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Rockefeller Estate in Pocantico Hills on Market for $22M

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By Rick Pezzullo The Westchester residence of banker and philanthropist David Rockefeller, who died in March at the age of 101, is up for sale for $22 million. Situated on 75 acres in Pocantico Hills, the three-story, 11,000-square-foot main residence, known as Hudson Pines, is surrounded by broad lawns, immaculate gardens, a round heated pool, an apple orchard, a private ... Read More »

Commentary – The Truth About Lead in Your Water

by Dean Gallea (on behalf of the Tarrytown Environmental Advisory Council) Recently, Tarrytown was cited by the U.S. EPA for several violations in reporting and following up on certain positive tests for lead in the Village’s drinking water. Village Administrator Mike Blau has issued an open letter on the Village website, explaining in detail how a single violation in 2013 ... Read More »

Westchester Power Program Achieves Clean Energy Goals

by Robert Kimmel Customers within Irvington and Tarrytown will receive electric power bills beginning this month that reflect their villages’ entry into Westchester Power’s program to boost the production of renewable, clean energy. Of the 112,000 customers eligible for participation within 20 Westchester municipalities in the program, only some 6.3% opted out of the overall plan, according to Leo Wiegman, ... Read More »

Solarize Tarrytown Presents Students Speak for Solar Contest

Solarize Tarrytown and the Tarrytown Environmental Advisory Council will be presenting a special event on Monday, February 8, at 6:30 p.m. in the Warner Library – Students Speak for Solar – followed by a workshop on solar panels. Refreshments will be served. Solarize Tarrytown, the initiative sponsored by The Village of Tarrytown and supported by New York State will award ... 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 »

Food for Thought: Turkey Tips for Thanksgiving

|by Linda Viertel| Benjamin Franklin may have contended that the turkey was a more appropriate symbol of the new United States of America than the bald eagle, but luckily he lost that argument. As a result, we have enjoyed roast turkey ever since the first Pilgrim fall feast celebration, given in thanks for a good harvest. In 1941, President Franklin ... Read More »

The Upcycled Terrarium

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|  by Marcie Cuff  |   No matter what color your thumb is, you are certain to have success with an indoor terrarium. A terrarium takes just minutes to assemble—it’s like making a layered taco dip. But you can’t eat it. Terrariums are generally filled with undemanding plants and are less susceptible to pests and disease. If you are plant-challenged, ... Read More »

King Garden Designs Transforms Landscapes into Paradise

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|  by Dorothy Conigliaro  |   Just when you thought there would be no end to winter, along comes an early breath of spring.  Since it first opened its doors in 2012, King Garden Designs has become a staple in the community, a full service garden design and care practice founded by Irvington resident Charles King Sadler, a leader in ... Read More »

Befriending Solitary Bees — A Hotel for Bees!

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| by Marcie Cuff |   Bees have long been known as the angels of agriculture. They provide honey and beeswax, and pollinate wildflowers and crops, including the really great stuff like blueberries and apricots and almonds and melons. Bees are small creatures that carry a heavy load. Their cross-pollination is essential to at least 30% of the world’s crops and ... Read More »

harvest on the hudson: Spring Eco-Cleaning

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| by Marcie Cuff |   Spring is on its way! Here in the Hudson Valley, the last spring frost is typically around Mother’s Day. Soon, you’ll throw those windows and doors wide open. Don’t be caught off guard. It’s time to get all your affairs in order. Spring cleaning is much more pleasant and much less costly with the ... Read More »