence was burglarized on Bradford Avenue in the City of Rye.
Officials say the burglar gained access to the house by smashing a rear kitchen door window and opening the door. Then, on September 15, 2008, a house was burglarized on Doris Road in the Town of Mamaroneck. That home was unoccupied at the time and hundreds of dollars worth of jewelry and personal property was taken. On September 19, 2008, a home was broken into on Durham Road in the Town of Mamaroneck. Again, access was gained through a broken window. Jewelry, collector coins and a Blackberry device were stolen.
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