Bulletin Board: March 2023

The Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory on February 27 from 6:00 - 7:00 pm has an Earth Series online event, “Blazing Temperatures, Broken Records: Responding to the Global Heat Crisis” featuring a discussion between Alex Halliday, Radley Horton, Diana Hernandez and Cecilia Sorenson. More details can be found at the registration link https://www.eventbrite.com/e/blazing-temperatures-broken-records-responding-to-the-global-heat-crisis-tickets-483404474797

The next Lamont Public Lecture will take place at the Monell building at Lamont on Tuesday, March 21, from 6:00 - 8:00 pm. Jacky Austermann will be talking about Climate Change and Sea Level Rise.

Highlights from the desk of Supervisor Teresa M. Kenney
- Veterans Memorial Park has been given a second life due to the installation of the dog park, an all-inclusive playground, permanent pickleball courts and new exercise equipment
- Successful first year of the Food Scrap Recycling Program, with over 550 families participating and 95,000 lbs. of food waste diverted from landfills
- The completion of the Middletown Road project in Pearl River
- Homes for Heroes Green Infrastructure Bio-detention Basin and perimeter walking path
- The construction of the new Town Hall
- In the final stages of the long-overdue Comprehensive Plan
- Receiving over $5.4 million in grants

Cell Service Update: As reported in the December issue of 10964, efforts are currently in motion to try to resolve the abysmal cell service in the center of Palisades on Oak Tree Road and up and down Route 9W. At the recommendation of the NYS Attorney General’s office, we need to reach out to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). Before we do that, we are collecting data to buildour case for improved cell service. What we know is that within a 1.5-mile radius of the center of Palisades, there are five cell towers. Clearly, the service that is being provided is either non-existent or it is somehow being disrupted. It is unacceptable. It’s critical that you and anyone of your friends who pass through Palisades sign our petition by March 31, 2023. Go to www.change.org/search. Type in “Urgent need for improved cell service in Palisades, NY.” We are forming a committee. If you want to help, please e-mail PCC@palisadesny.com. Thank you!

Gentle Yoga with Kathy Fulgione returns to the Palisades Community Center; Thursdays, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm beginning March 9. $20 per class or full 6-week session for a discount. Pre-registration required, no drop-ins at this time. E-mail Kathy to pre-register or for more information at kfulgione@mindbodyspiritnutrition.com

Palisades to get $4M for DOT safety improvements: In January, it was announced that former U.S. Representative Mondaire Jones’ submissions to the Fiscal Year 2023 omnibus appropriations bill for fifteen different projects across our 17th Congressional District were approved and passed by the House. Thanks to his efforts and joint requests by Senators Kirsten Gillibrand, Chuck Schumer and Elijah Reichlin- Melnick, safety improvements to Route 9W and Oak Tree Road have been recognized as being essential and awarded $4M. Last year the DOT, made new draft drawings which confirmed that a single-lane roundabout to increase safety could be constructed without the need to purchase any additional land. The next step will be more thorough drawings and a public hearing. The Palisades corridor of Route 9W is recognized as being significant as it is the first entry to New York State from New York City and New Jersey and the intersection has a history as being dangerous and in need of improvements.