Superintendent of Schools Dr. Cheryl Champ announced that rock blasting is planned to begin this Friday, June 28 as part of site preparation work for the new Hutchinson Elementary School.

In a statement, she said: "Blasting is expected to occur multiple times per day throughout the summer. Standard protocol for these blasts includes a siren sequence beginning 10 minutes before the blast to warn those on the property and in the surrounding neighborhood before and after a blast occurs. The specific timing of blasts will vary on a day-to-day basis.

"Please remember that any construction-related issues or concerns should be directed to the District's construction manager, Triton Construction, by calling 914-222-0883 or sending an email to"

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