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Just one of designer Kerby Jean-Raymond's creations on the catwalk at Irvington's Villa Lewaro
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Villa Lewaro Fashion Show Resurrected In Sunshine

By Barrett Seaman— Harlem high fashion returned to Irvington Saturday, July 10th. The rains did not. The extravagant show highlighting the designs of Kerby Jean-Raymond, literally drowned out on Thursday, returned to Villa Lewaro with most of the glamorous gue... More »

Guests were patient, despite the incessant rain
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Storm Postpones Livestream Fashion Event from Historic Villa Lewaro

By Barrett Seaman— Had only the low rumblings been the sound of a drum roll signaling the start of the event. But no, they were the sound of approaching thunder cells coming up and across the Hudson. Almost exactly at 2 p.m. when the fashion show at Irvington’... More »

Hugh Landy
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Hugh Landy, 88

Hugh T. Landy a longtime resident of Irvington, died July 2. He was 88. He was born October 30, 1932 in the Bronx to Richard and Mary Landy. He attended St. Raymond’s grammar school in the Bronx, DeLasalle H.S. in Manhattan and graduated from Iona College with... More »

Lynn Lutomski
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Irvington Bids Farewell To A Modern-Day Maria Montessori

By Barrett Seaman— Working parents in the rivertowns have choices as to where to send their children while they are on the job, but there are day care centers and there are day care centers. And then there is the Irvington Children’s Center, the ICC. Over the ... More »

Manuel Salazar - murdered in Sleepy Hollow
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Arrest Made in Fatal Shooting in Sleepy Hollow

By Rick Pezzullo– A Mount Vernon teen was charged Wednesday in the fatal shooting Monday night of an Irvington man in Sleepy Hollow. Emmanuel Valentin Perez, 18, a student at Mount Vernon High School, pled not guilty in Westchester County Court to first-degree... More »

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Irvington High School Celebrates Class of 2021

By Rick Pezzullo— Irvington High School celebrated its Class of 2021 graduates during an in-person commencement ceremony at Scenic Hudson Park on June 19.  Irvington High School Principal Juliet Gevargis-Mizimakoski welcomed the guests and honorees before seni... More »

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The Red Hat Hosts A Celebrity Interview

In its 18 years of existence, Irvington’s Red Hat on the River has had its share of celebrity diners. The restaurant has also made cameo appearances in three of James Patterson’s books—and may be due for more. A recent arrival in the village, actor Michael Dou... More »

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Juneteenth In The Rivertowns 2021

By Barrett Seaman and Hannah Lustyik- It seems this year that more people in the Hudson River villages know what Juneteenth is. It may have helped that President Biden declared it a national holiday. It may also be that civil rights and voting rights are a mor... More »

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Kelli Scott: Irvington’s Accidental Activist

By Barrett Seaman— When it was announced a year ago this month that there would be a celebration of Juneteenth in Irvington, a not-uncommon reaction amongst those locals who even knew what Juneteenth meant was “Why Irvington?” The commemoration of the proclama... More »

westminster dog show 2021 in Tarrytown, New York - Lynhurst Mansion
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The 145th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show Visits Lyndhurst

By Steve Sears— The Westminster Kennel Club has selected one of the most beautiful locations in America to hold its prestigious 145th Dog Show event: outdoors at the 67-acre Lyndhurst mansion and property, located on the banks of the scenic Hudson River in Tar... More »

Irvington New York's Kate Abrams
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Irvington Student Wins International Film Award

By Hannah Lustyik– Kate Abrams, a seventh grader from Irvington Middle School, has won an inaugural international film competition. The award was given by Videos for Change, an Aus­tralian-based non­profit film­mak­ing pro­gram. Kate was introduced to the prog... 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 »

Black Lives Matter posters in Irvington, NY
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BLM Sign Defacement in East Irvington Breeds More BLM Signs

On the eve of the one-year anniversary of George Floyd’s murder, Roger Burkhardt and Jane Fankhanel put a fresh Black Lives Matter sign at the end of their driveway on Taxter Road in East Irvington. In the dark of night, someone spray-painted the sign with whi... More »

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