Local News

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 »

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 Wompa in March to retain his seat, said he would look to replace Gandolfo, who served as village attorney ... Read 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 holders greater flexibility, allowed for the placement of two license plates numbers on one parking permit.” That ... Read More »

SH High Principal Gets Attention Featured in Clinton Video

Carol Conklin Spillane

|  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-Spillane. Conklin was approached at the beginning of April. “I got a call from a friend who asked if ... Read More »

Wray Leads Unite Sleepy Hollow Ticket to Election Sweep

Victorious Unite Sleepy Hollow Ticket (L-R:) Mayor Ken Wray and trustees John Leavy, Denise Scaglione and Glenn Rosenbloom. (photo: Sunny McLean)

|  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 village board. “The voters listened to what our positions were in general and ... Read More »

Fixell Elected to Sixth Term as Tarrytown Mayor

Tarrytown Mayor Drew Fixell enjoys his victory at The Tapp on election night.  (photo: Sunny McLean)

|  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 butterflies when residents went to the polls on March 18. As it turned ... Read More »