Ossining's New Year's Resolutions

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Ossining and Briarcliff Manor residents are hoping to make big changes in 2013 with their New Year's resolutions. Photo Credit: Flickr User Between A Rock

OSSINING, N.Y. - With every new year comes the chance to start over, which is why making New Year’s resolutions are so popular. Below are some Ossining and Briarcliff Manor residents' resolutions and how they plan on keeping them.

Briarcliff Manor resident and Todd Elementary School teacher Jayne Barruch said she will be thinking about her health and her students' well-being in the coming year. 

My resolution is to make sure that I'm happy and healthy," Baruch said. "I want to continue to help my children learn and have good positive values and be kind to each other." 

Ossining disc jockey Johnny G said he wants to think about more than himself also. 

"Mine is to help more people out and make sure I'm doing what I can to keep their interests ahead of mine," he said. "I'm also always looking to further my career but I want to make sure that I'm helping people along the way." 

Briarcliff High School alumnus John Alecci said he's determined to make a name for himself in the future. Alecci is a freshman at SUNY Potsdam and focusing on music education. 

"I want to apply myself more," he said, adding that he recently joined the Potsdam Pitches as a beat-boxer  "I feel like I was coasting by but now I'm maturing a little more and making sure I focus on the future." 

Transition Ossining Chair Maureen Morgan said she's hoping the whole community comes together this year. 

"My real goal is to get people to work together more," she said. "This country was built on individualism and that's great but it's not a good strategy when solving problems." 

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