Politics

Hundreds of Unhappy Irvington Residents Hear Out Greenburgh’s Feiner and McCarthy

–by Barrett Seaman More than 100 homeowners filled every seat and lined the walls of the Irvington Senior Center meeting room Tuesday evening, while police turned almost as many away because of potential fire code violations. They were all there to hear Greenburgh Town Supervisor Paul Feiner and Assessor Edye McCarthy explain how so many had seen their projected property ... Read More »

Irvington Homeowners Stunned by Tyler Reassessments

by Barrett Seaman The couple, independent writer/actors, had moved from Brooklyn to Irvington because the public school system would cover much of the cost of educating their special needs child. They bought a cozy 1,200-square-foot house on one of Irvington’s side streets and settled into the life of the village. “We’re part of the community. I do lots of volunteer ... Read More »

Tax Payments See-Saw for Sleepy Hollow Residents

by Robert Kimmel Property owners in Sleepy Hollow are facing variable school tax payments for the current and subsequent tax year because of a miscalculation by the Town of Mount Pleasant when it assessed Edge-On-Hudson, the planned riverside development in the village. While taxpayers experienced taxes lowered by 12.3 percent for the 2015-16 tax year, they will be confronted with ... Read More »

Tarrytown First/GOP Slate Running to Offer Choice to Voters

by Rick Pezzullo Three volunteer firefighters and longtime village residents are running on the Tarrytown First and Republican party lines on March 15 to offer voters a choice in the race for three seats on the Board of Trustees. “We’re hoping to give the people an opportunity to make a choice and see what happens,” said Terence Murphy, current chief ... Read More »

Sleepy Hollow Village Board Race Uncontested

by Rick Pezzullo Unlike neighboring Tarrytown, voters in Sleepy Hollow will only have one slate of candidates to choose from in the general election on March 15. The Unite Sleepy Hollow ticket will feature Rachelle Gebler, Sam Gonzalez and Sandra Spiro. They will be replacing current trustees Jennifer Lobato-Church, Dorothy Handelman and Karin Wompa, all of whom decided not to ... Read More »

Tarrytown United/Dem Slate Aims to Build on Accomplishments

by Rick Pezzullo The slate endorsed by the Village of Tarrytown Democratic Committee and Tarrytown United have a combined 30 years of experience in elected office and government service in the village and are looking forward to building on their accomplishments. Trustees Robert Hoyt and Mary McGee are running for their sixth two-year terms on March 15, while 10-year Zoning ... Read More »

United Sleepy Hollow Slate Running Unopposed in March

by Rick Pezzullo The Village of Sleepy Hollow Board of Trustees will have three new members following the March 15 election. Current trustees Jennifer Lobato-Church, Karin Wompa and Dorothy Handelman are all not seeking reelection, opening the door for political newcomers on the Unite Sleepy Hollow ticket, who are running unopposed. Mayor Ken Wray wholeheartedly supports the Unite Sleepy Hollow ... Read More »

Democratic Slate Chosen for Tarrytown Board Race

by Rick Pezzullo Two incumbents and an active community member were chosen by the Village of Tarrytown Democratic Committee to run for three available seats on the Tarrytown Board of Trustees on March 15. Trustees Robert Hoyt and Mary McGee will both be seeking their sixth two-year term on the board, while Karen Brown, who has served on the village ... Read More »

Tarrytown Shortchanged by Hotel Occupancy Tax Veto

by Rick Pezzullo Governor Andrew Cuomo’s veto of a bill that would have allowed the Town of Greenburgh and its six villages to impose a 3% hotel occupancy tax was a costly decision for Tarrytown. Village Administrator Michael Blau said Tarrytown would have received approximately $320,000 annually from the room tax. Meanwhile, Greenburgh would have pulled in an extra $1 ... Read More »

Governor Proposes Freezing Tolls on TZ Bridge until 2020

by Rick Pezzullo Tolls for motorists driving over the Tappan Zee Bridge would not increase for at least the next five years under a plan outlined in mid-January by Governor Andrew Cuomo in his annual State of the State Address. To ease the financial burden of passenger and commercial traffic, Cuomo proposed a three-part Thruway Toll Reduction and Protection Plan ... Read More »