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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 »


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 »


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 »


New County Budget Adds Fraction To Property Tax 

By Robert Kimmel –      In an effort to get Westchester back to what one county official described as “solid fiscal footing,” the Board of Legislators has passed an operating budget of nearly $2 billion dollars, raising county property taxes by two percent.  T... More »

MTA Finds Monopole Replacement

By Alexander Roberts The Metropolitan Transportation Authority announced that it has found a replacement for the 150-foot monopole placed just 30 feet from a Franklin Courts playground.  At a conference call with Tarrytown Mayor Drew Fixell, Administrator Rich... More »


Tarrytown Takes Action to Acquire Citibank Parking Spaces

by Robert Kimmel –    Almost three years have gone by since Citibank abandoned its branch at 1 South Broadway in Tarrytown and ended the village’s leased use of 21 spaces for public parking in the lot behind its structure. The spaces have remained idle since J... More »


State, Federal $300 K Grants Announced for Shames JCC Security

by Neal Rentz –  The Shames Jewish Community Center (JCC) on the Hudson in Tarrytown has undergone a major renovation and is becoming increasingly popular with a substantially growing membership now at 5,000. The increasing popularity of the JCC means there ar... More »


Army Corps Updates Plan for Hudson River Storm Surge Barriers

by Charlene Weigel –  The Army Corps of Engineers is in the midst of a quiet feasibility study with immense implications for rivertowns residents. Congress asked the Corps for a solution to protect regional coasts from storm surge. The Corps proposed six alter... More »


Federal, State Candidates on Nov. 6 Election Ballot

by Rick Pezzullo –  While the villages of Tarrytown and Irvington have uncontested Board of Trustee races on November 6, there are several federal and state contests on the ballot which should help get voters out to the polls. U.S. Congress District 17 Democra... More »