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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. Malloy selected former public schools teacher Dr. Dianna R. Wentzell to the post. Wentzell has more than 25 years’ experience as an ... Read More »

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

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 Belgian chocolates in a large variety of flavors and covered in so many differing toppings, it’s hard to ... Read More »

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 years it has developed a negative connotation. In order to promote this campaign, students ... Read 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 this year, carries a districtwide average tax hike of .88%. The state tax cap for the district ... Read More »

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 community volunteers and is aimed at creating dialogue as well as giving people a forum to share their passions, ... Read 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, who has served on the board since 1996, is looking forward to continuing serving the community where she ... 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 »

Trilogy Consignment: Modern, Vintage and Artisan Clothing and Accessories

|  by Linda Viertel  | When Heather Reid decided to open her consignment store in Tarrytown, she named it Trilogy – a description of her featured clothing and accessories collection: 1) modern, 2) vintage and 3) artisan. Her curated collection of second-hand items from differing decades, in a multitude of styles and sizes, all have a certain timelessness. “Customers get ... Read More »

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

Fixell Proud of Accomplishments as Tarrytown Mayor

| by Rick Pezzullo |   With the village doing well financially and many projects underway, Tarrytown Mayor Drew Fixell said he was somewhat surprised to be challenged this year, particularly by the person he unseated 10 years ago whose only attempt to return to public service since then was an unsuccessful run for the Irvington Board of Education. However, ... Read More »

Tarrytown Loses Appeal in Manhole Fatalities Case

| by Rick Pezzullo |   The Village of Tarrytown recently lost an appeal of a state Department of Labor ruling that it violated safety regulations in the Labor Day 2010 manhole accident that claimed the lives of a village DPW employee and a volunteer firefighter. However, it remains unclear what the ramifications are of the January 29 decision in ... Read More »

Development Along Tarrytown Riverfront Taking Shape

| by Janie Rosman |   National RE/sources developer, Joe Cotter, continues to be busy building down by the Tarrytown riverfront. Phase One of the approximately 25-acre Hudson Harbor development (which will ultimately consist of 238 residences north of West Main Street) is complete. Cotter started with 20 condominiums in the Stonehouse, fashioned after Rockefeller’s Stone Barns in Pocantico Hills, ... Read More »

State Tax Cap Freeze Prompts School Districts’ Fiscal Belt Tightening

| by Robert Kimmel |   Along with maintaining quality educational standards, preserving a small amount of tax relief for homeowners is one of the primary motivators of local school district authorities preparing their budgets for the coming year. As part of the temporary tax freeze for school districts set by state lawmakers, most homeowners in Irvington, Sleepy Hollow, and ... Read More »

Incumbent Tarrytown Trustees Feel Board Cohesiveness is an Asset

| by Rick Pezzullo |   The three incumbent village trustees running unopposed for reelection in Tarrytown have been working together on a bipartisan board that hasn’t seen any personnel changes in the last eight years, an accomplishment the trio believes has served residents well. “I think we’ve done a good job getting a lot done,” said Trustee Becky McGovern ... Read More »

Camp Directory 2015

| by Janie Rosman |   If the winter blues have you down, then now’s the time to plan for summer. AYSO Soccer Camp Kingsland Point Park, 299 Palmer Ave., Sleepy Hollow Phone: 914-560-6067 or email: rc@aysotarrytown.com http://www.aysotarrytown.com/camp.html Dates: August 10 to 14, and August 17 to 21 (two sessions) Now in its 16th season, AYSO and Sleepy Hollow Football ... Read More »