Letters to the Editor

Crowded Streets are No Reason to Celebrate

To the Editor:  Re: “Lighthouse Celebration Focuses on Coming Riverfront Development (July 2015 issue) I think it’s great to celebrate the lighthouse restoration. However, I am not celebrating the addition of 1,177 condos and townhouses, a 140-room hotel, and office/retail space. How are we going to handle an additional 2,000 or so cars on our already overcrowded streets? Irene J. ... Read More »

Schools Need Better Procedures to Handle Allegations

To the Editor:  On May 1st, Pearl River High School and Sleepy Hollow High School played each other in boys’ varsity lacrosse. What happened that day highlights that schools need better procedures for handling allegations of racism. During the game, three Sleepy Hollow players reported racial slurs by Pearl River players. The Sleepy Hollow players told their teammates (one of ... Read More »

Hanna a Great Choice for Irvington Board of Ed

To the Editor: I am writing a letter in support of Michael Hanna in his candidacy for a seat on the Irvington Board of Education in the upcoming election on May 19th. I have gotten to know Michael very well over the last couple of years, working together as board members of Irvington United for Education on issues that are ... Read More »

State Referendum Needed for Road Repaving

To the Editor: I was disappointed that the NYS budget included almost no additional funding to localities for road repaving. The $50 million dollars approved state-wide will be of little help in addressing the thousands of miles of municipal roads in desperate shape. Many local governments around the state have roads that look like third world countries. Communities are trying ... Read More »

Hanna is a Perfect Fit for Irvington School Board

To the Editor: I write to express my strong support for the candidacy of Michael Hanna for Board of Education in Irvington. I have been fortunate to work with Michael on the Executive Board of the Irvington PTSA and as a fellow board member of Irvington United for Education for the past two plus years. Michael is someone who is ... 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 »