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Lacrosse Fundraiser in Dobbs Ferry to Benefit Boy with Rare Disease

By Rick Pezzullo— A lacrosse game fundraiser to benefit an 11-year-old Dobbs Ferry boy who suffers from a rare and terminal disease will be held Friday afternoon at the Upper Field at Springhurst Elementary School in Dobbs Ferry. The game between the Dobbs Fer... More »


Man Sentenced to 10 Years for String of Holiday Season Burglaries

By Rick Pezzullo— A man who committed a string of holiday season burglaries in Westchester in 2019 and 2020, including residences in Tarrytown, Sleepy Hollow and Dobbs Ferry, was sentenced recently to 10 years in prison. German Martinez, 43, of Yonkers, pled g... More »


The Future Of Work In The Rivertowns

By Christy Knell— The business world can’t get enough of the ‘new normal,’ ‘hybrid work,’ and ‘future of the workplace’ news. Experts agree that post-pandemic, the workplace will look different, with employees demanding to remain working remotely—at least for ... More »


Dobbs Ferry Man Charged with Destruction of MTA Vehicle

By Rick Pezzullo— A Dobbs Ferry man was taken into federal custody last week in connection with an alleged assault on a Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) vehicle in Ossining on April 5. Nicholas Skulstad, 33, was charged in White Plains federal court... More »


Dr. Samuel S. Koide, 97

Dr. Samuel S. Koide, also known as “Sab,” died April 2 at his Dobbs Ferry home surrounded by family. He was 97. He was born October 6, 1923 in Honolulu, HI, the fourth of 13 children of Sukeichi and Hideko Koide. He was predeceased six weeks prior by his belov... More »


Pandemic Takes Financial Toll on Religious Institutions

By Tom Pedulla— Buckets of all shapes and sizes can be found at the rear of Transfiguration Church in Tarrytown, serving as a rather wet reminder of the toll the pandemic has taken on many local religious institutions. The buckets are being used to catch the d... More »


Carol Rocchio, 62

Carol Chicatelli Rocchio, a resident of Dobbs Ferry, died March 26 with her loving family at her side. She was 62. She was born December 17, 1958 in the Bronx to Margaret and William Chicatelli. She was the youngest of eight children. She was raised by her sis... More »


One Year On, Schools Still Wait for CARES Act Funds

By Brianna Staudt– The recent passage of the federal American Rescue Plan (ARP) and its funding for schools should bring a sigh of relief to school districts burdened with covid-related spending. But there’s a catch: districts are still waiting for most of the... More »


Dobbs Ferry Woman Honored for Efforts During Pandemic

By Rick Pezzullo—  A Dobbs Ferry resident was among seven women recognized this week by State Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins and Senator Shelley Mayer for demonstrating exceptional leadership and commitment to serving their communities during th... More »


Ready for Some Spring Football in the Rivertowns

By Tom Pedulla— The Hudson Independent offers its annual preview of the local high school football season, which was postponed due to the pandemic but salvaged in a spring format: DOBBS FERRY Hopes are always high for the Eagles. The uncertainty about whether ... More »

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Michelangelo Giuliano, 85

Michelangelo Giuliano, a resident of Dobbs Ferry, died March 10 at St. John’s Riverside Hospital in Yonkers. He was 85.He was born in the Village of Camposano, within the City of Naples, Italy, on March 16, 1935. One of eight children, he was born to Antonio a... More »

Westchester District Attorney Miriam Rocah

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 »

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