This past weekend we celebrated a milestone in the lives of many of our young people as our area schools graduated their senior classes. What an exciting time for these young adults as they embark on a new journey full of possibilities. How proud our community is of these bright, articulate students who have been well prepared by the dedicated teachers and staff of our area school districts. Good luck to the graduates, use the lessons you have learned to be the best you can be and perhaps consider, at some point, serving this community in the future.
The Town of Warwick Tree Commission, with help from a NYS DEC grant, will be conducting a tree inventory of the Town’s six parks and twelve cul-de-sacs. Davey Resource Group will conduct the count which is vital for the Town to create a management plan to ensure the health of our natural environment.
Longtime Town employee, Wayne Stevens, passed away last week and our condolences go out to his wife, Catherine, as well as his daughters, Cindy and Melissa. Wayne was a dedicated volunteer giving 47 years of service to the Warwick Fire Department as a Chief, Fire Commissioner, company President, among many other duties. It is people like Wayne that have helped make Warwick a place people want to make their home. It is our hope that Wayne may rest in peace and that his family gains strength from the legacy he has left.
The Town Beach, located at the end of Windermere Avenue in the Village of Greenwood Lake is now open seven days a week through Labor Day, Sept. 3. The beach, open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., is staffed by certified lifeguards and provides picnic areas, as well as restroom and shower facilities. Daily passes are available at the gate, and both resident as well as non-resident passes are available at the Town Clerk’s office in the Warwick Town Hall, Mon. through Fri., 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The next regular meeting of the Town Board will be held on Thurs., Jun. 28 at 7:30 p.m. in the Warwick Town Hall, located at 132 Kings Hwy. in Warwick NY.
The above column, written by Warwick Town Supervisor Michael Sweeton, has been published in the June 27 issue of the Warwick Valley Dispatch.