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The Rivertowns’ Community News Source

Now into its sev­en­teenth year, The Indy, as our news website is known among many of its followers, con­tin­ues to ad­here to its mis­sion of ac­cu­rately in­form­ing res­i­dents of Dobbs Ferry, Ard­s­ley on Hud­son, Irv­ing­ton, Tar­ry­town, Sleepy Hol­low, Scar­bor­ough on Hud­son and Pocan­tico Hills about the wide range of ac­tiv­i­ties that af­fect their daily lives. Im­par­tial cov­er­age of top­ics that range from gov­ern­ment, schools, real es­tate and busi­ness, to sports, so­cial events and per­son­al­i­ties, has made us an im­por­tant and trusted source of in­for­ma­tion in the river­towns.

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Ini­tially a monthly news­pa­per with a free cir­cu­la­tion mailed to 19,000 house­holds, The Hud­son In­de­pen­dent has since 2020 been en­tirely in­ter­net-based. Prior to the pan­demic and sub­se­quent lock­down, our website (www.the­hud­sonin­de­pen­dent.com) served mainly as an archive for sto­ries in the print edi­tion, plus a cal­en­dar of lo­cal events. Since the lock­down and the re­sult­ing sus­pen­sion of our print edi­tion, the site has be­come a full-ser­vice plat­form for news and events, up­dated on a daily ba­sis. Its Com­mu­nity Bul­letin Board, which be­gan as a repos­i­tory for ser­vices and re­sources re­lated to the so­cial and eco­nomic im­pact of the pan­demic, has evolved into a wide-rang­ing re­source for on­go­ing com­mu­nity ac­tiv­i­ties, com­ple­ment­ing our daily Events cal­en­dar. The site also links to videos, in­clud­ing a monthly TV show, Indy Talks, fea­tur­ing in­ter­views with lo­cal news­mak­ers. When sig­nif­i­cant news breaks, we in­form thou­sands of reg­is­tered house­holds via email alerts.

In the spring of 2022, The Indy took another significant step in refining our role in the communities we serve by transferring all ownership and operations to a new, tax-exempt non-profit organization, The Hudson Valley News Foundation, Inc. The HVNF is a 501(c) (3) organization..

Our tax-exempt status provides us with another way to connect with our readers and advertisers while opening a second stream of income. Just as highly respected news sources like National Public Radio and the Public Broadcasting Service are doing, we are now able to receive potentially tax-deductible contributions from those in the community who value us as an objective news source.

At the same time, we continue to offer advertisers the opportunity to buy space on our site, providing them with exposure to thousands of users in ways that will contribute to the welfare of the community as a whole.

From the perspective of our readers, the only visible change will be more and better coverage of news and trends in the rivertowns. The journalism we offer will remain focused on our local communities. Our overall mission is the same; our commitment to objectivity and to the welfare of the communities we serve remains unchanged.

We welcome your comments, and we hope you will consider supporting us financially.

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Andrea Martone - Tarrytown, Sleepy Hollow real estate agent