Halloween on Hudson

Fixell Elected to Sixth Term as Tarrytown Mayor

Tarrytown Mayor Drew Fixell enjoys his victory at The Tapp on election night.  (photo: Sunny McLean)

|  by Rick Pezzullo  | Tarrytown Mayor Drew Fixell wasn’t sure what to expect in his bid for a sixth term. Despite helping keep the village on solid financial footing and running against an opponent who he unseated 10 years ago, Fixell admitted he had a few butterflies when residents went to the polls on March 18. As it turned ... Read More »

Rubber Duck Derby and Y’s Healthy Kids Day Brings Hundreds To Patriot’s Park

Grabbing the winning ducks during the heats!

Credit: Margaret Fox Photography |  by Robert Kimmel  |   The weather cooperated for the eighth consecutive year, as the Rotary Club and the Family YMCA at Tarrytown combined their resources for a day of fun, entertainment and excitement at Patriot’s Park, Saturday, April 25. Under sunny skies, crowds of kids and grownups  enjoyed both the Y’s Healthy Kids Day activities ... Read More »

Oh Where, Oh Where Should The Dog Park Be? Irvington Struggles to Find Common Ground for a Location that Offends the Least Number of People

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| by Barrett Seaman  | They met in a secluded field that, for obvious reasons, cannot be named. It was just past dawn, and after some preliminary roughhousing, some stick and squirrel chasing and…well, tending to personal matters, they left their minders shivering in the morning chill while they, the dogs of Irvington, got down to business. “When are we ... Read More »

Tarrytown Celebrates Earth Day – 2015

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|  By Martin Hauser  | Tarrytown Environmental Advisory Council Tarrytown will celebrate Earth Day on Saturday, April 18th, with work gloves, rakes, garbage bags and orange vests for the annual Village Clean-Up Day. The Tarrytown Environmental Advisory Council, the Tarrytown Lakes Committee and the Friends of Neperan Park will combine their efforts this year. Volunteers will meet at 10:00 AM at ... Read More »

April 2015 Heard Around the Watercooler

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WON Irvington High School science research student Ethan Tardio won first place in the molecular biology poster session category at the 30th Annual Upstate New York Junior Science and Humanities Symposium at the University at Albany on March 12. This symposium represented 41 high schools across New York State. Ethan presented his research on “The Role of Macrophages in Metastatic ... Read More »

Uncertain State Aid Leaves Irvington School Budget In Flux

|  by Janie Rosman  |   Uncertainty about state aid has left the Irvington School District with a lot of unanswered questions, according to Superintendent of Schools Dr. Kristopher Harrison. The absence of state aid and unknown savings associated with the refinancing of a bond means there are going to be a few more adjustments than usual. The 2015-2016 push-ahead ... Read More »

Sleepy Hollow Exceeds Cap Rule: Villages’ Tentative Budgets Vary With Adhering to Tax Cap

|  by Robert Kimmel  |   Tentative budgets prepared by the financial officers and administrators of Irvington, and Tarrytown, will fall within the state’s tax freeze  requirements, making it likely that many homeowners will receive small tax rebate  checks later this year.  However, Sleepy Hollow’s tentative budget places that village over the tax levy cap, Albany’s incentive to have local ... Read More »

Sleepy Hollow Educators Make Requests in New District Budget

|  by Janie Rosman  |   Educators from the Tarrytown Union Free School District’s elementary, secondary, middle school and high schools discussed needs for next year at last month’s budget workshop. Assistant Superintendent for Business John Staiger said the proposed budget is  $72,986,834, a 1.82 percent change from last year. The new budget will not affect raises, and nothing will ... Read More »

Greenburgh Nutrition Program Reopens at Neighborhood House

(L-R:) Carol Zegarelli, NH Board member; Gemma Maver, NH Board member; Karla Fazzino, NH Program Coordinator; Helen Siebert, NH Board member; Matt Gulotta, Ossining Rotary member; Janet Brand, Ossining Rotary member; JT MFadden, Elmsford Rotary member; and Francesca Spinner, NH Board president.  (photo: Rick Pezzullo)

|  by Rick Pezzullo  | Seniors in Tarrytown, Sleepy Hollow and the surrounding area are enjoying nutritious, hot lunches daily in the refurbished dining area at the Neighborhood House in Tarrytown. Last month, village officials, members of the Neighborhood House Board of Directors and local service organizations celebrated the Greenburgh Nutrition Program relocating to the Neighborhood House, located at the ... Read More »