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New Irvington Laws Aim to Stave Off Wrecking Ball

|  by Barrett Seaman  | When the Irvington Historic District Committee (IHDC) held public information sessions two years ago in an effort to resurrect a 10-year-old plan to designate much of the village’s business district as “historic,” many local owners voiced fears that the plan would lead to yet another layer of regulatory restrictions on what they could do with ... 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

| 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 »

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 »

Irvington Lady Bulldogs Wrap-up Superb Season in State Final Four

|  by Rick Pezzullo  | One of the battle cries of the Irvington High School girls’ basketball team is “play hard and good things will happen.” Another is “hold the rope,” which reinforces the need for every player to contribute for the team to be successful. This year’s Lady Bulldogs’ squad wholeheartedly bought in to both philosophies and added to ... Read More »

Events at Irvington Town Hall Theater

|  by Gregory Allen  | Irvington Town Hall Theater Manager I can’t believe I’ve been at the Irvington Town Hall Theater (ITHT) for almost a year already. What an incredible time it has been working with so many people who share a common goal of bringing artistic expression to Irvington and the surrounding rivertowns. Nestled into the third floor of ... Read More »

Irvington Resident Pleads Guilty in Insurance Fraud Scheme

| by Rick Pezzullo |   An Irvington resident pled guilty in federal court on February 20 to participating in a $30 million scheme to defraud his employer and insurance regulators in connection with the bogus purchase of an Oklahoma insurance company. Allen Reichman, 54, pled guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud and could face a ... Read More »

State Tax Cap Freeze Prompts School Districts’ Fiscal Belt Tightening

| by Robert Kimmel |   Along with maintaining quality educational standards, preserving a small amount of tax relief for homeowners is one of the primary motivators of local school district authorities preparing their budgets for the coming year. As part of the temporary tax freeze for school districts set by state lawmakers, most homeowners in Irvington, Sleepy Hollow, and ... Read More »

The Art of Doing Nothing at Buddhist Center in Irvington

| by Krista Madsen | Dharma teacher Robert Chender was talking about the neuroscience behind meditation, among other heady topics, at a recent Sunday morning gathering at Irvington’s Westchester Buddhist Center (WBC), when a flock of geese outside the grand riverfront windows momentarily stole the show. Chender paused and smiled as the rows of attendees turned their heads to admire ... 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 »