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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 »


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 »


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 »


  With eight cases of measles documented in Westchester children, the County Health Commissioner Sherlita Amler, MD, is urging residents to check their own vaccination status and that of their children and then, if unvaccinated, get the MMR vaccine that protec... More »


Village of Irvington Board of Trustees Round-Up

by Barrett Seaman –  Short-term Rentals: Irvington’s Well-Intentioned Plan Gets Caught in Crossfire In its ongoing quest for ways to mitigate the high cost of homeownership in the village, Irvington’s trustees have allowed homeowners to take in boarders, maint... More »


Mayor Wray, Three Trustees Return to Sleepy Hollow Positions

by Robert Kimmel –  Running unopposed on the ballot under the independent Unite Sleepy Hollow banner, Mayor Ken Wray and three incumbent trustees were returned to their village posts last month.  It was the sixth straight victory for Wray and his third since f... 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 »


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 »


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 »