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Irvington Approves Upgrades for Matthiessen Park

by Katherine Cain –  Last month, the Irvington Board of Trustees approved the budget for updating Matthiessen Park, with construction likely to start next spring. The biggest changes to the park will be modernizing the playground to include three age-appropria... More »

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Activists Gather at Patriots Park to Protest Immigrant Treatment

The messages were clear and to the point: “No Kids in Cages,” “Close the Camps,” “Say It Loud and Say it Clear, Refugees are Welcome Here.” The local “flash party” to protest U.S. Immigration Service treatment of asylum seekers at the southern border was organ... More »

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RV Blaze Stops New Bridge Traffic—And Then Some—For Hours

by Barrett Seaman A fire broke out onboard a recreational vehicle as it crossed the Mario Cuomo Bridge just before 3:30 p.m. Monday afternoon, heading west. The blaze and black smoke were visible for miles as rush hour traffic built up and eventually stopped d... More »

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Residents Favor a Vibrant Downtown Dobbs Ferry

by Abby Luby –  A year’s worth of surveys and testimonials on how to invigorate downtown Dobbs Ferry was presented to the Dobbs Ferry Board of Trustees in mid-May. Raven David, Coordinator of the Dobbs Ferry Downtown Improvement Task Force, highlighted the sal... More »

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Marina Opposed in Sleepy Hollow Comp Plan

by Rick Pezzullo –  A public hearing on the Village of Sleepy Hollow’s long-awaited Comprehensive Plan and Local Waterfront Revitalization Program was held May 28 at Village Hall. About 50 residents crammed into the meeting room to address the Board of Trustee... More »

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SH Middle School Student Hit by Car Slowly Recovering

by Rick Pezzullo –  A Sleepy Hollow Middle School student who was hit by a car May 2 while walking home from school is slowly recovering from serious injuries she suffered that had her in a medically induced coma. Xiomara Chimbo, 13, has been transferred to Bl... More »

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Down Comes the Western Span—Ever-So Slowly This Time

by Barrett Seaman – Since the spectacular controlled explosion in mid-January that brought down the eastern span of the old Tappan Zee Bridge, the pace of remaining demolition has been all but imperceptible. The biggest news in the last three months has been t... More »

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Reasons for Dead Fish Known but Duck Deaths Remain a Mystery

by Elaine Marranzano –  The discovery of five dead ducks and dozens of dead fish floating on the water’s surface have the public speculating that something may be amiss at the Tarrytown Lakes. Nicole Carles found the ducks one morning last month in the lakes p... More »

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Village of Irvington Mulls Changes at Matthiessen Park

by Katherine Cain –  With a changing demographic that includes more young families with children and dogs, the Village of Irvington is taking a fresh look at the configuration of its signature waterfront Matthiessen Park and the rules that govern its use. An o... More »

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Sooner Than Expected, Irvington Passes a Short-Term Rental Law

by Barrett Seaman –  With quibbles and concerns coming from every angle during the February and March public hearings, Irvington’s efforts to permit the use of homes for short-term rentals (think Airbnb) seemed destined for a long, drawn-out legislative grind ... More »