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Our Neighbors – Irvington’s Richard Lobel

by Barrett Seaman –  When asked the standard cocktail party question, “What do you do?” Rich Lobel’s answer is simple: “I’m a lawyer.” Actually, it’s a bit more complicated than that. True, he is an attorney. He practices zoning law in Manhattan, spending his ... More »


Reverend Gareth C. Evans Installed As Rector Of St. Barnabas

On Sunday, February 24th, the Reverend Gareth C. Evans was installed as the 14th Rector of Irvington’s Church of St. Barnabas, founded in 1857. The institution ceremony was conducted by the Right Reverend Allen K. Shin, Bishop Suffragan of the Episcopal Dioces... More »


Dobbs Ferry Mayor Addresses Issues in Village

by Barrett Seaman –  Excerpts from an interview with Dobbs Ferry Mayor Robert McLoughlin. The full interview will be aired throughout February on Indy Talks, The Hudson Independent’s monthly cable show, seen on Optimum channel 75 and Fios channel 34. The full ... More »

Camilla Calhoun

A Vivid Chronicle of Tuscan Life in Local Writer’s The White Moth

by Linda Viertel –  Memoir and romanticism collide in Tarrytown author Camilla Calhoun’s loving tribute to her late husband Aldo Rafanelli and his family in her book, The White Moth: Three Generations at a Tuscan Villa. Beautifully designed and stylishly writt... More »


Irvington Girls Basketball Coach Maher Notches 700th Career Win

by Tom Pedulla –  Gina Maher recently reached an extraordinary milestone when she earned her 700th victory at Irvington, an unprecedented total for a New York State Athletic Association girls basketball coach. Her remarkable resume also includes five state cha... More »


SH High Chemistry Teacher Strives to Help Students Succeed

by Maria Ann Roglieri –  The Tarrytown/Sleepy Hollow District shines because of many teachers who are unsung heroes. Their above-and-beyond dedication to their students is apparent in many things they do. Jason Choi, chemistry teacher for 22 years and current ... More »


Sleepy Hollow Senior Makes Name for Himself on Hardwood

by Tom Pedulla –  Daniel Williams is genetically blessed as the son of late heavyweight champion Carl “The Truth” Williams – and it shows. Williams, a 6-3, 200-pound senior at Sleepy Hollow High School, has established himself as one of the area’s finest baske... More »