In the aftermath of storms Henri and Ida, the Village DPW and Water Department is working through the issues created by the incredible volumes of rain including flooding, water and sewer backups, road erosion and trees and limbs down. Storms test us.

The Village’s annual bulk pick up continues. The south side of the tracks (Oakland Ave. etc.) is scheduled for the week of September 13th. Please visit the Villages website for the list of acceptable items.

The Village’s brush pile at the DPW Yard in Memorial Park is open the first and third Saturday and Sundays of the month from 12-4 p.m.

The Village and the Warwick Firemen will be having ceremonies in honor of the 20th Anniversary of September 11th.  There will be a Remembrance Ceremony at the 9/11 Monument in Memorial Park at 5:00 p.m. followed by a Dedication Ceremony at the Roger Metzger Arboretum in Stanley Deming Park at 6:00 p.m. All are welcome.

There will be a concert on the lawn following the dedication. The New York Swing Exchange will be doing a New York themed concert to coincide with the evening’s dedication ceremony.

September is a season of change. School begins, summer winds down with the promise of cooler weather and the harvest. In our own ways we make changes and adjustments in our lives. That is the beauty and sometimes wonder of living in the Northeast in an agricultural valley. There is a remarkable video homage to our Valley created by Michael McVey called “The Same River Twice” it’s available on YouTube. It captures an essence of the natural diversity and rural quality that we’ve been able to protect.