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Three Running Uncontested in Tarrytown Board of Ed. Race

  by Rick Pezzullo –  Two incumbents and a newcomer are running unopposed for the Board of Education in the Tarrytown Union Free School District on May 15. Longtime incumbents Mimi Godwin, who has been on the board since 1996, and B. Joseph Lillis, a trustee s... More »

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Three Running for Two Seats on Irvington Board of Education

by Rick Pezzullo –  Three candidates will be vying for two available seats on the Irvington Board of Education when district voters go to the polls on Tuesday, May 15. Board President Michael Hanna is the lone incumbent in the race as Trustee Catherine Palmier... More »

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Irvington Lady Bulldogs Fall One Game Short of State Title

by Tom Pedulla –  Irvington girls’ basketball coach Gina Maher held an emotional team meeting that had little to do with the game itself immediately after a 55-52 loss to Susquehanna Valley in the Class B state final. Maher wanted her players to see beyond a h... More »

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Decorating “The Rock” at Sleepy Hollow High School

by Julia Ann Friedman –  Every year just before school starts in the fall, it is tradition that the seniors at Sleepy Hollow High School paint “the rock.” This tradition started many years ago and has encouraged more and more school spirit and class pride each... More »

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Sports – Local High School Baseball/Softball Previews

by Tom Pedulla –  The Hudson Independent takes a look at the prospects for our local baseball and softball teams: BASEBALL Dobbs Ferry Coach: Frank Adamo, sixth season Last year’s record: 9-10 Top returning players: Right-hander John Archer, Right-hander Nicky... More »

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Letter to Nita Lowey U.S. House of Representatives

The Honorable Nita Lowey U.S. House of Representatives Washington, D.C. 20515 Dear Representative Lowey, A Chinese proverb says, “The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.” On April 20th, 1999, two teenage boys murdered 13 of... More »

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Irvington and Tarrytown Schools Reviewing Security Measures

By Robert Kimmel –  In the wake of the Florida school shooting, and recent similar tragedies, school district leaders in Irvington and Tarrytown are reviewing existing security measures within their schools. “Over the last five-and-a-half years, we’ve institut... More »

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Anti-Gun Violence Demonstration Planned by Rivertown Students

By Robert Kimmel –  Hundreds of students in the rivertowns will demonstrate their support for tougher gun laws and their sympathy for the victims of the Parkland, Florida school massacre last month, when clocks read 10 a.m. on Wednesday, March 14. Sleepy Hollo... More »

Irvington Girls Top Seed in Class B Playoffs after 19-1 Season

By Tom Pedulla –  One overriding question surrounded the Irvington girls’ basketball team as it opened this season. How could the Bulldogs possibly replace point guard Lindsay Halpin, a four-year starter consistently ranked among the top 50 players in the stat... More »