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Dobbs Ferry Church Solicits Funds for Sanctuary Apartment

by Barrett Seaman –  Last September, threatened with deportation back to Ecuador, an undocumented family living in Westchester took up refuge at Dobbs Ferry’s South Presbyterian Church. Long active on behalf of progressive causes, the church’s congregation har... More »


Kids’ Club Making A Difference for Youth for Last 10 Years

Unsung Heros by Tom Pedulla –  As Kids’ Club of Tarrytown and Sleepy Hollow nears its 10th anniversary in June, its impact on local girls and boys who are striving for better lives is profound. The organization estimates that it helps fund approximately 20 pro... More »


Duck Derby & Healthy Kids Day Set for 12th Consecutive Year

by Robert Kimmel –  Win Yankees’ Tickets at Duck Derby Entertainment, children’s rides, food, and health information, along with two big ducks and 2,000 competing little duckies, are all part of the annual Duck Derby, and Healthy Kids Day, scheduled in Patriot... More »


Mercy Combats Food Insecurity at Its Dobbs Ferry Campus

by Barrett Seaman –  As colleges around the country strive to diversify their student bodies and recruit more who are the first in their family to attend college, they are finding that scholarships are often not enough to achieve success. Some students find th... More »


Chabad of the Rivertowns: Meeting Jews Where They Are

by Alexander Roberts –  Jay and Elina Lindauer were skeptical. Secular Jews whose son had “hopped around” several Hebrew School programs, the Dobbs Ferry couple never thought he would enjoy an Orthodox synagogue. But Julian, now 11, has looked forward to Sunda... More »


Small Business Week 2019 -Local Contributions

Stephanie Rodnick Executive Director of Sleepy Hollow Tarrytown Chamber of Commerce As new small businesses open in Sleepy Hollow and Tarrytown, their first stop tends to be the Chamber of Commerce for support. We’ve seen an increase in membership over the las... More »

Community Conversation on Democracy

Democracy’s standing as this nation’s system of government was the subject of  a captivating  examination during a “Community Conversation” presented recently by The Hudson Independent and the Warner Library in Tarrytown.  Before a packed room at the Library, ... More »


You’re Going to College! But Where?

By Bettina Weil You survived the college application process, waited patiently for replies, and you got in—to several good colleges. Now it’s time to commit. Inevitably, questions arise: Will I fit in? Am I good enough to succeed there? Is it worth the financi... More »


  With eight cases of measles documented in Westchester children, the County Health Commissioner Sherlita Amler, MD, is urging residents to check their own vaccination status and that of their children and then, if unvaccinated, get the MMR vaccine that protec... More »