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MTA Finds Monopole Replacement

By Alexander Roberts The Metropolitan Transportation Authority announced that it has found a replacement for the 150-foot monopole placed just 30 feet from a Franklin Courts playground.  At a conference call with Tarrytown Mayor Drew Fixell, Administrator Rich... 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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New Bridge SUP: Animation from NY Gov’s Office

The last element of the new Mario Cuomo Bridge is a 12-ft. wide, barrier-protected “shared use path” (SUP) for cyclists and pedestrians that will run along the north side of the westbound span. It is not expected to be open until sometime next year, but the Go... 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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Surprise! Second Span to Open This Month

by Barrett Seaman –  It has been widely assumed that the Mario M. Cuomo Bridge would not fully open until later this year—and there were some who doubted that. But after a quick inspection, accompanied by Project Manager Jamey Barbas, Governor Andrew Cuomo let... More »

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Oysters Seeded Beneath the Mario C. Cuomo Bridge

by Barrett Seaman –  On a hot mid-summer day, while giant cranes and barges went about building the Mario C. Cuomo Bridge above, staff from the Billion Oyster Project oversaw the placement of 422 steel ”gabion” cages, each containing nearly 250 pounds of shuck... More »

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Riverkeeper’s “Sweep” Cleanup Campaign Scheduled for May 5.

By Robert Kimmel –  Two thousand volunteers are expected to participate in the 7th Annual Riverkeeper Sweep, Saturday, May 5, cleaning up the shorelines of the Hudson River at more than 100 locations along the river and its tributaries.  The sweep this year in... More »

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Continued Vigilance Urged on Hudson Anchorage Issue

by Robert Kimmel –  The Coast Guard has shelved its proposal to add 43 barge anchorage locations on the Hudson River, but environmental organizations are keeping a watchful eye on how the plan might be resurrected in the future. The controversial concept, purs... More »

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Coast Guard Report Submerges Hudson River Anchorages Plans

   By Robert Kimmel –  The Coast Guard’s controversial proposal to establish 43 new barge anchorage locations in the Hudson River for shipping industry use, first introduced two years ago, has been pushed farther into the future, with its prospects in question... More »