By Michael P. Sweeton
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Week of February 7, 2016
As we approach Presidents Day, this story of General Washington is worth a moment of reflection. His devotion to his country was no more evident than when learning of a mutiny of his officers at our own New Windsor Cantonment so he asked to speak to them. When they had gathered he slipped in unnoticed from a side door and began to deliver a 9-page speech. However, it wasn't the speech that won the day but a simple act and a few words. He intended to read a letter from Congress and reached into his coat for glasses, remarking" Gentlemen, you must pardon me. I have grown grey in your service and now find myself blind". His officers wept and the mutiny was ended. The General devoted his life to the ideals this country embodied, namely life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness for all Americans. As we enter the home stretch of a presidential election, let us hope and pray a leader worthy of the standards set by George Washington succeeds to the presidency at this most crucial time in our Nation's history. Happy Presidents Day!
We had a report of a utility scam in which a person is called and told that their bill is overdue, and they will be shut off unless they go to CVS and purchase green dot cards to make the payment. We notified CVS that if anyone comes in to purchase them to inquire further, and if it has to do with paying a utility bill to contact the utility company or the police first. Please be aware and spread the word.
The loss of Walter Andrews will long be felt by the Greenwood Lake area of our Town. Mr. Andrews was the embodiment of the Boy Scout Oath and lived by the Boy Scout Law in everything he did. He nurtured many young men, giving them the skills and moral compass needed to be great leaders in their own right. His kindness, compassion and dedication to our community, especially its youth, will forever be appreciated. RIP Walter.
“In this great nation there is but one order, that of the people.”
by James Monroe
The next regular meeting of the Town Board will be held on Thursday, February 11, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. in the Warwick Town Hall, 132 Kings Highway.