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Local School Budgets Approved Easily

By Rick Pezzullo— On Tuesday, May 17, voters in local school districts overwhelmingly approved budgets for the 2022-2023 calendar. In Tarrytown, the $86 million spending plan, which carried a 3.18% tax decrease for Tarrytown residents and a slight 1.38% tax hi... More »

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Residents to Vote on School Budgets, Board of Ed Candidates May 17

By Rick Pezzullo— Local residents will have the opportunity to vote on school budgets for the 2022-2023 calendar and Board of Education candidates on Tuesday, May 17. Polls in the four area school districts will be open from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Dobbs Ferry The Do... More »

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Mercy College Adjuncts Overwhelmingly Approve New Contract

By Jeff Wilson– The fight for higher wages for adjunct instructors at Mercy College was finally resolved on Tuesday, May 3, as the educators approved their first extended contract. The agreement between Mercy and Faculty Forward/Service Employees International... More »

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Mercy College Newspaper Wins Five NY Press Awards

By Rick Pezzullo— Mercy College’s school newspaper received five awards in the New York Press Association (NYPA) 2021 Better Newspaper Contest. The Impact, which has been Mercy’s newspaper since 1970, has won more than 40 NYPA awards since first entering the c... More »

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Dobbs Ferry Board Adopts 2022-23 Village Budget

By Rick Pezzullo— The Dobbs Ferry Board of Trustees adopted a 2022-23 budget earlier this week that includes a slight decrease in the village’s tax levy. Village Administrator Melissa Ferraro called the first spending plan she helped craft a “very tight and ch... More »

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Board of Education Candidates Secure Spots on Ballot

By Rick Pezzullo— The annual school budget votes and Board of Education elections take place on Tuesday, May 17. Last week, candidates for available seats in local school districts had their petitions verified to secure spots on the ballot. In the Tarrytown Sc... More »

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Mercy President Hall Announces Retirement

By Barrett Seaman— Last week, Tim Hall, who has served as president of Mercy College for the past eight years, announced that he will retire at the end of the 2022-23 academic year. Hall, 66, who had previously held the presidency at Tennessee’s Austin Peay Un... More »

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Art Consultant Opens Up Shop in Dobbs Ferry

By Jeff Wilson– Just as nature abhors a vacuum, people resist blank walls. Cavemen painted wooly mammoths on theirs; we in modern times are not so different. This is where Susannah Morgan steps in. Morgan is the owner of SKM Art Advising, a consulting firm loc... More »

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Strike by Adjuncts Looms at Mercy College

By Jeff Wilson– On March 15, union bargaining committee members from the Faculty Forward/Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 200United, representing adjunct instructors at Mercy College, held a press conference in front of Verrazzano Hall, the a... More »

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Entities Approve Settlement of Litigation with The Landing

By Rick Pezzullo— A four-year legal battle centering around the conversion of single-family residences to condominiums at The Landing on the Water at Dobbs Ferry for tax savings was recently settled by the entities involved. Last month, the Town of Greenburgh,... More »

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Ribbon Cutting Held for New Movie Theater in Dobbs Ferry

By Rick Pezzullo— A ribbon cutting ceremony was held February 10 to mark the official public opening of LOOK Dine-In Cinemas in the Rivertowns Square shopping center in Dobbs Ferry. Joining in the festivities with LOOK founder Brian Schultz were Dobbs Ferry Ma... More »

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Local Student to Spread Kindness to Dobbs Ferry Residents

By Rick Pezzullo— A second-grade student at John Cardinal O’Connor School (JCOS) in Irvington is taking her school’s motto to heart during Catholic Schools Week. Catholic Schools Week takes place from Jan. 30 to Feb. 5 in schools throughout the Archdiocese of ... More »

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Dobbs Ferry Awarded State Funding for Pre-K Program

By Rick Pezzullo— Dobbs Ferry is one of six area school districts that have been awarded funding from the New York State Education Department for Pre-Kindergarten programs. Of the funds allocated for Universal Pre-Kindergarten, $90 million was dedicated to est... More »

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Irvington Girls Roll Over Dobbs Ferry on Hardwood, 50-31

By Tom Pedulla Two girls’ basketball teams in search of their better selves met when visiting Irvington rolled past Dobbs Ferry 50-31 on Jan. 13. Although perennial power Irvington won for the sixth time in eight games, the pandemic has so far hindered the Bul... More »

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Firefighters Prevent Condo Blaze in Dobbs Ferry from Spreading

By Rick Pezzullo– Firefighters from four area fire departments were able to prevent a blaze at a condominium complex in Dobbs Ferry Sunday from spreading to adjoining units. A passerby reported smoke coming from a building at 100 Cedar St. about midnight via a... More »

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New Dobbs Ferry Village Administrator to Start in January

By Rick Pezzullo–  The Dobbs Ferry Board of Trustees voted Nov. 23 to hire a new village administrator following a lengthy search. Melissa Ferraro, who has served as corporation counsel in the City of Peekskill for the last six-and-a-half years, will take over... More »

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Dobbs Ferry Falls Short on Gridiron in State Semifinals

By Tom Pedulla— Dobbs Ferry drew close enough to the state championship game that players could envision themselves playing beneath the Carrier Dome’s bright lights. But it was not to be. After storming through an eight-game regular season, after outscoring th... More »

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Dobbs Ferry Latest Village To Opt Out of Cannabis Facilities

By Barrett Seaman— After three public hearings—the last of which ran over three hours, the Dobbs Ferry Board of Trustees voted on Tuesday, November 23rd to opt out of having either a cannabis dispensary or a consumption lounge within the village. The vote foll... More »

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