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Safety Measures Undergoing Review in Local Schools

by Robert Kimmel Safety concerns at local schools have heightened in the aftermath of the wave of bomb threats targeted at Jewish Community Centers and schools across the country, including the JCC in Tarrytown. While those threats have proven to be hoaxes, authorities say such acts can’t be ignored. Both the Tarrytown and Irvington school districts have safety committees that ... Read More »

Trump Policies Trigger Political Backlash in the Rivertowns

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The immediate catalyst was the Trump administration’s January 27 executive order banning immigration from seven predominantly Muslim countries. But the backlash that has since spread through the rivertowns, Westchester County and indeed the nation has embraced a host of issues ranging from immigration to the looming cut-off of funding for Planned Parenthood and other women’s issues, the nomination of Neil ... Read More »

Obituaries – November 2016

Marc Warnock, 48 Marc Warnock, a resident of Irvington, died unexpectedly November 20. He was 48. He was born and raised in Irvington, the son of S. Howard and Sunday Warnock. He graduated from Landmark School in Vermont in 1986. A skilled contractor and carpenter by trade who had an eye for detail, Mr. Warnock took pride in his work ... Read More »

“Feed a Family Campaign” Launched During Holiday Season

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by Robert Kimmel Indulging heartily in food during the festive holiday period from Thanksgiving through Christmas is a practice followed by many of us; however, that is not the case for the tens of thousands of Westchester residents who don’t have the means to obtain a proper meal. Long a resource to help people in need, The Food Bank for ... Read More »

Hands-On Science at Dows Lane

Hands-On Science at Dows Lane: Dows Lane Elementary School students, who have been studying about the properties of liquids and solids, experienced how the state of matter changes through a number of science demonstrations and hands-on activities. Thanks to a grant from the Irvington Education Foundation, first and second-graders welcomed scientist Christopher Green to their classrooms from Oct. 17-18 and ... Read More »

Irvington Residents Team Up for Book on Handling Grief

by Stefanie Sears Author Allison Gilbert and illustrator Jennifer Orkin Lewis, both Irvington residents, have teamed up for Gilbert’s new book, Passed and Present: Keeping Memories of Loved Ones Alive, which is about how to handle grief in an uplifting manner. The two had their own book signing and panel discussion moderated by library director Rosemarie Gatzek at Irvington Public ... Read More »

Kids’ Club of Tarrytown & Sleepy Hollow

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On September 15, over 200 guests joined Kids’ Club of Tarrytown & Sleepy Hollow at The Lodge at Hudson Harbor for “A Bridge to a Brighter Future”. The evening was informative, inspiring, and fun as neighbors learned more about the work being done by Kids’ Club since 2009 to create opportunities for 1,500 children every year in Tarrytown and Sleepy ... Read More »

Greenburgh’s Reassessment Wraps Up (Almost), but Homeowners Won’t Know Their 2017 Taxes for Months

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by Barrett Seaman For Greenburgh Township homeowners facing significant tax increases because of the recent re-assessment, September 15 was a big day. It was the last day the Board of Assessment Review (BAR) would consider final appeals for those who believe their homes were over-assessed. It was also the deadline for applications for the three-year phase-in engineered by Town Supervisor ... Read More »

Edge-On-Hudson Developer’s Request for Tax Breaks Sets Off Alarms in Sleepy Hollow

by Robert Kimmel Relations between the Village of Sleepy Hollow and Lighthouse Landing, LLC, took on a frosty tone during the past two months when it appeared the developer of the former GM site might be seeking property tax abatements. The developer of the 66-acre riverfront project, Edge-On-Hudson, applied to the Town of Mount Pleasant Industrial Development Agency in November ... Read More »

Referendum Scheduled on Moving Tarrytown Elections to November

by Rick Pezzullo A referendum will be held on March 15 in Tarrytown to determine if the annual village elections should be moved to November, starting in 2017. The village Board of Trustees voted unanimously in January to have residents weigh-in on whether Tarrytown should make a change that has already taken place in neighboring villages Irvington and Ardsley. Mayor ... Read More »