As we continue to move through our National nightmare known as the Coronavirus, there are so many examples here in Warwick of the goodness, generosity and strength of our residents. Whether it’s the majority of us who are staying home, practicing good hygiene or the frontline workers in health care, police, EMS, fire or grocery and pharmacy workers – we are doing our part. The volunteers who have stepped forward to serve our elderly, vulnerable or disadvantaged give us hope that we will not only survive but be stronger. Our support for our small businesses will hopefully be the bridge they need until Federal financial help arrives. Thank you to all for the contributions you are making. May God bless and keep you all safe.
We are blessed with large parks, most of which at the moment remain open. However, we are monitoring them closely for congregating and social distancing. We won’t hesitate to close any park if abusers are observed. Already in conjunction with Greenwood Lake Mayor Dwyer we have closed both the Thomas P. Morahan Waterfront Park and Winstanley Park to all but users of the walking path. We’ll get through this sooner if we all follow social distancing.
While our Dial-A-Bus system has stopped routine runs; their office is still taking calls and providing critical need rides to our senior citizens. Please call 986-2877, and our staff will return your call in an effort to accommodate your need.
Adopt A Town of Warwick Senior is an incredible effort that has grown to over 250 volunteers willing to connect with a senior who needs grocery shopping or medication delivery. Organized by three Warwick residents who are veteran medical professionals of the Honor Flight Program this effort has brought calm, compassion and care to some of our most vulnerable citizens, our senior citizens. If you have not been contacted or wish to get help from the group please call my office at Town Hall at 986-1120, ext. 240, and we will put you in touch. You can also visit them on Facebook/Adopt A Town of Warwick Senior.
The next regular meeting of the Town Board, as per Governor Cuomo’s Executive Order 202.1, will be closed to the public but can be viewed live via the Zoom app on Thurs., Apr. 9 at 7:30 p.m. A link to the meeting will be placed in the official newspaper, the Warwick Valley Dispatch, and on www.townofwarwick.org. All future meetings will be conducted in this manner until the Governor’s order is lifted.
The above column, written by Warwick Town Supervisor Michael Sweeton, has been published in the Apr. 8 issue of the Warwick Valley Dispatch.