Linda’s Legacy: To our Emergency Services … Thank You! 

A Monthly Retrospective of Linda Puglisi’s 30 Years as Town of Cortlandt Supervisor

Doing double duty as Santa’s elves, Westchester County Police, who service Cortlandt, are thanked last December by Supervisor Puglisi during their annual holiday distribution of gifts at hospitals and other locations.

Working with all of our emergency service providers has been an honor for me as Supervisor for 30 years.  These men and women are all HEROES and protect us during all kinds of emergencies and during natural disasters, such as hurricanes.   

October is National Fire Prevention month and we are grateful to all the firefighters who risk their lives at the scene of a fire as they did rushing up the stairs in the World Trade Center during that tragic day of 9/11/01.  Once again, HEROES.  


The firefighters (we have seven departments) along with our two police departments (New York State and Westchester County), the EMTs, ambulance corps and paramedics are all dedicated to serving our community and to protecting lives. They keep us all SAFE and I am grateful for their service.  It has been a privilege to know them. 

We recently observed the 20th anniversary of 9/11/01 and held a moving tribute not only for the victims, and their families, but to those who rushed down to Ground Zero to rescue and recover after that fateful day. We in Cortlandt and in our nation are blessed to have these men and women who dedicated themselves to helping and saving others’ lives over their own. 


We’ve had several very powerful hurricanes in our area over the past years, and when the power goes out, until it’s restored, we also rely on the assistance from our emergency services. The American Red Cross is very helpful, as well, during these severe weather events. I also thank all of the healthcare workers during this pandemic and always. 

During these occurrences, I monitor the situations with our department heads, especially our Highway Director and Town Board, and give updates to our community. The safety of our residents and their families is a priority for a Town Supervisor. 

Thank you to everyone who has worked closely with me over the years to keep Cortlandt safe! 






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