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Thank You Village of Bronxville From Bronxville DPW PDF Print Email

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To The Village of Bronxville


Apr. 24, 2020: We, the members of The Bronxville Department of Public Works, would like to take this opportunity to express our deepest thanks for all of your support you have given us during the COVID-19 outbreak.

To the residents for the lunches and all of your kind words, your endless encouragement, as well as the countless cards, notes, and drawings you have sent or given us, thank you.

To the business owners and shopkeepers for roughing it out and staying open throughout these difficult times, so we have places to eat and get necessary supplies and for also donating many lunches and other items to our crew thank you.

To the administration and the Mayor for formulating a plan that allowed us to keep working and keeping us safe and supplying our department with the necessary safety items, thank you.

We always knew what a wonderful Village this is to work in, but these trying times makes it so much more evident. We look forward to continue providing all of you with the best service possible and hope that all of you and your families stay happy, healthy, and safe.

Gratefully,


Village of Bronxville D.P.W


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Letter to the Editor Regarding Village Elections PDF Print Email

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Apr. 22, 2020:  The right to vote is important in a democracy; exercising that right should not be unduly burdensome or dangerous (e.g., Wisconsin). Early voting, voting by mail, “no reason” absentee ballots and bundling various elections help to promote voter turnout and save time and money.

Governor Cuomo’s April 10, 2020 Executive Order 202.15 provided for easing of absentee ballot restrictions for the June 23 Primary election. However, no provision was made for rescheduling and easing of absentee ballot restrictions for Village Elections.

Village Elections were originally scheduled for March 18. Due to COVID-19, Governor Cuomo rescheduled Village Elections to April 28. The Westchester Board of Elections website notes that Village Elections were again “postponed until at least June 1, 2020 “.

I encourage Governor Cuomo to expand his April 10 Executive Order to include Village Elections. This would promote public health, voter turnout, and save both time and money.

Please email Governor Cuomo if you agree that the scheduled June 23 Primary Election should include Village Elections as well.

Thank you for your consideration of this proposal. Stay safe. Stay well.

Mary Neagle Smith

 


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Letter to the Editor: Unbounded Gratitude and Deepest Respect PDF Print Email
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To The Editor:

Apr. 15, 2020: In the face of danger, most people run. It’s practically human nature. But there are a rare few, who, without thinking, will selflessly put themselves at risk to an extraordinary degree to save the life of another. Those people are heroes. All of you are our heroes.

We recognize the unimaginable sacrifices you are making and struggle to find the words that would adequately express our profound appreciation. Your long days, your ingenuity, and your compassion on this battlefield are saving people’s lives. Because of you, this war will come to an end, and so many will go home to their families and will cherish every day that you’ve given back to them.

We have always been proud of our association with NYP Lawrence - the best combination of big hospital know-how and community hospital kindness. We have had the deepest admiration over the years for the dedication of the NYP Lawrence staff, doctors, and nurses. But, now, we stand in awe of you.

We wish you strength and send prayers for your safety and for the swift return of better times.

With deepest gratitude,

NYP Lawrence Hospital Community Board Members

Lisa Barr
Mary Taylor Behrens
Richard Dresdale
Dennis Glazer
Tom Welling










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Letter to the Editor: Thank You NYP Lawrence Hospital For Your Great Care PDF Print Email

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To the Editor,

Apr. 1, 2020: I want to express my sincere gratitude to the heroes and health professionals at NYP Lawrence Hospital.

Because of the great care and attention I received there, I was lucky enough to get back home after 6 day stay with Corona Pneumonia.

I am thankful for this great life-saving resource in our community and the brave and selfless folks who put themselves at risk every day for those of us infected.

It all starts at the front line in the ER with security and check in, the doctors and nurses in the triage, to the custodians who clear out all the contaminated waste.

The great staff on the 5th floor who I will never be able to identify and all the people who contribute to making a difference for each patient. Know you made a difference. And yes, thank the kitchen staff too!

What you don’t realize while you are in isolation is that any health care personnel who come to see you in your isolation room has to get specifically suited just to enter.

Once in your room, they cannot go out of the room without disrobing the safety suit and leaving the contaminated outfit in the trash by your door. They do not want to contaminate the rest of the hospital.

Because of this, they need resources like masks, guards, gloves, and these suits every time they come in. That is several times a day as they take vitals, give medication, check blood work, and deliver meals, etc.

After they leave you, they do it all over again for other isolated patients. By the end of the day, they are exhausted from all the work and changing. They strive to be as efficient as possible with their limited resources, all while providing great care.

They never complain and only ask how they can help YOU get better. Never mind all the unknowns on the virus and the personal risk and impact it might have on these professionals.

I will never fully appreciate the dedication and professionalism of these doctors, nurses, and staff gave to me.

I would not be able to recognize them on the street due to all the layers they are dressed up in when I saw them, but I can recognize their selflessness and great contributions to our community.

Thank you all! You make us proud.

Michael Sands

Bronxville Resident

 
Letter to the Editor in Support of George Mayer for Bronxville Village Justice PDF Print Email

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To the Editor,

Mar. 11, 2020:  To All Village Residents,

In the upcoming Village Election, we have a very spirited race for Village Justice on March 18th. We commend both candidates for throwing their hats in the ring to serve our Village.  

We are in a unique time in our Justice Court tenure, which necessitates the steady and seasoned guidance of Justice George Mayer. George has given 16 years of exemplary service to the Village and wishes for continuity purposes to serve one more term.

Just two years ago, Senior Justice George McKinnis retired after 24 years as our guiding force and Judicial leader. He passed the baton to Village resident, Judge William Primps, who has served with distinction by all measures for the past two years.

What we have personally observed over a collective 30 years at Village Hall, no matter how varied and lauded one’s career is in law, being a local Judge is a unique and highly individualized position requiring on the job training and a rather extensive learning curve. 

George’s 16 years of measured, truly outstanding judgment on the Village bench, handling every kind of case imaginable, has served the Village with distinction. He is a steady hand and extraordinary teacher for fellow Justices, Village Court Clerks, and Court staff who all benefit from his guidance.

Judge Mayer has drawn on his vast experience to write, “Introduction to Town and Village Courts,” a definitive guide for all fellow Justices, and has also served as their leader as President of the Westchester County Magistrates Association.

If Judge Mayer’s challenger is elected, we would have a combined two years of Village Judicial experience going forward, not at all optimal, especially given the myriad of wide-ranging Judicial reforms that were enacted during the 2019 state Legislative session.

Timing can be extremely important, and at this juncture, Justice Mayer’s knowledge of the community, having lived and volunteered in so many capacities for 42 years in the Village and most importantly his Judicial reservoir of experience, is what the Village needs in 2020.

The two of us, thanks to all of you, have been extremely fortunate to have had a bird’s eye view of our Court workings, and with that knowledge base endorse the re-election of Justice Mayer.

Please Vote!

Mayor Mary Marvin • Mayor Nancy Hand 

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