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First Positive West Nile Virus Case in 2018 Reported in Irvington

Westchester County has learned of its first human case of West Nile Virus this year, which was confirmed in a 72-year-old Irvington resident who had been hospitalized, and is now recovering at home. The Westchester County Department of Health found no signs of... More »

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Rivertowns Real Estate Markets Clouded by Tax Uncertainties

by Barrett Seaman –   Francis and Erika O’Shea moved to Irvington four years ago, buying their house on Home Place off Main Street for its charm, its proximity to Metro North and for Irvington’s schools, where they planned to send their two children. Their rea... More »

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JCC Families, Staff Shocked by Summer Counselor’s Arrest

by Barrett Seaman –  It was not the kind of news any organization wants to hear—let alone one renowned for its children’s summer camps. Late last month, investigators from the Westchester County District Attorney’s Office came to Tarrytown’s Shames Jewish Comm... More »

Photo by: Zein B. Jardaneh
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Abbott House in Irvington Caring for Separated Children

by Zein B. Jardaneh –  News of the separation of nearly 2,000 children from their families between April 18 and May 31 while crossing the U.S. border, due to the Trump Administration’s “zero tolerance” policy toward illegal immigration, prompted outcries and c... More »

photo by Robert Kimmel
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Comprehensive Plan Taking Shape in Tarrytown

by Anna Young –  After years of work and input from Tarrytown officials and residents alike, an updated Comprehensive Plan is taking shape. Representatives from the architectural firm hired to help write the update, WXY architecture + urban design of New York,... More »

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Effort to Restore Tappan Zee in New Bridge Name Fails

by Rick Pezzullo –  An online petition drive to restore “Tappan Zee” in the new Gov. Mario M. Cuomo Bridge came up short last month in Albany. More than 108,000 signatures were obtained by the Save Our Tappan Zee group and delivered to the State Legislature on... More »

Tarrytown's portion of RiverWalk
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Public Opinion Sought on RiverWalk Options

by Barrett Seaman – The government is back again asking questions. Sometimes they are agents from the state; other times from the county and often times they are advocates of more pathways for bicycles. This time, however, it was people from Westchester County... More »

Photo by: Sunny Maclean
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Irvington Student Organizes March to Oppose Refugee Policy

by Julia Friedman and Daniel Livingston Daniel Marshall, a rising senior at Irvington High School, organized a March for Refugees on June 20 in Tarrytown. The march began with a gathering in front of Washington Irving Elementary School in Tarrytown, where Mars... More »

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Former SH Middle School Secretary Gets Probation for Stealing Funds

by Rick Pezzullo –    A former Sleepy Hollow Middle School secretary was sentenced to five years’ probation Wednesday for stealing more than $10,000 from the school district. Carol Ressa, 54, a resident of Lake Peekskill, must finish paying restitution of the ... More »

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Rivertowns Touched by Separated Families Controversy

by Barrett Seaman – Local protests and public condemnations of the Trump Administration’s “zero-tolerance” policy of detaining and separating refugee children from their families along the Mexican border continued even after the President’s so-called “reversal... More »