Brian Pugh: Croton is No. 1!

To The Editor:brian-pugh-group-cropped
USA Today ranked Croton-on-Hudson as the best place to live in New York State as part of its “best cities to live in every state across US” ranking last Friday. This is a real honor and a a tribute to each contributing member of our community.
The newspaper described Croton as: “a small village on the eastern bank of the Hudson River…The village’s proximity to New York City contributes to high property values as most homes in the community are worth over half a million dollars. Croton-on-Hudson is one of the safest communities in New York. There were just 48 violent crimes for every 100,000 village residents in 2017, about an eighth of the national violent crime rate of 383 per 100,000.”
I would like to thank everyone that contributes to the outstanding quality of life of our community in big ways and small.
Our Village benefits from a diligent and hardworking professional staff–particularly this time of year we appreciate the dedication of our Department of Public Works. We are blessed with some wonderful nonprofits and local voluntary organizations including the Croton-Cortlandt Food Pantry, the Croton Caring Committee, the Croton Arboretum and the Lions and Rotary clubs. Finally, we should appreciate our law enforcement officers and first responders–especially our Fire Department and Emergency Medical Service volunteers.
As Mayor, I will continue to work with my colleagues on the Village Board of Trustees to keep Croton a great place to live.
Brian Pugh

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