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Pleasantville Resident Throws Hat in Ring for Lowey Seat

by Rick Pezzullo The field of candidates hoping to succeed Nita Lowey as the representative of New York’s 17th congressional district has grown to 16 as Pleasantville resident Shane McGaffey threw his hat in the ring this week. McGaffey, a former Pleasantville... More »

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Tarrytown Waterfront Zoning Woes and Misunderstandings

by W.B. King –  In November, Tarrytown’s Planning Board received a proposal from a developer calling for a hotel, marina and residential complex on the waterfront causing considerable outcry from concerned residents. A few weeks later, the Board of Trustees he... More »


Irvington Debates Opening Matthiessen Park to the General Public

by Barrett Seaman –  For more than 70 years, Irvington’s signature waterfront recreation area, Matthiessen Park, has been restricted to village residents (and their guests). Even homeowners in East Irvington, an unincorporated part of Greenburgh whose children... More »

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Sleepy Hollow Board Considers Zoning Changes to Spur Development

by Elaine Marranzano –  The Sleepy Hollow Board of Trustees has proposed a novel zoning tactic that gives it power to make zoning changes on village-owned property in the inner village. Zoning variances are typically made by the Zoning Board of Appeals. While ... More »


Toll Increases Announced for Gov. Mario M. Cuomo Bridge

By Rick Pezzullo The New York State Thruway Authority Board of Directors approved a proposal Thursday to begin the toll adjustment process on the Gov. Mario M. Cuomo Bridge, starting in 2021. Beginning January 1, 2021, NY E-ZPass rates will increase by 50 cent... More »


Primary Candidates to Take Part in January 26 Congressional Forum

by Barrett Seaman –  Nearly six months shy of the June 23rd primary elections, the field of candidates hoping to succeed Nita Lowey as the representative of New York’s 17th congressional district has grown to 15—13 of whom are Democrats—in a district that has ... More »

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State Community Development Resources Awards Include the Rivertowns

By Barrett Seaman Tis the season. Governor Cuomo has announced the awarding of more than $761 million in economic development aid to communities all across the state—and just in time for Christmas. Some of these grants were previously known and some will take ... More »

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Tarrytown Housing Task Force Takes a Comprehensive View

by Alexander Roberts –  With a number of projects on the drawing board or in the approvals process, Tarrytown has established a committee to use a comprehensive approach to housing development and affordability. The Housing Affordability Task Force grew out of... More »


Tarrytown Discloses Cost of Parking Space

The price tag for Tarrytown’s purchase of more than half of the parking lot space adjacent to Citibank’s still vacant building at 1 North Broadway was $475,000, village officials have disclosed. The recent acquisition has allowed the village to continue to mai... More »


Westchester Housing Needs Study: The Rivertowns by the Numbers

by Alexander Roberts –        Westchester County has released its long-awaited Housing Needs Assessment, the most exhaustive analysis ever done in the county. While it found a need for 82,451 affordable housing units, the majority of those represent existing h... More »


And They’re Off! The Field to Fill Lowey’s Seat Is In Flux

by Barrett Seaman –  It’s been less than two months since longtime 17th District Congresswoman Nita Lowey, 82, announced her intention to retire at the end of the current term, yet the race to succeed her has already begun to fill—at least by Democrats. In Nov... More »


Russia/Ukraine Policy Expert Enters Race for Lowey’s Seat

By Barrett Seaman It’s unusual when a primary candidate in a congressional district well outside the Washington beltway gets a chance to announce her entry into a crowded field on a national news show. Yet Dr. Evelyn Farkas of Chappaqua had just that opportuni... More »


Feiner wins 14th term as Greenburgh Town Supervisor

By Barrett Seaman By a two-to-one margin, incumbent Paul Feiner beat out challenger Lucas Cioffi Tuesday and held on to his seat as Greenburgh Town Supervisor, a job he has held since 1991. Cioffi, a West Point graduate, software engineer and business consulta... More »

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Tarrytown’s New Asst. Village Administrator Fulfilling Tasks

by Robert Kimmel –  Tarrytown’s newly appointed Assistant Village Administrator, Joshua Ringel, now within his fourth month on the job, appears to be seamlessly accomplishing the work for which he was employed. Ringel was chosen from a large list of candidates... More »

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Campaign to Recruit Census Workers Gears Up in Westchester

by Barrett Seaman –  During the lunch hour on a rainy Tuesday last month, Yosibel Rodriguez, 20, walked confidently up to the desk in Tarrytown’s Warner Library, where two women armed with pamphlets and an array of laptops stood ready to recruit her. They were... More »