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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 »

Singer-songwriter Dar Williams is set to perform on Friday, January 31.
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Folk Music Festival in Irvington Will Help Muffle Winter Blues

by Thomas Staudter –  A folk music festival in Irvington—presented in the middle of the winter? Carter Smith, the indefatigable impresario behind the long-running Common Ground Community Concerts series, acknowledged the idea was “counterintuitive.” Nonetheles... More »

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Halloween Transcends Time (and Rain) in Irvington

by Paula Romanow Etzel – This year, Irvington was trick-or-treated to a double dose of musical festivities when the forecast for Halloween looked foreboding. Performances staged on front porches around the village have become an Irvington Halloween tradition. ... More »

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Long-time Irvingtonian Robert K. Massie Dies at 90

By Barrett Seaman Pulitzer Prize-winning author and historian Robert K. Massie III died December 2nd of complications from Alzheimer’s Disease. He first moved to Irvington November 22, 1963, the day John F. Kennedy was assassinated, and spent much of his adult... More »

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Irvington Officer Cited Again for Valor

By Barrett Seaman For the second time in a matter of months, Irvington police officer Arcangelo Liberatore was given an award for his April 2018 intervention in a Pleasantville park, where, with his bare hands, he rescued a five-year-old girl who was being att... More »

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Irvington High School Teacher Publishes Book About Civil War

by Clara Firpo-Cappiello  — Christopher Barry, a Westchester resident and history teacher of 21 years at Irvington High School, recently published his first book, No Flinching From Fire: The 65th New York Volunteers in the Civil War.  The 65th New York Volunte... More »

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Point/Counterpoint – Matthiessen Park

  Make Irvington Parks Friendly to All by Thom Thacker and Lisa Genn –  We are Irvington residents who are proud to live in a welcoming and friendly community and believe it is time for the policies governing our parks to reflect these fundamental Village valu... More »

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Women Take Action at Irvington Theater October 18

by James Miranda –  The Irvington Theater (IT) Commission will host its first 2019-20 Diversity Series event on Friday, October 18 at 7:30 p.m. The event, “Women Take Action: An Evening About Women Activists, Advocates and Women’s Causes,” will feature a panel... More »

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Local Couple Starts Innovative Theatre Company

by Susan Tolchin –  He is an accomplished tap dancer and stage actor who performed at Lincoln Center, The Kennedy Center and in various Off Broadway productions before turning to arts and administrative management at CCNY. She started her acting career perform... More »

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Pair of Irvington Musicians Selected for All-State Band Festival

Two Irvington High School students have been selected to perform at the All-State Festival, which will take place in early December as part of the New York State School Music Association’s Winter Conference. Chaeil (Robert) Yun and Richard Ackerman will both p... More »

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Unopposed Irvington Incumbents Seek Re-Election on November 5

Three uncontested incumbents are on the ballot in Irvington on Election Day (Tuesday, November 5): Mayor Brian C. Smith will seek his fifth term as mayor, Deputy Mayor Constance M. Kehoe will seek her sixth term as Village Trustee, and Janice Silverberg will s... More »

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An Irvington Couple’s Troubling Encounter with Police

by Barrett Seaman –  When a midnight call from their daughter came, telling them that her car battery had died near the Irvington train station, Selwyn “Max” and Jill Bannister Maxwell were in bed watching a movie. Still, they drove down with a jumper cable an... More »

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If You See Something, Say Something. Right?

by Barrett Seaman –  So this guy walks into the Irvington Police Station on a Sunday afternoon carrying a plastic bag with what appears to be a cannonball inside. The guy gives his name as Adam Stein. He says he was walking his dog on North Dutcher Street, whe... More »

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Psst! Guess Who’s Moving to Irvington!

by Barrett Seaman –  The deal was all very hush-hush, as is often the case when celebrities are involved, but the August sale of Long Meadow, the 11,653 square foot Georgian Manor estate in Irvington’s Matthiessen Park section will make actors Michael Douglas ... More »