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New Principal Appointed at Dows Lane Elementary School

|  By Rick Pezzullo  | Irvington High School Assistant Principal Deborah Mariniello was appointed as the new principal of Dows Lane Elementary School by the Board of Education last week. She will begin her new position on July 1. Mariniello, who served as an assistant principal at Dows Lane during the 2012-13 school year, will succeed Randy Lichtenwalner, who is ... Read More »

School Budgets Approved in Tarrytown, Irvington, Pocantico Hills

Catherine Palmieri

|  by Rick Pezzullo  | School budgets were approved by voters last month in the Tarrytown, Irvington and Pocantico Hills school districts. In Tarrytown, the $72.57 million budget, which increases spending by $1.36 million from this year, passed 430 to 139. The tax levy increase in the proposed budget for the 2015-16 school year falls well below the allowable state ... Read More »

School Budgets Approved in Tarrytown, Irvington, Pocantico Hills

|  by Rick Pezzullo  | School budgets were approved by voters Tuesday night in the Tarrytown, Irvington and Pocantico Hills school districts. In Tarrytown, the $72.57 million budget, which increase spending by $1.36 million from this year, passed 430 to 139. The tax levy increase in the proposed budget for the 2015-16 school year falls well below the allowable state ... Read More »

School Budgets Approved in Tarrytown, Irvington, Pocantico Hills

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|  By Rick Pezzullo  | School budgets were approved by voters Tuesday night in the Tarrytown, Irvington and Pocantico Hills school districts. In Tarrytown, the $72.57 million budget, which increases spending by $1.36 million from this year, passed 430 to 139. The tax levy increase in the proposed budget for the 2015-16 school year falls well below the allowable state ... Read More »

Fewer Students Opt Out of State Exams in Local Districts

|  by Rick Pezzullo  | Less students in the Tarrytown and Irvington school districts opted out of taking the state Common Core English Language Arts (ELA) and math exams in April than the majority of districts in Westchester and statewide. Reportedly, more than 180,000 students in New York State boycotted the ELA exam this year, representing just below17% of the ... Read More »

Irvington Farmers Market Opens on Sunday, May 31

Irvington’s 2015 market has switched from its Wednesday offering to Sundays, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., “With a whole new ‘hands on’ board (literally –  we are meeting in May to make hand-painted signs for the market and our vendors), and, with it, a new look, new website, and new energy,” said Pascale Le Draoulec, the Irvington Farmer’s Market ... Read More »

Brrzaar Yogurt Café Opens at the Irvington Train Station

Brian and Michelle Leddy, owners of Irvington's Brrzaar Yogurt Cafe.  Photo: Sunny McLean

|   by Linda Viertel  | Inside the newly renovated Irvington train station, Brrzaar offers a charming venue serving frozen and fresh yogurts accompanied by a variety of appealing topping choices, artisanal coffee, and a unique iced coffee taste treat from New Orleans – French Truck Cold Brew Coffee. Owners, and newlyweds, Michelle DeForest Leddy and Brian Leddy, frozen yogurt consumers ... Read More »

Irvington Theater Manager Wins International Festival Awards for Debut Film

Gregory Allen

When Gregory Allen took on the position of Irvington Town Hall Theater manager last year, his extensive list of achievements included award-winning author, speaker, stage producer, and actor.  He can now add award-winning film director to his credits. At the 2015 Boston International Film Festival (April 16th-21st), Allen won the Indie Soul Best Director Award for his short film, “Mother” ... Read More »