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Feiner's Gone Viral; Tarrytown Considers an LED-Lit Future

Pete Seeger's passing stirs an interesting idea in Greenburgh's supervisor.

Would Pete Seeger approve of his name on our new bridge?
Would Pete Seeger approve of his name on our new bridge?

1) LED streetlights for Tarrytown? At tonight's 6 p.m. work session, the board is discussing, among other matters, converting the 869 village streetlights to LEDs in a joint venture with Greenburgh. 

According to research Village Administrator Mike Blau has gathered, the lights would pay for themselves in energy cost savings. By conservative estimate he expects the lights would save $105,600 in savings annually. With the cost of the project projected at $315,000 to replace the current mercury vapor lights with LEDs would be paid back by savings in less than three years.

LEDs have a life expectancy of 18.7 years, verses mercury vapor that go from anywhere to two years to 10. 

What do you think about an LED conversion? Weigh in below.

2) Feiner's gone viral! An online petition someone started after they read the Greenburgh Supervisor Paul Feiner's post on Patch suggesting we name the new Tappan Zee Bridge after Pete Seeger has been getting some action. Would you sign it? Read more here

3) Highs in the mid-20s, gusty winds, chance of snow: winter continues.

4) An article reporting that suspended police Chief Brian Fanelli was suicidal a week after his arrest for child porn possession, was the most-read Patch post yesterday.

5) The high-speed car chase over the TZB was the most popular post on Patch in Rockland County yesterday.


margie coldrick January 29, 2014 at 06:52 AM
Have never heard of them but do they make a solar streetlights? It would cost nothing to run them.
Krista Madsen (Editor) January 29, 2014 at 09:29 AM
good question, I think so. I'll ask.
Dean Gallea January 30, 2014 at 12:57 AM
LEDs are the way to go. It'll be great to see all the lights working again, and saving electricity and money in the bargain.

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