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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 »

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Six New Administrators Appointed in Irvington School District

by Rick Pezzullo –  Six new administrators were appointed by the Irvington School Board of Education during the summer. Juliet L. Gevargis-Mizimakoski was named principal of Irvington High School. With 17 years of experience in education, she joins Irvington f... More »

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Irvington School District Grounds Crews Go Electric

By Barrett Seaman Even as private landscaping companies push back against recently enacted restrictions on the use of gas-powered blowers and other carbon-spewing lawn and garden equipment, the Irvington Union Free School District (IUFSD) is buying battery-ope... More »

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Art Studio Geared to the Whole Family Opens in Irvington

by Katherine Cain –  Nestled on the bottom of Main Street in the village of Irvington is the newly opened Art XO Studio, a family-owned and operated studio that offers walk-ins (pay-to-play opportunities to express one’s self artistically), as well as classes ... More »

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Irvington Approves Upgrades for Matthiessen Park

by Katherine Cain –  Last month, the Irvington Board of Trustees approved the budget for updating Matthiessen Park, with construction likely to start next spring. The biggest changes to the park will be modernizing the playground to include three age-appropria... More »

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Irvington Icon Barbara Denyer Honored for Decades of Service

Barbara Denyer — artist, activist, and Irvington resident for 58 years — was honored on May 31 at Clocktower Players’ spring fundraiser gala with a 2019 Bravo Award. For over half a century, Denyer’s creative vision, energy, and dedication to the arts have sig... More »

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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 »