Sticking Together in a Difficult Time”
The world is a tough place to live in these days, with social distancing and stay at home directives dominating the airways. However, in some ways this crisis, which requires us to be apart from family and friends, may have brought communities and individuals closer together. I recently was told of a NYC Rabbi’s contention, that viewing our current inability to congregate as a “physical separation” as opposed to a “social separation,” might be a helpful perspective, as no matter what restrictions are placed upon us, we continue to live as part of a larger caring society.
Stories abound regarding our Greenburgh neighbors reaching out to others in the community, checking on physical well being and ensuring that food and medicine is available for those who might have difficulty receiving the life sustaining staples they require. Zoom chats, Skype, Facetime and long telephone calls have become more prevalent as we find ways of staying in touch with love ones. Times are tough, but we take care of one another.
In this regard, I would like to acknowledge that I continue to receive communications from residents regarding the extraordinary support the community is receiving from our exceptional Greenburgh Police Department and its dedicated and skilled Emergency Medical Service division.
GPD, Chief Bryan Ryan and EMS Paramedic Supervisor Jared Rosenberg, continue to oversee our dedicated force as these wonderful men and women provide critical support in an increasingly dangerous and hectic environment, ensuring the highest level of protection and emergency care, for the continuing safety of our families. On behalf of all of the residents of our Town, thank you, thank you, thank you!
At this time, I would ask all of our residents to find a way to “Thank a Policeman or policewoman,” (from 10 feet away, please) and acknowledge our brave and dedicated Greenburgh Police/EMS Force, who remain “there for us” in this difficult and dangerous time. They are truly exceptional and highly appreciated.
With respect and appreciation to all,
Greenburgh Town Supervisor