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Ongoing Concern about Hudson River Sturgeons

by Char Weigel –  The Hudson River Valley is renowned for its history. One could say it is swimming in it – Washington slept here, British spy Major John André was captured here. The rivertowns are alive with ancient history as well. The sturgeons of the Hudso... More »

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Indy Talks with Ned Sullivan of Scenic Hudson

Scenic Hudson President Ned Sullivan talks about the state of Riverwalk, the 51-mile shared use pathway on the eastern shore of the Hudson River, among other issues his powerful non-profit champions.  More »

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Born on the GMC Bridge – Falcons!

by Robert Kimmel Four yet-to-be-named, recently hatched baby Pere­grine Fal­cons exist in a nest box high atop the Gov­er­nor Mario Cuomo Bridge, 419 feet above the Hud­son River. The neona­tal apart­ment is cour­tesy of the New York State Thruway Au­thor­ity,... More »

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Tappan Zee: Demolition Video Commentary, Images

Additional views…    At Last, The Bridge Came Falling Down  By Barrett Seaman It could have been the Fourth of July—except that it was bathed in sunlight on a frigid mid-January day. Cars pulled off roads near vantage points and people streamed from their hom... More »

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BANG, BANG, THE BRIDGE IS GONE!

by Barrett Seaman – Those who were betting from the outset of the New New York Bridge Project on a Bridge Over the River Kwai-type massive implosion of the old Tappan Zee Bridge will finally get a little bang for their buck. It will, however, be modest. Last w... More »

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 »