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Storm Surge Meeting – Wed Oct 3

Westchester County Executive George Latimer is hosting a presentation by the Army Corps of Engineers on a proposed storm surge management study affecting residents along the Hudson River, Sound Shore communities and the greater NYC area. The study evaluates se... More »


Heard Around the Watercooler

by Maria Ann Roglieri –  National Merit Scholarship Semi-Finalists Congratulations to Luca Brown (Sleepy Hollow High School), Ethan Chang, Braden Donoian and Chrysmine Wong (Irvington High School), and Henry Lin and Annika Braun (Hackley School) for joining th... More »


Remembering 9/11

Remembering September 11, 2001: Tarrytown and Irvington offi cials held solemn ceremonies on September 11 to mark the 17th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the United States. — Photos by Debbie Allen and Barrett Seaman More »


Aging in Place—and Eating Well, Thanks to Phelps

by Barrett Seaman –  Volunteers for ITAV (It Takes a Village) 10591, Tarrytown’s non-profit agency that is part of a nationwide “Aging in Place” movement, were invited last month to Phelps Hospital for a treat: a meal prepared under the medical center’s new ex... More »


Longtime Local Publisher Stepping Away from Newspaper

by Robert Kimmel –  The longtime publisher and owner of the River Journal is stepping away from the newspaper, potentially bringing an end to its publication which began 21 years ago. “Tis’ time to move on,” Robert Bonvento wrote last month in the ‘Fall Issue’... More »


“In many ways, we never felt more American”

Irvington was one of the many villages, towns and cities throughout the nation that paused on the morning of 9/11—a Tuesday, just as it was the day the twin towers were struck by hijacked airlines. Standing on the southern shoreline of the village’s Scenic Hud... More »


Playhouse on Rockefeller Estate Donated for Historic Preservation

by Elaine Marranzano –  What kid didn’t have a playhouse growing up? Mine was nestled in the space between four trees where I cooked pretend meals using chunks of broken asphalt and mimosa seed pods as stand-ins for hamburgers and string beans. But perhaps no ... More »


Friends of the RiverWalk Improve Tarrytown’s Park

by Linda Viertel –  Every month, from April through October, volunteers from Friends of the RiverWalk (FRW), rivertown and Education First (EF) students, families and many residents volunteer to pull weeds, pick up trash, prune and generally take time on the r... More »


Panel Assesses Sleepy Hollow’s Needs and Offers Suggestions

by Robert Kimmel –  Among a special panel’s recommendations to the Sleepy Hollow business community and government was a “need to strengthen its outreach efforts to the new largely South American and Caribbean immigrant community and integrate them more fully.... More »


Efforts Fail as Historic Home in Pocantico Hills Torn Down

by Elaine Marranzano –  Without warning and over the objections of neighbors, bulldozers finally arrived on August 22 to crush the historic little house at 43 Willard Ave. in Pocantico Hills. “I share a driveway and a garage with this house! No one from the to... More »