TARRYTOWN, N.Y. 2011 was a busy year for the village of Tarrytown from unusual weather to the issue of tattoo parlors.
The Daily Tarrytown has compiled a list of the year's top 5 stories from 2011.
The Tappan Zee Bridge made several headlines in 2011, such as transportation officials outlined a new, scaled-down Tappan Zee Bridge to replace the decades-old bridge spanning the Hudson River and a Rockland County resident used the Bridge to help him protest a politician .
The issues surrounding the deaths of John Kelly and Anthony Ruggiero continued to appear as village trustees dismissed charges against Department of Public Works General Foreman Scott Weaver after an independent investigation and village residents expressed their outrage with how the village handled the deaths.
Parents were outraged after school officials told them that the school district was expecting to receive a District in Need of Improvement rating .
Tarrytown trustees voted 5-1 in favor of allowing tattoo parlors to set up shop within the village after weeks of public debate over the issue.
Tarrytown saw several unusual weather events, including a freak Halloween snowstorm that cancelled the village Halloween parade and left thousands without power.
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