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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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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School Budgets Approved in Local Districts

By Brianna Staudt and Rick Pezzullo Voters overwhelmingly approved the 2021-22 school budgets yesterday proposed by Dobbs Ferry public schools, Irvington public schools, the Public Schools of the Tarrytowns and Pocantico Hills. All board of education (BOE) tru... More »

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Lacrosse Fundraiser in Dobbs Ferry to Benefit Boy with Rare Disease

By Rick Pezzullo— A lacrosse game fundraiser to benefit an 11-year-old Dobbs Ferry boy who suffers from a rare and terminal disease will be held Friday afternoon at the Upper Field at Springhurst Elementary School in Dobbs Ferry. The game between the Dobbs Fer... More »

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Two Local Students Win National Merit Scholarships

By Rick Pezzullo— Two local seniors were among 2,500 National Merit Scholarship winners named this week that were chosen from a pool of 16,000 students. Nicholas G. Papapanou of Irvington High School and Owen M. Dugan of Sleepy Hollow, who is home schooled, wi... More »

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Irvington High Academic Challenge Team Advances to Nationals

By Rick Pezzullo— Five members of Irvington High School’s Academic Challenge team will compete in the 2021 National Academic Championship, which will be held virtually in June. The team qualified for the national competition after their strong performance at t... More »

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Black Lives Matter Rally Held in Irvington

By Rick Pezzullo— Approximately 100 people took part in a peaceful Black Lives Matter rally Saturday in front of Irvington Town Hall on Main Street. The event was organized by the Irvington BLM Activists, the same group that held a rally in Dobbs Ferry last Se... More »

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Dows Lane Second Grader Honored

Dows Lane Elementary School second grader Hanani Lubin was awarded the New York State Office of the Attorney General Triple “C” Award during a ceremony at the school’s blacktop on April 16. He was recognized for his courage, character and commitment. “Hanani h... More »

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Irvington To Open Matthiessen Park To Non-Residents

By Barrett Seaman— The debate had gone on for over two years. One side, led by a progressive group, the Irvington Activists, has campaigned for an end to the exclusion of non-residents from the village’s 75-year-old Matthiessen Park; the other, reflecting the ... More »

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Irvington Theater Restarts Live Performances — Outdoors

This is the second in a series about the return of live performance art to the rivertowns. By Brianna Staudt– The Irvington Theater was built in 1902 and doesn’t have a ventilation system. For anyone living through the Covid-19 pandemic, that statement raises ... More »

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