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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 

Editor's note:  MyhometownBronxville does not fact-check statements in letters to the editor, and the opinions do not necessarily reflect the thinking of its staff. Its objective in publishing letters to the editor is to give air to diverse thoughts and opinions of residents in the community.

 

 
Letter to the Editor in Support of Mary Taylor Behrens for Village Trustee PDF Print Email

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To the Editor,

Mar. 11, 2020: We write to express our strong bi-partisan support of Mary Taylor Behrens’ candidacy for Village Trustee.

Mary has lived in the Village for over 35 years and graduated from the Bronxville School. Mary was on Coach Jim Mitchell’s first Bronxville girls’ track team. She graduated with a degree in Government from Georgetown University, where she was captain of the Division I track team and currently serves on Georgetown’s Board of Regents. With her husband Chris, Mary raised her two sons in Bronxville, who are also graduates of the Bronxville School.

Mary has been a dedicated volunteer in the Bronxville community. Among her many volunteer activities, she has served as the Chairman of the Bronxville School Foundation, as Senior Warden at Christ Church of Bronxville, and as a board member of NYP Lawrence Hospital. Mary was instrumental in the renovation of Taylor Hall at Christ Church and the creation of the Carol H. Taylor Breast Center at NYP Lawrence.

Mary spent over 20 years in the finance industry in New York City, where she was a managing director in investment banking and served on the Executive Committee at Merrill Lynch & Co. Mary was the most senior woman and head of the $360 billion asset management division at Merrill when she retired. She then served on the board of three public healthcare companies, serving on the compensation, audit, nomination, and governance committees.

The Village would be so fortunate to have someone with Mary’s strong financial background and corporate governance experience combined with her deep knowledge of Bronxville to serve as a Village Trustee. Please vote for her on Wednesday, March 18.

Ann and Dan Bernstein
Jennifer and Andrew Colao
Margaret and Mike Conaton
Melinda and Tom Dempsey
Maria and Widge Devaney
Deirdre and Michael Doheny
Marcella and Richard Dresdale
Wendy Roosevelt Fahy and Chris Fahy
Christine and John Fitzgibbons
Vicki and Si Ford
Susan and Ed Forst
Ashley Hanrahan
Jean Hansen
Jennifer and Scott Mackesy
Liz and Marshal Insley
Daria and John Kelty
Nancy and Matt McKenna
Paige and Art Nagle
Priscilla Newman and Ron Capello
Janie Regan and Michael Considine
Arthur Taylor
Jennifer and Owen Thomas

 

Editor's note:  MyhometownBronxville does not fact-check statements in letters to the editor, and the opinions do not necessarily reflect the thinking of its staff. Its objective in publishing letters to the editor is to give air to diverse thoughts and opinions of residents in the community.

 

 
Letter to the Editor in Support of Natasha Nordahl for Bronxville Village Justice PDF Print Email

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To the Editor,

Mar. 11, 2020:  As longtime residents of the Village with differing party affiliations and viewpoints, we write this letter in wholehearted support of Natasha Nordahl’s candidacy for Village Justice.

Natasha is eminently qualified for this position. A graduate of Packer Collegiate Institute, Duke University, and Brooklyn Law School, her legal skills and experience will make her an excellent Village Justice. She is a seasoned litigator with a broad knowledge of New York State court practice. Her membership on the Committee to select Judicial Hearing Officers, on which she serves with several judges and other prominent local attorneys in the 9th Judicial District (including Westchester County), further demonstrates her readiness for this position.

Natasha also understands the human side of the law. While she represented large corporations professionally, she is a dedicated volunteer in her local community, using her legal abilities to help others. Natasha volunteers weekly at the Supreme Court in White Plains, where she helps low-income litigants navigate the legal system.

Natasha also cares deeply about the Bronxville community, where she has lived with her family for nearly 20 years. She has volunteered at the Bronxville School, served on the Board of the Friends of the Bronxville Public Library, and is currently a member of the Village Planning Board. Her three sons attended the Bronxville School for a combined 31 school years.
Natasha is passionate about public service and would be the first woman to serve as Village Justice. We urge our fellow residents to support her historic election and ask for your vote on March 18.

Mary and Chris Behrens
Jennifer and Andrew Colao
Anja Cooney
Maria and Widge Devaney
Tom and Kristen Evans
Nina and Chris Evison
Eleanor Gustafson
Cece and Mike Heraty
Eugenie and Geoffrey Meluso
Niamh and Angelo Merluccio
Simoni and Mauricio Morato
Jennifer and Mark Redman
Kristin Reynolds
Jennifer and Owen Thomas


Editor's note:  MyhometownBronxville does not fact-check statements in letters to the editor, and the opinions do not necessarily reflect the thinking of its staff. Its objective in publishing letters to the editor is to give air to diverse thoughts and opinions of residents in the community.

 

 
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 the Residents of Bronxville:

Wednesday, March 18th is Election Day in Bronxville. I will be voting that day for George Mayer for Bronxville Village Judge. I am doing so because the facts are clear on George's qualifications for this position and contributions to our community.

George has lived in Bronxville for over 40 years. He has practiced law here for decades. He has a long track record of community service, having served as a Fire Commissioner, President of the Bronxville PTA, and a Village Judge for the last 16 years.

Most residents are not aware of the nature of the position of Village Judge. George typically hears more than 50 cases per day. The cases range from traffic violations to break-ins and robberies.

During his career, George has been both a prosecutor and a defense attorney. He has tried both civil and criminal cases in New York City and in Westchester. The breadth of his experience is key to his ability to perform his duties effectively and efficiently.

Because of his experience, he has been called upon to assist in Yonkers, Tuckahoe, and Mount Vernon with hearing cases and handling arraignments.

Beyond his deep experience in the application of both civil and criminal law, George has been a leader in a thoughtful approach to how to best serve our community.

George has used community service and counseling when dealing with first time offenders. For all of us who have raised teenagers here in Bronxville, we understand the impact of a criminal record on a young person's future. He understands the law as well as how to apply it to best serve the residents of Bronxville.

A vote for George Mayer for Village Judge is a vote for someone who knows how to effectively perform a very important role in our community.

Please add your vote to mine on March 18th.

Steve Mills

Bronxville Resident since 1979

 

 

Editor's note:  MyhometownBronxville does not fact-check statements in letters to the editor, and the opinions do not necessarily reflect the thinking of its staff. Its objective in publishing letters to the editor is to give air to diverse thoughts and opinions of residents in the community.

 

 
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