Opinion

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 »

Setting the Record Straight on Tarrytown’s Finances

To the Editor: In a recently published local newspaper, the statements by the three Republican/Tarrytown First trustee candidates demonstrate, among other things, a lack of understanding of the issues facing Tarrytown. While they made misleading assertions about numerous matters, we believe it is particularly important to set the record straight regarding their statements about the central financial factors affecting Tarrytown, ... Read More »