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REMINDER: 2nd half of school taxes due Jan 31...congrat's to Acorda to treat spinal cord injuries
Release Date: January 27, 2013

REMINDER: 2nd half of the school taxes are due January 31st. The Receiver of Taxes, Anne Povella, advises that you can pay your taxes on line by checking account (ACH DEBIT). For info visit the town website...www.greenburghny.com (click tax department under departments on left side of home page). There are no fees or surcharges associated with this type of payment. Town Hall is open January 31st till 7 pm for your convenience.
You can also pay be credit card (on line tax payments by credit card)..

The Town of Greenburgh now has the ability to accept tax payments by credit cards via the telephone (1-800-272-9829) and internet.

Since the town cannot absorb the service fee charged by the credit card companies, (these companies will not allow us to pass this fee along to the public) an outside firm had to be retained. Please be aware that this firm charges a significant 'convenience fee' to process your tax payment.

Official Payments Corp. is the same company that is utilized by the IRS and several State tax collection agencies.

2nd half must be paid by January 31
NO BILL IS MAILED IN JANUARY
MAILING ADDRESS:
177 Hillside Ave.
Greenburgh, NY 10607
Checks should be made payable to:
Greenburgh, Receiver of Taxes
Office Hours: Monday thru Friday 9:00am - 5:00pm
Last day of collection ONLY 9:00am - 7:00pm Jan. 31
School tax increases are set by each of the individual school districts in the town -which are totally independent of the town government. The town only acts as a tax collector. Under the law, towns in NYS must guarantee school districts 100% of the taxes -whether we collect them or not.

Congratulations to one of Greenburgh's newest major businesses: Acorda Therapeutics. They had their official dedication of their Greenburgh offices last year. The following article appeared in the Westchester Business Journal by John Golden.
 
A research contract newly awarded to Westchester-based Acorda Therapeutics Inc. could spur development of a drug used to treat spinal cord injuries in combat veterans.
Officials at Acorda’s Ardsley Park headquarters in Greenburgh said the U.S. Army Medical Research and Material Command has awarded the company a $2.67 million research contract to support development of AC105, a proprietary magnesium drug formulation being studied as a treatment for acute spinal cord injury (SCI).
Acorda will conduct a Phase 2 clinical trial primarily to assess the safety and tolerability of AC105 in SCI patients. The company plans to open enrollment for the study in the first half of this year.
“Spinal cord injuries often result in severe, lifelong disability, and primarily occur in young people,” Dr. Anthony Caggiano, vice president of research and development at Acorda, said in the announcement. “This leads to long-term care and quality of life issues for the person with the injury, as well as for their family and the health care system as a whole.” Caggiano called it “a privilege for us to be working on a therapy that may help those who have been injured in the line of duty.”
In preclinical studies, the drug product showed neuroprotective properties and improvement of locomotor function in spinal cord injury when therapy was begun within several hours of injury. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted fast-track approval for AC105 as a therapy to improve functional recovery of acute SCI patients.
Acorda expects to apply for FDA orphan drug designation for AC105, a designation that can ease market approval and encourages development of drugs that treat rare medical conditions and have a limited commercial market. The company also will explore orphan drug designations in Europe and in other parts of the world.
Citing the National Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Center, Acorda officials said approximately 270,000 persons in the U.S. live with a spinal cord injury. Those traumatic injuries primarily affect young males, with 50 percent to 70 percent occurring in persons aged 15 to 35.
PAUL FEINER
 
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