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Villages Face A Host Of Decisions On Legalized Marijuana

By Barrett Seaman— As of April 1st, it is legal in New York State for adults 21 and over to possess or ingest cannabis products (up to three ounces of marijuana or 24 grams of concentrated cannabis oil). In theory smoking a joint is legal anywhere it is legal ... More »

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Greenburgh Petition Aims To Slow Edgemont Incorporation Campaign

By Sue Treiman— Greenburgh officials fired off the latest salvo in the battle over Edgemont’s proposed incorporation Saturday when political leaders unveiled a petition calling for assurances that creating a new village won’t harm other Town of Greenburgh unin... More »

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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 »

Latimer Greets Alfreda Williams
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Latimer Declares State of Westchester is Strong in Annual Address

By Rick Pezzullo— Westchester County Executive George Latimer delivered his fourth State of the County Address in the Legislative Chambers of the Board of Legislators Thursday night, issuing an optimistic message and a vow to rebuild the county from the toll C... More »

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Greenburgh Agrees To Pay Millions To Settle Property Dispute

By Barrett Seaman– A case involving an opportunistic real estate developer, a clerical error by the Town of Greenburgh, its insurance company and four cloistered nuns came to an end on Friday after all parties signed a settlement and a judge dismissed the rema... More »

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Tarrytown Board Rejects Station Area Overlay District

By Rick Pezzullo— The Tarrytown Board of Trustees voted Monday not to designate a controversial Station Area Overlay District (SAO). Before a scheduled public hearing took place on Zoom, where more than 90 people were watching, board members expressed reservat... More »

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Westchester Democrats of Asian American Descent Officially Organize

By Barrett Seaman– Drawn together of late by the spate of physical attacks on members of their community but also cognizant of their growing influence in American politics, Asian Americans are organizing and asserting their clout. This week in Westchester, the... More »

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Zollo Looking to Run for Tarrytown Mayor on Independent Line

By Rick Pezzullo— Longtime Village of Tarrytown Trustee Doug Zollo is trying to secure an independent line to run for mayor in November. Zollo, 71, who has been on the Board of Trustees since 2005, has been collecting signatures since April 14 in an effort to ... More »

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Broadway Re-Paving Scheduled For This Summer

Don’t say we didn’t warn you. Last December, we reported the New York State Department of Transportation’s plan to re-pave Route #9 from the intersection with Rte. #119 all the way to Beekman Avenue (https://thehudsonindependent.com/state-to-spend-1-3-million-... More »

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Greenburgh Is Reassessing Properties Again

By Barrett Seaman– They’re back! The envelope appears in the mail, bearing the telltale logo of Tyler Technologies, the company used by the Town of Greenburgh to calculate property values that will in turn determine your annual property tax bill. “Preliminary ... More »

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Friedlander Replaced As Tarrytown’s Planning Board Chair

By Barrett Seaman– At its April 5th meeting, the Tarrytown Board of Trustees voted to replace Dr. Stanley Friedlander as chair of the village’s Planning Board with another member, Ron Tedesco. Friedlander had been chair of the committee for 48 years. The vote ... More »

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Legislator Williams Not Seeking Reelection to County Board

By Rick Pezzullo— Westchester County Board of Legislators Vice Chair Alfreda Williams will not be seeking a seventh two-year term in November. Williams, who represents District 8, which encompasses part of Sleepy Hollow, Tarrytown, Elmsford, northern Greenburg... More »

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GOP Challenger Looks to Make History in Run vs Latimer

By Rick Pezzullo— Westchester County Executive George Latimer will have a Republican challenger after all as he seeks a second term in office in November. Doug Colety, chairman of the Westchester Republican Committee, has announced that Christine Sculti, who h... More »

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Sleepy Hollow Trustee Candidates Convey Views on Village Issues

By Robert Kimmel- Each of the four candidates competing for the three open seats on the Sleepy Hollow Board of Trustees in next Tuesday’s elections have provided residents with broad views on where they stand on a variety of issues facing the village. The cand... More »

NY State Senate Andrea Stewart Cousins
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Local Democratic State Leaders Call for Governor to Resign

By Rick Pezzullo— Three local Democratic state representatives have called for Governor Andrew Cuomo to resign amidst sexual harassment and inappropriate behavior allegations from five women. At the head of the growing chorus of officials who have lost confide... More »

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