To the Editor,
In the last two weeks, two of Croton’s residents have received special recognition. I was privileged to attend both ceremonies at which residents Thomas Burniston and Richard Nagel were honored, respectively. Both men were nominated by the Board of Trustees for their awards.
Tom Burniston was recognized at NYS Senator Terrence Murphy’s Veteran’s Hall of Fame event for the 40th Senate District. Tom, a veteran of the Vietnam war, is a recipient of the Silver Star, Bronze Star for Heroism and a Purple Heart recipient among several other awards. As a long-time resident, he was an active leader of the Boy Scouts, and also served on both the Planning Board and as a Trustee on the Village Board in the 90’s.
Richard “Dick” Nagel, has served as Chief of the Croton Fire Department. Since 2010, he has volunteered his professional knowledge as the Village’s Director of Emergency Management Services. He continues in this volunteer position in which he coordinates all emergency planning between the departments of the Village including Police, Fire, DPW, Engineering and the Manager’s office.
I extend my congratulations to both Tom and Dick on their well-deserved recognition. Croton is fortunate to have many residents who contribute to the both the local and the larger communities in which we live.