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Mayor Dwyer’s Column

June 30, 2014

GreenwoodLake Mayor


By Jesse Dwyer


Poor Reporting By News 12

        Evidently News 12 was given an “anonymous” tip that the Village had been under swimming restriction for beyond the 24 hours that we had suggested. In addition, they made it seem as though that restriction was for the entire lake, and not just the treated areas, which as many know, are not swimming areas because they are laden with weeds (with the exception of the Town Beach). The swimming restriction was in effect from 8am on June 19th to 5pm on June 20th. This was communicated to a reporter, and yet they still ran a story on a false report.

        The second round of treatment will be Copper Sulfate and this will be used on Monday July 7. These are the following restrictions and they apply south of the 17ABridge to ChapelIsland and in the cove North from Defeo’s Marina. The Thomas Morahan Beach WILL NOT be closed as it will not be treated.

        These are for the TREATED AREAS ONLY

  • 24 hours – No Swimming
  • 24 Hours – Don’t drink the water
  • No restriction for consuming fish
  • No restriction for watering lawn


When a Friend is in Need, a Village is there

        It is with great sadness that I announce that a local family’s home was destroyed by fire on Thursday evening while the family of Chris and Dawn Van Doran were out enjoying what was to be among the most proud and joyous nights of their lives – their son’s high school graduation. When asking the family what items I should put in my column, I was told that in just four days, this family has received the overwhelming community support that renders them with the essentials of moving forward. Although the damage has taken some of their most prized possessions, there is still much that is needed. And although the family has not asked for anything, monetary donations may be sent in their name to the residence of AnnMarie Van Doran, 74 Waterstone Rd, GreenwoodLake, 10925.

Orange County’s BEST Independence Celebration

        It is with great pride that I encourage members of the community to join the Village in celebrating what is arguably the most important day in American history – the day our Continental Congress declared Independence from Great Britain. Our celebration kicks off with a parade down Windermere Avenue at 11:00 a.m. on July 4th. This is followed on Saturday July 5th at dusk, by OrangeCounty’s best fireworks display which can be seen from the lake, the mountains, miles away, and also from the beautiful ThomasP.MorahanWaterfrontPark.

  • CoalitionTeenCenter Every Wednesday from 6:00p.m. – 9:00p.m. at the GWL Elks Lodge
  • Summer Concert Series Sat., July 12th — JAZZ with Larry Newcomb and the famous Bucky Pizzareli, 7:30 pm at the WaterfrontPark
  • Fourth of July Parade Friday July 4th kicking off from HolyRosaryChurch at 11:00a.m.
  • Fourth of July Fireworks will be Saturday July 5th at 9:00p.m. form the ThomasP.MorahanWaterfrontPark
  • Village Board Workshop Mon., July 28th from 6:30p.m. – 7:30p.m. in the Courthouse
  • Village Board General Meeting Mon., June 28th  at 7:30p.m.
2 Comments leave one →
  1. Melanie permalink
    June 30, 2014 9:42 am

    One way to counteract inaccurate reporting might be to reach out to all who live around the lake beyond those living in the village. Has that been attempted?

  2. Bob permalink
    July 3, 2014 9:43 am

    Will the the 4th of July Parade be cancelled by rain ? There has been no mention of a rain date.

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