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County Launches New Small Business Assistance Program

By Barrett Seaman— County Executive George Latimer Monday announced the availability of funds for small businesses and non-profits specifically for the purchase of personal protective equipment (PPE) or installing equipment (air cleaners) necessary to prevent ... More »

LOCAL SUNNYSIDE COMES TO THE RESCUE

When some rivertowns businesses wracked by the coronavirus pandemic applied to their banks for loans from the federal Payroll Protection Program, they found a cold shoulder rather than a helping hand. Despite some having longtime relationships at their banks—i... More »

Eileen Fisher Making Masks and Other PPE in Irvington

by Rick Pezzullo –  Eileen Fisher will be transforming its corporate office in Irvington into a personal protective equipment (PPE)-making facility to help keep healthcare workers safe as they combat the coronavirus. The brand is partnering with state and loca... More »

New York State’s PAUSE order: Who Can Stay Open?

Here are the guidelines for which business entities can and cannot remain open:   This guidance is issued by the New York State Department of Economic Development d/b/a Empire State Development and applies to each business location individually and is intended... More »

Makers Central: A Rising Tide Approach to Business

by Annabelle Allen –  Makers Central is an incubator for small maker businesses. Founded in June 2019 and located at 84 Central Avenue in Tarrytown, the creative warehouse is home to five individual businesses, each of them turning out hand-made, high-quality ... More »

Jazz Forum: A Club and an Art Venue with History

by Lisa Genn –  This place is full of objects that we love. They represent all the love this place is filled with,” Ellen Prior said, smiling broadly, during a recent interview at the Jazz Forum. Vibrant, colorful art adorns the gray walls—walls specially pain... More »

Valet Parking Now A Prospect For Dobbs Ferry’s Restaurants

By Barrett Seaman It’s not news that there is a shortage of parking in the rivertowns. But it is news when a local restaurateur, owner of Dobbs Ferry’s The Rare Bit, comes up with a plan to help reduce congestion AND help local businesses, including his own. A... More »

A Grand Opening

The Pallas Kundalini Yoga & Meditation owner and lead teacher Shakti Sita Kaur was joined by the Rivertown’s Chamber of Commerce and Dobbs Ferry Mayor Vincent Rossillo at the grand opening of its studio’s storefront on 77 Main Street in Dobbs Ferry on January ... More »

Main Street Atelier – A Cool New School in Tarrytown

by Elaine Marranzano –  An atelier is a workshop for artists that is basically a studio. Now two Tarrytown residents have opened their own atelier and are welcoming students who want to learn the fine art of drawing and painting figures, portraits and still li... More »

Holiday Shopping in the Rivertowns

2019 Gift Guide by Barbara Moroch –  There’s no place like home for the holidays…to celebrate with family and friends, to delight in the festive displays throughout the communities, and to shop for unique gifts from local merchants! Now’s the time to take a br... More »

The Swan’s House Opens in Tarrytown

by Barbara Moroch –  Home is where your story begins,” author Annie Danielson once said, and that’s something Arthur Gandy and Sara Swan have taken to heart. She made a career out of studying fine art and fashion design. He made a career in carpentry. Together... More »

iPic Theater in Dobbs Ferry to Close Monday

By Rick Pezzullo The iPic Theaters Westchester will screen its last film this weekend as the Dobbs Ferry theater will close as part of a company restructuring. The official closure will be on Monday, November 11 and follows parent company, iPic Theaters, filin... More »

The Swan’s House Opens in Tarrytown

by Barbara Moroch “Home is where your story begins,” author Annie Danielson once said, and that’s something Arthur Gandy and Sara Swan have taken to heart. She made a career out of studying fine art and fashion design. He made a career in carpentry. Together, ... More »

New Rivertowns Service: Fitness Equipment Repair

by Barrett Seaman –  Don’t you hate it when your elliptical machine breaks down and you can’t find the part needed to fix it? Not just individual fitness equipment owners but clubs, gyms and companies that offer their employees a way to work out on premises al... More »

Jewish Business Network to Host Breakfast Forum in Tarrytown

by Alexander Roberts – The Jewish Business Network (JBN) will host a Business Breakfast Forum on Thursday, September 12 (7:45-9:45 a.m.) at the DoubleTree in Tarrytown and features an array of business leaders, headlined by Mario Gabelli, Founder and CEO of GA... More »