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

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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »


Tarrytown Painter Takes Long Road on Her Artistic Journey

Arts & Entertainment by Rich Monetti –  Clara Shen was sitting in her Tarrytown studio a few years ago and had the impetus to go for a ride. Instead, the Chinese immigrant began splattering an easel with the scene of a colorful sports car taking a road trip al... More »


Slowing Down and Waking Up at Irvington’s Buddhist Center

by Abby Luby –  How many minutes has it been since you last checked your iPhone? Your iPad? FitBit? We live in a constant state of sensory overload and distraction. While living in the fast lane, is it possible to slow down long enough to see our compulsive be... More »


Unsung Heroes: In Time of Need, TVAC is There in a Flash

by Tom Pedulla –  When Alaric Young was asked to describe the satisfaction he derives from being a member of the Tarrytown Volunteer Ambulance Corps (TVAC) for more than 25 years, he told of a woman who approached him in a local supermarket. “You probably don’... More »


Planned ICE Raids Discredited By Congresswoman Lowey

by Robert Kimmel Congresswoman Nita Lowey takes a dim view of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement, (ICE,) nationwide raids scheduled to begin this weekend to apprehend and deport undocumented immigrants.  She is also offering some advice to those who might... More »


Lee Kennedy: Sleepy Hollow’s Man of Many Flags

by Barrett Seaman –  Drive by Lee Kennedy’s house on Harwood Avenue in the Philipse Manor section of Sleepy Hollow on or around a national holiday, and you’re sure to see the Stars and Stripes flying from the pole in the front yard. If you look carefully, howe... More »