Big Bang Under Tappan Zee

People living near the Tappan Zee heard a huge band late this morning- but nothing was wrong. It was a detonation testing the soil stability beneath the Bridge as part of preliminary work on the $5 million TZB replacement project. Maybe people in Tarrytown and Nyack will have to get used to this noise?  

Photo: Jacqueline Silberbush

 

New Westchester Congressional Districts Shuffle Candidates

Strap yourself in, folks, and try to follow this. Joe Carvin announces today he’s running for Nita Lowey’s seat in Congress. This is the Rye Town Supervisor that originally announced he would run for Senate against Sen. Kirstin Gillibrand. Then on March 16, the day of the Republican convention in Rochester, he announced that he was bowing out of the race for U.S. Senator. Wednesday, Mar.

Rosen Redistricted out of Run for Congress

Congressional redistricting has claimed its first victim. Mark Rosen, a Larchmont Republican who had announced his intention to seek the Congressional seat now held by Democrat Rep. Nita Lowey, dropped out Wednesday. “Given the redistricting that was just announced, I regret that I can no longer run the effective race we envisioned with Congresswoman Nita Lowey. My kids go to Murray Avenue School. This is our home.

Pet Project: Whooo?

Screech and Great Horned Owls are well known residents of the Stony Point Battlefields woods in Rockland County. Owl prowlers are also known to frequent the area. Friday night, leading a group of about 80 owl prowlers, Jim Previdi, a member of Rockland Audubon Society played a tape of a Screech Owl in an effort to drawn them out to where they could be seen. “We quickly got a response to the Screech Owl tape as we started down the road towards the Battlefield’s entrance, but could not get the birds to come in,”  said Previdi. Great Horned Owls at the Battlefield can be heard almost every evening at this time of year.