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“What do you do to stay healthy?”

Lesa Dalton, 50+ Works in Tarrytown “I try to eat a lot of vegetables and low fat foods. I exercise when I can, and I don’t smoke.”                           Barbara Turk Sleepy Hollow “I walk my dog, Kona, at Rockefeller or Rockwood for an hour a day.”     ... Read More »

Healthy Foods Readily Available in Local Villages

| by Linda Viertel | Healthy foods are readily available, reasonably priced and plentiful in our river towns. So, whether you cook and shop for whole foods, need value-added prepared fare, or want to fill your larder with wholesome drinks and snacks, take time to find nutritious provisions. The benefits are many: enhanced taste and menu variety, an increase in ... Read More »

harvest on the hudson: Spring Eco-Cleaning

| by Marcie Cuff |   Spring is on its way! Here in the Hudson Valley, the last spring frost is typically around Mother’s Day. Soon, you’ll throw those windows and doors wide open. Don’t be caught off guard. It’s time to get all your affairs in order. Spring cleaning is much more pleasant and much less costly with the ... Read More »

An Ounce of Prevention . . . Is Worth a Vaccine!

| by Dr. Brian J. Green, DVM — Sleepy Hollow Animal Hospital | In this age of vaccine hysteria brought about by the recent measles outbreak, a review of what is known, what is fact, what is feeling, what is faith, and what is incontrovertible is important. As it relates to our pets, however, dogs and cats do not claim religious ... Read More »

Food Allergy: The Challenge Facing the Patients

| by Dr. Joon H. Park |   In recent years, we have observed an increased prevalence of food allergy. Based on recent reviews obtained from various published studies, food allergy is estimated to affect more than 1% to 2% and less than 10% of the population, and this reflects a growing public awareness and concern for food allergy. Some ... Read More »

James McGough, 80

James A. McGough, a resident of Sleepy Hollow, died December 13, 2014.  He was 80. He was an attorney at Olwine Connelly in New York City and was Director of Financial Aid at Fordham Law School. He also maintained a private law practice for over 40 years.  He was a member of the Fortnightly Club, the Fordham Law School Alumni ... Read More »

Matthew Lissey III, 65

Matthew James Lissey, III (Matty), a former resident of Sleepy Hollow, died February 6, in Port Saint Lucie, FL. He was 65. Mr. Lissey attended St. Teresa’s grammar school and Sleepy Hollow High School in North Tarrytown. He was always an outstanding athlete, while at Sleepy Hollow High School he lettered and was elected captain in three sports, football, basketball ... Read More »

Serafina Randazzo

Serafina Randazzo, a resident of Tarrytown, died February 17, comfortably in her own home. She was born and raised in the Bronx and moved to Tarrytown in 1962. She was a member of Transfiguration Church and was on their Parish Council and PTA. Fina had been a member of various committees including: Girl Scout Leader, Sleepy Hollow PTA, Neighborhood House ... Read More »

Howard Jaffray, 85

Howard L. Jaffray, a former long-time resident of Irvington, died peacefully February at his home in Tamarac, FL. He was 85. He was born in Dobbs Ferry. He attended Irvington schools where he was a star basketball and football player. Mr. Jaffray served six years in the Air Force in Texas. He then returned to Irvington, worked as a bartender ... Read More »

Important Industry News from the Builders Institute of Westchester

If you are a builder, contractor, subcontractor, supplier, or work in a construction-related business, then you cannot afford to miss these meetings. The Builders Institute, a trade organization that has been helping businesses in construction and all related industries in Westchester and the lower Hudson Valley for nearly 70 years, is opening their meetings to the public for free. While ... Read More »

Irvington Author Offers Guidance in The New Health Rules

| by Linda Viertel |   Adopting a healthy lifestyle can be daunting, as anyone knows who has tried. Eating well, exercising, and reducing stress are all invaluable, but changing one’s habits can become overwhelming. Many of those New Year’s resolutions may have gone by the wayside already– and it’s only March! But, help is on the way in The ... Read More »

Make Your Opinion Count on Wednesday, March 18

Journalism is frequently put to a test during an election campaign. During the political skirmishes that accompany an election, articles may appear on the pages of a newspaper that prompt one side or the other to cry “partisanship.” That holds true whether the setting is national or local, such as the mayoral and trustee races now taking place in two ... Read More »

Food Drive Planned

Teachers and students are collaborating for a community wide event collecting food items Saturday, March 7 to give to those less fortunate in the community. The participating volunteers will be stationed at Stop & Shop in Tarrytown, Mrs. Green’s and other locations around the villages, according to Anne McGee, a first grade teacher at the W.L. Morse School and one ... Read More »

Privileged Document on Officer Should Not Have Been Made Public

To the Editor:  As the Mayor of Sleepy Hollow, I was surprised to see a story in the February Hudson Independent that was based on a privileged work document written by the Village’s labor attorney. The public has been demanding for months that Trustees Wompa, Campbell, Stupel and Handelman explain their actions in voting not to hire a highly qualified ... Read More »

Mayor Fixell Has Demonstrated His Dedication to Tarrytown

To the Editor: As a seventeen year resident of the Irving Neighborhood, I would like to give thanks to Mayor Drew Fixell for the years of consistent involvement, expertise and wisdom he has given Tarrytown. I attending various village board meetings in 1999, because I was concerned about how the construction of a new Tappan Zee Bridge would affect my ... Read More »

Tarrytown Lakes Committee Presents Progress Report

To the Editor: In the recent edition of The River Journal, candidate Paul Janos makes an uninformed and false assertion that the lakes we all love have suffered from neglect under the current Village of Tarrytown administration lead by Mayor Drew Fixell. Nothing could be further from the truth. The Lakes Committee was appointed by Mayor Fixell in 2005 to ... Read More »

Vote for Decency over Deceit

To the Editor: The humorist Mark Twain said “a lie can travel half way around the world while the truth is putting its shoes on.” So true, so sad and so fitting of the current Sleepy Hollow village elections. Over the past few months, The Hudson Independent  has published stories based on allegations against sitting trustees accusing them of discrimination, ... Read More »

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Third Thursday at Sunnyside Federal

At Local Authors Night at Sunnyside Federal in Irvington, Alan Richardson, DeLauné Michel, Fran Claro, Marci Cuff, David Van Osdol, Assistant Vice President-Business Development at Sunnyside Federal, Carrie Barron, M.D., Sonya Cobb, Allison Gilbert and Staton Rabin. Read More »

Bridge Construction Mishap Caused Temporary Delay

| by Janie Rosman | A mid-December accident involving one of the two floating concrete batch plants, needed for the construction of the new Tappan Zee Bridge, resulted in Tappan Zee Constructors, LLC (TZC) shutting down both batch plants while it continues to assess the situation. “One of our floating concrete batch plant silos had a structural failure that caused ... Read More »

Camp Directory 2015

| by Janie Rosman |   If the winter blues have you down, then now’s the time to plan for summer. AYSO Soccer Camp Kingsland Point Park, 299 Palmer Ave., Sleepy Hollow Phone: 914-560-6067 or email: rc@aysotarrytown.com http://www.aysotarrytown.com/camp.html Dates: August 10 to 14, and August 17 to 21 (two sessions) Now in its 16th season, AYSO and Sleepy Hollow Football ... Read More »

Westchester, Rockland Leaders Propose Funding for New Bridge

| by Rick Pezzullo | The two leaders of the counties that are separated by the Tappan Zee Bridge have proposed a plan to partially fund the new Hudson River span. Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino and Rockland County Executive Ed Day sent a joint letter to Governor Andrew Cuomo in late December suggesting the state use a bulk of the ... Read More »

Construction of Stormwater Pond to Occur Near Irving Homeowners

 | by Janie Rosman |              A new challenge greeted the Irving neighborhood in November when Tappan Zee Constructors, LLC (TZC) began clearing and grubbing a work zone to prepare for the construction of a stormwater management pond. The pond will help control the flow of stormwater by collecting and retaining runoff, project officials said. ... Read More »

Construction of Stormwater Pond to Occur Near Irving Homeowners

| by Janie Rosman |           A new challenge greeted the Irving neighborhood in November when Tappan Zee Constructors, LLC (TZC) began clearing and grubbing a work zone to prepare for the construction of a stormwater management pond. The pond will help control the flow of stormwater by collecting and retaining runoff, project officials said. Work ... Read More »

Massive Crane Arrives to Help Dismantle Tappan Zee Bridge

| by Janie Rosman | Two days after its ceremonial arrival at the project site, the massive I Lift NY crane completed the final leg of its journey: passing under the bridge it will eventually help to dismantle. The only topic to upstage its journey from lower Manhattan was one word: tolls. Governor Andrew Cuomo addressed that straight on when he joined ... Read More »

$4.6M Fields, Facilities School Bond Approved in Irvington

The third time did prove to be the charm in the Irvington School District as a much debated $4.6 million fields and facilities renovation referendum was approved by voters Tuesday. The bond, which includes building maintenance projects in all district schools and the installation of artificial turf at Meszaros Field on the Irvington High School/Middle School campus, passed 1,095 to ... Read More »

Construction on New Bridge Begins New Phase

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Construction on the New NY Bridge project has entered an exciting new phase with the installation of pile caps and the first vertical steel sections of the new span’s piers starting to rise above the Hudson River. The team’s focus for the past year has been on installing the pilings below the river to form the strong base needed for ... Read More »

Tiffany Tourism Trail to Open Next Fall in Irvington

The Village of Irvington has something exciting to look forward to next fall. In August, the Hudson River Valley Greenway awarded Irvington $2,500 for the creation of a Tiffany Tourism Trail. The Hudson River Valley Greenway is a program that promotes projects that help improve communities, whether economically, culturally, or environmentally. Irvington hopes the creation of the trail will do ... Read More »