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Over the next few months, the focus in the Town of Cortlandt will be "Taking Care of Business" and urging residents to buy locally.
Cortlandt Town Supervisor Linda Puglisi says she and fellow Town Board members, Ann Lindau, Frank Farrell, John Sloan and Dr. Richard Becker have launched a new public access program to be aired on their C 78 public TV channel called "Taking Care of Business" in which local businesses are interviewed and spotlighted in an effort to encourage residents to "shop local."
Puglisi says they have already "interviewed" two local businesses and plan to visit and interview at least two businesses a month and over time cover the 175 local businesses in the Town.
"We have just gone to two of our villages, Buchanan and Croton-on-Hudson, and kicked off our effort visiting "Feed the Birds" in Croton and the 202 Deli on Route 202," said Puglisi.
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.
Cortlandt Town Supervisor Linda Puglisi announced today that the State Department of Transportation (DOT) has given the green light for construction to begin on several dangerous intersections along the route 202 corridor.
They will include, she says, traffic signals at Lafayette Avenue and Route 202. The move, according to Puglisi, will allow for "Safer egress and ingress onto Lafayette Avenue and into and out of the newly expanded Hudson Valley Hospital Center."
In addition, further east on Conklin Avenue and Route 202, a synchronized traffic signal will be installed there.
Cortlandt Town Supervisor Linda Puglisi said the Town may have a solution to hold back Con Edison's threat to drain a ten acre lake along Furnace Dock Road known as Railroad Pond.
Speaking to WestchesterNewsOnline.com, Puglisi said, "All I can say is I'm hopeful there is some way we can save the lake."
Supervisor Linda Puglisi says it has taken the Town three days to get the roads in workable shape after Mother Nature dumped 22" of snow on the area, one of the largest snow totals in Westchester County in this storm.
Officials in the Town of Cortlandt are up in arms over the recent vandalism that took place against a student art project known as The Star. The STAR is located at Michael Mongero Veteran's Park off Route 6/Cortlandt Boulevard.
It is a Walter Panas High School Student art project which lists the men and women from the school that have gone on to serve in the Armed Forces since September 11.
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