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Dobbs Ferry High Class of 2021 Receives Diplomas

The 120th commencement ceremony for Dobbs Ferry High School was held last month at the Dobbs Ferry waterfront. The following is a list of the Class of 2021 graduates: Antoine K. Abraham Olivia Agostino Darian Ahmadizadeh Caleb L. Amantia Zander Angell Anthony ... More »

Guests were patient, despite the incessant rain
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Storm Postpones Livestream Fashion Event from Historic Villa Lewaro

By Barrett Seaman— Had only the low rumblings been the sound of a drum roll signaling the start of the event. But no, they were the sound of approaching thunder cells coming up and across the Hudson. Almost exactly at 2 p.m. when the fashion show at Irvington’... More »

Masters School graduation 2021 in Dobbs Ferry
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128 Seniors Graduate from The Masters School

By Rick Pezzullo– Earlier this month, 128 members of the Class of 2021 received their diplomas from The Masters School in Dobbs Ferry. Life trustee and former board chair Edgar M. Masters H’98, who is retiring from the Board of Trustees after 51 years of servi... More »

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Celebrating a Soldier, Senior and All-Around Amazing Guy

By Kevin Brown– Have you ever walked by Washington Irving School on Broadway in Tarrytown and noticed a pair of immense oak trees gracing the front lawn? One was planted by Anthony Pircio and his classmates in 1932. Pircio just turned 100 on March 5 and has be... More »

Coalition Members
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Community Coalition Celebrates 10 Years

by Charlene Weigel –  Fifteen people gathered on a cold January morning for an unusual 10th anniversary celebration. It was 8:30 a.m. on the first Monday of the new year. Congratulations were toasted with coffee rather than champagne. The group spent a moment ... More »

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SH Boys Hoops Team Make Memories on NBA Court

by Tom Pedulla – The pizza was great, the lights were bright at Barclay’s Center in Brooklyn, and rarely have fans of the Sleepy Hollow boys’ basketball team felt better about the Horsemen than they did on January 15. No, Sleepy Hollow did not win, staging a d... More »

L-R: Sleepy Hollow High School Regeneron semifi nalists, Tess Kaplan and Samantha Livingston. Far Right: Rishit Gupta from Irvington High School.
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Local Students Semifinalists in Major Science Competition

by Robert Kimmel –  Reaching the semifinalist status of the Regeneron Science Talent Search 2020 is no small achievement.  Described as “the nation’s oldest and most prestigious science and mathematics competition for high school seniors,” the annual contest w... More »

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First 2020 Baby (at least at Phelps)

At 2:14am on the first day of the new decade, Sandra Gomez of Sleepy Hollow gave birth to a baby girl, Samantha. She weighed in at eight pounds, four ounces and was 21 inches long at birth. She joins an older sister, Lizbeth. Samantha was not the first baby bo... More »

Timothy M. Dolan
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Special Visit

Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan celebrated the 5:30 Saturday Mass, November 23, at the Church of the Magdalene in Pocantico Hills. His presence at the Church was the culmination of the Church’s yearlong 125th anniversary celebration. 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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Church of the Magdalene Celebrates Its 125th Year Anniversary

[For images with sound taken during Masses at Church of the Magdalene at which Cardinal Dolan was the principal celebrant, please see https://youtu.be/21VYR78tapU and  https://youtu.be/N9f24BdJOG0  ] By Linda Viertel This year marks the 125th year anniversary ... More »

Rose Nelson
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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 »

Tree replacement
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Tulip Poplar

For more than two cen­turies, the gi­ant Tulip Poplar pro­vided shade for vis­i­tors to Tar­ry­town’s Pa­triot Park. It was there that in 1780, colo­nial mili­ti­a­men cap­tured British Ma­jor John An­dre, find­ing on him pa­pers that re­vealed the treach­ery ... 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 »

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Fred Astaire Tarrytown Celebrates 20 Years and the American Dream

by Alexander Roberts –  They came to the United States with $2,000 and a dream. Dancing partners since the ages of 15 and 13 in the Ukraine, Sasha and Olga Bylim achieved worldwide recognition in 1989 when they were invited to represent the Soviet Union in a b... More »

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Jazz Forum Club in Tarrytown Marks Second Anniversary

One block from Tarrytown Music Hall, another venue, the Jazz Forum, has made a name for itself as Westchester’s only dedicated jazz club. The club just celebrated its second anniversary. Jazz Forum is an 85-seat venue offering patrons an intimate experience wi... More »

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Local Student Hall of Fame Essay Contest Winners Selected

by Robert Kimmel –  A musician and a merchant are the subjects of the two winning essays in the Hall of Fame Essay contest in which Sleepy Hollow High School students compete. The annual contest is part of the curriculum for students at the 10th grade level. S... More »

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Celebrate Graduation Time By Dining Out in the Rivertowns

Food for Thought by Linda Viertel –  What better way to bring family and friends together in honor of your recent graduate than with a celebratory meal at one of our appealing and hospitable local restaurants? Luckily for rivertowns’ residents, there is a plet... More »

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