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Milton and Osborn Closed Tuesday

Complications with restoration of power at Milton and two downed power poles at Osborn will keep the schools closed another day.

The Rye City School District is hoping to get Osborn and Milton schools open as soon as possible, but complications with the damage there is keeping them closed again Tuesday, Nov. 6. This will be the seventh school day in a row the schools are closed.

In a letter to parents of students at that school, Superintendent Dr. Frank Alvarez wrote that crews are on site at Milton, where power returned earlier Monday, but that there were complications with the restoration of the wiring. Con Edison is back on the scene but Milton remains closed for Tuesday.

Alvarez said the challenge at Osborn is tow downed utility poles that had to be replaced by a private contractor. The contractor will return tomorrow to complete more work and Con Edison was on site today and will return tomorrow. 

"I anticipate that Osborn will open this week; however, Osborn will remain closed Tuesday," Alvarez said.

"Our primary goal at this time is to ensure that our students return to school as quickly as possible to avoid more loss of instructional time," Alvarez wrote. The administrative team, Board of Education trustees and staff members worked feverishly during the past several days to return our schools to a sense of normalcy. The Rye City Manager, the Police Department and Con Edison continue to work hand in hand with us, keeping us informed and facilitating the restoration of power to our schools."

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John Moschetti November 06, 2012 at 01:27 PM
Just spoke to Con Edison NO ONE is assigned to Milton road at this time to de-energize the transformer and install the main power line. They need to get out of Rye that land will go for a lot of money. They need to be reassessed.
dita von struedel van trappyodel November 06, 2012 at 06:44 PM
Where are you Mayor French?
Jeff Alan Hess November 06, 2012 at 08:20 PM
The lack of specifics and communication from Rye City elected officials on Milton and Osborn school closures is deplorable. No power, no Con Ed and no leadership in Rye City. But, your Rye City tax bill is due and payable this month.

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