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Business News – Electric Bikes Make Debut in Rivertowns

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by Charlene Weigel Eighty-five degrees. 80% humidity. Frowning at White Street, Tarrytown’s meanest hill. We’re going to bike up that wall? No sweat. Literally. I’m test-riding an electric bike with Edward Busk, owner of Sleek eBikes on Main Street, Tarrytown. With a few strong pumps on my pedals, the battery-powered motor gifts me a pair of bionic legs. First bike ... Read More »

Make College Dreams a Reality

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Helping to Make College Dreams a Reality: Kids’ Club of Tarrytown & Sleepy Hollow, Inc. hosted its 4th Annual Breakfast for Bedding on June 20. More than 50 guests donated new dorm room bedding and gift cards for students from Sleepy Hollow High School who participated in one or more college prep initiatives, including Let’s Get Ready, Latino U College ... Read More »

Barbelet Sworn-In as New Police Chief in Tarrytown

New Tarrytown Police Chief John Barbelet poses with his wife and Mayor Drew Fixell after taking the oath of office on June 19. —Photo by Rick Pezzullo

by Rick Pezzullo For the first time in 23 years, the Village of Tarrytown has a new police chief after Lt. John Barbelet was sworn-in June 19 to succeed retiring Chief Scott Brown. Barbelet, 48, will earn an annual salary of approximately $172,000 to lead the Police Department, which has 34 full-time sworn officers and five part-time members. Brown had ... Read More »

Tarrytown’s Mark Morganelli Brings Jazz to Local Audience

(L-R:) Vic Juris, Mark Morganelli, Ron McClure, Tim Armacost and Tony Jefferson
performing at the Jazz Forum Club.

by Maria Ann Roglieri Mark Morganelli is a jazz trumpet player, a producer, Executive Director of Jazz Forum Arts, and owner of the new Jazz Forum Club at 1 Dixon Lane in Tarrytown. He boasts an impressive biography (see his website http://jazzforumarts.org/mark-morganelli/) and has contributed much to the cultural life of Tarrytown and Westchester. He began enriching the Westchester arts ... Read More »

Kiernan Named New Tarrytown School District Athletic Director

by Kevin Brown After the long reign of outgoing Athletic Director Chuck Scarpulla, Denise Kiernan takes over the position with a significantly expanded role. Kiernan will be the Director of Health and Physical Education, overseeing not only the interscholastic athletic program but also Physical Education and Health Education teachers for all grades K through 12. Her resume and credentials are ... Read More »

Sleepy Hollow Fab Five to Lead Team in Baseball Summer

15U Sleepy Hollow Baseball Travel team on opening day. (L-R:) Ramon Salazar, Ryan
Owen, Andrew Walek, Talon Carsto, Devin Batheja, Lou Kudla, Andy Estrella, Patrick
Smith, and Luke McCarthy. (Not pictured: Manny Abreu, Paul Galano, Jackson Many,
Alex Mazon.)

by Tom Pedulla Sleepy Hollow’s 17-and-under summer baseball team will rely on a Fab Five of sorts in attempting to make a successful debut in the Greater Hudson Valley Baseball League. Coach Robert Bischof is depending on five players who have been with him since they were nine years old: standout catcher Matthew Bischof (he qualifies as a lifer since ... Read More »

Tarrytown Swimming Pool Information

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The new outdoor swimming pool in Tarrytown (behind the train station) is open for the summer season. More than 680 residents have signed up for memberships, generating approximately $73,000 in revenue to the village, according to Village Administrator Richard Slingerland. The pool is open on weekdays from noon to 7 p.m. and weekends and holidays from 10 a.m. to 7 ... Read More »

Rotary’s Duck Derby, Y’s Healthy Kids Day Draws Crowds

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by Robert Kimmel Hundreds of little rubber ducks floating down Andre Brook in the Rotary Club’s annual Duck Derby, and crowds of children participating in the Family YMCA Healthy Kids’ Day activities in Tarrytown’s Patriot’s Park spelled success for the collaborative annual event in late April. “Overall, it was a huge success and we were so pleased with the turnout,” ... Read More »

Sports – Three-Sport Sleepy Hollow Athlete Excelling on Diamond

Sean McCarthy hit well over .400 this season.

by Tom Pedulla Sleepy Hollow High School trailed Yonkers 2-1 in the fifth inning in the Nyack Tournament earlier this season when Sleepy Hollow Coach Rob Spirelli checked with right-hander Sean McCarthy. Despite being set back by an unearned run, McCarthy was pitching well. Spirelli was concerned that his pitch count was building. He wanted to make sure he felt ... Read More »