We hope everyone had a wonderful Labor Day, enjoying the last few days of summer and all that is great about our Town. Our kids will soon be back in school, buses will soon be on the roads, and the hours of light are diminishing. All of this adds up to the need to leave more time as we head off to work, and we ask that you be extra cautious while we all adjust to these developments. Also, remember that it’s illegal to text and drive, so please wait until you arrive before checking your phone.
On Tues., Sept. 11, we will be honoring the victims of the horrendous attack on our Nation. The Warwick Fire Department will hold a remembrance service at 6 p.m. by the monument in Veterans Memorial Park, and the Greenwood Lake Fire Department will hold one at 7 p.m. by the Greenwood Lake Firehouse. Please make time to honor those we lost.
If something is broken, why not bring it to the Repair Café to be held on Sat., Sept. 15 at the Senior Center, located behind Warwick Town Hall at 132 Kings Hwy. The Repair Café will begin at 10 a.m., and the last repair will be accepted at 1:30 p.m. Limit two items per person. At the Repair Café you will find tools and supplies to help make repairs to wooden furniture, small appliances, electronics, housewares, clothes and textiles, lamps and lighting, crockery, toys and more. You’ll also find “repair coaches,” such as electricians, seamstresses, mechanics, knife and tool sharpeners, and all-purpose fix-it pros with superior technical skills. . Visit www.repaircafehv.org/#welcome1 or www.sustainablewarwick.org for more information about the Repair Café concept.
The next Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event for residents is scheduled for Sat., Sept. 22 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Orange County Fire Training Center, located at 9 Training Center Ln. in New Hampton, NY. The line moves quickly; please do not come before 9 a.m. and block the traffic flow. No registration is required. Proof of Orange County residency is required. There is no cost to residents. For information call 291-3246 or visit www.orangecountygov.com/efs and click on the Household Hazardous Waste tab on the left.
A continuation of the Public Hearing for a proposed cell tower location at Warwick Valley Office and Technology Corporate Park will be held on Mon., Sept. 10 at 7:15 p.m. at the Warwick Town Hall.
The next regular meeting of the Town Board will be held on Mon., Sept. 10 at 7:30 p.m. in the Warwick Town Hall, located at 132 Kings Hwy. in Warwick NY.
The above The above column, written by Warwick Town Supervisor Michael Sweeton, will be published in the Sept. 5 issue of the Warwick Valley Dispatch.