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Irvington Girls End Season with Class B Final Loss to Putnam Valley

By Tom Pedulla Members of the girls’ basketball team in Irvington, accustomed to shedding tears of joy in the postseason, blinked back tears of sadness after bowing to Putnam Valley, 52-49, in the Section 1 Class B final on March 7. The Bulldogs were coming of... More »


Protests Prompt Irvington Board to Delay Rezoning Vote

by Barrett Seaman –  On a night when the Irvington Board of Trustees was poised to enact major zoning changes for the village’s North Broadway Corridor (see The Hudson Independent, February 2020 issue), a group of residents submitted petitions and followed the... More »


Kitchen worker pleads guilty to 2018 murder in Irvington restaurant

Rosa Ramirez, charged with the April 2018 stabbing death of Bonifacio Rodriguez, prep chef at Irvington’s River City Grille, pled guilty in State Supreme Court in White Plains to second-degree murder. Ramirez, 29, of New York City, is due back in court April 2... More »

Proposed indoor parking in Irvington, NY

Irvington to Consider Legalizing Indoor Parking Lot

by Barrett Seaman –  Attempts by Bridge Street Properties in Irvington to win approval for additional parking spaces for tenants in the Trent Building on the village’s south side have been stymied for years because of opposition by nearby homeowners. Last mont... More »


Build a Bigger Table February 23 at Irvington Theater

by Clara Firpo-Cappiello –  On February 23rd (from 2 to 4 p.m.), the Irvington Theater will host “Build a Bigger Table,” a free event designed to offer audience members an opportunity to hear from neighbors who have personally experienced the presence of homel... More »


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.

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 »

Margot Gordinier

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 »


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 »


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 »