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Corona-hucksters: Caveat Emptor in the Age of COVID-19

By Barrett Seaman If you’re anything like me, you’ve got a spam folder full of offers to protect you from the novel coronavirus. Special ointments that will kill off the virus, special solutions to clean surfaces in your home, virus-killing flashlights, low-co... More »

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Have We Gone About This the Right Way?

By Barrett Seaman There are those who see the COVID-19 pandemic in the darkest of terms. The eminent physicist who also worked for decades in epidemiology, Dr. Richard L. Garwin, now 92 and living in Scarsdale, predicts the effects will be “much worse than the... More »

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We’re All In It Now

No aspect of our lives in the rivertowns is untouched by the COVID-19 Pandemic. Here’s How It Got To Us: By Barrett Seaman In the beginning, it was somebody else’s problem—thousands of miles away in Wuhan, China. Then it was on cruise ships, where some of the ... More »

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Making The Best of Things @ Home!

People and Businesses Offer Creative Ways to Fill Our Days   By Barbara Moroch First, the bad news: Coronavirus pandemic (COVID–19) is upon us and has virtually upended the way we live, work, and interact with one another. Home is now a mandatory shelter for a... More »

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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 »

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New York Workers Ordered to Stay Home

At a press conference on Friday morning, March 20, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that all workers in non-essential businesses throughout the state are required to stay home in an effort to combat the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). The executi... More »

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Nurses (and Doctors) Urgently Needed in Westchester County

The office of Westchester County Excecutive, George Latimer, has released the following urgent statement: CALLING ALL NURSES! WESTCHESTER COUNTY NEEDS YOU (White Plains, NY) – As we all face new realities going forward due to the Coronavirus pandemic, Westches... More »

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Regeneron in Trials with Potential COVID-19 Treatment

By Barrett Seaman Tarrytown-based Regeneron Corporation announced on Monday that it has launched a clinical program to evaluate the effectiveness of Kevzara® (sarilumab) as a treatment for severe COVID-19 infections. The double-blind Phase 2/3 trial plans to e... More »

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COVID-19 (Coronavirus Disease 2019) Daily Updates and Resources

The New York State Department of Health has set up a hotline at (888) 364-3065 where Department of Health experts are available to answer questions regarding COVID-19. Information can also be found by visiting the New York Department of Health website at: http... More »

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Protests Prompt Irvington Board to Delay Rezoning Vote

by Barrett Seaman –  On a night when the Irvington Board of Trustees was poised to enact major zoning changes for the village’s North Broadway Corridor (see The Hudson Independent, February 2020 issue), a group of residents submitted petitions and followed the... More »

iana Loja, Village of Sleepy Hollow Community Liaison, coordinated a Census 2020 media event February 23 for Spanish-language media outlets and many other print and social media entities.
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Sleepy Hollow and Tarrytown Join Forces on Census 2020

by Char Weigel  –      The first mailing of Census 2020 may not reach households until mid-March, but the villages of Sleepy Hollow and Tarrytown are already at work to ensure a successful and complete count. The Sleepy Hollow-Tarrytown Census 2020 Committee i... More »

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Security Camera Registration Gains Slowly in Tarrytown

by Robert Kimmel –  Access to video from home security cameras as a method to help police solve crimes is rising across the country, and Tarrytown is among the municipalities using that process. It led to the arrest of a suspect charged with a series of burgla... More »

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Kitchen worker pleads guilty to 2018 murder in Irvington restaurant

Rosa Ramirez, charged with the April 2018 stabbing death of Bonifacio Rodriguez, prep chef at Irvington’s River City Grille, pled guilty in State Supreme Court in White Plains to second-degree murder. Ramirez, 29, of New York City, is due back in court April 2... More »

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Robbery Scene for TV Filmed at Citibank Building

by Robert Kimmel –  Bright lights flashed onto the windows and exterior of the Citibank building at 2 South Broadway in Tarrytown last month as a robbery was taking place inside. The robbery was a filmed scene for the new CBS Television series “FBI: Most Wante... More »

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Irvington to Consider Legalizing Indoor Parking Lot

by Barrett Seaman –  Attempts by Bridge Street Properties in Irvington to win approval for additional parking spaces for tenants in the Trent Building on the village’s south side have been stymied for years because of opposition by nearby homeowners. Last mont... More »