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.Read more...
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.
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.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 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.
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.
Volunteerism Declines at Local Firehouses
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.
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.