Former Ossining mayor serves public in a new way at husband's bar
A new year also means a new wave of local leaders coming into office, while others are on their way out.
For Victoria Gearity, her next step was tending bar at Sing Sing Kill in Ossining.
"I am no longer the mayor of the Village of Ossining," said Gearity.
After inaugurating the next class of village leadership on New Year's Day, she's serving her constituents in a different way.
"I love serving the people of Ossining and now I'm literally learning to do it like this. At least for today," she said.
Patrons were happy to see her lending a hand at her husband's brewery.
"New York state doesn't allow any village elected official to have anything to do with liquor or bars. So, once I was out of office, he needed help in the brewery. So I said 'Hey, I can work in the taproom on New Year's Day,'" Gearity said.
The partitioned bar is a small business and is just one of so many nationwide that are learning to be flexible under the pandemic.