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Town Board to recognize BOCES carpentry students tonight (watch video)
Release Date: May 11, 2016

Town of Greenburgh to Recognize Work of BOCES Carpentry Students
Town Hall Meeting Wednesday, May 11th, to Commend Students on Restorative Windows Project
Here is the link of the YouTube video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EWkUXe_UhLY&feature=youtu.be
 
The Town of Greenburgh will officially recognize carpentry students from the SWBOCES Electrical Construction Program who worked on a special windows project at the town-owned barn located at the Hart’s Brook Park and Preserve in Hartsdale.
 
During its May 11 town hall meeting, Town Supervisor Paul Feiner along with Commissioner of Parks and Recreation Gerard J. Byrne, as well as the town board, will publicly recognize the students for their hard work and dedication to the project.
 
A short video clip featuring the work that students did in the classroom as well as their recent visit to the barn last week will be shown during the 15-minute presentation.
 
The sizeable restoration and repair project was carried out under the watchful eye of BOCES instructor Richie Thomas and in collaboration with the town.
 
The barn is part of the old Gaisman Estate and was formerly owned by Henry Gaisman, inventor of the Gillette safety razor blade.
 
Workers from Greenburgh’s Parks & Recreation Dept. took over 53 aging windows from the barn earlier this year and brought them to Thomas’ classroom on the BOCES Center for Career Services campus in Valhalla. The work included re-glazing, masking, priming and painting.
 
A $25,000 grant from the Lanza Family Foundation helped fund the cost of the project. 
 
The collaborative initiative is seen as a way for students to accrue work-based learning hours prior to their graduation in June. The volunteer hours are also a state Education Dept. mandate.
 
Mr. Thomas said he was delighted to take on the project and the opportunity to teach his students in-demand skills that could some day help them land good-paying jobs. BOCES Principal James Matera said the students gained authentic work experience through the project and the chance to restore a part of their community for future park goers to enjoy.
 
The presentation is scheduled to begin at 7:30 p.m.
 
WESTCHESTER POWER—A PUBLIC FORUM ON ENERGY COSTS MONDAY, MAY 16 AT WARNER LIBRARY IN TARRYTOWN
The Hudson Independent will be sponsoring a public forum on energy costs this Monday, May 16th at the Warner Library in Tarrytown. The forum begins at  7:30 p.m.  Leo Wiegman, Executive Director of Sustainable Weschester and Glenn Weinberg, Interim Program Director of Westchester Power will be on hand to answer questions about the program, (formerly "CCA"), that involves Greenburgh and both Tarrytown and Irvington and other communities in Westchester . The Warner Library is located at 121 N Broadway Tarrytown
 
Reminder: Public hearing on capital budget tonight:  Hearing tonight on Shelbourne Assisted living proposal. 7:30 PM, Town Hall.
PAUL FEINER
 
 

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