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There is so much to do when you first move into a new community. Just learning where the places to shop, eat and be entertained can take some time. Reading the local paper is a good place to start for all of the above and you will begin to get some ideas of the issues in town.
There are two local radio stations, WLNA 1420am and WHUD 100.7fm. Channel 12 is a local Westchester TV station. Look in our links section for newspapers. The Journal News is available in part on the internet.
Check with neighbors to see if your immediate community has a homewner’s organization. If so, join and find out what is of importance to your immediate area.
Cortlandt WATCH is a good place to learn about environmental issues in town. The members of or Executive Board are members of Town committees and active in other areas of the town.
The Town of Cortlandt’s own website is very informative about the town and activities.
Westchestergov.com The County’s web site and has a daily update about issues and lots information about recreation and entertainment. Whatever your choice of approach, get involved! This is your home now and it is a wonderful place to live. Do your part to help keep it such a nice place.
Changes in recycling regs from the county:
The following is an expanded definition of plastic bags to be kept out of the waste stream written by Judy Martin, member of Board of the Federated Conservationists of Westchester County:
“What gets 20 minutes of use but can last 500 years? Asks County Executive Spano as part of his recent initiative to clean up plastic bag litter. The average American uses between 300 and 700 bags per year but what is a recyclable plastic bag under the county’s new recycling plan. Grocery Shopping bags of course, but also
clear produce bags,
dry cleaning film (but not plastic cling food wrap,)
bags with sealed air used for packaging,
packaging for toilet paper and paper towel products
and retail bags with hard plastic or string handles removed.
Even if you take your own bags into the grocery store, the drug store and other retailers, you can probably collect a “bag full of bags” each week if you recycle all the types of bags under this broader definition.
You can drop off your collection of “bags” at one of Westchester’s County Household Recycling Days or Electronic Waste Days. As an alternate, check to see if your grocery store or other large store 9over 10,000 sq.ft.) has a location for the drop off of plastic materials.
Check westchestergov.com/recycling or call 914-813-5420 for upcoming dates of Household Recycling.
The town will pick up leaves in PAPER BAG at times from now until December 15. Please refer to page 16 of the 2008 Guide to Recycling and Solid Waste Disposal.
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