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Thousands Attend Anti-Gun Violence Rally in White Plains

by Pascaline Comas –  Arms are for hugging,” “Gun rights do not equal the right to endanger our children,” “USA or NRA?,” and “Throw them out” were some of the protest signs waved March 24 in White Plains as thousands of protesters of all ages gathered for an ... More »


Irvington Activists Continue Efforts to Promote Progressive Agenda

by Barrett Seaman –   They are organized. They are committed. And they are local. But, in many ways, they are emblematic of what has been happening on a national scale. Like similar political groundswells in Virginia, Alabama and most recently in Pennsylvania’... More »


Tarrytown Comprehensive Plan Draft to Go Online for Review 

by Robert Kimmel –  Tarrytown residents will have their first opportunity to review a draft of the village’s long awaited Comprehensive Plan next month when it is posted online. The plan, defining how the village develops for the years ahead, will be the resul... More »


Latimer Signs Immigrant Protection Act after County Board Support

by Rick Pezzullo –  Flanked by legislators, law enforcement officials and immigration advocates, Westchester County Executive George Latimer signed the Immigrant Protection Act on March 20, a measure crafted to improve trust between police and residents and pr... More »


Coast Guard Report Submerges Hudson River Anchorages Plans

   By Robert Kimmel –  The Coast Guard’s controversial proposal to establish 43 new barge anchorage locations in the Hudson River for shipping industry use, first introduced two years ago, has been pushed farther into the future, with its prospects in question... More »


Tarrytown Comprehensive Plan: 3rd Workshop Held

by Robert Kimmel More than 120 residents attended the third and final Tarrytown Comprehensive Plan workshop late last month at Warner Library as the Plan’s team gathered more public input. The presentation for the plan can be found online at  www.tarrytownconn... More »


Student Anti-Gun Protests Draw Political Support

By Robert Kimmel – Political leaders in the Rivertowns have lined up behind local student demands for tighter gun laws  and are offering support for the planned  demonstrations in March. “It’s important for students to get involved in our political process,” G... More »

Local Immigrants Face Changes

by Charlene Weigel – Vanessa Merton is tired. Not end-of-a-long-day tired, but rather the deep exhaustion from a day that never ends. Professor Merton directs a small team at the Immigration Justice Clinic of the Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University... More »


Sleepy Hollow Donates Retired Fire Truck to Haiti

By Elaine Marranzano –  A retired fire truck belonging to the Village of Sleepy Hollow is bound for Haiti – a gift from the village to the island nation struggling to rebuild after the devastating 2010 earthquake. The donated “ladder truck” – the kind that com... More »


Water Usage Curbs Sought by Tarrytown Officials

by Robert Kimmel –  “They would be looking for us to establish a new law local law within the Village Code for water conservation. Obviously, they want all the municipalities that buy water from them to reduce our ‘lost’ water.” — Richard Slingerland Tarrytown... More »