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June 30, 2017

Fireworks

The excitement is building for our annual fireworks display in Matthiessen Park on July 4th at approximately 9:00 p.m. (or whenever it is dark enough to enjoy fireworks).  I would like to thank everyone who donated to help fund the fireworks.  We are also happily accepting donations for the 2018 fireworks.  

Once again, parking will be extremely limited, so please plan to walk if at all possible.  If you must drive, please carpool.  Very little parking will be available on the west side of the railroad tracks, so plan to park in the Metro-North parking lot at the Irvington Station or up the hill at the Main Street School.  It’s just a short stroll through our Main Street business district.  Feel free to make a stop or two at one of our fine merchants or restaurants along the way.

The Irvington Police Department has banned all open fires, including barbeque pits, this year so please adjust your plans if you were going to be cooking in the park.  I am disappointed that we cannot permit grilling this year but I have to defer to the Police Department.  

I am confident that the evening will be safe and fun for all, but please be aware of your surroundings!

Retirement of Village Legends

This month saw both Peter and Carl Caporal retire from the Irvington Department of Public Works after more than 30 years of service.  While we are fortunate to have many dedicated and excellent public servants in Irvington, the Caporal brothers were on whole different level that displayed their love for the Village.  They will both be greatly missed and I want to wish them health and happiness in their retirements.  

Passing of Timothy Brady

It is with great sadness that I acknowledge the passing of Tim Brady.  Mr. Brady has been a fixture in the Irvington School District and the Irvington Town Hall Theater for well over 30 years.  I knew him since I was a student and I will never forget his love of life and sense of humor.  Even now, with the sadness of his passing, I am smiling thinking of his memory.  I think he would like it that way.  

I am looking forward to hear his strong, steady, clear voice before the next Irvington Town Hall Theater event.  Like his voice in the theater, Mr. Brady’s legacy and impact echo throughout  Irvington.  

Brian C. Smith, Mayor