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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 »

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Village of Irvington Settles on New Parking Regulations

by Barrett Seaman –  Following months of examining traffic and usage patterns and weighing the trade-offs, Irvington trustees, in early January, passed a new set of parking regulations bound to please some residents at least some of the time. The goal was to “... More »

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Tax Rule Proposed by Latimer Gains Support from Local Leaders

by Robert Kimmel –  Municipal leaders in the rivertowns are rallying around Westchester County Executive George Latimer’s call for a two-year freeze on property taxes coupled with an increase in the county’s sales tax. The request is in the form of legislation... More »

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Governor’s Bill to Legalize Marijuana Denounced by Police

by Robert Kimmel – Don’t do it! In the interest of public safety.” The message could not be more explicit. It comes from Irvington’s Chief of Police Michael Cerone in response to Governor Andrew Cuomo’s plan to legalize recreational marijuana use in New York S... More »

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Storm Surge Barrier Public Meeting to be Held March 12

by Char Weigel –  On February 19, the Army Corps of Engineers released its interim report on the Storm Surge Barrier project (“NY & NJ Harbor & Tributaries Focus Area Feasibility Study”). The report updates the Corps’ response to a request from Congress for pr... More »

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Sleepy Hollow Voters Have One Party Choice at Polls

by Robert Kimmel –  For Sleepy Hollow residents voting this month to elect a mayor and three trustees, the “Unite Sleepy Hollow” line-up will have a prominent place on their ballots. In fact, it will be the only slate of candidates represented on the ballot. M... More »

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Indy Talks interviews Andrea Stewart-Cousins

Indy Talks, the Hudson Independent’s monthly cable TV interview show this month features Andrea Stewart-Cousins, the new majority leader of the New York State Senate and arguably one of the three most powerful politicians in the state. She also represents our ... More »

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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 »

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Mayor Wray to Seek Sixth Term in Sleepy Hollow

by Robert Kimmel –  Mayor Ken Wray, along with a trio of incumbent trustees, will be pursuing a return to their posts in Sleepy Hollow’s March election. The mayor and the trustees, Glenn Rosenbloom, Denise Scaglione and John Leavy, made known their intentions ... More »

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New Team Named to Monitor Tarrytown’s Comprehensive Plan  

by Robert Kimmel –  Tarrytown’s new Comprehensive Plan will have a team of dedicated residents monitoring its successful implementation over the coming years. Eight persons were appointed last month by the village’s Board of Trustees to the Plan’s Management C... More »

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New Parking Spaces Available—and Just in Time!

By Barrett Seaman Just as the holiday shopping season is coming to a peak, Tarrytown Village Administrator Richard Slingerland announced that 35 additional parking spaces were available. Following lengthy negotiations, the village signed a stipulation agreemen... More »