JUNE 26, 2020- UPDATE FROM TOWN SUPERVISOR LINDA PUGLISI

In the Town of Cortlandt since the beginning of the pandemic the Town has had 848 COVID-19 positive cases. As of today there are 28 active cases and the case load increased by 1 (Please refer to the map below). The information we are providing to our community comes directly from Westchester County government. This is how the numbers will be reported going forward. Once again, the number listed above is for unincorporated Cortlandt and does not include the Villages of Buchanan and Croton-on-Hudson. The unincorporated portion of the Town is everything outside of the Villages of Croton and Buchanan. That equates to 30 square miles and 32,000 people. Please abide by the Governor's guidelines to stay home and stay safe in order to prevent this virus from spreading. Thank you.

CLICK HERE for the 6/26/20 map with the most recent COVID-19 cases noted.

June 26, 2020- A message from Town Supervisor Linda Puglisi

Hello this is Linda Puglisi and thank you for letting me come into your homes for a few moments. This will be my last weekly message, it’s the 14th week, almost four months of this PAUSE in our lives due to the Coronavirus pandemic. It’s been a long time and our lives have certainly changed. At times I’m sure you will agree that it seemed endless with no end in sight.  However, now we’ve entered the third phase of re-entry out of the four phases, which will be around July 7th according to the Governor. We along with you have followed these guidelines for the entire four months and fortunately all the indicators and numbers have gone down thankfully in our area. As we’ve seen in other parts of the  country who opened earlier, they are now experiencing higher numbers of COVID-19 cases. We do not want that to occur in our area, so please continue to wear a mask, social distance, and to remain cautious . It is not over yet and we still need to take these precautions.

From the beginning, the purpose of my messages was to connect us all, to give you information, and to remind everyone that we are going through this very serious health situation together. The Cortlandt community is a large family and when one person is in need or is hurting, we are all there to assist and we all care. When we began this unprecedented journey, winter was just ending, then came the spring season and now summer has begun. A long  time for our families, especially for our children and our seniors.

I’m pleased to tell you everyone in our town government has worked hard to provide the essential and other services, to post information on COVID-19, to contribute to food drives and food pantries, to assist our local businesses and now as they re-open, as well.

I want to thank you for reaching out to your neighbors , friends and to our seniors  to help them when needed. We are a very kind, caring and generous community. And now special thanks to our HEROS. We are so grateful for those on the front-lines: doctors, nurses, all the hospital and nursing home workers and to all the healthcare providers. Thanks to our emergency  services, the men and women, who are there to protect us, thank you to the grocers and the stores, to our local delis and restuarants for their take-out services. Once again, a thank you to our town employees, who had to go through many changes during this PAUSE. To my colleagues on the Town Board for their support, this was so helpful to me as we navigated our way through this pandemic and made decisions along the way to protect our community and our families.

My personal thanks to all of our residents, families and to our children for their strength and understanding. I’m sure parents and grandparents, your remarkable children helped you get through this. I know mine did for me. Enjoy the upcoming July 4th holiday, go to our many parks and trails, and please wear the mask. All of our playgrounds, the Dog Park off of Sprout Brook Road are now re-opened. Miniature golf (no fees) will soon open at the Cook Park area.

There are many youth and senior activities planned by our Recreation Department. Check our website for the schedule. Don’t forget our first free drive-in movie at the Cortlandt Train Station’s lower level. The date is Saturday, July 11th and rain-date the 18th, contact Recreation to secure a spot. In closing, thank you so much for allowing me to give you these messages each week. I hope they have been helpful, I know they helped me. Please remain safe and cautious as we heal together. I end with it is such an honor to be Cortlandt’s Supervisor. I truly love our community and all of you, thank you.

JUNE 25, 2020- UPDATE FROM TOWN SUPERVISOR LINDA PUGLISI

In the Town of Cortlandt since the beginning of the pandemic the Town has had 847 COVID-19 positive cases. As of today there are 28 active cases and the case load increased by 2 (Please refer to the map below). The information we are providing to our community comes directly from Westchester County government. This is how the numbers will be reported going forward. Once again, the number listed above is for unincorporated Cortlandt and does not include the Villages of Buchanan and Croton-on-Hudson. The unincorporated portion of the Town is everything outside of the Villages of Croton and Buchanan. That equates to 30 square miles and 32,000 people. Please abide by the Governor's guidelines to stay home and stay safe in order to prevent this virus from spreading. Thank you.

CLICK HERE for the 6/25/20 map with the most recent COVID-19 cases noted.

JUNE 23, 2020- UPDATE FROM TOWN SUPERVISOR LINDA PUGLISI

In the Town of Cortlandt since the beginning of the pandemic the Town has had 842 COVID-19 positive cases. As of today there are 31 active cases and the case load increased by 2 (Please refer to the map below). The information we are providing to our community comes directly from Westchester County government. This is how the numbers will be reported going forward. Once again, the number listed above is for unincorporated Cortlandt and does not include the Villages of Buchanan and Croton-on-Hudson. The unincorporated portion of the Town is everything outside of the Villages of Croton and Buchanan. That equates to 30 square miles and 32,000 people. Please abide by the Governor's guidelines to stay home and stay safe in order to prevent this virus from spreading. Thank you.

CLICK HERE for the 6/23/20 map with the most recent COVID-19 cases noted.

June 20, 2020- A Message from Supervisor Linda Puglisi

Hello this is Linda Puglisi, once again to share with you some information and to connect with all of you and our families. Thank you for listening to my messages. We will be entering into the State’s phase three out of the four phases in this COVID-19 recovery on Tuesday.

This is very good news and it means that everything we all have been doing: staying home, wearing masks in public and social distancing has worked. However, we still need to take those strong actions to continue to stop the spread; it’s not completely over.  In phase three, restaurants can open indoor seating and continue with their outside dining. More businesses and stores can open, etc. Please support our local businesses and restaurants as they re-open. These four months have been very difficult for them. Our Town has been giving them assistance with important information and will expedite the process for their re-openings.

We are very pleased to tell you that we can now open our playgrounds, the dog park off of Sprout Brook Road and miniature golf at the pool campus where our new bath house is still under construction. I told you last week, this needed construction project had to take a three month pause as per the Governor’s executive orders and therefore is a major factor in the pool not opening unfortunately this year. However, the Town with its recreation department are working on several activities for our families this summer season including a drive-in movie on Saturday, July 11 at the lower level of the Cortlandt Train Station. It’s free, no charge, bring your own snacks and the movie will be The Lion King. I can’t wait to see it, a movie for all ages so join us and enjoy with your family. Check out our website for more details. We will also hold three outdoor summer concerts which we do each year by the Town’s Waterfront Park near the Hudson River. Once again, there is no charge, just bring a beach chair, wear your mask and social distance. It’s always a lot of fun.

Sunday is Father’s Day, I told you dads we would talk about how important this special day is when we congratulated the moms on Mother’s Day. So here we are and I want to say how important you are in your children’s lives. I meet so many remarkable fathers in our community and I see the pride, joy and love they have for their children, their sons and daughters. I meet them at sporting events, as scout leaders, at your children’s concerts or just out and about in the community. They provide not only love, encouragement but protection and security, as well, along with the wonderful mothers.

My own father passed away many years ago and I miss him all the time.  He was a great man and father and was a social studies high school teacher and a college professor for history, his  love and his passion. My dad was also a Marine in World War II and taught me to always respect and give thanks to our Veterans, our men and women, which I have tried my best to do in his memory. My father loved me and my two sisters unconditionally and that knowledge has stayed with me my whole life, as I know love from your fathers are with you as well.

Dads, your love that you give to your children will never be forgotten and is your legacy. We’ve had so many changes to our lives in the last four months but as everything starts to re-open I believe we’ll be able to look back and appreciate all that we have. We all have become closer and as we look back on these very difficult days we can reflect upon that we were able to get through it together. Stronger, better, kinder and perhaps a little bit wiser than ever before. So please continue to be very careful and we will heal together. Thank you once again to everyone on the front-line taking care of us. Love you all, love you dads and always I love our Cortlandt community, thank you.

JUNE 17, 2020- UPDATE FROM TOWN SUPERVISOR LINDA PUGLISI

In the Town of Cortlandt since the beginning of the pandemic the Town has had 827 COVID-19 positive cases. As of today there are 29 active cases and the case load increased by 0 (Please refer to the map below). The information we are providing to our community comes directly from Westchester County government. This is how the numbers will be reported going forward. Once again, the number listed above is for unincorporated Cortlandt and does not include the Villages of Buchanan and Croton-on-Hudson. The unincorporated portion of the Town is everything outside of the Villages of Croton and Buchanan. That equates to 30 square miles and 32,000 people. Please abide by the Governor's guidelines to stay home and stay safe in order to prevent this virus from spreading. Thank you.

CLICK HERE for the 6/17/20 map with the most recent COVID-19 cases noted.

June 13, 2020- A message from Town Supervisor Linda Puglisi

Hello this is Linda Puglisi, it’s been an honor coming into your homes each week with messages for you and for your family. We’ve been through a lot together over the past almost 4 months now. I’ve wanted to give you information that I’ve received on COVID-19. To keep us connected and to give you updates on what the Town Board and I have been working on, which included some of the very difficult decisions we’ve had to make all due to the coronavirus. Keeping everyone informed and safe have been the priorities during these unprecedented times. Our Town Board members are Frank Farrell, Richard Becker, Debra Costello and James Creighton. We’ve been holding many meetings via zoom and will continue to do so through June as per the directions of the Governor. 

I want to remind you that our sanitation and recycling schedules have gone back to the normal pick-ups prior to the pandemic. This information and other notices are all up on our various town website, thank you for your cooperation over these past months. The governor announced on Tuesday that our area has now entered into phase two. There are four faces of re-entry, the second phase includes the opening of administration and corporate offices, restaurant outdoor seating, some retails, barbers and hair salons (thankfully) and several others. Check out New York Forward website (HTTPS://FORWARD.NY.GOV/) for details. 

Over the last week, I had the pleasure of attending two car parades for graduating high school seniors from the Lakeland and Hendrick Hudson School Districts. They were terrific, the cars were decorated in school colors with signs of which college or university they would be attending or in other fields. Proud parents and grandparents, sisters and brothers lined the streets with the car horns honking. I love the enthusiasm of all involved and wish them all continued success as they go into their next journey. 

Next week, I’ll tell you more about activities we are planning for our families for the summer. Now, I’d like to remind everyone that Sunday, June 14th is Flag Day. The flag being a symbol of our democracy, liberties and of our freedoms. Important freedoms we cherish such as freedom of speech, freedom to congregate and others. These are the rights and freedoms men and women have fought for in battles and wars over many years, decades and centuries. Their courage and sacrifices allow that today citizens can raise their voices to be heard for equality and respect for all. As I said last week, we need more work in our nation to achieve these goals and we must. Our flags in town are lowered upon the county’s request in memory of those who have passed from COVID-19 including some from our community, we bow our heads in their memory. Thank you very much and as always, I say I love this Cortlandt community and all of you, please continue to stay safe. 

JUNE 12, 2020- UPDATE FROM TOWN SUPERVISOR LINDA PUGLISI

In the Town of Cortlandt since the beginning of the pandemic the Town has had 818 COVID-19 positive cases. As of today there are 51 active cases and the case load increased by 2 (Please refer to the map below). The information we are providing to our community comes directly from Westchester County government. This is how the numbers will be reported going forward. Once again, the number listed above is for unincorporated Cortlandt and does not include the Villages of Buchanan and Croton-on-Hudson. The unincorporated portion of the Town is everything outside of the Villages of Croton and Buchanan. That equates to 30 square miles and 32,000 people. Please abide by the Governor's guidelines to stay home and stay safe in order to prevent this virus from spreading. Thank you.

CLICK HERE for the 6/12/20 map with the most recent COVID-19 cases noted.

JUNE 11, 2020- UPDATE FROM TOWN SUPERVISOR LINDA PUGLISI

In the Town of Cortlandt since the beginning of the pandemic the Town has had 816 COVID-19 positive cases. As of today there are 48 active cases and the case load increased by 2 (Please refer to the map below). The information we are providing to our community comes directly from Westchester County government. This is how the numbers will be reported going forward. Once again, the number listed above is for unincorporated Cortlandt and does not include the Villages of Buchanan and Croton-on-Hudson. The unincorporated portion of the Town is everything outside of the Villages of Croton and Buchanan. That equates to 30 square miles and 32,000 people. Please abide by the Governor's guidelines to stay home and stay safe in order to prevent this virus from spreading. Thank you.

CLICK HERE for the 6/11/20 map with the most recent COVID-19 cases noted.

JUNE 8, 2020- UPDATE FROM TOWN SUPERVISOR LINDA PUGLISI

In the Town of Cortlandt since the beginning of the pandemic the Town has had 814 COVID-19 positive cases. As of today there are 39 active cases and the case load increased by 2 (Please refer to the map below). The information we are providing to our community comes directly from Westchester County government. This is how the numbers will be reported going forward. Once again, the number listed above is for unincorporated Cortlandt and does not include the Villages of Buchanan and Croton-on-Hudson. The unincorporated portion of the Town is everything outside of the Villages of Croton and Buchanan. That equates to 30 square miles and 32,000 people. Please abide by the Governor's guidelines to stay home and stay safe in order to prevent this virus from spreading. Thank you.

CLICK HERE for the 6/8/20 map with the most recent COVID-19 cases noted.

JUNE 6, 2020- A MESSAGE FROM TOWN SUPERVISOR LINDA PUGLISI

Hello this is Linda Puglisi, once again thank you for letting me take a few moments to address our community. Our state, region and community are in the first phase of re-opening since the pause began due to COVID-19. Next week, if all goes well, we enter phase two. This means the re-opening of all the town offices on a staggered basis. Even though, the Town Board and I had to make the very difficult decisions to close senior programs, youth center, summer camps and the town pool this season all due to COVID-19, we are working on many other activities for our youth, seniors and families for the summer. They include bike outings, drive-in movies, outdoor concerts, socially distance of course and many virtual programs. 

Our decisions were based on one issue only: the health of our residents and especially, of our children as the number one priority. Many if not most of the communities in our county have also had to make these very tough decisions. We have learned that this terrible virus can affect children as well. How can you social distance children in a camp setting, on the buses that pick them up or in the pool?  So, it’s best to be safe just like we all have been doing our part to abide by the Governor’s executive orders to stay home whenever possible, to wear masks in public and to continue to social distance. The steps over the past three months have been helping us go in the right direction, however we must remain vigilant so there are not serious surges in the future. All town parks, trail systems, parkland by the Hudson River remain open and we hope playgrounds in the near future. Please still social distance and wear a mask, so I thank you all for your understanding and for your cooperation in helping us stay safe

I would also like to take a moment to address the other very serious situation facing our country and our society. The outrageous and senseless death of Mr. George Floyd last week in Minnesota. We do not and cannot allow that kind of violence to exist anywhere in our country and justice will and must prevail. We all can do better no matter where we live to love your neighbor, to respect all people and to provide the dignity that each life deserves regardless of race, religion, ethnic background, sexual orientation, age or for any reason whatsoever. I know in Cortlandt, we live by these rules and messages and we will always continue to do our part for inclusion and for respect for all. 

Remember what we all do matters, no matter how small, it all touches us and makes a difference. I am reminded of a famous song of years passed from another very troubling time. It’s entitled to “Teach your children well” and we will for they are the future. In Cortlandt, we all live together, work together and those who pray, pray together. For this is a loving community and we will get through these difficult times and we are together. Thank you for listening, love you all and our wonderful Cortlandt community, please stay safe.

JUNE 5, 2020- UPDATE FROM TOWN SUPERVISOR LINDA PUGLISI

In the Town of Cortlandt since the beginning of the pandemic the Town has had 789 COVID-19 positive cases. As of today there are 16 active cases and the case load increased by 0. The information we are providing to our community comes directly from Westchester County government. This is how the numbers will be reported going forward. Once again, the number listed above is for unincorporated Cortlandt and does not include the Villages of Buchanan and Croton-on-Hudson. The unincorporated portion of the Town is everything outside of the Villages of Croton and Buchanan. That equates to 30 square miles and 32,000 people. Please abide by the Governor's guidelines to stay home and stay safe in order to prevent this virus from spreading. Thank you.

JUNE 4, 2020- UPDATE FROM TOWN SUPERVISOR LINDA PUGLISI

In the Town of Cortlandt since the beginning of the pandemic the Town has had 789 COVID-19 positive cases. As of today there are 24 active cases and the case load increased by 2 (Please refer to the map below). The information we are providing to our community comes directly from Westchester County government. This is how the numbers will be reported going forward. Once again, the number listed above is for unincorporated Cortlandt and does not include the Villages of Buchanan and Croton-on-Hudson. The unincorporated portion of the Town is everything outside of the Villages of Croton and Buchanan. That equates to 30 square miles and 32,000 people. Please abide by the Governor's guidelines to stay home and stay safe in order to prevent this virus from spreading. Thank you.

CLICK HERE for the 6/4/20 map with the most recent COVID-19 cases noted.

JUNE 3, 2020- UPDATE FROM TOWN SUPERVISOR LINDA PUGLISI

In the Town of Cortlandt since the beginning of the pandemic the Town has had 787 COVID-19 positive cases. As of today there are 27 active cases and the case load increased by 2 (Please refer to the map below). The information we are providing to our community comes directly from Westchester County government. This is how the numbers will be reported going forward. Once again, the number listed above is for unincorporated Cortlandt and does not include the Villages of Buchanan and Croton-on-Hudson. The unincorporated portion of the Town is everything outside of the Villages of Croton and Buchanan. That equates to 30 square miles and 32,000 people. Please abide by the Governor's guidelines to stay home and stay safe in order to prevent this virus from spreading. Thank you.

CLICK HERE for the 6/3/20 map with the most recent COVID-19 cases noted.

June 2, 2020- UPDATE FROM TOWN SUPERVISOR LINDA PUGLISI

In the Town of Cortlandt since the beginning of the pandemic the Town has had 785 COVID-19 positive cases. As of today there are 25 active cases and the case load increased by 0 (Please refer to the map below). The information we are providing to our community comes directly from Westchester County government. This is how the numbers will be reported going forward. Once again, the number listed above is for unincorporated Cortlandt and does not include the Villages of Buchanan and Croton-on-Hudson. The unincorporated portion of the Town is everything outside of the Villages of Croton and Buchanan. That equates to 30 square miles and 32,000 people. Please abide by the Governor's guidelines to stay home and stay safe in order to prevent this virus from spreading. Thank you.

CLICK HERE for the 6/2/20 map with the most recent COVID-19 cases noted.