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HELPING WILDLIFE: IT’S TURTLE SEASON. HELP THEM CROSS!

By Suzy Allman, TEAC member If you’re driving around the lakes in Tarrytown this time of year, you’re likely to see a turtle crossing the road. During the early summer, many female turtles cross roads bearing eggs, moving toward familiar nesting areas.  Nepera... More »

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Westchester Power Pauses its CCA

Westchester Power – the energy supplier set up by Sustainable Westchester that supplies electricity at a fixed, negotiated rate to most of our Rivertowns’ homes – is “pausing” at the end of its current contract term for participants in the Con Edison service t... More »

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A Changing of the Guard at Westchester Land Trust

By Barrett Seaman– Kara Whelan, currently vice president of the Westchester Land Trust (WLT), will succeed Lori Ensinger, who is stepping down after nine years as president of the non-profit conservation organization. The change in leadership will take place i... More »

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Con Ed’s January Bill Shocks Residents

By Barrett Seaman– Usually when Con Ed and other utilities get called on the carpet, it’s after a sudden storm that has knocked out power and left customers in the cold and dark for too long. This time, the uproar is over pieces of paper—namely the utility bil... More »

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ConEd Bills – Share Your Story

Lots of rivertown residents have seen big increases in their  January Con Ed bills. (See: https://thehudsonindependent.com/con-eds-january-bill-shocks-residents/) How about you? Readers of The Hudson Independent, identified by first name only as either house o... More »

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Electric School Buses To Roll Out For Westchester: Online Forum

Westchester County Executive George Latimer, the County’s Office of Energy and Sustainability and the Westchester chapters of Mothers Out Front co-hosted an electric school bus forum on January 27. Panelists shared resources to help schools transition off foss... More »

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Who Would Do Such A Thing?

By Barrett Seaman— Twice in mid-November, someone, most likely in the dead of night, dug up the native perennials that had been lovingly planted in the tree wells along North Broadway in Tarrytown. They were placed there last summer by volunteers for TEAC, the... More »

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Senators Seek Support of Bills Silencing Gas-Powered Lawn Equipment

By Rick Pezzullo — Two state senators joined Sleepy Hollow Mayor Ken Wray at Devries Park Nov. 3 to bring attention to bills that would pull the plug on gas-powered lawn and landscaping equipment within the next five years. Several years ago, Sleepy Hollow bec... 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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If You See This Invasive Pest, ‘PLEASE, PLEASE, DESTROY IT’

Editor’s Note: A notice from the Village of Irvington: And when you do, notify your local Recreation and Parks Department as well as the New York State Department of Environment; Conservation (NYS DEC). Spotted Lantern Flies (SFL) have devastated areas of Penn... More »

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The Best Way To Clean Up Your Home Energy Act May Be Beneath You

By Sue Treiman– For years, we’ve looked up to the sun to help save energy costs. Now, several Westchester organizations are suggesting a change in perspective. Buried deep beneath our feet, they say, is an equally powerful, infinitely renewable, and clean ener... More »

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NRC Holds Hearing in Tarrytown on Indian Pt. Decommissioning Plan

By Rick Pezzullo— The federal Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) held a public meeting in Tarrytown last week to receive comments on a decommissioning report for the closed Indian Point nuclear power plant in Buchanan. Holtec, which only took over ownership o... More »

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September 2021 TEAC News

  NEWS OF THE MONTH FROM THE TARRYTOWN ENVIRONMENTAL ADVISORY COUNCIL SEPTEMBER 2021 WHAT WE’RE TALKING ABOUT _____________________This month: Appreciate the health of the Lakes, learn more about hydrogen, explore heat pump technology, take a hike, come to a S... More »

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August 2021 TEAC News

NEWS OF THE MONTH FROM THE TARRYTOWN ENVIRONMENTAL ADVISORY COUNCIL AUGUST 2021 WHAT WE’RE TALKING ABOUT _____________________This month, check in on the health of our Tarrytown Lakes. Then rifle through your closet to find some things you don’t need anymore, ... More »

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July 2021 TEAC News

JULY 2021 WHAT WE’RE TALKING ABOUT _____________________ This month, say goodbye to single-use plastics. Plant up Tarrytown with sunflowers and other pollinators – they’re great for the bees. Add some birds to your life-list, swap something you don’t need for ... 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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