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Big Drug Bust in Sleepy Hollow

by Barrett Seaman – When members of the Sleepy Hollow Police Department and the Greenburgh Drug and Alcohol Task Force raided the apartment at 126 Valley Street in the village at 7:00am Friday morning, they came upon a treasure trove of evidence of a major drug business: $11,883.00 in cash, 538 bags of heroin, 432 Oxycodone pills, 94 doses of ... Read More »

Sleepy Hollow March – We Are All Immigrants!

Hundreds of citizens, faith leaders, officials and children marched today from the steps of St. Teresa of Avila Church in Sleepy Hollow to Patriot’s Park in Tarrytown — uniting in a common cry of solidarity with our immigrant populations. And, as many signs from the diverse crowd reminded, “We are all immigrants” or “Todos somos immigrantes.” The marchers sung “This ... Read More »

Edge-On-Hudson Groundbreaking Focuses on Opening to the Riverside

by Robert Kimmel Five notables wielding golden shovels turned over crusts of soil signaling the formal start in mid-May of what is expected to lead to a transformation of the Village of Sleepy Hollow. The ceremonial action marked the groundbreaking for Edge-On-Hudson, the 67-acre, billion dollar development that will be built on the long vacated, former GM site, and add ... Read More »

School Resource Officer to Start at SH High in January

by Rick Pezzullo Officials in the Tarrytown Union Free School District and the Village of Sleepy Hollow have agreed to have a full-time police officer roam the hallways of Sleepy Hollow High School/Middle School. The Board of Education decided in early December to move forward with the new security measure following a presentation by Mayor Ken Wray, Trustee Denise Scaglione ... Read More »

Tarrytown Trustee Inducted into WC Senior Hall of Fame

by Rick Pezzullo Giving back to the community has always been a big part of Tom Basher’s life. It’s just something that was engrained in him at an early age from his parents. “They say you’re a product of your upbringing, and I guess I was,” Basher said. “It was just part of your nature growing up. I was raised ... Read More »

Sleepy Hollow LDC Moves Forward with Plans for East Parcel

| by Robert Kimmel | The Sleepy Hollow Local Development Corporation (LDC), owner of the east parcel, land that was part of the former General Motors site along the Hudson River, has ambitious plans for the 28-acre plot. The Village Board of Trustees was briefed last month on those plans, and other actions it has taken, by David Schroedel, the ... 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 »

Lack of HUD Funding Stalls Village Projects Despite County Program

| by Robert Kimmel | For the second consecutive year, Westchester’s proposed $216 million capital budget lists a $5 million expenditure for a project labeled the Community Housing Infrastructure Investment Program (CHIIP). CHIIP emerged as the result of a longstanding dispute between County Executive Rob Astorino and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). CHIIP is described by ... Read More »

Inaugural “Congressman Peter Peyser Memorial Award” Presented to Annette Leyden of Sleepy Hollow

Sleepy Hollow resident Annette Leyden received the inaugural “Congressman Peter Peyser Memorial Award” at a ceremony on October 11 at Chutney Masala Restaurant in Irvington. Hosted by the Irvington Democratic Committee (IDC), chair David Imamura welcomed the packed audience and then introduced featured speaker Congresswoman Nita Lowey who brought a special congressional proclamation honoring Leyden. State Assemblyman Thomas Abinanti, State ... Read More »

Tarrytown Teenager Charged in Knife Slaying in Sleepy Hollow 

|  By Robert Kimmel  | The suspect in the stabbing death Friday night of a 17-year-old former Sleepy Hollow High School student was  charged with second-degree murder during his arraignment Saturday  in Sleepy Hollow Justice Court.   The victim, Tahj Robinson, was found bleeding from knife wounds  in Barnhardt Park,  just after 11 p.m. by police who had been called to the scene.  He was rushed  by ambulance to ... Read More »

Expanded Fitness, Early Learning Centers Completed at YMCA

| by Rick Pezzullo |  The Family YMCA at Tarrytown has gotten a facelift in recent months to complement its growing fitness and early learning programs, and even more changes are planned in the near future. “This is very focused, very efficient,” said Barbara Turk, the Y’s Vice President of Marketing and Community Development. “We’re only doing what we can ... Read More »

Bond Funded Irvington School Projects Delayed

| by Rick Pezzullo |  Last October, voters in the Irvington School District approved a $4.6 million fields and facilities renovation referendum that included authorization to install artificial turf at Meszaros Field on the high school/middle school campus. District officials anticipated after the vote that the organic product turf and resurfacing of the surrounding Oley Track would be completed by ... Read More »

Deadline Nears for Affordable Housing Project in Tarrytown

| by Rick Pezzullo | The developer of an affordable housing project on the former site of Tarrytown Village Hall on Wildey Street had until the end of August to submit building plans to the village. Earlier this summer, village officials sent a letter to Joseph Cotter, president of Na- tional ReSources, informing him he had 45 days to file ... Read More »

The Community Shares Stories about Working at GM

| by Krista Madsen |  For longtime workers at North Tarrytown’s General Motors plant, the 100-acre wasteland that defines the riverfront of what is now called Sleepy Hollow smarts like an open wound. While recounting the end of his 32-year history with GM when the site closed for good on June 28, 1996 – “I recall the date” – Elias Tsekeri ... Read More »

Tarrytown Teen to Star in New Family Channel Sit-Com

| by Elizabeth Nutig | Watch out Judd Apatow, Demetri Martin and Patton Oswalt, because there’s a new kid in town. He’s funny, he’s dark, he’s witty, AND he’s only 15. Simon Cadel is one of a kind, and is about to star in The Family Channel’s newest sitcom The Wonderful Wayneys.  A Tarrytown native and sophomore at Sleepy Hollow High ... Read More »

Circus Latino Concludes Sleepy Hollow’s Vibrant Arts Initiative

| by Robert Kimmel | Sleepy Hollow’s riverfront will come alive with circus aerialists, acrobats, Latino music and dancers for three days this month in an exciting culmination of this year’s multi-art activities hosted by the village. The Circus Latino performances, along with a lantern art exhibit, are scheduled for September 18,19 and 20 on what was the vacated site of ... Read More »

Irvington Adopts CCA to Cut Utility Costs; Tarrytown Sets Hearing

| by Robert Kimmel |  Community Choice Aggregation, a program primarily designed to cut utility costs, is now the law in Irvington. Known as CCA, the program’s legislation was approved by the village’s Board of Trustees in August. It allows the village to put out, or participate in, a bid for a single Energy Service Company, or ESCO, that would ... Read More »

Hackley Plans New Health & Wellness Complex Structure

| by Robert Kimmel |  As part of Hackley’s ongoing agenda to enhance its facilities, the school is planning construction of a large Health and Wellness Complex on its property in unincorporated Greenburgh. The facility would be adjacent to the Tarrytown campus and close to the school’s Rob Pickert athletic field.  Included within the 116,725-square-foot structure would be two gymnasiums, ... Read More »

Sleepy Hollow Reverses Decision on Making Old Broadway One-Way

| by Elaine Marranzano | The Sleepy Hollow Board of Trustees has reversed its decision to make Old Broadway a one-way street. “We didn’t do it properly first time around,” said Mayor Ken Wray on July 14.  “I am instructing the staff to change it back.” The board voted to remove four parking spaces and change the traffic flow pattern ... Read More »

Pets Alive Facility Now Expected to Stay in Westchester

| By Robert Kimmel | Greenburgh Town Supervisor Paul Feiner is optimistic about keeping the Pets Alive animal shelter in operation locally, either at its present facility in Elmsford or elsewhere. Following a meeting with the board leadership of Pets Alive Thursday morning, he told The Hudson Independent that, “I would be surprised if the shelter closes.” Pets Alive Westchester ... Read More »

Pets Alive Leaving Elmsford; Land Ownership May Be Challenged

| by Robert Kimmel| With  Pets Alive in Elmsford announcing that it will close its facility in about three months, ownership of the 5 acres of land it has been using could be in dispute.  The no-kill animal shelter disclosed that the cost of maintaining the shelter, along with diminishing revenue, is leaving it with no choice but to shut ... Read More »

Drowning Death in Hudson Of  Sleepy Hollow Man Believed to be Accidental

The drowning of a 43-year-old Sleepy Hollow man in the Hudson River Friday appears to have been accidental,  Tarrytown police said. Identified as  William Cabrera, of Cottage Avenue, he was unconscious when pulled from the river off Pierson Park in Tarrytown by a friend.  Cabrera swam out  about fifty feet offshore and on his way back submerged in the water, according to the friend. Responding ... Read More »

Greenburgh Nutrition Program Reopens at Neighborhood House

|  by Rick Pezzullo  | Seniors in Tarrytown, Sleepy Hollow and the surrounding area are enjoying nutritious, hot lunches daily in the refurbished dining area at the Neighborhood House in Tarrytown. Last month, village officials, members of the Neighborhood House Board of Directors and local service organizations celebrated the Greenburgh Nutrition Program relocating to the Neighborhood House, located at the ... Read More »

Planned Location of New Open Door Center Draws Criticism

Neighbors of a planned new location for Open Door Medical Center in Sleepy Hollow came out in force once again last month to raise concerns about pedestrian safety and increased congestion in what they consider a residential area. Open Door is looking to relocate from its existing 5,000-square-foot space on Beekman Avenue to a two-story, 12,000-square-foot building at 1 New ... Read More »

Tarrytown Awaits Aquatic Center, Affordable Housing from Hudson Harbor

More than eight years after reaching an agreement with Hudson Harbor, the Village of Tarrytown is still counting on an indoor aquatic center and a dozen units of affordable housing being built. “The village is not giving up on the concept of an aquatic facility,” said Village Manager Michael Blau. “That’s still in the agreement and he’s still obligated to ... Read More »

Lyndhurst Castle Seeks To Attract New Visitors

When Rena Zurofsky was selected as interim director of Lyndhurst on April 1, her mission was clear: it was to lift the National Trust Historic Site from a deficit-running historical landmark property to a self-sustaining site reflecting almost 175 years of educational and social significance along the Hudson River. “This is what I do. My job is to find ways ... Read More »

Shakespeare in the Park (Patriots)

Macduff victorious over Macbeth at rehearsal of Youth Summer Shakespeare Camp, under the direction of Peter Royston. This summer the Youth Troupe presents MACBETH, while the Teen Players present TWELFTH NIGHT, replete with a live Jazz Band onstage. Performances August 2, 3 and 4 in Patriots Park. For more information and times go to www.ymcatarrytown.org. Read More »

Park-to-Park River Walk

Strollers will have introductory, but limited opportunities this month and next to walk along a stretch of the GM property in Sleepy Hollow that will eventually be part of the River Walk that stretches a projected 46.6 miles along the Hudson in Westchester. The village will open that planned portion of the trail on two Sundays in August, the 5th ... Read More »

TZ Bridge Project Presented as Positive for Businesses

TZ Bridge Project Presented as Positive for Businesses by Janie Rosman   | August 2 2012 Governor Andrew Cuomo’s office held two meetings last month in partnership with the Business Council of Westchester and Rockland Business Association regarding the $5.2 billion Tappan Zee Hudson River Crossing Project. “This is the start of the process,” said Brian Conybeare, former News 12 anchor ... Read More »

Phelps Only Westchester Hospital Licensed to Dispense Donor Human Milk

Phelps Only Westchester Hospital Licensed to Dispense Donor Human MilkAugust 2 2012    Phelps Memorial Hospital Center recently became the first hospital in Westchester County to be licensed by the New York State Department of Health to receive, store and issue donor human milk. The Sleepy Hollow medical facility is known for its long-standing commitment to breastfeeding. Last year, Phelps ... Read More »