All lanes on the Tappan Zee Bridge are back handling traffic following this past week’s crane collapse on the bridge, according to the New York Thruway Authority. Some blockage will occur overnight for repair work. The Authority  issued this statement Friday:

“Phase one of the deck repair operations on the Tappan Zee Bridge (I-87/I-287) concluded ahead of schedule at 4:30 a.m. Friday morning. Traffic has resumed on three northbound and three southbound lanes of the bridge.

Phase two, currently underway, includes replacing the far right southbound barrier and pouring concrete for the bridge deck. The operation will continue into the overnight of Friday, July 22, which will reduce the southbound portion of the bridge to one lane.

The continuing repair operations are part of the Thruway Authority’s rapid response to the damage caused by the crane collapse earlier this week. At the Governor’s direction, these expedited repairs will minimize impacts to motorists during peak travel periods.

The Thruway Authority appreciates motorists’ patience during this repair work.”


Tarrytown Swimming Pool Unlikely to Open This Summer

Tarrytown Rec Center and Pool

New Recreational Facility at Pierson Park is expected to open sometime in July.

When ground was broken for the Village of Tarrytown’s first municipal swimming pool in 2014, developer Joe Cotter was hopeful of having the facility ready for swimmers last summer.

Those plans didn’t pan out, and now it appears another swimming season will pass without residents being able to cool off at Pierson Park near the Hudson River.

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Restoration of SH Cemetery’s Matchless Chimes Planned

Hidden away high up in the stone belfry of the Washington Irving Memorial Chapel just inside the north gate of Sleepy Hollow Cemetery is a set of 10 tubular bell tower chimes installed in 1923.

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Tarrytown, Citibank at Odds over Parking Spaces

It’s been six months since Citibank closed its Tarrytown branch on South Broadway and fenced off 21 metered parking spaces for public use, and it doesn’t appear those spaces will be opened up any time soon.

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Fraternal Twins Relish Earning Top Two Spots at Irvington High

For one family in Irvington, the excitement at graduation was doubled, as fraternal twins Sweta and Swati Narayan were at the head of the Class of 2016 as valedictorian and salutatorian, respectively.

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Greenburgh Moves to Repair Reassessment Damage

Greenburgh Town Supervisor Paul Feiner’s efforts to mitigate the political damage and financial pain caused by a town-wide property reassessment this spring produced at least some payoff in June.

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Permit Finally Issued for Affordable Housing Project in Tarrytown

In 2004, an agreement between the Village of Tarrytown and the developer of Hudson Harbor called for him to build 12 units of affordable housing on the site of…

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Progress continues on the construction of the new bridge across the Hudson. This video update, courtesy of the New York Thruway Authority,  provides the visual details of that progress: