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Sleepy Hollow Resident Convicted of Dealing Date Rape Drug

By Rick Pezzullo A former police officer who lives in Sleepy Hollow was found guilty by a jury in late April of possessing and distributing a so-called date rape drug, earning more than $1.2 million in a five-year period. Robert Smutek, 52, a former cop in Dut... More »

Water Fountains with High Lead in Tarrytown Schools Shut Down

by Rick Pezzullo Two water fountains in two schools in the Tarrytown School District were shut down in late May after recent tests showed a lead content higher than the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recommendations. In a May 24 letter to district ... More »

Thousands of Area Residents Get Verdicts on Reassessment

by Barrett Seaman The first week in June was promising to be an anxious one for thousands of Greenburgh and Ossining homeowners who had appealed reassessments promulgated by Tyler Technologies last March. The week was sure to vex another 400 in Greenburgh who ... More »

Tarrytown Officials Insist Water Quality Meets All Standards

by Rick Pezzullo The Village of Tarrytown refuted a published newspaper report regarding lead in drinking water and the quality of the village’s water. “The water provided to the Tarrytown Water District customers is in full compliance with all federal, state ... More »

Groundbreaking Heralds Start of Edge-On-Hudson Project

by Robert Kimmel A year’s work lies ahead before the first vertical structure is erected as part of Edge-On-Hudson, the new development along the river in Sleepy Hollow; however, the official Groundbreaking Ceremony May 18 at 11 a.m., with village and county o... More »

Greenburgh Reassessment Debate Roils On as Deadlines Loom

by Barrett Seaman The shock waves from Tyler Technologies’ reassessment—especially in some of Greenburgh’s more prosperous enclaves—continued to reverberate throughout the month of April. Aggrieved homeowners, some of whose taxes are scheduled to rise by $30,0... More »

Brightview Withdraws Senior Living Plan in Irvington

by Barrett Seaman “At the end of the day,” said Mayor Brian C. Smith, the last of the Irvington board members to opine on Brightview’s latest revised Senior Living plan, “a 100,000-square-foot building, three times the size of the existing one, is just too big... More »

Full Property Tax from Development for Sleepy Hollow

by Robert Kimmel “I believe we ended up in a very good position, “ is the way Sleepy Hollow Mayor Ken Wray described the outcome of a vote taken by the Mount Pleasant Industrial Development Agency which approved a payment in lieu of taxes, (PILOT) requested by... More »

Tax Payments See-Saw for Sleepy Hollow Residents

by Robert Kimmel Property owners in Sleepy Hollow are facing variable school tax payments for the current and subsequent tax year because of a miscalculation by the Town of Mount Pleasant when it assessed Edge-On-Hudson, the planned riverside development in th... More »