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About The Hudson Independent

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The Rivertowns’ Community Newspaper

“You are judged by the company you keep,” goes an old adage that holds true today.  Balance and objectivity in reporting, and factual coverage of diverse topics, as well as our concern for the communities that we serve have brought distinction to The Hudson Independent. Judged by the reaction of the newspaper’s readership, and plaudits from civic groups and a professional journalism organization, advertisers on the pages of The Hudson Independent are in good company.

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Into its fifteenth year of publication, the newspaper has adhered to its mission of accurately informing residents of Irvington, Tarrytown, Sleepy Hollow, Scarborough on Hudson, Pocantico Hills,  Ardsley on Hudson and Dobbs Ferry, 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, have made the newspaper an important and trusted source of information to its nearly 38,000 readers in the rivertowns.  The newspaper’s free, guaranteed circulation of 19,000 copies reaching every household and business as well as important drop-off locations in the three villages have gained a wide recognition for The Hudson Independent within all of the diverse demographic and ethnic groups that make up the region.

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The Hudson Independent also maintains a web site. Prior to the pandemic and subsequent lockdown, the site served mainly as an archive for stories in the print edition, plus an active calendar of local events. Since the lockdown and the resulting temporary suspension of our print edition, the site has become a full-service platform for news and events that is updated on a daily basis. Its COVID-19 bulletin board has chronicled developments in the rise and subsequent taming of the virus in our area. Its Community Bulletin Board is a living repository for services and resources related to the social and economic impact of the pandemic. The site also links to videos, including a monthly TV show, “Indy Talks,” featuring interviews with local newsmakers.  When significant news breaks, we alert thousands of registered households via email alerts.      

The newspaper has won an award from the New York Press Association, and praise as the 2008 “Organization of the Year” from the Rotary Club of the Tarrytowns as well as proclamations from the three villages and the Chambers of Commerce for its dedication and commitment to those communities. It is a member of the villages’ Chambers of Commerce.

Begun through the financial support of 75 concerned local shareholders with a vision of bringing forthright, honest journalism to the villages, The Hudson Independent pledges to uphold that mission in the months and years to come. We think that makes very good company.

Our Awards

  • The Laurance S. Rockefeller Award for Service to the Community
  • New York Press Association
  • The Rotary Club of the Tarrytowns
  • The Irvington Chamber of Commerce
  • Sleepy Hollow-Tarrytown Chamber of Commerce
  • Villages of Tarrytown and Sleepy Hollow

Contact Hudson Valley News Corporation:

Published by the Hudson Valley News Corporation:
Walter Montgomery, President
Robert Kimmel, Vice President
Dean Gallea, Barrett Seaman, Michael B. Richards, Esq.

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The Hudson Independent uses a web hosting company known for its sound environmental practices. Our host uses sustainably-produced energy for its facilities, and pays carbon credits for an additional 200% of its usage.

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