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Irvington Approves Upgrades for Matthiessen Park

by Katherine Cain –  Last month, the Irvington Board of Trustees approved the budget for updating Matthiessen Park, with construction likely to start next spring. The biggest changes to the park will be modernizing the playground to include three age-appropria... More »

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Don Marra: Headhunter for Village Governments

by Barrett Seaman –  Dobbs Ferry’s Don Marra knows a thing or two about how to run a village. He was the mayor of Dobbs for most of the 1990s and served on various village boards and committees. He was the Deputy Village Administrator and then Village Administ... More »

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Marina Opposed in Sleepy Hollow Comp Plan

by Rick Pezzullo –  A public hearing on the Village of Sleepy Hollow’s long-awaited Comprehensive Plan and Local Waterfront Revitalization Program was held May 28 at Village Hall. About 50 residents crammed into the meeting room to address the Board of Trustee... More »

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Westchester’s Recycling Tsar Talks Trash

Louis Vetrone, Deputy Commissioner of  the county’s Department of Environmental Facilities, tells Indy Talks viewers why Westchester has one of the highest recycling rates in the country, what’s new in the science and business of recycling and what’s next.  Th... More »

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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 »

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Sooner Than Expected, Irvington Passes a Short-Term Rental Law

by Barrett Seaman –  With quibbles and concerns coming from every angle during the February and March public hearings, Irvington’s efforts to permit the use of homes for short-term rentals (think Airbnb) seemed destined for a long, drawn-out legislative grind ... More »

Community Conversation on Democracy

Democracy’s standing as this nation’s system of government was the subject of  a captivating  examination during a “Community Conversation” presented recently by The Hudson Independent and the Warner Library in Tarrytown.  Before a packed room at the Library, ... More »