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Local Brew Aims to Raise Awareness of Rare Disease

A new pale ale debuts on tap at Doubleday’s and The Bit in Dobbs Ferry this week: “Jacob the Warrior” IPA. Surprisingly, its namesake, Jacob Moon, is 12 years old, and he lives in town. His favorite foods are raspberries and blueberries, so, naturally, this pa... More »

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Mercy Adjuncts Escalate Pay, Benefits Dispute

By Brianna Staudt — Picket signs and hand-distributed flyers greeted cars at the gate of the prestigious Ardsley Country Club last week as golfers arrived for a Mercy College student scholarship fundraiser. A modest number of Mercy College adjunct professors, ... More »

Dobbs Ferry High School football - Jose Regalado

Senior Captain Regalado Big Reason Dobbs Ferry Has High Hopes

By Tom Pedulla— Jose Regalado’s father, Francisco, would not allow him to play football until he reached the sixth grade because he feared for his safety. With all due respect to Francisco, his concern was misplaced. Succeeding years have shown that, whether h... More »

2022 National Merit Scholarship Program Semifinalists

Sixteen Local Students Named 2022 National Merit Semifinalists

By Brianna Staudt — Dobbs Ferry, Irvington, Tarrytown and Sleepy Hollow combined to double their number of National Merit Scholarship Program semifinalists this year. The villages claim 16 of the 16,000 total 2022 National Merit Scholarship Program semifinalis... More »

Dobbs Ferry Football players

Dobbs Ferry Confident in Being a Top Contender

By Tom Pedulla– Dobbs Ferry looks to be primed for a big season. As in Jose Regalado big. Regalado, at 5-11, 280 pounds, is one imposing young man. He is a force on the offensive and defensive line and a primary reason why the Eagles have every reason to belie... More »


Soccer Standout Giving National Championship Dream One Last Shot 

By Tom Pedulla— One last shot. Although Sleepy Hollow’s Samantha Coffey was drafted 12th overall last January by the Portland Thorns F.C. of the National Women’s Soccer League, she is delaying her professional career in a last-ditch attempt to help Penn State ... More »


Dobbs Ferry Man Charged with Attempted Murder of Cop

By Rick Pezzullo– A Dobbs Ferry man has been indicted by a Westchester County Grand Jury for the attempted murder of a police officer after stabbing the officer in the head with a knife in an unprovoked attack in May. According to Westchester District Attorney... More »


Dobbs Ferry Chess Champion Competing in National Tournament

By Rick Pezzullo– A 19-year-old Dobbs Ferry resident is one of only 10 men who qualified to compete in one of the nation’s top chess tournaments, the U.S. Junior Championships, in St. Louis, which runs until July 26. Nicolas Checa, a student at Yale University... More »


Carl Fon, 80

Carl Fon, a lifelong resident of Dobbs Ferry, died July 18. He was 80. He was a graduate of Ardsley High School Class of 1959, served in the U.S. Navy and was very dedicated to his family and work. He will be dearly missed by his family and friends. Mr. Fon wa... More »

Dobbs Ferry High School Grads

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 »

Karen Ann Petito

Karen Ann Petito, 68

Karen Ann (Nans) Petito, a resident of Dobbs Ferry, died July 3 after a courageous battle with brain cancer. She was 68. She was born April 16, 1953 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She moved to Manhattan after graduating from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and... More »

Masters School graduation 2021 in Dobbs Ferry

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 »


Juneteenth In The Rivertowns 2021

By Barrett Seaman and Hannah Lustyik- It seems this year that more people in the Hudson River villages know what Juneteenth is. It may have helped that President Biden declared it a national holiday. It may also be that civil rights and voting rights are a mor... More »

Property Taxes

Village Tax Rates to Rise Modestly for 2021-22

By Brianna Staudt Village tax rates will rise modestly heading into the new fiscal year June 1 as local governments take measures to blunt the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic economic downturn on taxpayers. Tax rates are rising between two and three percent fo... More »

School bus

School Budgets Approved in Local Districts

By Brianna Staudt and Rick Pezzullo Voters overwhelmingly approved the 2021-22 school budgets yesterday proposed by Dobbs Ferry public schools, Irvington public schools, the Public Schools of the Tarrytowns and Pocantico Hills. All board of education (BOE) tru... More »

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