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Traffic Is Not NIMBY

I write to address the Nov. 2 “opinion” piece by Alec Roberts on affordable housing in Irvington that pretends to be a neutral Q&A with the developer that withdrew from the proposed project at 76 N. Broadway. The piece, written by somebody who identifies himse... More »

“I Know Who I Am”

The author is Mackenzie P Lerario, MD, NYS CPS/CRPA-p (They/them/Doctor) is a board-certified vascular neurologist, physician activist, telehealth advocate, peer specialist, and social work student at Fordham University with a field placement at the National L... More »

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Greenburgh and COVID’s Disparate Impact

By Daniel R. Weinfeld— Greenburgh’s active COVID cases are plummeting and approaching the lowest number reported since the pandemic began. Masks are starting to come off, restaurants are beginning to fill, and Metro North is getting busier. Admittedly the pand... More »

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Point/Counterpoint – Matthiessen Park

  Make Irvington Parks Friendly to All by Thom Thacker and Lisa Genn –  We are Irvington residents who are proud to live in a welcoming and friendly community and believe it is time for the policies governing our parks to reflect these fundamental Village valu... More »

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Ode and Farewell to Tarrytown

by Amir Goren –  I’m feeling rather bittersweet about leaving my beloved adopted home of Tarrytown. I’ve now lived here for nearly a decade, imbibing the cozy historic-village architecture and “rustic chic” and accessible hills, roads, bridges, and parks of th... More »

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Phelps Opens Pediatric Center

On Thursday, September 12th, Phelps Hospital, a part of the Northwell Health system, held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to open what will be the tenth branch of the Cohen Children’s Physician Partners pediatric practice, the first outside of Long Island, where Nor... More »

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Rivertown Runners Present $50,000 Check

Check it Out: Todd Ruppel, Justin Green, Michael Dolen, and Tom Kucinski of Rivertown Runners and the RTR Outreach Fund presented the Sleepy Hollow community with a $50,000 check on June 11 at Village Hall. The RTR Outreach Fund distributed the funds to local ... More »

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Summit on Social Justice Explores Topical Issues

A recent Summit on Social Justice conference organized by the Masters School in Dobbs Ferry and Rye Country Day School explored a wide range of related topics during the full-day event. The Summit examined the important roles that diversity, equity, inclusion ... More »

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Opinion – Time to Stand Up for a Free Press: We’re Not the Enemy

by Layne Bruce –  Enough already. The last couple of years have been an unending barrage against the freedom of the press and the practitioners of this noble trade. From being called “liars,” “fake,” and “sick” by irate politicians to enduring capricious and p... More »

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Letters – Nita Lowey Responds | Irvington BOE Elections

Youth Voices are Powerful in Gun Violence Debate To the Editor: Thank you to the Irvington and Tarrytown high school students who spoke out in a letter to me regarding gun violence recently published in The Hudson Independent.  And thank you to the Irvington s... More »

Those Golden Years for Pets

by Dr. Brian Green, DVM –  Although no one can be sure, it is widely believed that dogs and cats reaching retirement age do not often succumb to the temptations of their owners: a condo in a warm climate, golf or shuffleboard, travel to exotic lands, a visit t... More »

Commentary – George Washington’s Viewpoint

by Robert Kimmel Given the current controversy over our government’s policies concerning immigrants coming to our shores and across our borders, it might be useful to go back in history to determine how our nation’s first President viewed similar issues. As an... More »

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The 40th Anniversary of an Annual Outing for Longtime Friends

by Donald H. Whitely    If you’re walking around Tarrytown during the remainder of the summer and see some folks wearing a blue t-shirt with “Thompson’s Jazz Posse” on the back, stop and ask them about it. They’ll be happy to tell you about their recent outing... More »

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‘Brian, is your police department going to send me back?’

I have been trying to learn Spanish since I was about 10. To practice I often engage in small talk with bussers and servers in local restaurants. We chat about where they are from, but mostly about soccer as I am a huge fan. On the Friday night after the inaug... More »

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