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U.S. Postal Service Problems – We Want To Know

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There has been an increase in reports of problems with the U.S. Postal Service lately. Greenburgh Town Supervisor Paul Feiner has taken it up with representatives and officials in Washington. The Hudson Independent would like to know of any problems readers in our core villages of Tarrytown, Sleepy Hollow and Irvington have had with mail delivery or mail service. If ... Read More »

Resources and Activities for Seniors

SENIORS Senior Benefits Information Center (SBIC): Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. a trained counselor from SBIC is on hand at the Warner Library in Tarrytown. Sign up at the Reference Desk or call 631-7734. To ask questions outside regular counseling hours call 231-3260. Senior Van: Beginning at 9 a.m. Monday through Friday, a van is available for seniors ... Read More »

Ongoing Events – Fall, 2016

Ongoing Events – Fall, 2016 Literacy Volunteers Tutor Training Workshop: Six Saturdays from 9 a.m. – 12 noon, Sept. 17 & 24, Oct. 1, 8, 22 & 29 at the Warner Library in Tarrytown. Sign up by calling 488-4250 or visit www.lvtarrytown.org. Retro Revival: “Howards End” will be shown Sept. 9 – 15 at Jacob Burns Film Center in Pleasantville. ... Read More »

Information, Activities and Services for Tarrytown Seniors

SENIORS Senior Benefits Information Center: Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. a representative from the Medicare Rights Center is on hand at the Warner Library in Tarrytown. Sign up at the Reference Desk or call 631-7734. To ask questions outside regular counseling hours call 269-7765. Senior Van: Beginning at 9 a.m. Monday through Friday, a van is available for ... Read More »

New Chamber of Commerce Members

Northwell Health-GoHealth Urgent Care 650 White Plains Road Tarrytown, NY 10591 914-266-3102 www.gohealthuc.com/northwell Travellati Tours Elizabeth Kemble 11 Woodland Avenue Tarrytown, NY 10591 Phone: 914-909-5079 travellati.com David Lerner Associates, Inc. Gary Troy 599 West Hartsdale Avenue Hartsdale, New York 10591 Phone: 914-539-2017 davidlerner.com Lyew Acupuncture PLLC Kwanghee Lyew 245 N. Broadway Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591 Phone: 914-522-0536 Crincoli Communications LLC ... Read More »

Expanding JCC to Provide Wide-Ranging Services

by Robert Kimmel Completion of the JCC on the Hudson’s first construction phase is nearly a year away; however, the newer, now partially built structure is evidence of the wide-array of services the organization will provide when the ongoing work is finished. During construction, the JCC’s existing services and programs continue in its original building on South Broadway in Tarrytown, ... Read More »

Family YMCA’s Renovations Continue as Membership Rises

by Robert Kimmel Renovations within the Family YMCA at Tarrytown’s Main Street facilities have drawn positive reactions with increasing membership and satisfaction among those using the new amenities. The work at the Y is 80% complete, and fund raising for the remaining costs to meet its construction needs continues. A new, 3,500-square-foot fitness center and the Y’s new Early Learning ... Read More »

Food for Thought – Valentine’s Day Destinations

by Linda Viertel Valentine’s Day is a holiday about romance, so why not salute the most romantic of the many tales explaining its origin? Legend has it that the original St. Valentine was executed for his role in helping Christians escape from the harsh reality of Roman prisons in the year 275 A.D. Before he was led away, however, he ... Read More »

Tarrytown’s South End Welcomes Harvest Field Market

by Linda Viertel Market fresh food has long been absent from Tarrytown’s South End ever since the Stop and Shop closed on South Broadway several years ago. But now, residents and new customers are pleased to have the convenience of shopping for fresh whole foods, basic groceries, and deli provisions at Harvest Field Market in the Bridge Plaza Shopping Center ... Read More »

School of Esthetics Relocates to White Plains

by Linda Viertel After a successful 12-year stay at 15 North Broadway in Tarrytown, the New York School of Esthetics has left its iconic corner location and moved – not far away- to 239 Central Avenue in White Plains. The new location, just below 119, will provide the school with increased clientele parking, enhanced clinic and spa treatment spaces, and ... Read More »

Astorino’s Proposed County Budget Hitting Hurdles

by Robert Kimmel Opposition has been rising to County Executive Rob Astorino’s 2016 proposed operating budget since he presented it to the Westchester County Board of Legislators last month. The budget totals $1.802 billion, and as Astorino pointed out, “For the sixth year in a row, my budget contains no increase in the property tax levy.” The budget maintains the ... Read More »

Tarrytown Launches Pilot Garbage Collection Program

by Rick Pezzullo The Village of Tarrytown has launched a pilot sanitation collection program in carefully selected neighborhoods in an effort to improve efficiency and reduce workman compensation claims. Starting on December 3, 455 homes will have household garbage collection reduced from two days (Monday and Thursday) to one (Thursday) and picked up only in 96-gallon rolling carts that were ... Read More »

Tis’ the Season to be Giving

Ways to Help families in Need this Holiday Season | by Dorothy Conigliaro | The residents of Tarrytown, Sleepy Hollow and Irvington have always proved themselves ready to help – whether in times of emergency or in times of need. As the holidays approach, many local organizations are asking for help in making sure that all of our neighbors, young ... Read More »

Examining a Disease Found More Frequently in Women

|by Robert Kimmel| Quick Quiz: What health problem is four times more prevalent in women than in men? Osteoporosis is the answer; a common ailment, but many people with the disease don’t realize they are suffering from it until they fracture a bone. Millions of Americans suffer from the condition, defined by loss of bone density and bone mass. Older ... Read More »