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Stalled Water Reservoir for SH Gets Boost for Construction

|  by Robert Kimmel   | A series of procedural matters holding up the construction of a critically needed new water reservoir for Sleepy Hollow apparently have been settled, and work on the structure could begin within a few months.  Agreement on the issues encountered followed two years of discussions between the Village, the Town of Mt. Pleasant and the ... Read More »

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 than 180,000 students in New York State boycotted the ELA exam this year, representing just below17% of the ... Read More »

TEAC Leads Earth Day Cleanup

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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 location, and the Tarrytown Lakes Committee sent out over volunteers throughout the trails around the Tarrytown Lakes. With added energy provided by ... Read More »

Sleepy Hollow High School Spreads the Word to End the Word

Loretta Claiborne

|  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 years it has developed a negative connotation. In order to promote this campaign, students ... Read More »

Super Crane Makes History with Bridge Replacement

I Lift NY super crane has been doing some heavy lifting.   Photo: Janie Rosman

|  by Janie Rosman  | Another page of bridge history took place last week when the I Lift NY fitted a 600-ton precast concrete pile cap on a set of piles. It was the super crane’s first of many placements and future lifts. “You have this tub that is sitting over four piles that are accepting the load, so precision ... Read More »

Construction of New Bridge Making Steady Progress

Rebar cages being installed for new span.  Photo: Janie Rosman

|  by Janie Rosman  | Now in its third year, the Tappan Zee Bridge replacement project is nearly one-third complete. Among many projects that happened last month was the I Lift NY crane making its first placement: fitting a 600-ton precast concrete pile cap tub on a set of piles with pinpoint precision can take from one to four hours. ... Read More »

Weather Shines Again for Rubber Duck Derby and Healthy Kids Day

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The Rotary of the Tarrytowns’ annual Rubber Duck Derby raised more than $14,000 that will be returned to the community in the form or grants and scholarships. The Derby on April 25 was held in conjunction with the Family YMCA’s Healthy Kids Day at Patriot’s Park. With the eighth consecutive “good weather” day for the dual event, hundreds of children ... Read More »

Mexican Students Visit EF School at Inter Cultural Fest

|  by Fabienne Schneuwly  | The EF International Language School in Tarrytown was recently home to more than 200 students from different regions in Mexico. The delegation, which came for the first EF IQUF Inter Cultural Fest in New York, arrived on March 30 and stayed on campus for two weeks full of new experiences. During their period of residence ... Read More »

Inaugural TEDx Tarrytown Women Event Scheduled

Pamela Barkley

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 community volunteers and is aimed at creating dialogue as well as giving people a forum to share their passions, ... Read More »