Commentary

The 40th Anniversary of an Annual Outing for Longtime Friends

“Thompson’s Jazz Posse”
—Photo by Don Whitely

by Donald H. Whitely    If you’re walking around Tarrytown during the remainder of the summer and see some folks wearing a blue t-shirt with “Thompson’s Jazz Posse” on the back, stop and ask them about it. They’ll be happy to tell you about their recent outing to the Saratoga Jazz Festival in Saratoga Springs, New York in June. For some ... Read More »

COMMENTARY – The Lessons of Thanksgiving

The first Thanksgiving

Given the divisiveness sowed by this year’s approaching presidential election, it may be beneficial to contemplate another occurrence this month — Thanksgiving, and several historical moments in its evolution as a national holiday. The small gathering of Pilgrims in Plymouth, who celebrated and gave thanks in the fall of 1621 for their bountiful harvest, is often cited by historians as ... Read More »

Making Our Streets Safer for Pedestrians

by Lionel Beehner Guest Commentary The car entered the crosswalk, oblivious to me and the stroller full of my two toddlers I was pushing. It was the corner of Franklin Street and Route 9 – right next to a school, of all places. The driver – a blonde woman in her 40s – struck us head-on. Then she did the ... Read More »

Our Mission and Our Gratitude

Service to the Community. That was the primary motivation behind the formation, just over 10 years ago, of the Hudson Valley News Corp., the parent company of this newspaper.  Our decade of publishing was recently recognized by the Greater Sleepy Hollow Tarrytown Chamber of Commerce at its Milestone Anniversary event. Over the past 10 years our mission has not changed. ... Read More »

New Bridge Should Be Named the Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt Bridge

|by Stefan Lonce and M.H. Fryburg| (Guest Commentary) We think that the new Tappan Zee Bridge should be named the FRANKLIN AND ELEANOR ROOSEVELT BRIDGE, to honor the Hudson Valley natives who were the two most important and influential 20th century Americans. That’s why the 4 A BETTER WESTCHESTER + NYS ASSOCIATION, INC., a nonprofit we co-founded, hired Arnold Linhardt, ... Read More »

Local Restaurant News

| by Linda Viertel | The Taco Project has recently obtained its liquor license and will now be serving Mexican beers, predominantly Spanish red, white and rose wines, plus Argentinian chardonnays and red and white sangrias. Owner Nick Mesce is excited about this next phase of the restaurant’s development, noting that eventually brunch specialty drinks such as mimosas and micheladas ... Read More »

Saying Goodbye to My Hometown, For Now

| by Katy Kachnowski | In April, I happily decided to attend Ohio State University this coming fall. A university with an undergraduate population double that of Tarrytown and Sleepy Hollow combined offers me endless opportunities. I could not be more thrilled to call Ohio State my new school. However, while it is exciting to embark on a big adventure ... Read More »

How My Stay in New York City Profoundly Changed Me

Fabienne

|  By Fabienne Schneuwly  | I visited the United States of America for the first time at the age of 16. My trip led me from my home in Switzerland to a place called Menlo Park in California. I traveled on my own and stayed for a month. Everything was huge and exactly like in the movies: the houses, the ... Read More »

What Happens if Indian Point Closes?

indianpoint

Commentary |  by Bhavya Reddy  | An official from the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) described the recent incident at Indian Point as “a day-to-day event” in the Westchester Guardian. While local residents and politicians alike have been campaigning for years for the plant to be denied its license renewal, the recent fire and oil spill highlight the need for ... Read More »