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Westchester Collaborative Theater (WCT) Finds a Home

A new black box performance space on the Ossining waterfront has expanded possibilities for the multicultural group of playwrights and thespians. In 2010, a group of around 15 local playwrights, actors and directors found themselves faced with a dilemma and a dream. They’d just experienced the latest in a series of dissolutions of local theater companies, yet they were steadfastly determined to continue their quest to create a different sort of theater company: one that would help develop and produce only new, never-before-seen plays written by local writers, performed by local actors and directed by local directors.

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Ossining Hits the Pause Button on Roundabout

Many of us are suffering from “Roundabout Fatigue”. At the same time, it is clear that this community is united in wanting to grow the vibrancy of our local economy. At our recent Village Board meeting, we put the roundabout on a shelf. And while this project is not what some of my colleagues want to dedicate time and resources to right now, we will renew the conversation at a later date. Meanwhile, the most exciting positive outcome of the week, is the establishment of the Downtown Redevelopment Working Committee.

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The 37th Annual Ossining Village Fair

A time-honored tradition for the Village takes on a new feel by incorporating two new special areas. “Wine, Beer, Spirits, Food and Crafts from the Hudson Valley” will be located in the Market Square area featuring Captain Lawrence, 6 Degrees Brewery and several wineries from the Hudson Valley.

The second new and exciting addition is “Food Trucks,” including Walter’s Hot Dogs, Gyro Uno, Longfords Ice Cream, Put Some Meat On Your Bones (which is actually grilled cheese), and several others including a farm-to-table Mexican Food Truck.

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Ossining Food Pantry Honored

Recently, members of the Ossining Lions Club, local public officials and members of the community gathered at Briar’s Restaurant to honor the Ossining Food Pantry volunteers with the Robert J. Uplinger Distinguished Service Award.  This prestigious award is in recognition of the Food Pantry volunteers and their outstanding community service and dedication to others.

The Food Pantry also received community service commendations from: the New York State & Bermuda Lions Foundation; the Village of Ossining’s Mayor Victoria Gearity;  the Town of Ossining’s Supervisor Dana Levenberg; Catherine Borgia of the Westchester County Board of Legislators; New York State Assembly member Sandra Galef; and New York State Senator David Carlucci.

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Letters to the Editor: Appalled in Ossining

Last night (April 6), I was truly appalled by a “community meeting” in which Ossining Mayor Victoria Gearity and her (Ossining) Village Board (“OVB”) discussed a proposed Downtown Redevelopment Working Committee (“DRWC”), the membership of which the OVB will handpick.

Composition notwithstanding, the work of the DRWC is to issue a report in late July to propose how the downtown Ossining Historical District (“OHD”) is to be redeveloped.

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