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  • If your daily routine takes you to our neighbors to the West – our Rockland County neighbors that is – you may be wondering what the update is on our New, NY Bridge. According to reports, the Tappan Zee replacement is still set to be completed in 2018. The Tappan Zee bridge in current use took just 4 months shy of 4 years to build and according to the official NYS Bridge website, wasn’t built to withstand the now estimated 140,000 or more cars which cross it every day. 

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    Irvington UFSD Announces Gail Krieger as Director of Pupil Personnel Services

    Irvington welcomes Gail Krieger as the School District’s new Director of Pupil Personnel Services. On March 7th at the Board ofEducation meeting, superintendent Dr. Kristopher Harrison announced the appointment of Krieger to the position after an expansive search that involved a representative committee.

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  • Sixteen year old Lyndsey Minerva has already garnered an impressive resume for someone of her age. To add onto her long list of successes, the Pocantico Hills resident has been named one of the featured acts for St. Christopher’s spring gala, St. Christopher’s Got Talent, on April 4 at The Performing Arts Center at Purchase College. 

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  • Award-winning poet Mark Doty will deliver the keynote reading during the 7th Westchester Poetry Festival, to be held on the campus of The Masters School in Dobbs Ferry on Sat., April 8. The Hudson Valley Writers’ Center is co-sponsor of the event, which is open to the public. The festival will open and close with readings by several Masters Upper School students and will also feature the work of six other acclaimed poets.

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The Springtime Market...A Real Estate Conversation

River Journal asked four top producers to answer a series of questions about the villages they live in and the allure of our Rivertowns.

Karen Stroub — William Raveis Legends Realty Group

1. You live in Tarrytown. What makes the Village special? Please be as specific as you care to be.

Tarrytown is brimming with Old World Village charm and a strong sense of community. A real Norman Rockwell vibe which is contrary to living outside of one of the largest metropolitan cities in the world.

Read more: The Springtime Market...A Real Estate Conversation

 

Volunteerism Declines at Local Firehouses

If you’ve ever researched statistics on firefighters, you’d know that in America, where there’s a fire, there will most likely be volunteers. According to the National Fire Protection Association, or NFPA, 69% of firefighters in the United States are volunteers. There are approximately 125 Volunteer Fire Departments in Westchester County alone, while the cumulative number of our towns, cities and villages reaches only 48. 

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Round and Round on the Roundabout

From the Village of Ossining, February 27th:

Last week we got an update from engineers on the roundabout project. Another significant discussion that evening was related to proposed code revisions and adoptions that will streamline and strengthen the Village’s enforcement efforts, better aligning them with NYS codes.

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In Education...Charter vs. Public... Game On

Early February gave us two historic tie-breakers. First, the Super Bowl ended in a tie causing an overtime period, then the confirmation of Betsy DeVos resulted in a tie-breaker by Vice President Pence. There had never before been the need for a tie-breaker when confirming a Cabinet member; anyone reading the news lately knows that Ms. DeVos’ nomination caused controversy. Many people thought that she lacked the experience needed to run the Department of Education, and feared that her wealth and campaign contributions influenced the voting. Others felt that she is only a figurehead and what matters is what state and local districts decide to enact on behalf of their students, not her experience.

Read more: In Education...Charter vs. Public... Game On

   
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Are you faced with the dilemma of saving for your own retirement while at the same time trying to put money away for a child’s college education? How do you pursue both goals? How do you determine which is more important or what path to take? If this... Read more..

As I sit here writing this recipe a blizzard is blasting us … so what’s better than a nice refreshing Spring-themed salad to shake these winter blues! While you gaze upon the feet of snow that mother nature has so kindly given us … (NOT!), I know... Read more..

This new project created by EF students in Tarrytown will be posting additional stories at www.efnewyorkprofiles.wordpress.com beginning April 2nd. Do you ever wonder what is going on at the former Marymount College in Tarrytown? You’ve probably heard... Read more..

If your daily routine takes you to our neighbors to the West – our Rockland County neighbors that is – you may be wondering what the update is on our New, NY Bridge. According to reports, the Tappan Zee replacement is still set to be completed in... Read more..

Irvington Irvington UFSD Announces Gail Krieger as Director of Pupil Personnel Services Irvington welcomes Gail Krieger as the School District’s new Director of Pupil Personnel Services. On March 7th at the Board ofEducation meeting, superintendent... Read more..

Sixteen year old Lyndsey Minerva has already garnered an impressive resume for someone of her age. To add onto her long list of successes, the Pocantico Hills resident has been named one of the featured acts for St. Christopher’s spring gala, St. Christopher’s... Read more..

Award-winning poet Mark Doty will deliver the keynote reading during the 7th Westchester Poetry Festival, to be held on the campus of The Masters School in Dobbs Ferry on Sat., April 8. The Hudson Valley Writers’ Center is co-sponsor of the event, which... Read more..

Proving there is strength in numbers, elected officials, business owners, union representatives and members of the community jammed the Plumbers and Steamfitters Local 21 meeting hall in Peekskill to the rafters Thursday night for a public hearing on... Read more..

Westchester County Executive Robert P. Astorino, along with Public Safety Commissioner George Longworth, met today with more than 20 executive directors of local synagogues in an effort to reassure the large Westchester Jewish community unnerved by a... Read more..

Over 250 competitors and spectators filled Yoo’s Martial Arts on Saturday, February 11, to watch and compete in the 7th Annual Hong Ik Martial Arts Festival – an annual tournament for ages six and up showcasing martial arts skills and energy cultivation.... Read more..

The Greater Ossining Chamber of Commerce and Local Ossining Businesses urge your support for a public referendum opposing the Roundabout project at the Historic Five Corners – Main & Spring Streets, and $500,000 taxpayer-funded bond passed by the Ossining... Read more..

The Sleepy Hollow St. Patrick’s Day Parade Committee is proud to announce that Kelly Murphy, Tarrytown, will be the Grand Marshal of the 21st Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade. Leading the parade with Kelly will be her Aides (and the communities... Read more..

Before you go running for the hills because you saw a Brussel sprout or two nestled between all the delicious morsels of butternut squash and parsnips, stop and give this recipe a try. The combination of sweet cranberries coupled with the bright lemon... Read more..

Irvington’s 2017 Comprehensive Plan is underway. The committee had its first meeting with the public to discuss the process of the 2017 plan update in mid-February. In an effort to involve Irvington residents, the committee has been delegated into five... Read more..

As we slide into February and enjoy our first solid dumping of snow, students in the region have lots to celebrate aside from snow days. This month we Talk Science, introduce a mobile book display, come in third at FIRST, and correctly locate the Papahanaumokuakea... Read more..

Garden stools have long been a decorator favorite for their versatility, functionality, and beauty. These drum or barrel-shaped stools have been a part of Chinese tradition for over 1000 years, have been imported to the West for over 300 years, and continue... Read more..

Local Ossining resident and presidential historian, William Reynolds, is displaying some of his extensive collection of presidential memorabilia at the Ossining Public Library in celebration of President’s Day. Located in the “Hallway Gallery” on... Read more..

Phelps Hospital was recently honored by the Friends of the Rockefeller State Park Preserve at a gala held at the Rockefeller estate Playhouse, a Normandy-English style building designed by Duncan Candler in 1927. Daniel Blum, President and CEO of Phelps... Read more..

Anne Emison Harmon, of Irvington-on-Hudson, NY (since 1962) died of lung cancer at age 83 on Wednesday, December 14, 2016 at her home with her loving family around her.  She is survived by her husband Howard, son James, daughter Julia, grandson Julian,... Read more..

I get it . . . you’re busy, you’re tired, the kids are driving you nuts and there is laundry to fold. I’m sure the last thing you want to do now after working all day is put on your chef hat and make a gourmet meal. Before you go dialing the local... Read more..

Dr. Sundaram Ravikumar, a Vascular Surgeon and resident of Briarcliff Manor, mentioned that he “saw the writing on the wall.” He was talking about patients not being able to see their primary doctors quickly enough and going to local hospital emergency... Read more..



The most beautiful month of the year is here. October’s got it all! – Spectacular colors, the smell of wood fires, pumpkins on doorsteps, flannel shirts, Halloween and so much more! I mean, really, does it get any better than that? The only negative... Read more..

Remember when summer really was all about those “lazy, hazy days?” Squeaky screen doors in wooden frames, big glasses of Kool-Aid and those crazy, uncomfortable, metal chairs that would burn your bare legs when you tried to sit on them in the summer... Read more..

Everyone ages at a different pace. Genetics play a huge role, of course, but so does attitude. The person with the upbeat, “can-do” attitude who has approached all aspects of their life with this outlook will obviously handle aging in the same manner.... Read more..

Working in the area of senior living and healthcare, my thoughts often turn to my own aging and how I will manage when I am less independent. Of course, there are no crystal balls to let us know exactly what is coming down the pike for each of us, or... Read more..

God knows it’s hard to eat right. It’s not that we don’t know how to or want to, it’s just sooo difficult. We grasp the importance of taking care of our bodies now so will be stronger and healthier as we begin to get older. Working in aging services,... Read more..



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