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Heard Around the Watercooler – November 2015

HONORED Irvington resident Frank Gilligan was honored for 50 years of service in the Irvington Volunteer Fire Department at the October 5th Irvington Board of Trustees meeting. Many residents and members of the Irvington Fire Department attended the ceremony at which Mayor Brian Smith presented Gilligan with an official proclamation. EXHIBITING The Neighborhood House is exhibiting a mural of Washington ... Read More »

SH High Principal Named to State Common Core Task Force

Sleepy Hollow High School Principal Carol Conklin-Spillane was named in late September by Governor Andrew Cuomo to serve on a newly established Common Core Task Force, which will be charged with reviewing and making recommendations to overhaul the current Common Core system and how students are tested. The Task Force is expected to deliver a final report by the end ... Read More »

Irvington Extends Contract with Superintendent Harrison

At its September 8 meeting, the Irvington Board of Education extended the existing contract with Superintendent of Schools Dr. Kris Harrison to June 30, 2019. Dr. Harrison had two years remaining on the contract he signed more than three years ago when he was first hired by the district. The so-called successor contract approved by the board includes new terms ... Read More »

Terranova Appointed Pocantico Hills Interim Superintendent

The Pocantico Hills Central School District Board of Education appointed Dr. Marilyn Terranova as interim superintendent of the district on October 20. Dr. Terranova’s appointment is effective on January 4, 2016, with a consultancy period beginning October 24. She replaces Dr. Valencia Douglas, who is retiring January 3. Dr. Terranova has worked for more than 22 years as a school ... Read More »

Life on the Homefront During WWII: “Having a Common Cause”

|by Krista Madsen| Ten women and two men filled every chair in the third floor Warner Library conference room to share stories of life on the homefront during WWII. Though the war ended 70 years ago, their memories are as vivid as if it all happened yesterday – from the constant air raid drills and pulled curtains for blackouts, down ... Read More »

Tarrytown Waterfront, Rail Station and Area Subject of Public Workshop

|by Robert Kimmel | Another step to engage the public in what future changes Tarrytown may propose for its train station area takes place this month as the village is expanding its planning to the entire village. “Residents, business owners and property owners” are being invited to attend what is labeled an “interactive workshop.” The workshop, scheduled for Sunday, November ... Read More »

Irvington Tweaks Zoning Code for Two Multi-Family Projects

|by Barrett Seaman| For several years, almost without break, officials in Irvington have been wrestling with applications to build large projects that do not neatly fit into the character of a village that prides itself on its small scale and rural atmosphere. Efforts by The Continuum Company to build a 100-plus unit assisted living and memory care facility on four-and-a-half ... Read More »

Sunny Days Ahead as Solarize Westchester Moves Forward

|by Zoe Kaplan| After 200 residential contracts and a 150% increase in installations, Solarize Westchester has begun Round 2 of the campaign, hoping to bring solar power to even more communities in Westchester County. Solarize Westchester is a state and municipally supported program. Its focus is to implement solar power into communities, both commercially and residentially, in a way that ... Read More »

Irvington: The Hudson Valley’s New Hollywood

Could that have been Emily Blunt, the gorgeous British actress, walking up the steps of Irvington’s Village Hall? Wasn’t that John Malkovitch in the back of that limo headed down Ardsley Avenue? Why is Station Road closed? I’ve got a train to catch. If the scene in Irvington seems a bit… unusual these days, chances are it has something to ... Read More »

Attention Turns to Barnhart Park Safety after Teen is Murdered

| by Elaine Marranzano | A war of words between two teenagers culminated on October 9 with the stabbing death of 17-year-old Tahj Robinson in Sleepy Hollow’s Barnhart Park. Berinzon Moronta, 16, was quickly arrested and charged with second-degree murder. According to reports, the boys had an ongoing disagreement about a female, and it was well-known they were planning to fight in the park that Friday night where a crowd of peers ... Read More »