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Regeneron Expansion Approved by Town of Greenburgh

by Robert Kimmel –  Greenburgh has opened the way for the town’s largest employer, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc., to structure a major expansion close to its headquarters in Tarrytown. The Town Board found that a potential 1,000,000 square foot development by Loop Road Holdings, LLC, a subsidiary of Regeneron, would not have any significant negative environmental impacts, and last month approved ... Read More »

Inspiring Speakers to Present at Tedx Rivertown Event

by Linda Viertel With lightning speed, TED (technology, education, design) talks have proliferated throughout the world. A nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading, in the form of short powerful talks (19 minutes in length or less), TED invites leading thinkers and doers to present at its annual conference in Vancouver, British Columbia which are taped and made available, free, ... Read More »

Business News – Electric Bikes Make Debut in Rivertowns

by Charlene Weigel Eighty-five degrees. 80% humidity. Frowning at White Street, Tarrytown’s meanest hill. We’re going to bike up that wall? No sweat. Literally. I’m test-riding an electric bike with Edward Busk, owner of Sleek eBikes on Main Street, Tarrytown. With a few strong pumps on my pedals, the battery-powered motor gifts me a pair of bionic legs. First bike ... Read More »

Phelps President Touts Hospital’s Latest Advances

by Robert Kimmel In assessing the past year at Phelps Memorial Hospital Center, its President and CEO Daniel Blum had a good number of successes to report. The account of those achievements came recently at the Hospital’s Annual Community Breakfast at the DoubleTree Hotel, attended by local political and business leaders. Blum noted that a recent statewide hospital survey of ... Read More »

Students Benefit from the Use of Wind and Solar Power

Wind and Solar Unit at WashingtonIrving School

by Julia Ann Friedman When Aris Wind Company approached Peter Quartironi, Director of Facilities for the public schools of the Tarrytowns, about installing wind and solar dual units on school property, he jumped at the opportunity. Quartironi and Christopher Borsari, Superintendent of the Public Schools of the Tarrytowns, knew that utilizing wind and solar power would be highly beneficial to ... Read More »

Phelps Hospital Adds Advanced Robotic Surgical System

By Robert Kimmel The most advanced minimally invasive surgical system is now available at Phelps Hospital. Recently acquired for use in the hospital’s Surgi-Center, the da Vinci Xi Surgical System is a robotic, computerized mechanism that offers major advances over more conventional surgical techniques. Its first use at Phelps is scheduled this month. Controlled by a surgeon sitting at a ... Read More »

Regeneron Buys Mount Pleasant Building for Expansion

Regeneron, a Tarrytown-based biopharmaceutical company, recently purchased the New York Life building in Mount Pleasant as it continues to expand. Reportedly, Regeneron paid $50 million for the 76-acre site, which is located on Rockwood Road near Phelps Memorial Hospital Center and Rockwood Hall park. Regeneron’s main campus is located in the Landmark at Eastview property at 777 Old Saw Mill ... Read More »

Advances in Health Care Field Broaden Procedures for Patients

by Robert Kimmel Dr. Har Chi Lau does not hesitate when asked to identify what he considers as the foremost existing medical advance in his field. “Over the past decade, decade-and-a-half the greatest advance is the advent and progression of laparoscopic surgery and minimally invasive surgery,” he stated. Dr. Lau is a co-founder of the Minimally Invasive Center of Hudson ... Read More »

Key Changes in Health Care Evident in The Rivertowns

by Robert Kimmel Health Care’s evolution has never stopped, and significant changes are taking place now in the rivertowns, just as they are across the nation. Having the family doctor, carrying a small black bag full of medications, making a house call, is an experience only a few can recall. For the most part, that way of delivering health care ... Read More »

Business News – Regeneron to Sponsor Science Talent Search Competition

by Maria Ann Roglieri Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, a biotechnology company with headquarters in Tarrytown, has taken over sponsorship of the national high school science competition, the Science Talent Search (formerly the Intel Science Talent Search). Regeneron was selected by the Society for Science & the Public (known as The Society) from among 50 companies because of its steady commitment to mentoring ... Read More »

Westchester Power Energy Program Starts in Irvington and Tarrytown

by Robert Kimmel Most residents and small businesses in Tarrytown and Irvington will be using electric power from “green” renewable energy sources beginning this month, and in the process, they will be saving a few dollars annually by paying at a fixed rate and contributing to a cleaner environment. The two villages are among the 13 Westchester communities that have ... Read More »

Solar Success in Tarrytown

The first Solarize Tarrytown residential installations have begun. On January 10 at 1 p.m. at the Warner Library, the Village of Tarrytown and Sunrun, the solar installer chosen by Solarize Tarrytown, will hold a meeting to discuss the solar installations that are taking place. Homeowners will be present to discuss what made them decide to go ahead with solar panels. ... Read More »

Public Workshop to Describe How Solar Panels Work

The public is invited to get a close-up look at solar panel technology at a workshop, Sunday, December 6, from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at the Tarrytown Neighborhood House, 43 Wildey Street. Organized by Solarize Tarrytown and the Village, the event will offer attendees a demonstration of how a solar panel works, and how it could be adapted for their ... Read More »

Tarrytown Chosen for Solar Discount Program

| by Rick Pezzullo |  The Village of Tarrytown has been chosen to participate in a solar discount program that claims to make installing solar electric systems more affordable for residents and businesses. The Solarize Tarrytown program will kick off on Thursday, October 15 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. with a workshop at Tarrytown Village Hall, where homeowners and commercial ... Read More »

Tarrytown to Take Part in Program to Lower Utility Rates

| by Robert Kimmel |  Tarrytown has joined Irvington and many other Westchester municipalities to participate in Community Choice Aggregation (CCA), a program aimed at lowering utility costs and promoting greater use of renewable energy sources such as wind and solar. If all goes as planned, more than 100,000 homes and numerous small businesses in the county will get their ... Read More »

Villages Receive $100,000 to Study Microgrid Projects

| by Rick Pezzullo | The villages of Irvington, Sleepy Hollow and Tarrytown were among 14 municipalities in Westchester awarded approximately $100,000 each to study the feasibility of installing a standalone energy system capable of operating during a power outage. Such systems would integrate renewable power with other advanced energy technologies to create a cleaner, more affordable and more resilient localized ... Read More »

Tarrytown’s Melody Maker: Rock Island Sound

|  by W.B. King  | Two hundred miles North West of Buenos Aires, Argentina, on the western shore of the Paraná River, sits the city of Rosario. It was there that Paul Bessolo, owner of Rock Island Sound, first became enchanted with music. “My father played piano all his life. He could read music so he was always playing something new,” ... Read More »

Trilogy Consignment: Modern, Vintage and Artisan Clothing and Accessories

|  by Linda Viertel  | When Heather Reid decided to open her consignment store in Tarrytown, she named it Trilogy – a description of her featured clothing and accessories collection: 1) modern, 2) vintage and 3) artisan. Her curated collection of second-hand items from differing decades, in a multitude of styles and sizes, all have a certain timelessness. “Customers get ... Read More »

Third Thursday at Sunnyside Federal

At Local Authors Night at Sunnyside Federal in Irvington, Alan Richardson, DeLauné Michel, Fran Claro, Marci Cuff, David Van Osdol, Assistant Vice President-Business Development at Sunnyside Federal, Carrie Barron, M.D., Sonya Cobb, Allison Gilbert and Staton Rabin. Read More »

Village Dog Relishes Putting Own Flavor on Classic Favorite

Village Dog, Tarrytown’s newest casual eat-in/take-out dining spot on Main Street, delivers a home-made artisanal take on America’s all-time favorite street food: the hot dog. Whether you’re craving a traditional “dog” or a specialty sausage, the classic version can be accompanied by home-made mustard and sauerkraut, while your sausage may be complemented by in-house plum ketchup and kimchi. Why did ... Read More »