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Public Vote Ahead for Cannabis Dispensaries in Dobbs Ferry

By Rick Pezzullo— Residents in the Village of Dobbs Ferry will have the final say as to whether to embrace or ban cannabis dispensaries in the village. Village officials announced this week that a petition had been submitted to the village clerk containing eno... More »

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New President at Mercy College

Dr. Susan L. Parish, whose academic specialty is Health Administration, has been named to succeed Dr. Tim Hall as the 13th President of Mercy College, whose main campus is in Dobbs Ferry. Dr. Parish comes from Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) where she i... More »

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Dobbs Ferry Senior Honored as Region’s Premier Swimmer

By Tom Pedulla— Passion and talent allowed Lucy Walker to emerge as state champion in the 200-yard freestyle and to be honored as the region’s premier swimmer. The Dobbs Ferry senior is part of a combined team with Ardsley High School in addition to competing ... More »

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Dobbs Ferry Man Indicted for Assaulting Two Teens

By Rick Pezzullo— A Dobbs Ferry man was indicted December 28 for assaulting two teenagers during an incident in September on Main St. in the village. Vincent Pappas, 62, was indicted by a Westchester County Grand Jury for Assault in the First Degree, two count... More »

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Leins Returns as Dobbs Ferry Village Administrator

By Rick Pezzullo—   A familiar face has returned to temporarily lead the way for the Village of Dobbs Ferry. Richard Leins, who served as interim village administrator for 11 months in 2021 before giving way to Melissa Ferraro, once again will hold that title,... More »

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Dobbs Ferry Trustees Opt-In to Allow Cannabis Dispensaries

By Rick Pezzullo— The Dobbs Ferry Board of Trustees this week unanimously voted to opt-in to allow cannabis dispensaries in the village. The closely watched decision occurred slightly more than a year after trustees voted to opt-out of a provision in The New Y... More »

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Tarrytown, Dobbs Ferry in Line to Benefit from State Grant

By Rick Pezzullo—  The villages of Tarrytown and Dobbs Ferry could reap the benefits of a multi-million-dollar grant that was awarded by New York State to a consortium of agencies and municipalities to enhance clean transportation and improve mobility options.... More »

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Dann, Holman Delivering a One-Two Punch for Dobbs Ferry

By Tom Pedulla— Brian Dann brings the thunder for Dobbs Ferry as he repeatedly attacks the interior of defensive lines with punishing runs. Lightning crackles whenever breakaway threat Brandon Holman touches the ball and races to the outside. The combination h... More »

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Dobbs Ferry Has Championship Aspirations on Gridiron

By Tom Pedulla Hopes are high for another sectional championship at Dobbs Ferry, and with good reason. The Eagles feature a running back in Brian Dann who is extraordinarily difficult to stop. It typically takes more than one defender to bring him down. Even t... More »

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COVID-19 Restrictions Relaxed as Students Return to Classroom

By Rick Pezzullo– When students and faculty return to the classroom in the rivertowns Tuesday, they’ll notice many changes from when they left for summer break. Last month, the New York State Education Department and Health Department issued updated COVID-19 g... More »

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Dobbs Ferry to Restore Grave Markers at Little White Church Cemetery

By Rick Pezzullo— The Dobbs Ferry Board of Trustees agreed earlier this month to spend up to $9,800 to restore grave markers at the historic Little White Church Cemetery. The cemetery on Ashford Ave. has been in existence since the early 1800’s and holds the g... More »

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New-Fangled Meter App Riles Dobbs Parkers

By Lily McInerney— Patricia Berman, a Dobbs Ferry resident of 11 years, worries that her husband won’t be able to park downtown anymore. He’s used to putting coins in the meters that lined the streets, but now he can pay only with his smartphone—that is, after... More »

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Dobbs Ferry High Class of 2022 Graduates

Dobbs Ferry High School held its graduation ceremony Saturday at Waterfront Park where 119 members of the Class of 2022 received their diplomas. The following is the list of Class of 2022: Louis      Albanese Kayla     Albert Jhonatan Almaras Martinez Miguel  ... More »

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Broadway Training Center Back “Together at Last”

After two tough years under the cloud of the pandemic, the Broadway Training Center (BTC) of Westchester re-emerged to put on its 30th anniversary gala last weekend at Hastings’ Harvest on Hudson restaurant with a production (appropriately) of “Together at Las... More »

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Two New School Administrators Appointed in Irvington, Dobbs Ferry

By Rick Pezzullo–  Two new administrators have been appointed in the Irvington and Dobbs Ferry school districts for the 2022-2023 school year. On Friday, after an extensive search, the Irvington Board of Education appointed Jonathan Hirsch as the next principa... More »

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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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