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Groundbreaking Held for Affordable Housing Project at YMCA Facility

By Rick Pezzullo—  A ceremonial groundbreaking was held Wednesday for an affordable housing development on the grounds of the YMCA facility in downtown Tarrytown. The $53 million project, known as 62 Main, will consist of 109 rental units for tenants aged 55 a... More »

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Rotary’s Duck Derby, Y’s Healthy Kids Day Set for Patriots Park

By Robert Kimmel  – – Spectators and fun-seekers will be welcomed at Patriot’s Park for the 14th annual Rotary Club of the Tarrytowns’ Duck Derby and Family YMCA’s Healthy Kids Day on Sunday, June 27. Following the loosening of pandemic restrictions for outdoo... More »

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Village Tax Rates to Rise Modestly for 2021-22

By Brianna Staudt Village tax rates will rise modestly heading into the new fiscal year June 1 as local governments take measures to blunt the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic economic downturn on taxpayers. Tax rates are rising between two and three percent fo... More »

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Racial Slur in Sleepy Hollow Schools Under Investigation

By Rick Pezzullo— Officials in The Public Schools of the Tarrytowns are investigating messages containing a racial slur that were posted Thursday in the Google Classrooms of one Sleepy Hollow Middle School class and one Sleepy Hollow High School class. In a le... More »

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Robert Rachlin, 96

By Linda Viertel– Robert Rachlin, a 62-year resident of Gracemere in Tarrytown, died April 25. He was 96. Born in the Bronx in 1925, he was raised poor in the Depression and moved every six months for rent concessions. By age 13, when he was already six feet t... More »

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School Budgets Approved in Local Districts

By Brianna Staudt and Rick Pezzullo Voters overwhelmingly approved the 2021-22 school budgets yesterday proposed by Dobbs Ferry public schools, Irvington public schools, the Public Schools of the Tarrytowns and Pocantico Hills. All board of education (BOE) tru... More »

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Announcing Season Two of Chef in Residence at Stone Barns

By Linda Viertel– Season Two of the Chef in Residence at Stone Barns program, a collaboration with Blue Hill Restaurant, has just begun. Pitmaster Bryan Furman is bringing his signature pit-smoked barbecue and seasonal side dishes, made from Hudson Valley prod... More »

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Fred Astaire Studios Resumes Practice Parties after 15-Month Hiatus

By Alexander Roberts— In another sign of economic progress as the COVID-19 pandemic eases, Fred Astaire Dance Studios resumed their practice parties on May 14. About 20 students ventured out from social isolation to once again participate in a tradition at the... More »

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Playa Bowls Grand Opening Saturday, May 15 in Tarrytown

By Linda Viertel— “Welcome to Pineapple Land” On Main Street, where customers can enjoy a dizzying variety of superfruit bowls and smoothies, perfect for a refreshing, healthy summery delight any time of the year. Tomorrow, on Saturday, May 15, starting at 11 ... More »

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New Principal at Sleepy Hollow High School Named

By Rick Pezzullo— A new principal has been chosen to lead Sleepy Hollow High School. Deborah Brand will succeed Dr. Tracey Smith at the start of the 2021-22 school year. Brand joins Public Schools of the Tarrytowns from the Highland Falls-Fort Montgomery Centr... More »

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June 2021 TEAC News

NEWS OF THE MONTH FROM THE TARRYTOWN ENVIRONMENTAL ADVISORY COUNCIL   JUNE 2021 WHAT WE’RE TALKING ABOUT _____________________ This month, take a tour of some of the native plant projects newly installed  on the grounds of the Warner Library, Patriots Park and... More »

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May 2021 TEAC News

NEWS OF THE MONTH FROM THE TARRYTOWN ENVIRONMENTAL ADVISORY COUNCIL   MAY 2021 WHAT WE’RE TALKING ABOUT _____________________This month, we’re pretty proud of the all-hands-on-deck approach to keeping Tarrytown – its lakes and parks, streets and shoreline – cl... More »

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Tarrytown Board Rejects Station Area Overlay District

By Rick Pezzullo— The Tarrytown Board of Trustees voted Monday not to designate a controversial Station Area Overlay District (SAO). Before a scheduled public hearing took place on Zoom, where more than 90 people were watching, board members expressed reservat... More »

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EF Students Take Part in Clean-Up to Help Combat Climate Crisis

By Rick Pezzullo— Students at EF Academy pitched in on Earth Day to do their small part in combatting the climate crisis and help reduce the carbon footprint in Westchester. As part of a campus-wide clean-up on the 97-acre property in Thornwood, students colle... More »

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Man Sentenced to 10 Years for String of Holiday Season Burglaries

By Rick Pezzullo— A man who committed a string of holiday season burglaries in Westchester in 2019 and 2020, including residences in Tarrytown, Sleepy Hollow and Dobbs Ferry, was sentenced recently to 10 years in prison. German Martinez, 43, of Yonkers, pled g... More »

Rubber Duckies at the Duck Derby in Tarrytown's Patriot Park
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Rotary’s Duck Derby Racers Readied for Adoptions

By Robert Kimmel – The little ducks are back, ready for adoption! It was in April 2008 that the Rotary Club of the Tarrytowns conducted its first Duck Derby, an event that has now become a community tradition. This year’s 14th annual Derby is scheduled for Sun... More »

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Tarrytown to Hold Arbor Day Ceremony Friday, April 30

 By Linda Viertel— The Village of Tarrytown plans to celebrate its 39th year as a Tree City USA on Friday, April 30 at 1 p.m. at the McKeel Avenue parking lot with a hybrid person/Zoom event (see below for details). A popular Chinese proverb states: “The best ... More »

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