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Abinanti Seeks to Incorporate Tappan Zee in Cuomo Bridge Name

By Rick Pezzullo— State Assemblyman Tom Abinanti is looking to bring back the name Tappan Zee to the bridge that bore the tag for 55 years. Abinanti recently introduced legislation that would incorporate Tappan Zee in the designation of the span that runs betw... More »

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Sleepy Hollow Woman to Make History as New Riverkeeper Leader

By Rick Pezzullo — A Sleepy Hollow resident has been chosen to be the first woman to lead Riverkeeper, the non-profit environmental organization dedicated to the protection of the Hudson River and its tributaries, as well as the watersheds that provide New Yor... More »

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Indian Point Nuclear Plant Shuts Down after Nearly 60 Years

By Rick Pezzullo— After nearly 60 years generating approximately 25% of electricity consumed annually in the lower Hudson Valley and New York City, the Indian Point nuclear power plant will officially shutdown Friday. The last remaining nuclear reactor in oper... More »

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Sleepy Hollow’s Stretch of the RiverWalk to Feature Park

By Barrett Seaman— Where once Chevrolet, Pontiac and Olds minivans rolled off the assembly line at the old GM plant, a jewel of a park will lie between the Hudson and the condominium complex known as Edge-on-Hudson. It will be part of the link that bridges Kin... More »

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Vendors Sought To Service Bridge Shared Use Path

The New York State Thruway Authority is seeking local vendors to sell food, beverages and other services at either end of—or in the middle of—the Governor Mario M. Cuomo Bridge’s shared use bike/walking path for the next two years. The Authority is inviting qu... More »

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House Passes Law Curbing Oil Vessel Anchorage on Hudson

By Robert Kimmel— Legislation passed by the House of Representatives has moved the goal of keeping the lower Hudson River free of oil vessel anchorages a major step closer. Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney’s persistent efforts to have such a law approved has m... More »

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Sleepy Hollow’s New Amenity at Horan’s Landing

by Kevin Brown –  The summer of 2019 marked the completion of a new rack built at Horan’s Landing that will hold up to 24 kayaks, canoes, and paddle boards. The slips will be available on a first come, first served basis to Sleepy Hollow residents first. Matt ... More »

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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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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 homes... 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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