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Residents Favor a Vibrant Downtown Dobbs Ferry

by Abby Luby –  A year’s worth of surveys and testimonials on how to invigorate downtown Dobbs Ferry was presented to the Dobbs Ferry Board of Trustees in mid-May. Raven David, Coordinator of the Dobbs Ferry Downtown Improvement Task Force, highlighted the sal... More »


Dobbs Ferry Senior Dynamic as Captain on Diamond and Hardwood

by Tom Pedulla –  When Dobbs Ferry High School boys’ basketball coach Scott Patrillo approached Zachary Holzman about becoming a team captain last year as a junior, it was the start of something big. Patrillo recognized in Holzman leadership abilities that wou... More »


New Business Opens in Dobbs Ferry

New Business Opens in Dobbs Ferry: Owner Becca Licht poses in front of her new business, Barre3 Rivertowns, which opened May 30 on 42 Chestnut Street in Dobbs Ferry. The fitness studio is open seven days a week. For more information, visit or ca... More »


Local School Budgets, Board Candidates on Ballot May 21

by Rick Pezzullo –  Residents will go to the polls on Tuesday, May 21 to vote on budgets for the 2019-2020 school year, candidates for Boards of Education and a bond referendum in the Tarrytown, Irvington and Dobbs Ferry school districts. More than 70 percent ... More »


Dobbs Ferry Church Solicits Funds for Sanctuary Apartment

by Barrett Seaman –  Last September, threatened with deportation back to Ecuador, an undocumented family living in Westchester took up refuge at Dobbs Ferry’s South Presbyterian Church. Long active on behalf of progressive causes, the church’s congregation har... More »


Dobbs Ferry Super Practices Yoga, Mindfulness in Schools

by Abby Luby –  Ask any parent with children in elementary, middle or high school if their kid is stressed, and most probably their answer will be “yes.” Successfully tackling the problem of student anxiety in the Dobbs Ferry School District has been one of th... More »


Cold and Gray But Definitely Green

The snow was gone but the air was damp and raw as thousands–marchers, watchers, family members–gather along Main Street and up and down Broadway for the annual St. Patrick’s Day parade on Sunday. More »


Dobbs Ferry Challenge: How to Bury the Wires

by Abby Luby –  Downtown Dobbs Ferry may be able to bury electric lines at the same time Con Edison plans to upgrade the neighborhood’s gas lines in the next year or two. The question is: “But how?” On February 6th, the Dobbs Ferry Library hosted an informatio... More »


Office Space Opens in Dobbs Ferry with a Focus on Connectivity

by Barrett Seaman –  The evolution of the modern workplace continues—right here in the rivertowns. The latest iteration is an 8,850-square-foot space on the ground floor of what was once an old brewery, then a Bible-printing house at 145 Palisades Street, down... More »



by David Schwartz –  To many Rivertowns residents The Children’s Village in Dobbs Ferry is a mystery.  They tend to hear about it only when there are problems.  But the organization, with a 180 acre campus at the top of Walgrove Avenue, has been in the communi... More »


Dobbs Ferry Mayor Addresses Issues in Village

by Barrett Seaman –  Excerpts from an interview with Dobbs Ferry Mayor Robert McLoughlin. The full interview will be aired throughout February on Indy Talks, The Hudson Independent’s monthly cable show, seen on Optimum channel 75 and Fios channel 34. The full ... More »


Dobbs Ferry Man Indicted in Death of Son

by Rick Pezzullo –    A Dobbs Ferry man has been indicted on manslaughter and other charges in connection with the death last year of his eight-week-old son. Kevin Holloway, 41, was indicted by a Westchester Grand Jury and arraigned in Westchester County Court... More »


New Hilton Garden Inn Gives Dobbs Ferry a Hotel All Its Own

by Barrett Seaman –  Tucked into the maze of restaurants, stores and condominiums that make up the Rivertowns Square complex off the Saw Mill River Parkway at Lawrence Street, the new Hilton Gardens Inn offers 143 bedrooms, a dining room and bar, meeting rooms... More »


Donations for the Needy

Drop-Off at Greenburgh Town Hall The Greenburgh Town Hall lobby is functioning as a repository for charitable holiday donations of food, clothing, and toys to several organizations collecting for the less fortunate. The Town Hall is located at 177 Hillside Ave... More »


Mercy College Opens Veterans Center on Dobbs Ferry Campus

by Barrett Seaman –    With the presentation of the colors by a Marine Corps honor guard and a singing of The Star Spangled Banner (twice), Mercy College opened a Veterans Center on its Dobbs Ferry campus, designed to provide a resource and a haven for some 15... More »