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Lowey Presents Overdue Medals to Tarrytown WWII Veteran

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by Morey Storck Tarrytown resident Leon Gutherz was awarded five medals, due to a neighbor’s interest and initiative, albeit 70 years late. It was during an outside gab session one afternoon that Gutherz happened to mention his war record to one of the group. She immediately picked up on it, felt he definitely deserved recognition, copied his discharge papers, put ... Read More »

A ‘Thin Space’ Thick with History: the Old Dutch Church

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Borrowing a Celtic reference, Pastor Jeff Garganorefers to the Old Dutch Church asa “thin place,” where heaven and earth almost touch. This thin space where the spiritual infuses a great variety of life-and-deathcelebrations is actually very thick of wall – three-feet at the base, in fact, thick enough to withstand over 300 years of history as New York’s oldest, and ... Read More »

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 »