The State of New York last month released the results of the 2014 New York State Assessments. This was the second year that the tests were aligned with the Common Core Standards, and it is apparent that there remains some fine-tuning to be done as certain grade-level tests garnered universally low scores across the State. At right are select results from our region’s four school districts.Read more...
County Executive Robert P. Astorino kicked off the “9/11 Serve + Remember” volunteer efforts at 10:30 a.m., today September 11, at the County Center. Joining him were dozens of volunteers and nonprofit partners, highlighting the many volunteer opportunities available. Westchester County’s formal 9/11 memorial ceremony will take place September 11 beginning at 7 p.m. at “The Rising” at the Kensico Dam. The public is invited to attend both events.
Sleepy Hollow Country’s biggest Halloween events are celebrating special occasions this year, as The Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze® marks its 10th anniversary and Horseman’s Hollow its fifth. The fun kicks off on Saturday, Oct. 4, opening night of the tri-state area’s largest Halloween-inspired celebrations.Read more...
The Tarrytown Music Hall will reopen on September 17 for a sold- out performance with Natalie Merchant, after being closed since August 4 for Phase 1 of its restoration project. The work started in April of this year and was undertaken to repair wear and tear incurred during the theater's 129-year history, and to replace aging building elements.
September 2014 Education Roundup
Happy New School Year! After a much-deserved break, students are once again filling the halls and classrooms of our region’s schools. Our first roundup of the 2014-15 school year features a local teen being honored at the White House, another winning a
national service award, a $4.6 million bond referendum going before voters, and the results of our area schools’ State Assessment Tests.
Why Sleepy Hollow put Moody’s in a Bad Mood
Poolside by the Hudson…Hudson Harbor’s Contribution to Tarrytown Residents
Connector Trail Provides Access to Rockwood Hall for Sleepy Hollow Neighbors of Kendal Hall
Kendal-on-Hudson opened the Connector Trail on its south buffer property with an official ceremony on Saturday, August 23rd at the gate at Birch Close. The trail connects Sleepy Hollow Manor to the Kendal property. “We are pleased to provide access to Kendal on Hudson’s property to allow our neighbors a safe and quick access to Rockwood Hall Park,” said Patricia A. Doyle, Chief Executive Officer for Kendal.
In 2006 and again in 2008, the Irvington school administration and its compliant BOE tried to get the community to fund artificial fields that were environmentally unsound and dangerous to our kids. Fortunately, the community... Read more..
An examination of the Irvington bond referendum set for October 7th yields some troubling problems. Among other things, the bond proposes to spend $1.85 million on a new and inadequately tested form of artificial grass called “GeoTurf.”... Read more..