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Abbott House in Irvington Caring for Separated Children

by Zein B. Jardaneh –  News of the separation of nearly 2,000 children from their families between April 18 and May 31 while crossing the U.S. border, due to the Trump Administration’s “zero tolerance” policy toward illegal immigration, prompted outcries and c... More »

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Comprehensive Plan Taking Shape in Tarrytown

by Anna Young –  After years of work and input from Tarrytown officials and residents alike, an updated Comprehensive Plan is taking shape. Representatives from the architectural firm hired to help write the update, WXY architecture + urban design of New York,... More »

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Effort to Restore Tappan Zee in New Bridge Name Fails

by Rick Pezzullo –  An online petition drive to restore “Tappan Zee” in the new Gov. Mario M. Cuomo Bridge came up short last month in Albany. More than 108,000 signatures were obtained by the Save Our Tappan Zee group and delivered to the State Legislature on... More »

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Public Opinion Sought on RiverWalk Options

by Barrett Seaman – The government is back again asking questions. Sometimes they are agents from the state; other times from the county and often times they are advocates of more pathways for bicycles. This time, however, it was people from Westchester County... More »

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Irvington Student Organizes March to Oppose Refugee Policy

by Julia Friedman and Daniel Livingston Daniel Marshall, a rising senior at Irvington High School, organized a March for Refugees on June 20 in Tarrytown. The march began with a gathering in front of Washington Irving Elementary School in Tarrytown, where Mars... More »

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Former SH Middle School Secretary Gets Probation for Stealing Funds

by Rick Pezzullo –    A former Sleepy Hollow Middle School secretary was sentenced to five years’ probation Wednesday for stealing more than $10,000 from the school district. Carol Ressa, 54, a resident of Lake Peekskill, must finish paying restitution of the ... More »

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Rivertowns Touched by Separated Families Controversy

by Barrett Seaman – Local protests and public condemnations of the Trump Administration’s “zero-tolerance” policy of detaining and separating refugee children from their families along the Mexican border continued even after the President’s so-called “reversal... More »

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Cuomo Reasserts New Bridge is On Track for 2018 Completion

by Barrett Seaman – He said it again—in early May: “We’re on time and on budget.” He’d said it before several times, notably at the grand opening of the northern span of the new Mario M. Cuomo Bridge to two-way traffic last August. But that was before several ... More »

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Woman Charged with Four Counts in Irvington Restaurant Murder

by Barrett Seaman –  Rosa Ramirez, the pregnant 27-year-old woman arrested for the April 10 murder of River City Grille prep chef Bonafacio “Boney” Rodriguez, was formally charged May 25 in Westchester Criminal Court with four counts, including Second Degree M... More »

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Tarrytown Sets Rules For Watering During Storage Tank Repairs

by Robert Kimmel –  Major repair work on Tarrytown’s four-million gallon water tank has resulted in the Village imposing firm rules on watering  lawns and gardens for what could be as long as the next three months. Residential and commercial water users are pr... More »

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Murder at  River City Grille Stuns Irvington

  by Barrett Seaman  – Bonifacio “Boney” Rodriguez, 39, was a happy guy by all accounts. Married and the father of two girls, 15 and 12, he had worked at Irvington’s popular River City Grille restaurant for nearly 20 years. He was the “prep chef” who had his o... More »