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New NY Bridge Construction Still on Schedule for 2018 Completion

by Rick Pezzullo Construction of the New NY Bridge was going smoothly until a large crane crashed mid-day July 19 on the existing Tappan Zee Bridge, shutting down traffic in both directions for several hours, but miraculously avoiding any serious injuries or crashes. The mishap, the cause of which remains under investigation but appears to be equipment malfunction-related, damaged one ... Read More »

“Slow Down Rivertowns” Grows — and Gets Teeth

by Barrett Seaman When it was launched last September, Irvington’s ambitious traffic-calming campaign was marked by a barrage of signs featuring the village’s bearded, somnolent mascot, Rip Van Winkle, urging drivers to Slow Down; police handed out pamphlets on Broadway, and squad cars began lurking in the shadows near popular speeding zones. The plan was to post more signage around ... Read More »

Tarrytown Looks to Fill Two Village Managerial Posts

by Robert Kimmel Following two tours as Tarrytown’s Village Administrator, totaling more than 18 years, Michael Blau will be leaving that position next year. The village also faces replacing its Chief Engineer, Michael McGarvey, who departs this month after 12 years in that post. “It’s virtually impossible to overstate how much I and the village will miss both Mike Blau ... Read More »

Key Changes in Health Care Evident in The Rivertowns

by Robert Kimmel Health Care’s evolution has never stopped, and significant changes are taking place now in the rivertowns, just as they are across the nation. Having the family doctor, carrying a small black bag full of medications, making a house call, is an experience only a few can recall. For the most part, that way of delivering health care ... Read More »

New Chamber of Commerce Members

Northwell Health-GoHealth Urgent Care 650 White Plains Road Tarrytown, NY 10591 914-266-3102 www.gohealthuc.com/northwell Travellati Tours Elizabeth Kemble 11 Woodland Avenue Tarrytown, NY 10591 Phone: 914-909-5079 travellati.com David Lerner Associates, Inc. Gary Troy 599 West Hartsdale Avenue Hartsdale, New York 10591 Phone: 914-539-2017 davidlerner.com Lyew Acupuncture PLLC Kwanghee Lyew 245 N. Broadway Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591 Phone: 914-522-0536 Crincoli Communications LLC ... Read More »

Schools Help Oysters Return to the Hudson River

by Julia Ann Friedman Oysters were an important species in the New York Harbor for centuries, and oyster reefs once covered 220,000 acres of the Hudson River estuary. They played a large part in helping to maintain the estuary’s ecosystem by filtering water, reducing the force of wave energy, protecting against storm surges, and providing a home for other aquatic ... Read More »

Business News – Regeneron to Sponsor Science Talent Search Competition

by Maria Ann Roglieri Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, a biotechnology company with headquarters in Tarrytown, has taken over sponsorship of the national high school science competition, the Science Talent Search (formerly the Intel Science Talent Search). Regeneron was selected by the Society for Science & the Public (known as The Society) from among 50 companies because of its steady commitment to mentoring ... Read More »

Business News – Eye Doctor Brings Care, Expertise to the Last Frontier

by Thomas Staudter Prospective patients hoping to make an appointment with Nathan DeDeo, a doctor of optometry and co-owner of Hudson River Eye Care in Tarrytown, may speculate why he has been unavailable and “out of town” a number of times during the past year-and-a-half. Is the friendly 36-year old attending professional conferences, vacationing or golfing at some of the ... Read More »

Irvington Democrats Endorse Three for 2016 Election

On June 2, the Irvington Democratic Committee endorsed three candidates for the 2016 election this fall: two for the Board of Trustees, and one for Village Justice. In a unanimous vote, the committee selected incumbent Mark Gilliland, 61, who is up for reelection, and Larry Lonky, 59, longtime chair of Irvington’s Recreation and Parks Advisory Committee, as Trustee candidates. As ... Read More »