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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.... 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 munici... More »

Uncontested Mayor, Trustees Look Ahead in Irvington

| by Barrett Seaman | Six months ago as he neared the end of his first term, Irvington Mayor Brian C. Smith asked himself, “Do I have the same kind of enthusiasm (for the job) I did when I ran the first time?” Despite some unforeseen thorny issues and frustrat... More »

Deadline Nears for Affordable Housing Project in Tarrytown

| by Rick Pezzullo | The developer of an affordable housing project on the former site of Tarrytown Village Hall on Wildey Street had until the end of August to submit building plans to the village. Earlier this summer, village officials sent a letter to Josep... More »

ESCOs Developed as Part Of NY State’s Ongoing Energy Initiatives

 | By Robert Kimmel |             Energy Service Companies, more generally known as ESCOs, started when New York State began deregulating utilities in the late 1990s. The State Public Utility Commission uncoupled the major sources of energy, utilities such as ... More »

Tarrytown, Sleepy Hollow Welcome New Village Attorneys

|  by Elaine Marranzano  | Tarrytown and Sleepy Hollow have each retained new village attorneys with specialization in real estate development, municipal law and land use. Tarrytown’s new attorney is Steve Silverberg of Silverberg Zalantis in Tarrytown, replac... More »

Gandolfo Replaced as Village Attorney in Sleepy Hollow

|  by Elaine Marranzano  | Long-time village attorney Janet A. Gandolfo was replaced by the Sleepy Hollow Board of Trustees in a unanimous vote during its annual reorganization in April. During the recent campaign, Mayor Ken Wray, who defeated Trustee Karin Wo... More »

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Wray Leads Unite Sleepy Hollow Ticket to Election Sweep

|  by Rick Pezzullo  | Sleepy Hollow Mayor Ken Wray was reelected to a fourth term last month with a convincing win over Trustee Karin Wompa. The three trustee candidates on Wray’s Unite Sleepy Hollow ticket also won handily, giving the mayor a 5-2 edge on the... More »

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New Irvington Laws Aim to Stave Off Wrecking Ball

|  by Barrett Seaman  | When the Irvington Historic District Committee (IHDC) held public information sessions two years ago in an effort to resurrect a 10-year-old plan to designate much of the village’s business district as “historic,” many local owners voic... More »

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Fixell Elected to Sixth Term as Tarrytown Mayor

|  by Rick Pezzullo  | Tarrytown Mayor Drew Fixell wasn’t sure what to expect in his bid for a sixth term. Despite helping keep the village on solid financial footing and running against an opponent who he unseated 10 years ago, Fixell admitted he had a few bu... More »

Tarrytown Loses Appeal in Manhole Fatalities Case

| by Rick Pezzullo |   The Village of Tarrytown recently lost an appeal of a state Department of Labor ruling that it violated safety regulations in the Labor Day 2010 manhole accident that claimed the lives of a village DPW employee and a volunteer firefighte... More »