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Hastings Man Sentenced for Fatal Hit-and-Run in Dobbs Ferry

By Rick Pezzullo— A Hastings-on-Hudson man was sentenced Thursday to one year in jail in connection with a 2019 hit-and-run accident that left a 91-year-old Dobbs Ferry man dead. Johnny David Machado, 28, pled guilty in November to Leaving the Scene of an Acci... More »

Moms Organic Market in Dobbs Ferry

Mom’s Organic Market Opening Feb. 19 in Dobbs Ferry

by Anne Jaffe Holmes– Mom’s Organic Market opens for business on Friday, February 19 on Stanley Avenue in Dobbs Ferry, just off the Saw Mill River Parkway. It’s their first store in New York, and Mom’s is an extraordinary business with a mission: “To protect a... More »

Michelle Adams

Changing of the Guard at the Rivertowns Chamber

By Barrett Seaman— Michelle Adams, a partner in two of the rivertowns’ better known restaurants, Harpers in Dobbs Ferry and Saint George Bistro in Hastings, is taking over as president of the four-year-old Rivertowns Chamber of Commerce. She succeeds Nick Camp... More »

Sleepy Hollow team captains (L-R:) Kevin Sullivan, Zach Rudder and Ben Good.

High School Basketball Teams Ready to Hit the Hard Court

By Tom Pedulla— The Hudson Independent examines the prospects of local schools for the varsity basketball season. Due to the pandemic, Hackley School in Tarrytown and The Masters School in Dobbs Ferry will not field basketball teams this winter. GIRLS DOBBS FE... More »


Anthony Vano, Jr., 90

Anthony L. Vano, Jr., a lifelong Dobbs Ferry resident, died February 9. He was 90. Also known as “Topper,” Mr. Vano proudly served in the United States Army during the Korean War and was a member of the American Legion Post 1048. He had a career as an electric... More »


Barbara Golio, 81

Barbara Golio, a longtime resident of Dobbs Ferry, died February 2. She was 81. She was born April 5, 1939 in Yonkers, to Salvatore and Ruth (nee Clayton) Bentivenga. It is rumored that in her youth, she ran with the Yonkers MC and loved to ride Harley Davidso... More »


Mercy, WCC Sign Dual Admissions Agreement to Benefit Students

By Laurie Leavy— A new agreement between Mercy College and Westchester Community College (WCC) is enhancing the higher education pathway for area students. The two higher education institutions have signed a new Dual Admissions Pathway Agreement (DAPA) that en... More »


Shimsky to Run for Reelection on County Board of Legislators

By Rick Pezzullo— MaryJane Shimsky, Majority Leader on the Westchester County Board of Legislators, has announced she will be running for a sixth term in November. A legislator since February 2011, Shimsky represents the county’s 12th Legislative District, whi... More »


Cecelia Ferrari, 87

Cecelia Ferrari, a longtime resident of Dobbs Ferry, died December 23. She was 87. She was born in Valhalla to Vincent and Frances Colantuono. She had a passion for music, especially Elvis Presley. She enjoyed baseball and was an avid NY Mets fan. She was also... More »


Jean Gagliardi, 94

Jean Gagliardi, a lifelong resident of Dobbs Ferry, died December 24. She was 94. She was born in Dobbs Ferry to Charles and Louise Gagliardi. She attended and graduated from Dobbs Ferry High School. She worked as an Office Manager for Household Finance Corpor... More »


Mavis Cain Inducted into Westchester’s Senior Hall of Fame

By Linda Viertel – Mavis Cain, Dobbs Ferry resident and President of the Friends of the Old Croton Aqueduct (FOCA) since 2000, was inducted into Westchester’s Senior Hall of Fame on Friday, December 4, when Dobbs Ferry Mayor Vincent Rossillo also declared Dece... More »

Chris (left) and J.B. Gomez, co-owners of the Climbing Wolf Coffee and Beer Bar.

Building a Brew Pub, One Nail at a Time

by W.B. King – Opening a specialty craft beer and gourmet coffee bar has long been a dream for J.B. and Chris Gomez. When the brothers started their journey a couple of years ago, they knew there would be hurdles, but they couldn’t have forecasted a pandemic. ... More »

Tarrytown virtual tree lighting

Villages’ Tree Lighting Events to be Shown Virtually

By Robert Kimmel— Annual Christmas tree lighting moments will become a virtual festivity in the rivertown villages this holiday season. Sleepy Hollow, Tarrytown, Irvington and Dobbs Ferry are following the precautionary measures set by New York State because o... More »


Hastings Man Pleads Guilty in Fatal Dobbs Ferry Hit-and-Run

By Rick Pezzullo-  A Hastings-on-Hudson man has pled guilty in a 2019 hit-and-run crash that killed an elderly man in Dobbs Ferry.  Johnny Machado, 28, appeared in State Supreme Court Tuesday before Justice Barry Warhit and pled guilty to leaving the scene of ... More »

water for Dobbs Ferry story

New In Dobbs Ferry: A Separate Sewer Tax

By Robert Kimmel–            Dobbs Ferry property owners have begun receiving bills on a village service never before separately taxed: its sewer system. The Village Board of Trustees last March adopted the tax charge in conjunction with what it labeled the Se... More »

First-time voterEmma Listokin

First-Time Voter on the Day She Became Eligible

It just so happens that Emma Listokin, a senior at The Masters School, turned 18 on November 3rd, which just happens to be Election Day. Thus eligible in a nick of time, she went down to Dobbs Ferry High School right after school let out Tuesday, walked right ... More »


Former Children’s Village Residents Allege Sexual, Physical Abuse

By Rick Pezzullo  Ten former residents of The Children’s Village residential treatment center in Dobbs Ferry have taken legal action, accusing staff, administrators and older residents at the home for troubled boys of sexual and physical abuse over a 25-year p... More »

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