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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 »

Jacob Moon and Harry Dann, Jr. Dobbs Ferry

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 »

Police tape

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 »

HudCo interior in Dobbs Ferry

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 »

Ossining Train Station - MTA Metro North

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 »

Barry Seaman and Dobbs Ferry Mayor Rossillo

Indy Talks 27 – Dobbs Ferry Mayor Rossillo – July 2021

Dobbs Ferry Mayor Vincent Rossillo talks about the state of his village coming out (one hopes) of the pandemic and the issues it faces--including whether or not to allow marijuana dispensaries, now that cannabis is legal in New York State. Indy Talks Ep 27 - 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 »

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