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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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COMMENTARY – The Lessons of Thanksgiving

Given the divisiveness sowed by this year’s approaching presidential election, it may be beneficial to contemplate another occurrence this month — Thanksgiving, and several historical moments in its evolution as a national holiday. The small gathering of Pilgr... More »

Making Our Streets Safer for Pedestrians

by Lionel Beehner Guest Commentary The car entered the crosswalk, oblivious to me and the stroller full of my two toddlers I was pushing. It was the corner of Franklin Street and Route 9 – right next to a school, of all places. The driver – a blonde woman in h... More »

Our Mission and Our Gratitude

Service to the Community. That was the primary motivation behind the formation, just over 10 years ago, of the Hudson Valley News Corp., the parent company of this newspaper.  Our decade of publishing was recently recognized by the Greater Sleepy Hollow Tarryt... More »