March is always an iffy month – it’s the ebb and flow between Winter and Spring. The recent storm last Friday was a bit of a mess with heavy wet snow accumulating very quickly. It’s not very often that we close Village Hall, but due to the unpredictable nature of the storm, we decided best if everyone stayed off the roads.
On Friday, I was scheduled to perform a wedding at 2:30 p.m. at the Thomas P. Morahan Lakefront Park in Greenwood Lake. Alas due to the storm plans were changed, and we scheduled the wedding to take place at Village Hall earlier in the day. The wedding party arrived, and the storm was already intense. All was well and the happy couple, surrounded by friends and family, became husband and wife.
As I went back to my office after the ceremony, Judge Jeanine Wadeson appeared because she was scheduled to perform a wedding as well! So, it was a memorable day at Village Hall. It’s heartening even the worst of weather wont’ stop couples desire to unite.
The storm lasted most of the day and our Department of Public Works was able to stay ahead of it. This was a long day for our men and after clearing Village streets, the crew returns in the evening to clear the residual snow on Main St. They did an excellent job, Main St. and Railroad Ave. were ready for commerce on Saturday morning. Thank you, men, for a job well done!
Village elections are coming up on Tues., Mar. 20. The right to vote is a precious thing. The very foundation of democracy. I am running for re-election this year as well as Trustees George McManus and Bill Lindberg, both of whom I’ve had a strong working relationship.
The last day to file with the Village Clerk for an absentee ballot to be mailed to you is Tues., Mar. 13. The last day for the Clerk to receive absentee ballot applications at Village Hall is Mon., Mar. 19. If you have any questions, please call 986-2031.
The above column, written by Village of Warwick Mayor Michael Newhard, has been published in the Mar. 7 issue of the Warwick Valley Dispatch in Warwick NY.