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Fewer Students Opt Out of State Exams in Local Districts

|  by Rick Pezzullo  | Less students in the Tarrytown and Irvington school districts opted out of taking the state Common Core English Language Arts (ELA) and math exams in April than the majority of districts in Westchester and statewide. Reportedly, more tha... More »

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Clouet Staying Put as Tarrytown Schools Super

|  by Janie Rosman  | Tarrytown Union Free School District Superintendent Dr. Christopher Clouet was one of the finalists for the commissioner of the State Department of Education position in Connecticut. However, last month Connecticut Governor Dannel P. Mall... More »

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TEAC Leads Earth Day Cleanup

To celebrate Earth Day, three groups from the Village of Tarrytown sponsored a village-wide cleanup on Saturday, April 18.  The Tarrytown Environmental Advisory Committee organized an effort starting at Patriots’ Park, Friends of Neperan Park worked at that lo... More »

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Vacating School Building, Family YMCA Looks to Main Street Facility

|  by Robert Kimmel  | A utilization study of its Main Street building, undertaken by the Family YMCA at Tarrytown last year, appears to be the key to developing the space its needs following the departure of its Early Learning Center from Tappan Hill School. ... More »

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Posh Pretzels – Tarrytown’s Newest Taste Treat

Anyone with a discerning sweet tooth who enjoys the delectable combination of “salty, crunchy and sweet” will want to visit Posh Pretzel for a taste of Anne Marie D’Erasmo’s chic creations. She makes her handcrafted treats in-house with high quality French and... More »

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Sleepy Hollow High School Spreads the Word to End the Word

|  by Zoe Kaplan  |   On April 21, students at Sleepy Hollow High School celebrated “Spread the Word to End the Word” –  a campaign that focuses on removing the R-word (retarded) from everyday vocabulary. While the R-word used to be medically sound, in recent ... More »

Tarrytown School Budget Well Under State Tax Cap

|  By Rick Pezzullo  | The tax levy increase in the proposed budget for the 2015-16 school year in the Tarrytown School District falls well below the allowable state tax cap. The $72.57 million budget, which increases spending by 1.92% ($1.36 million) from thi... More »

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Inaugural TEDx Tarrytown Women Event Scheduled

One hundred rivertown residents will come together on Thursday, May 28, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., for the inaugural TEDxTarrytownWomen event, a day of networking and dialogue. The independently produced event, operated under a license from TED, was organized by c... More »

Three Uncontested for Seats on Tarrytown Board of Ed

|  By Rick Pezzullo  | Two longtime trustees and the treasurer of the district’s Foundation for the Public Schools of the Tarrytowns are running unopposed for three available seats in the May 19 Tarrytown Board of Education race. Board President Mimi Godwin, w... More »

Tarrytown Fortifies Penalty for Parking Permit Violations

|  by Robert Kimmel  | Tougher consequences are in store for car owners who get caught wrongfully using a feature included with the issuance of Tarrytown parking permits. Five years ago, the Village Board of Trustees, “…in an attempt to provide parking permit ... More »

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SH High Principal Gets Attention Featured in Clinton Video

|  by Katy Kachnowski  | It did not surprise many Americans when Hillary Clinton announced her run for the presidency on Sunday, April 12. However, there was one surprise in the video announcement: Sleepy Hollow High School’s very own Principal Carol Conklin-S... More »