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About The Hudson Independent and Its Mission

“You are judged by the company you keep,” goes an old adage that holds true today.  Balance and objectivity in reporting, and factual coverage of diverse topics, as well as our concern for the communities that we serve have brought distinction to The Hudson Independent. Judged by the reaction of the newspaper’s readership, and plaudits from civic groups and a professional journalism organization, advertisers on the pages of The Hudson Independent are in good company.

Into its twelfth year of publication, the newspaper has adhered to its mission of accurately informing residents of Irvington, Tarrytown, Sleepy Hollow, Scarborough on Hudson, Pocantico Hills and Ardsley on Hudson, about the wide range of activities that affect their daily lives. Impartial coverage of topics that range from government, schools, real estate and business, to sports, social events and personalities, have made the newspaper an important and trusted source of information to its nearly 30,000 readers in the rivertowns.  The newspaper’s free, guaranteed circulation of 13,700 copies reaching every household and business as well as important drop-off locations in the three villages have gained a wide recognition for The Hudson Independent within all of the diverse demographic and ethnic groups that make up the region.

The Hudson Independent is the only local newspaper covering Irvington, Tarrytown and Sleepy Hollow that carries a comprehensive monthly listings of events, giving it a long shelf-life as a reference for its readers. Tuned to the needs of the communities, the newspaper gives voice to its readers on important topics in columns such as “Point-Counterpoint,” and “Letters-to-the-Editor.” Its news reporting is free of bias and the paper’s opinions are expressed only within its editorial page.

The newspaper has won an award from the New York Press Association, and praise as the 
2008 “Organization of the Year” from the Rotary Club of the Tarrytowns as well as proclamations from the three villages and the Chambers of Commerce for its dedication and commitment to those communities. It is a member of the villages’ Chambers of Commerce.

Begun through the financial support of 75 concerned local shareholders with a vision of bringing forthright, honest journalism to the villages, The Hudson Independent pledges to uphold that mission in the months and years to come. We think that makes very good company.

Our Awards

  • The Laurance S. Rockefeller Award for Service to the Community
  • New York Press Association
  • The Rotary Club of the Tarrytowns
  • The Irvington Chamber of Commerce
  • Sleepy Hollow-Tarrytown Chamber of Commerce
  • Villages of Tarrytown and Sleepy Hollow



Operations Administrator

Ad Production Manager

Advertising Sales Director
(914) 255-1314

Ad Sales Manager

Art Direction

Circulation Manager

What’s Happening Editor
Sally Kellock,

Tim Thayer,

P.O. Box 336, Irvington, NY 10533
Phone: 914.631.6311

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Published by the Hudson Valley News Corporation:
Matthew Brennan, president;
Morey Storck, vice president;
Robert Kimmel

Editorial Board:
Robert Kimmel, chair,
Kevin Brown, Paula Romanow Etzel, Steven Gosset, Jennie Lyons, Alexander Roberts, Maria Ann Roglieri, Barrett Seaman, Morey Storck, Joanne M. Tinsley, Donald Whitely