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Two Tarrytown Women Search for a Non-Addictive Painkiller

by Barrett Seaman –  A New Jersey laboratory, better known for its work in behavioral research, was recently awarded a $49.9 million grant by a component of the National Institutes of Health to find a non-addictive substitute for opioids, and two Tarrytown wom... More »

Keith Hamiton Cobb - Tarrytown native
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Tarrytown Native Reflects on Off-Broadway Play and Childhood

by Elaine Marrazano –  Actor, playwright and Tarrytown native Keith Hamilton Cobb brought his award-winning new play about Shakespeare and race in America to the off-Broadway stage this summer after seven years of development. The Hudson Independent caught up ... More »

The Cullens of Ogden Engine: Four Generations
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Two Dobbs Ferry Families, Each with Four Generations of Firefighters

by Barrett Seaman –  John Cullen’s father was the first in his family to join Dobbs Ferry’s Ogden Engine Company and the first to join at age 18. That was in 1921, not long after the first motorized fire truck replaced the old horse-drawn wagons. That put a pr... More »

LAUREN YARMUTH
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Stone Barns Center Selects Yarmuth as New Executive Director

Lauren Yarmuth, a leading design thinker with expertise in sustainability and food systems, has joined Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture as the nonprofit organization’s new executive director. She will work in partnership with the Stone Barns Center ... More »

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Irvington Police Officer Recognized with Lifesaving Award

Irvington Police Officer Arcangelo F. Liberatore received the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services’ (DCJS) 2018 Lifesaving Award for his efforts in saving a child attacked by a rabid coyote in 2018. DCJS Executive Deputy Commissioner Michael C.... More »

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Irvington High School Teacher Publishes Book About Civil War

by Clara Firpo-Cappiello  — Christopher Barry, a Westchester resident and history teacher of 21 years at Irvington High School, recently published his first book, No Flinching From Fire: The 65th New York Volunteers in the Civil War.  The 65th New York Volunte... More »

photo by Robert Kimmel
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Tarrytown’s New Asst. Village Administrator Fulfilling Tasks

by Robert Kimmel –  Tarrytown’s newly appointed Assistant Village Administrator, Joshua Ringel, now within his fourth month on the job, appears to be seamlessly accomplishing the work for which he was employed. Ringel was chosen from a large list of candidates... More »

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A Nobel Laureate Cites SH High Biology Teacher as His Inspiration

by Barrett Seaman –  In early October, it was announced that Dr. Gregg Semenza, Professor of Medicine at Johns Hopkins University, won the 2019 Nobel Prize in Medicine or Physiology, along with fellow scientists Drs. William G. Kaelin Jr. of Harvard Medical Sc... More »

Thomas Palicz
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Senior Captain Palicz Key to Dobbs Ferry Success on Gridiron

by Tom Pedulla –  Dobbs Ferry football coach Joe Cox paid senior captain Thomas Palicz the ultimate compliment when he said of him, “He’s wanted to be great.” Palicz dreamed of playing for the Eagles at a young age. When the opportunity finally arrived, he not... More »

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Irvington QB Daly Heralded as a Selfless Team Player

by Tom Pedulla –  In an age when self-aggrandizement and selfies are celebrated, Irvington senior Aidan Daly offers a refreshing alternative. He is a selfless team player, a humble young man. Daly had two quarterbacks ahead of him as a freshman, Liam Toolan an... More »

Thomas Abinanti
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Abinanti to Explore Run for Congresswoman Lowey’s Seat

by Rick Pezzullo –  State Assemblyman Thomas Abinanti (D/Mount Pleasant) is among a handful of individuals interested in possibly succeeding Congresswoman Nita Lowey (D/Westchester, Rockland), who announced last month she would not be running for re-election n... More »

Armando “Chick” Galella - Photo by: Margaret Fox Photography
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Honoring Veterans

World War II veteran and Pearl Harbor survivor Armando “Chick” Galella (right), 98, a resident of Sleepy Hollow, helped honor veterans from North Tarrytown/Sleepy Hollow September 8 at the Morse School. He also met with Sleepy Hollow Middle School students in ... More »

Who Is James Murphy, and Who Wants to Know?

by Barrett Seaman –  When the paid notice you see on page 26 of our September print issue was first submitted to The Hudson Independent, its somewhat cryptic nature drew our curiosity. So we took the liberty of calling the number listed to find out more about ... More »

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Teaching Degree Leads to Life Far from Home

by Robert Kimmel –  Max Slonim was looking for a job abroad after graduating with a Master’s degree from Columbia University’s Teachers College. He received an offer that included housing and a reasonable salary, and so, “I decided to go and give it a try,” he... More »

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Six New Administrators Appointed in Irvington School District

by Rick Pezzullo –  Six new administrators were appointed by the Irvington School Board of Education during the summer. Juliet L. Gevargis-Mizimakoski was named principal of Irvington High School. With 17 years of experience in education, she joins Irvington f... More »

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Dobbs Ferry’s Bill Florin is Committed to Service

by Barrett Seaman –  Some folks in town call him “Captain America.” He is often dressed in a uniform, which makes sense for someone who has been in one uniform or another since he was in high school. Even when he’s not, he’s almost certain to display red, whit... More »

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Irvington Student Awarded Second Place at Genius Olympiad

Congratulations to Irvington High School’s Elizabeth Lee for winning second place (a silver medal) in the international Genius Olympiad, held this past June at SUNY Oswego. Participants in the competition were the 500 top science research students from 70 coun... More »