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Village of Irvington Mulls Changes at Matthiessen Park

by Katherine Cain –  With a changing demographic that includes more young families with children and dogs, the Village of Irvington is taking a fresh look at the configuration of its signature waterfront Matthiessen Park and the rules that govern its use. An o... More »

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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 »

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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 »

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McCormack Leaving Longtime Irvington Athletic Director Position

by Tom Pedulla –  Irvington High School began what is expected to be an extensive search for a new athletic director after Artie McCormack, who held the position for the last 19 years, resigned to lead the sports programs at Pearl River High School. “We are de... More »

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Indy Talks with Gina Maher, Irvington HS Girls’ Basketball Coach

Our Indy Talks interview with Irvington girls’ basketball coach Gina Maher was conducted a week before the team’s victory in the New York State championships and later its win in the Federation Cup tournament. In it, coach Maher demonstrates why she is able to... More »

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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 »

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Cold and Gray But Definitely Green

The snow was gone but the air was damp and raw as thousands–marchers, watchers, family members–gather along Main Street and up and down Broadway for the annual St. Patrick’s Day parade on Sunday. More »

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Irvington School Board Drops Plans for Garage Behind Dows Lane

by Barrett Seaman –  Public school capital bond issues to fund projects beyond the scope of a district’s current accounts budgets come up only every decade or so. Irvington’s last one was in 2004, so it was not unexpected that the need for more money to pay fo... 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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Irvington School Board Refers Lubinsky Case to Westchester DA

By Barrett Seaman Apparently convinced by a preliminary review of Jesse Lubinsky’s activities beyond his job as the Irvington School District’s Director of Information and Technology, the Board of Education has referred the case to the Westchester County Distr... More »

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Former Irvington School Tech Administrator Sues District Parent

by Barrett Seaman –  Days before The Journal News tax columnist David McKay Wilson published the results of his four-month long investigation into alleged moonlighting by Jesse Lubinsky with tech giant Google’s education partner EdTech, the Irvington school bo... More »