Enjoy the Weekend – and Remember Safety First

"River Reflecting Sky"/Tarrytown resident Mary Westerfield

“River Reflecting Sky”/Tarrytown resident Mary Westerfield

Next Friday is July 4th. Mom comes home after having partial knee replacement surgery, then spending several weeks at rehab. What does this have to do with the bridge and river? In time, she’ll be able to see the gorgeous sky and sunsets at RiverWalk Park that I’ve been telling her about.

Construction takes a three-day hiatus; until then, the project continues.

Take note of lane closures on I-87/I-287 during the short week:
• Monday, June 30, to Wednesday, July 2— northbound right lane near Exit 10, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. AND northbound right lane near Exit 9, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
• Thursday, July 3 — northbound right lane near Exit 10, from 10 a.m. to 12 noon

If you plan being on the river next weekend, this weekend — gorgeous weather today — or any time, then remember first things first: boater safety.

Why the U.S. Coast Guard set an RNA/© Janie Rosman 2014

Why the U.S. Coast Guard set an RNA/© Janie Rosman 2014

You know the rules, right?

Details — including the Coast Guard’s weekly Local Notice to Mariners, excerpted and in its entirety — are listed under Boater Safety Information on the New NY Bridge website. A LNM primer is here.

The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation & Historic Preservation publishes numerous boating resources, including The New York State Boater’s Guide (pdf), detailing registration, operation, and safety information. There’s no better or safer time than now to learn those rules.

I’d like to know what you think.

Copyright © Janie Rosman and Kaleidoscope Eyes 2014

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