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Preparing for the rain/wind storm...Governor coming to Greenburgh Mon..work session..fun activities
Release Date: March 12, 2010

The town is preparing for the rain and wind storm that we anticipate to hit our region this weekend. Crews have been checking catch basins, brooks, normal flooding areas and we have been trying to be proactive to minimize flooding.   For example, we just finished checking E Hartsdale Ave and found no obstructions visible. However, if there is a major storm we won't be able to prevent all flooding from happening. If there are power outages, road closures I will advise residents who subscribe to this e list  of the problem areas and what we're doing to address the problem  (as I did during the recent snow storm). I can also be reached at pfeiner@greenburghny.com; 914-438-1343 (cell)...478-1219 (home) or at 993-1540 (office) during the evening and weekend hours. If warming centers or shelters have to be opened up, we will advise you where they are.
HOW CAN YOU BE PROACTIVE???  If there is a catch basin near your house and you see debris near it - you can help reduce flooding by clearing the debris from the catch basin.
Please see the following release from CON ED.
 Con Edison is closely monitoring the rain and wind storm that is expected to hit our region starting tonight.  The company is preparing crews and extra personnel to respond quickly and efficiently in the event of any power outages.
Expected high winds and heavy rain could drive trees into power lines and knock out electricity.  In addition, extensive flooding could damage underground electrical equipment in low-lying areas, which could cause customers to lose power.
Con Edison will have additional customer service representatives, electrical and construction crews, along with tree-clearing crews working around the clock to respond to customers and power outages that may occur.
Customers are urged to call Con Edison immediately to report any outages at 1-800-75-CONED (1-800-752-6633). Customers can also report power interruptions or service problems as well as view service restoration information online at www.conEd.com and on their cell phones and PDAs.  When reporting an outage, customers should have their Con Edison account number available, if possible, and report whether their neighbors also have lost power.
In the event of severe outages, primary distribution feeders will be restored first, with the highest priority given to lines that supply the most customers out of service.  Next, the crews will restore secondary facilities, such as transformers and secondary cables, again with highest priority given to lines supplying the most customers out of service.  Individual services, lines serving a single home, will be restored as crews become available.
Con Edison offers the following tips to prepare for a storm:
  1. If you see downed electrical wires, do not go near them.  Treat all downed wires as if they are live.  Never attempt to move or touch them with any object.  Be mindful that downed wires can be hidden from view by tree limbs, leaves or water.  Report all downed wires to Con Edison and your local police department immediately.  If a power line falls on your car while you’re in it, stay inside the vehicle and wait for emergency personnel.
  2. If your power goes out, turn off all lights and appliances to prevent overloaded circuits when power is restored.  Leave at least one light switch in the on position to alert you when power has been restored.
  3. Check to make sure your flashlights and any battery-operated radios or televisions are in working order. Use candles and oil lamps with care.  Also, make sure you have a supply of extra batteries.  Weather updates and news on restorations of electrical service can be heard on most local radio and television stations.
  4. Avoid opening your freezer to see if food is still frozen.  Every time you open the door, room-temperature air enters and speeds the thawing process.  Most fully loaded freezers will keep food frozen for approximately 36 to 48 hours; half-full freezers will keep food frozen for approximately 24 hours.
Town of Greenburgh
Work Session Agenda of the Greenburgh Town Board (Revised: 3/8)
Tuesday – March 16, 2010 – 7:30PM
 (Work Sessions begin at 9:15AM except where schedule changes are made by the Board.)
 (Please note that, although the Work Session Agenda is shared with the public prior to each Work Session, the Agenda may be revised at any point up to the start of the meeting as well as during the meeting, if necessary.)
(All Work Sessions are Televised Live on Cablevision Channel 76, Verizon 35 and are streamed live.   Work Sessions and Town Board Meetings will be aired each Friday, Saturday and Sunday starting at 7:02am and 4:45pm. Each segment will run for approximately 6 to 7 hours,
depending upon the length of the two meetings.)
07:30 PM        Executive Session
07:45 PM        Special Meeting
08:00 PM        450 Secor Road
08:15 PM        Parking at Westchester Greenhouses
08:30 PM        Farmers Market Proposal 
09:00 PM        Adjourn Meeting      
- Loretta Hagen: New Music Series from River Spirit Music
- Evolve Dance Festival 2010
- The Blackout Glow Stick Party!
- Danny Paisley & the Southern Grass
- Why Lincoln Matters: To History, to our Presidents, and to Us
- Final Indoor Hastings Farmers Market
- Art Exhibit and Clothing Swap Fundraiser
- Winter Birding Hike: Kids Unplugged
- Step into St. Patrick's Day
- Opening Weekend: Jacob Lawrence: Prints, 1963-2000
- Paradise Contained–Succulent Dish Garden Workshop
- Basics of Selling on eBay
- Ruth Carlin... Since You've Asked
- Come to the Cabaret! A Benefit for The Chrysalis Consort
- You Can't Take It With You!  Presented By Clocktower Players Adult Troupe
- Casino Night
- Greetings from Anywhere
- Teri Lamar & New Company
- Farmers Market, White Plains
- The Garden’s Adult Education Programs: The Edible Garden-
- Maple Sugaring Party
- Two Music Recitals starring RiverArts students
- Purple Heart: Writers on Today’s War
- The Irvington Historical Society “Of Time and the River: Songs of the Historic Hudson”
- Spiderman (Free Family Film)
- Henry Rollins

Sleepy Hollow / Tarrytown Needs Your Help
preserving the 1848 Historical Society of Sleepy Hollow and Tarrytown. The Historical Society, serving Sleepy Hollow and Tarrytown, is up for a Pepsi Refresh Grant. Friends and residents can help them get a grant for $50K to preserve and paint the 1848 Historical Society of Sleepy Hollow and Tarrytown. To help, go to http://www.refresheverything.com/preservethehistoricalsocietyofsleepyhollowandtarrytown. Visitors will be asked to register (to make sure that you are a real person!) and then after registering you can vote.  Supporters can vote once a day until March 31, 2010. For more information, contact Sara Mascia, Curator, The Historical Society, serving Sleepy Hollow and Tarrytown, One Grove Street, Tarrytown, NY. And next month, Family-to-Family will be competing for a $50,000 grant.

You Can't Take It With You
Presented By Clocktower Players Adult Troupe
March 13, 19 & 20 @ 7:30pm & March 14 & 21 @ 2pm
Eccentricity and hilarity abound in this Pulitzer Prize-winning classic! To this day, there's rarely been a more joyful celebration of the unconventional than this screwball comedy by geniuses Kaufman and Hart. Winning the Pulitzer and the Oscar for the film version, it’s a laugh a minute for all ages! http://www.irvingtontheater.com/#withyou
Whole Foods & Greenburgh Nature Center
Whole Foods Market, White Plains continues its generous support of the GNC with a 5% Day benefiting the Greenburgh Nature Center all day Wednesday, April 7. When you shop at Whole Foods Market, White Plains, 5% of Whole Foods Market’s net sales will go to the GNC.  
Hastings Offers Senior Discounts
Go to The Daily Feed  ON WWW.RIVERTOWNSGUIDE.COM  for details and to download the list of participating businesses and days of discounts
“Best of” Film Series at Irvington Town Hall Theater
-- Tuesday, March 16 @ 7:30pm - Oscar Nominated Live Action & Animated Shorts!:
Hastings resident and seasoned film and television writer, Matt Roshkow will debut his first short film, “The Jacket” and discuss the genesis of the short film and his approach to the genre during intermission.
-- Wednesday, March 17 @ 8pm - “Four Seasons Lodge”
-- Saturday March 27 @ 11:30am – “Norma” by Bellini
-- Saturday April 3 @ 8pm - “The Messenger”
-- Wednesday, April 7 @ 8pm - “An Education”
-- Saturday, April 10 @ 11:30am – “Rondine” by Puccini
-- Wednesday, April 14 @ 8:00pm – “The Last Station”
other WEBSITES,,, 
www.thehudsonindependent.com for news and activities.
www.tarrytownpatch. com for more news and activities.
www.scarsdale10583.com  news about Edgemont and Hartsdale

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