As you are all well aware, on October 29 and 30, 2012, our residents were hit by a superstorm which delivered the most devastation we have ever witnessed. Hurricane Sandy ravaged our Village and our surrounding communities. But in the aftermath of the sorrow, disruption, loss of property and the robbing of almost everything that residents affected have ever had, I don’t think that I can put into words how proud I am of the residents of this Village, the many benefactors that we have been touched by, and the help and love that has been poured onto all of us.
Volunteers from all over have assisted in the clean-up and recovery effort, as well as provided much-needed supplies to those hit the hardest. It is true that when the chips are down, people prove that they are willing to sacrifice to help others in need. Even some of the people who themselves were suffering were comforting others in worse shape than they were in. It was truly magnificent, and again, as mayor of this great Village, I cannot express my gratitude in words for what you all have provided. [Read more…]