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Mercy Adjuncts Escalate Pay, Benefits Dispute

By Brianna Staudt — Picket signs and hand-distributed flyers greeted cars at the gate of the prestigious Ardsley Country Club last week as golfers arrived for a Mercy College student scholarship fundraiser. A modest number of Mercy College adjunct professors, ... More »


Sleepy Hollow Tarrytown Chamber Endorses Latimer for Re-Election

By Brianna Staudt — In a first, the Sleepy Hollow Tarrytown Chamber of Commerce endorsed  Westchester County Executive George Latimer for re-election this afternoon. The chamber has never before endorsed a candidate for public office. It announced the endorsem... More »


New Businesses Set up Shop in Tarrytown

By Brianna Staudt — Tarrytown residents and visitors have likely noticed a new storefront or two recently. The Hudson Independent connected with four business owners setting up shop in Tarrytown as summer wanes.  All Together Now 16 Main St. Opening End Summer... More »


Longtime Make-A-Wish Hudson Valley President & CEO to Retire

by Rick Pezzullo— Longtime Make-A-Wish® Hudson Valley President & CEO Tom Conklin has announced his plans to retire after leading the non-profit organization for more than 17 years.  Conklin joined Make-A-Wish in 2003 as a volunteer board member after having e... More »


Regeneron Plans $1.8 Billion Expansion of Tarrytown Site

By Rick Pezzullo–  Regeneron is planning to invest approximately $1.8 billion over six years to expand its research, preclinical manufacturing and support facilities at the company’s Tarrytown campus and create 1,000 new full-time, high-skill jobs over the nex... More »

DeCicco's Edge on Hudson, rendering, in Sleepy Hollow

New DeCicco & Sons at Edge-on-Hudson Raises The Retail Grocery Bar

By Barrett Seaman— Food shoppers in the rivertowns have long recognized the DeCicco & Sons supermarket in Ardsley as being a cut above the average grocer. Known particularly for its gourmet food section and beer department, the store, which opened in 2006, was... More »

Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture

Announcing Season Two of Chef in Residence at Stone Barns

By Linda Viertel– Season Two of the Chef in Residence at Stone Barns program, a collaboration with Blue Hill Restaurant, has just begun. Pitmaster Bryan Furman is bringing his signature pit-smoked barbecue and seasonal side dishes, made from Hudson Valley prod... More »

Fred Astaire Studios in Tarrytown

Fred Astaire Studios Resumes Practice Parties after 15-Month Hiatus

By Alexander Roberts— In another sign of economic progress as the COVID-19 pandemic eases, Fred Astaire Dance Studios resumed their practice parties on May 14. About 20 students ventured out from social isolation to once again participate in a tradition at the... More »

Playa Bowls in Tarrytown

Playa Bowls Grand Opening Saturday, May 15 in Tarrytown

By Linda Viertel— “Welcome to Pineapple Land” On Main Street, where customers can enjoy a dizzying variety of superfruit bowls and smoothies, perfect for a refreshing, healthy summery delight any time of the year. Tomorrow, on Saturday, May 15, starting at 11 ... More »

HudCo interior in Dobbs Ferry

The Future Of Work In The Rivertowns

By Christy Knell— The business world can’t get enough of the ‘new normal,’ ‘hybrid work,’ and ‘future of the workplace’ news. Experts agree that post-pandemic, the workplace will look different, with employees demanding to remain working remotely—at least for ... More »

Indian Point Plants

Indian Point Nuclear Plant Shuts Down after Nearly 60 Years

By Rick Pezzullo— After nearly 60 years generating approximately 25% of electricity consumed annually in the lower Hudson Valley and New York City, the Indian Point nuclear power plant will officially shutdown Friday. The last remaining nuclear reactor in oper... More »


Historic YMCA Building in Tarrytown Sells for $6.45M

By Rick Pezzullo— RM Friedland has announced the sale of the historic YMCA building in Tarrytown to Wilder Balter for $6.45 million for the redevelopment of the four-story brick building into 109 units of affordable housing, plus additional parking for local m... More »

Black Cat Cafe in Irvington, NY - Westchester County

Irvington’s Black Cat Café To Resume Business

By Barrett Seaman– The old adage that cats have nine lives may be an overstatement, but one feline, Irvington’s The Black Cat Café, now appears to have at least a second one. Issued an eviction notice at the end of January by her out-of-state landlord, Emily F... More »

Edge on Hudson in Sleepy Hollow, NY

Edge-on-Hudson Wins Top Honors

Back in December, we reported that Edge-on-Hudson, the townhouse, condo and apartment complex built on the site of the old GM plant in Sleepy Hollow, was named as a finalist in the National Association of Homebuilders (NAH) annual competition. It was one of fi... More »

Michelle Adams

Changing of the Guard at the Rivertowns Chamber

By Barrett Seaman— Michelle Adams, a partner in two of the rivertowns’ better known restaurants, Harpers in Dobbs Ferry and Saint George Bistro in Hastings, is taking over as president of the four-year-old Rivertowns Chamber of Commerce. She succeeds Nick Camp... More »

Bicycling in New York - Empire Trail

Bike Friendly Business? Get Certified

GET CERTIFIED AS A BIKE-FRIENDLY NEW YORK BUSINESS Bicyclists are good business, especially in Empire State Trail Towns. The following article is from the Tarrytown Environmental Advisory Council. To learn more about the council visit tarrytownenvironmental.or... More »

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