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Guest Column: Mayor Keith T. Pierce

“Holiday festivities”

ODESSA, Nov. 25, 2013 -- I wanted to let you all know about the upcoming Holiday festivities in the Village.

We will again be holding our annual tree lighting ceremony on Sunday the 8th of December. This year it will coincide with the children's Christmas party held by the Odessa Fire Department. The tree will be lit at the end of the party at approximately 5:45 p.m. We hope to have carolers and free hot chocolate and coffee.

We will also be unveiling a very special surprise for the kids. I was contacted recently by a Mr. Kris Kringle, from the North Pole. He has requested that the Village of Odessa be an official delivery site for letters to Santa! We will have his "Special" mailbox here for the Christmas party and will officially begin accepting letters at that time and will be accepting letters for Santa until the 20th of December.

The special mailbox will be at the Village offices in front of the flagpole until that time and letters can be placed in it at any time. Santa has assured me that he will respond to each and every letter, so be sure to have your return address on the envelope and any helpful hints from the parents inside.

From all of us at the Village offices, we wish you all a very joyous Holliday Season and hope to see you all at the upcoming Christmas tree lighting!

Mayor Keith T. Pierce

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Village Board members

Pictured below, from left: Mayor Keith Pierce and Village Board Trustees Robin Thoman, Shawn Crane, Thomas Letteer Jr. and Sally Hill.

Mayor: Keith Pierce

Trustees: Robin Thoman, Shawn Crane, Thomas Letteer, Sally Hill

Village Clerk: Kristi Pierce, 300 E. Main St., Odessa, 594-2100

Department of Public Works: Steven Siptrott

Village Justice: Ronald Goossen

Municipal Building: 300 E. Main St., Odessa, 594-2100, e-mail

Dutton S. Peterson Memorial Library: 106 First St., Odessa, 594-2791


Schuyler County Officials

Legislature Members:

Top row (from left): Thomas Gifford, Dennis Fagan, Doris Karius, Glenn Larison

Bottom row: Michael A. Yuhasz, Barbara Halpin, Phil Barnes, Stewart Field


Legislature Chairman

Dennis Fagan, Tyrone

Legislature Members:

Michael A. Yuhasz, 535-4967

Doris L. Karius, 546-5544

Barbara Halpin, 594-3683

Glenn R. Larison, 594-3385

Thomas Gifford, Montour Falls

Phil Barnes, Watkins Glen

Stewart Field, Reading Center

County Clerk: Linda Compton, 535-8133

Sheriff: William Yessman, 535-8222

Undersheriff: Breck Spaulding, 535-8222

County Treasurer: Margaret Starbuck, 535-8181

District Attorney: Joseph Fazzary, 535-8383


State, Federal Officials for Schuyler County

Sen. Charles E. Schumer

United States Senate
313 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20510-3201
DC Phone: 202-224-6542
DC Fax: 202-228-3027
Email Address:

Sen. Kirsten E. Gillibrand

United States Senate
478 Russell Senate Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20510
DC Phone: 202-224-4451

U.S. Rep. Tom Reed

United States House of Representatives
1208 Longworth House Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20515
DC Phone: 202-225-3161
DC Fax: 202-226-6599

State Senator Tom O'Mara -- Chemung, Schuyler, Steuben, Yates, western Tompkins, Enfield, Ithaca (Town and City), Newfield, Ulysses(Trumansburg)

Room 415, Legislative Office Building
Albany, NY 12247
Phone: (518) 455-2091
Fax: (518) 426-6976

Assemblyman Christopher Friend -- Chemung, Schuyler, Tioga
Room 720, Legislative Office Building
Albany, NY 12248
Phone: (518) 455-4538


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