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Storm Preparation On Agenda of Westchester Town Leaders

by Robert Kimmel –  The horrendous road conditions and resulting traffic gridlock throughout the area caused by yesterday’s snow storm will be on the agenda of an upcoming meeting of the Westchester Town Supervisor’s Association. Disclosing yesterday that he h... More »

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Tarrytown Takes Action to Acquire Citibank Parking Spaces

by Robert Kimmel –    Almost three years have gone by since Citibank abandoned its branch at 1 South Broadway in Tarrytown and ended the village’s leased use of 21 spaces for public parking in the lot behind its structure. The spaces have remained idle since J... More »

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 MTA Agrees to Move Monopole

Tarrytown Residents Triumph:   by Alexan­der Roberts –  The end came in a dra­matic state­ment by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) shortly be­fore 10 p.m. on the eve of the MTA’s monthly board meet­ing. The agency that had hastily erected a 150-... More »

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Two Men Indicted for Mail Theft in Tarrytown

Westchester County District Attorney Anthony A. Scarpino, Jr. announced that Sean Dash, 21, and Jade Williams, 19, both of the Bronx, were arraigned October 4 on a 32-count indictment in connection with mail theft in Tarrytown. Each man was charged with Grand ... More »

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Army Corps Updates Plan for Hudson River Storm Surge Barriers

by Charlene Weigel –  The Army Corps of Engineers is in the midst of a quiet feasibility study with immense implications for rivertowns residents. Congress asked the Corps for a solution to protect regional coasts from storm surge. The Corps proposed six alter... More »

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Irvington Passes Law to Allow Bed-and-Breakfasts

by Barrett Seaman –  Fulfilling one of the items from their recently updated Comprehensive Plan, Irvington trustees last month passed a law allowing bed-and-breakfasts to operate in the village going forward—albeit with restrictions. Homeowners may convert all... More »

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Residential Construction Begins at Edge-on-Hudson Development

by Robert Kimmel –    Construction of the first of 1,177 housing units in the Edge-on-Hudson project in Sleepy Hollow, a collection of luxury brownstones, is underway. Infrastructure work on Phase Two of the 70-acre mixed-use development has also begun, follow... More »

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Resident arrested in
Tarrytown Drug Bust

by Barrett Seaman –  Following numerous citizen reports of drug activity in the village, Tarrytown Police, along with members of the Greenburgh Drug and Alcohol Task Force, arrested 20-year-old Charles D. Riley of Hamilton Place on October 16. A warranted sear... More »

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TVAC Calls for Volunteers to Ease Financial Stress

by Robert Kimmel –  When the Tarrytown Volunteer Ambulance Corps (TVAC) was created in 1967 its members reflected its name; they were all volunteers. Today, that is not the case. The availability of volunteers able to meet the corps’ needs has fallen to the po... More »

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Tarrytown to Fight Cell Tower on MTA Land Near River

by Alexander Roberts –  In the wake of the sudden appearance of a 150-foot cell tower on Metro North Authority (MTA) land near the Hudson River waterfront, the Village of Tarrytown is gearing up for a fight. The monopole sprouted on Saturday, September 15. “I’... More »

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Storm Surge Barriers on the Hudson Under Review

by Charlene Weigel –  Tarrytown resident Glenn Butler knew that the hurricane headed his way just before Halloween in 2012 was no trick and certainly no treat. Butler grounded his boat at the Washington Irving Boat Club, making sure the plug was in and the mot... More »

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Longtime Local Publisher Stepping Away from Newspaper

by Robert Kimmel –  The longtime publisher and owner of the River Journal is stepping away from the newspaper, potentially bringing an end to its publication which began 21 years ago. “Tis’ time to move on,” Robert Bonvento wrote last month in the ‘Fall Issue’... More »