Opinion

Inquiring Photographer “What Do you Enjoy Most about Halloween Season Locally?”

by Alexa Brandenberg Tracy Brown Sleepy Hollow “I like that people from other states and other countries come to Sleepy Hollow to celebrate Halloween with us.”   Max Leary, 15 Sleepy Hollow “The mini-golf at Warner Library”   Luke Armogan, 8 (and Eva, Lily, Kyra, Ayra) Irvington “I like the different Halloween foods, like the pumpkin-shaped cookies.”   Vera Vyssotski, ... Read More »

Letters to the Editor – Reminder to Greenburgh Residents to File Phase-In Paperwork

To the Editor: This letter is being written to remind residents of Greenburgh that if they qualify for a phase-in of assessment increases as a result of the recent reassessment that they must file their application no later than September 15th. The Greenburgh Town Board approved legislation authorized by the New York State Legislature and signed into law by the ... Read More »

Inquiring Photographer – “With the 15th Anniversary this year, do you feel the 9/11 attacks are becoming only a distant memory?”

by Alexa Brandenberg Enrique, 37 Sleepy Hollow “Yes, to some extent I think that’s true. The further away we get from anything the less impact it has. I do think the effects are lingering, as far as xenophobia, but that seems to be the new normal.” Idalia Pellegrin, 44 Tarrytown “I think to some degree it is, because other things ... Read More »

Inquiring Photographer What Do You Think About the Slow Down Campaign in the Local Villages?”

by Alexa Brandenberg Francis Reilly Tarrytown “I think it’s a good idea because many people do not obey the speed limit, but the signs are everywhere and therefore they don’t stand out.”   Leslie Rjeili Sleepy Hollow “A few well-placed signs with words that are more urgent and less gentle, like SLOW DOWN!, would be more effective. These signs will ... Read More »

Letter to the Editor – Unanswered Questions About Reassessment

To the Editor: Thank you for your ongoing coverage of the Greenburgh reassessment. Perhaps you might have better luck getting some answers than I have had. At an almost three-hour, videotaped, public meeting held in the Village of Irvington April 5, Town Assessor Edye McCarthy stated that the reassessment land values involved the creation of “neighborhood delineations”; that those delineations ... Read More »

Letters – Letter Writer was Mistaken

To the Editor: In the May 2016 edition of The Hudson Independent Anthony Saraniti indicated that I own a condo and a few years back “that subdivision won a major certiorari against the town.” I would like to state for the record that everyone in my condo with the exception of me and my wife received a check for about ... Read More »

Letters – East Parcel Offers Sleepy Hollow Amazing Opportunities

To the Editor: An article in the most recent issue of another local publication regarding the Sleepy Hollow Local Development Corporation (SHLDC) warrants a public response as it contains numerous factual errors. What is most concerning is that prior to the article, the SHLDC CEO was provided with written questions which were answered promptly, yet none of the written responses ... Read More »