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Residents to Vote on School Budgets, Board of Ed Candidates May 17

By Rick Pezzullo— Local residents will have the opportunity to vote on school budgets for the 2022-2023 calendar and Board of Education candidates on Tuesday, May 17. Polls in the four area school districts will be open from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Dobbs Ferry The Do... More »


Irvington Appoints Assistant Director of Pupil Personnel Services

By Rick Pezzullo— Francis Tolan has been appointed assistant director of pupil personnel services in the Irvington School District. He was officially appointed by the Board of Education on April 26 and will begin his new role on May 31. “Throughout a comprehen... More »


Senior Duo Setting the Pace for Irvington Track Team

By Tom Pedulla— When Lucas Turano completed his interview, he took off on the run. When Liam Lyons was done, he did the same. These are two seniors in a hurry to achieve success, which explains why they played lead roles in leaving an indelible mark at Irvingt... More »


Irvington Seeks Parent Feedback in Search for High School Principal

By Rick Pezzullo— The Irvington School District will be holding two parent feedback sessions next week in their search for a new high school principal. The first session will be held Monday, April 18 from 7 to 8 p.m. and the second session will take place Wedn... More »


Irvington Officer Breaks Through the Brass Ceiling

By Barrett Seaman— Mayor Brian Smith called the Board of Trustees meeting on April 4 “an historic night” in Irvington, as he prepared to swear in Police Officer Jessica Huth as a Sergeant in the village’s police force—the first female to obtain that rank. Huth... More »

Irvington High School Co-Valedictorians Joshua Chang and Alexander Lee

Co-Valedictorians Named at Irvington High School

By Rick Pezzullo— Irvington High School will have two seniors at the head of the Class of 2022 as Joshua Chang and Alexander Lee were named Co-Valedictorians. Chang, an intern at The Hudson Independent who will pursue computer science at a yet to be determined... More »


Band of “Excluded Workers” Stops for Lunch in Irvington

By Barrett Seaman— A diverse group of some 20 people, said to represent 175,000 largely undocumented workers, are en route on foot from New York City to Albany, where they plan to call on Governor Hochul and the state legislature to replenish the so-called Exc... More »


Irvington Dems Nominate Two for Board of Trustees

By Barrett Seaman— Two Larrys will be on the Democratic line of the November 8th ballot in Irvington—one a veteran, one a newcomer. Three-term incumbent Larry Lonky will run to retain his seat. A former chair of the village’s Recreation and Parks Advisory Comm... More »


Amb. Harold Doley Honored at New York Stock Exchange

Fittingly in the midst of Black History Month, Harold Doley, former owner of Irvington’s Villa Lewaro and U.S. representative to the African Development Bank, headquartered in Abijan, Ivory Coast, was honored with the privilege of ringing the closing bell at t... More »

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Irvington Girls Open Playoffs with Win over Briarcliff

By Tom Pedulla– The opportunity to play girls’ basketball under legendary coach Gina Maher at Irvington can be both a burden and a blessing. Expectations are always high and the pressure to meet them is intense. Every team wants to make the deep postseason run... More »


Irvington’s Young Police Chief Marks His First Year on the Job

By Barrett Seaman– It isn’t often that a local police chief starts his job with as detailed a set of marching orders as Irvington’s Chief Francis (Frank) Pignatelli was handed a year ago this week. Sworn in on February 18th 2021 to succeed retiring Chief Micha... More »


Irvington Police Break Up Phony Bail Scam

A 77-year-old Irvington resident refused to fall for a classic scam aimed at stealing $9,800 from her in exchange for her grandson’s bail on Friday. Contacted by phone by a female identifying herself as her grandson’s attorney, she was advised that if she hand... More »


Local Student to Spread Kindness to Dobbs Ferry Residents

By Rick Pezzullo— A second-grade student at John Cardinal O’Connor School (JCOS) in Irvington is taking her school’s motto to heart during Catholic Schools Week. Catholic Schools Week takes place from Jan. 30 to Feb. 5 in schools throughout the Archdiocese of ... More »

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