Letters to the Editor

Setting the Record Straight on Tarrytown’s Finances

To the Editor: In a recently published local newspaper, the statements by the three Republican/Tarrytown First trustee candidates demonstrate, among other things, a lack of understanding of the issues facing Tarrytown. While they made misleading assertions about numerous matters, we believe it is particularly important to set the record straight regarding their statements about the central financial factors affecting Tarrytown, ... Read More »

Letters – Tarrytown Could Benefit from New Traffic Light

To the Editor: Re: “Making Our Streets Safer for Pedestrians” – Dec. 2015, Page 23 I would like to add to the writer’s suggestions for making our streets safer. My priority would be: A traffic light with a left-turn arrow at the corner of West Franklin St. and Rte. 9. The current situation causes problems in all directions: At busy ... Read More »

Letters to the Editor – December 2015

New Bridge Should Keep Tappan Zee Name To the Editor: I concur with Olympia Lynn Quarto that there is No Reason to Change name of the New Bridge. I believe that “Tappan Zee Bridge” is the only appropriate name. Obliterating the name “Tappan Zee” will be a great loss to the spirit of Hudson Valley region. I have never met nor ... Read More »

Crowded Streets are No Reason to Celebrate

To the Editor:  Re: “Lighthouse Celebration Focuses on Coming Riverfront Development (July 2015 issue) I think it’s great to celebrate the lighthouse restoration. However, I am not celebrating the addition of 1,177 condos and townhouses, a 140-room hotel, and office/retail space. How are we going to handle an additional 2,000 or so cars on our already overcrowded streets? Irene J. ... Read More »

Schools Need Better Procedures to Handle Allegations

To the Editor:  On May 1st, Pearl River High School and Sleepy Hollow High School played each other in boys’ varsity lacrosse. What happened that day highlights that schools need better procedures for handling allegations of racism. During the game, three Sleepy Hollow players reported racial slurs by Pearl River players. The Sleepy Hollow players told their teammates (one of ... Read More »

Hanna a Great Choice for Irvington Board of Ed

To the Editor: I am writing a letter in support of Michael Hanna in his candidacy for a seat on the Irvington Board of Education in the upcoming election on May 19th. I have gotten to know Michael very well over the last couple of years, working together as board members of Irvington United for Education on issues that are ... Read More »

State Referendum Needed for Road Repaving

To the Editor: I was disappointed that the NYS budget included almost no additional funding to localities for road repaving. The $50 million dollars approved state-wide will be of little help in addressing the thousands of miles of municipal roads in desperate shape. Many local governments around the state have roads that look like third world countries. Communities are trying ... Read More »

Hanna is a Perfect Fit for Irvington School Board

To the Editor: I write to express my strong support for the candidacy of Michael Hanna for Board of Education in Irvington. I have been fortunate to work with Michael on the Executive Board of the Irvington PTSA and as a fellow board member of Irvington United for Education for the past two plus years. Michael is someone who is ... Read More »