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Warner Oral Histories: Small Businesses Make a Village

(Back Row L-R:) Linda Rey, Angel Rafter, Nancy Coffey; (Front Row L-R:) John Millar, Jessica Mejias, Roger Bank, Harris Bank. 
—Photo by: Krista Madsen

by Krista Madsen The eclectic group of small business owners circling the table at the latest Warner Library Oral History session reflected the richness of our mom-and-pop landscape – how essential these enterprises are to our local lifestyle, how much they’ve changed through the decades, or in some cases, how they’ve helped maintain the traditions residents cherish. Nancy Coffey, director ... Read More »

Q&A: TUFSD Superintendent of Schools Christopher Borsari

The Board of Education hired Christopher Borsari last summer to be the district’s superintendent of schools at an annual salary of $250,000. Borsari recently answered some questions posed by The Hudson Independent. by Rick Pezzullo What was it about TUFSD that sparked your interest to work there? I had previously served as the principal of Sleepy Hollow Middle School. During ... Read More »

Irvington Police Department Fills Two Vacancies, Promotes a Sergeant

(L-R:) Irvington Police Chief Michael Cerone, Police Officer Paul Robibero, Sergeant
Edmund Vize, Police Officer Angelo Liberatore and Lieutenant Michael Morano.
—Photo: Irvington Police Department

by Barrett Seaman Under its budgeted headcount of 22 officers because of recent retirements, Irvington’s Police Department hired two new cops and promoted a third, veteran Edmund Vize, to sergeant. New to the force are Paul Robibero, 34, a six-year veteran of the Greenburgh Police Department, and Angelo Liberatore, 29, formerly with the NYPD. Robibero was with the Greenburgh Technical ... Read More »

Varsity Football Coach Retires at Sleepy Hollow High

by Kevin Brown Former players and their parents were stunned and saddened to hear that after 14 years, Sleepy Hollow Varsity Football Coach Steve Borys has resigned from the position. “When I interviewed for the job 14 years ago, the parents tasked me with reviving a dead program.  They had gone through four coaches in three years. They could not ... Read More »

Washington Irving High School’s Last Class Reunites

Connie (Vetrano) Demeter, Hellen (Riley) Puff and Kathleen (Moore) Bell catch up.
— Photo by Krista Madsen

by Krista Madsen A half-hour before the official start time of 7 p.m., the party was well under way at Demeter’s Tavern in Tarrytown. Of the 39 attendees expected for the first event in the Washington Irving High School 60th reunion weekend, about 25 were already here. The crowd of folks in their late 70s made the journey to this ... Read More »

Janet Lippmann’s New Paintings in Oils and Pastels on Display in One-Person Irvington Exhibition

Janet Lippmann’s work will be at the Irvington Library throughout November.

by Morey Storck It started with sea shells and her attraction to colors and shapes. But, as Janet Lippmann smiled and explained, “Collecting shells on a Rockaway Beach and painting them did not translate into art classes in those years. Particularly at age seven. My parents gave me piano lessons instead. That’s what families did then!” It wasn’t until college ... Read More »

Congressman Peter Peyser Memorial Award

“Congressman Peter Peyser Memorial Award” Presented to Bob and Daphne Philipson: Bob and Daphne Philipson, longtime Ardsley-on-Hudson residents, received the second annual ‘Congressman Peter Peyser Memorial Award’ at a ceremony on October 15 at Sambal Restaurant in Irvington. Irvington Democratic Committee (IDC) chair, Patricia Ryan, welcomed the standingroom- only audience and introduced State Assemblyman Thomas Abinanti, State Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins, ... Read More »

Service to Others Defines Monica Getz

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by Robert Kimmel For more than three decades, Monica Getz has campaigned to end a disparity that women can face in divorce court and the related legal entanglements that may harm both parents and children alike. Central to that purpose, she founded the Coalition for Family Justice in 1988, and has served as its President ever since. Over those years, ... Read More »

Inquiring Photographer “What Do you Enjoy Most about Halloween Season Locally?”

by Alexa Brandenberg Tracy Brown Sleepy Hollow “I like that people from other states and other countries come to Sleepy Hollow to celebrate Halloween with us.”   Max Leary, 15 Sleepy Hollow “The mini-golf at Warner Library”   Luke Armogan, 8 (and Eva, Lily, Kyra, Ayra) Irvington “I like the different Halloween foods, like the pumpkin-shaped cookies.”   Vera Vyssotski, ... Read More »