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Down Comes the Western Span—Ever-So Slowly This Time

by Barrett Seaman – Since the spectacular controlled explosion in mid-January that brought down the eastern span of the old Tappan Zee Bridge, the pace of remaining demolition has been all but imperceptible. The biggest news in the last three months has been t... More »


Reasons for Dead Fish Known but Duck Deaths Remain a Mystery

by Elaine Marranzano –  The discovery of five dead ducks and dozens of dead fish floating on the water’s surface have the public speculating that something may be amiss at the Tarrytown Lakes. Nicole Carles found the ducks one morning last month in the lakes p... More »


Village of Irvington Mulls Changes at Matthiessen Park

by Katherine Cain –  With a changing demographic that includes more young families with children and dogs, the Village of Irvington is taking a fresh look at the configuration of its signature waterfront Matthiessen Park and the rules that govern its use. An o... More »


Sooner Than Expected, Irvington Passes a Short-Term Rental Law

by Barrett Seaman –  With quibbles and concerns coming from every angle during the February and March public hearings, Irvington’s efforts to permit the use of homes for short-term rentals (think Airbnb) seemed destined for a long, drawn-out legislative grind ... More »


McCormack Leaving Longtime Irvington Athletic Director Position

by Tom Pedulla –  Irvington High School began what is expected to be an extensive search for a new athletic director after Artie McCormack, who held the position for the last 19 years, resigned to lead the sports programs at Pearl River High School. “We are de... More »


Irvington Girls Reach Finals of Class B Federation Cup

By Rick Pezzullo The Irvington High School girls’ basketball team is one win away from adding another championship to its impressive legacy. The Section 1 Class B champion Bulldogs easily defeated shorthanded Holy Trinity Friday 62-37 in the semifinals of the ... More »


The Measles Have Come to Westchester. Here’s How to Minimize Risk

by Camille Cunningham –   Westchester County saw its first case of measles this week, after a Monroe College student from New York City visiting the college’s New Rochelle campus was found to be infected. New York City and Westchester County Health Departments... More »


Irvington School Board Drops Plans for Garage Behind Dows Lane

by Barrett Seaman –  Public school capital bond issues to fund projects beyond the scope of a district’s current accounts budgets come up only every decade or so. Irvington’s last one was in 2004, so it was not unexpected that the need for more money to pay fo... More »


Village of Irvington Settles on New Parking Regulations

by Barrett Seaman –  Following months of examining traffic and usage patterns and weighing the trade-offs, Irvington trustees, in early January, passed a new set of parking regulations bound to please some residents at least some of the time. The goal was to “... More »


Tax Rule Proposed by Latimer Gains Support from Local Leaders

by Robert Kimmel –  Municipal leaders in the rivertowns are rallying around Westchester County Executive George Latimer’s call for a two-year freeze on property taxes coupled with an increase in the county’s sales tax. The request is in the form of legislation... More »