“I think that I shall never see, a poem as lovely as a tree” reads the first line of the famous verse written by the poet Joyce Kilmer just over 100 years ago in his rhyming tribute to trees. Following in that spirit, Tarrytown’s Tree Commission has drafted a proposed, completely rewritten village tree law, but the law’s substance has been challenged by several residents during a series of hearings on the regulations.
“We’re going to offer the following deal: if you’ve been in America for more than five years; if you have children who are American citizens or legal residents; if you register, pass a criminal-background check, and you’re willing to pay your fair share of taxes, you’ll be able to apply to stay in this country temporarily without fear of deportation,” President Barack Obama told the nation on November 19.
A unanimous vote by Greenburgh’s Town Board has approved the acceptance of a $1 million donation from developer, Robert Martin, LLC and AvalonBay Communities, Inc., which paves the way for Tarrytown to open a 27.7-acre wooded area at its southern border as parkland. The land abuts Taxter Ridge Park’s 200 acres, which sits primarily in unincorporated Greenburgh.