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Tarrytown Police Make “Strong-arm” Robbery arrest

Tarrytown Police apprehended Junior Maria, a 26-year-old Tarrytown resident and charged him with Third Degree robbery and remanded him to the Westchester County Jail, with bail set at $2,500. Maria is alleged to have robbed a woman of her backpack as she was w... More »

Irvington Police Car

An Irvington Couple’s Troubling Encounter with Police

by Barrett Seaman –  When a midnight call from their daughter came, telling them that her car battery had died near the Irvington train station, Selwyn “Max” and Jill Bannister Maxwell were in bed watching a movie. Still, they drove down with a jumper cable an... More »

photo by Robert Kimmel

Emergency Training Drill

By Robert Kim­mel – What the Vil­lage de­scribes as an “Emer­gency Train­ing Ex­er­cise” will take place in Tar­ry­town on Thurs­day, Sep­tem­ber 19. A re­lease is­sued by Vil­lage Ad­min­is­tra­tor Rich Slinger­land’s of­fice, an­nounced that Phelps Hos­pi­ta... More »


Psst! Guess Who’s Moving to Irvington!

by Barrett Seaman –  The deal was all very hush-hush, as is often the case when celebrities are involved, but the August sale of Long Meadow, the 11,653 square foot Georgian Manor estate in Irvington’s Matthiessen Park section will make actors Michael Douglas ... More »

photo by Barrett Seamen

Fall Opening Set for Bridge Ramp

  by Robert Kimmel –  Motorists driving south on Broadway in Tarrytown will find it easier to access the Mario M. Cuomo Bridge beginning this fall. The long-closed ramp on South Broadway to the bridge will be reopened, according to the New York Thruway Authori... More »


Ongoing Concern about Hudson River Sturgeons

by Char Weigel –  The Hudson River Valley is renowned for its history. One could say it is swimming in it – Washington slept here, British spy Major John André was captured here. The rivertowns are alive with ancient history as well. The sturgeons of the Hudso... More »


Sleepy Hollow Receives $250,000 to Restore Devries Park

by Rick Pezzullo –    Devries Park in the Village of Sleepy Hollow will undergo extensive restorations, thanks to a $250,000 grant secured by State Senator Peter Harckham (D/40th Senate District). The planned restorations at the park include clearing and resto... More »

Post Office USPS - Tarrytown NY photo by Tim Thayer

Mail Delivery to Tarrytown Apartment Complex Suspended

by Robert Kimmel –  A United States Postal Service policy that is designed to keep postal carriers from harm had harsh consequences late last month for residents of a Tarrytown residential complex. Some 200 tenants of the Sleepy Hollow Garden apartments at 177... More »


Landmark Diner Consumed by Fire

A landmark that was literally a Landmark went up in flames Thursday morning, as a kitchen fire spread quickly through the diner, a local favorite on Route #9 opposite the Arcadia Shopping Center on the border with Briarcliff Manor. Erupting around 9:45 am, the... More »

photo by Tim Thayer - Tarrytown Nearly New Shop closes

Nearly New Shop Closes Doors

The Hudson Independent expresses heartfelt gratitude to The Nearly New Shop in Tarrytown for its indispensable service to the community.  The shop, which opened in 1942 as a part of the Junior League of Westchester-on-Hudson, closed its doors at 35 South Broad... More »