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Kudos to Mondaire Jones for Putting Interests of the World First

To the Editor: I would like to thank former United States Congressman Mondaire Jones for endorsing George Latimer for Congress and highlighting a major reason for doing so: George’s support of Israel. Congressman Jamaal Bowman’s critical stance on Israel highl... More »

A Plug for Repair Cafes

To the Editor: Earlier this month the town of Greenburgh sponsored one of the best community events I ever attended – the Greenburgh Repair Café. I’m writing this letter to encourage the community to support a similar event: the Irvington Repair Café which is ... More »

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Kudos to Irvington’s Mayor and Board of Trustees

Residents: The Town of Greenburgh Human Rights Advisory Committee applauds Irvington Mayor Jon Siegel and the village’s Board of Trustees for emphatically rejecting opposition to the flying of Pride flags during Pride Month this June. We also appreciate that t... More »

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In Support of George Latimer

To the Editor: In recent weeks some Democrats and Republicans in Congress have done something very positive – they have started to work together. They approved a package to help Israel, Ukraine and Taiwan. They prevented a shutdown of the federal government. A... More »

A Big Boost for Local Journalism

The just approved New York state budget includes a payroll tax credit for local news outlets. With the passage of this bill NYS is the first state in the nation  that is incentivizing the hiring and retaining of  local journalists. The passage of the budget co... More »

Art Show in Hartsdale

Over 40 local artists will be participating in an artist  market on Saturday April 27th from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Richard Presser Park in Hartsdale.  Richard Presser Park is located off of Central Ave -just minutes away from the new Barnes & Noble store.... More »

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Put a Bus Stop in Chauncey Square

An online petition started just last weekend calling for safety improvements at the crossing leading to the Chauncey Square shopping center, movie theater, hotel and apartments (Saw Mill River Parkway/Lawrence St.) has already been signed by over 1,000 people–... More »

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A Warning to Speeders in Greenburgh

There is a lack of constant police presence on all roads in the region–state, county, local. It’s impossible to be on every street nonstop. I think this concept could encourage drivers to comply with the law. Paul Feiner The Town of Greenburgh now has a digita... More »

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Show More Support For Sleepy Hollow’s Volunteers

As a long-time resident of Sleepy Hollow and a volunteer committed to making our Village a better place, I am upset to read the political statement published by United Sleepy Hollow candidate Matthew Presseau. With his statement and negative tone, he belittles... More »

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Sleepy Hollow Should Move Elections to November

Letter to the editor of Hudson Independent Sleepy Hollow voters have a chance to decide during our upcoming March 19 election whether they want to move our annual Village elections from March to November, in addition to voting for three trustees out of a field... More »

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Greenburgh Applies for a Rte. 119 Bike Land

The town of Greenburgh has submitted a grant to New York State that could lead to the construction of a bicycle/pedestrian path along Route 119 from the South County and North County trail to the Mario Cuomo bridge. If the grant is approved and if the path is ... More »

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In Support of Local Journalism

The loss of three local weekly newspapers (the Scarsdale Inquirer, Rivertowns Enterprise and Bedford Review Record) is a setback for democracy. These  local publication provided area residents with important information about the community.  The  election cove... More »

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Time to Move to Zero-Emission Trucks

Dear Editor, This spring, the Environmental Protection Agency and other federal agencies will finalize transportation pollution rules for light- and heavy-duty vehicles which will impact generations to come and help pave the way for a zero-emission vehicle fut... More »

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The State Should Pay For Pothole Damages Sustained On Its Roads

This is pothole season.  If your car is damaged because you went over a pothole on a New York State-owned road  between November 15 through May 1 you are out of luck. If the same thing happened on a town, city or village owned road, you can get reimbursed, pro... More »

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More Funding For Our Schools

Dear Editor, Budget season is in full swing, and I write to give readers of this publication some details on the process so far, as well as to encourage you to make yourselves heard during discussions. Following the Governor’s presentation of her budget propos... More »

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AIPAC’s Money Is Not Welcome In CD-16

Despite the backdrop of the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 elections provided so much hope for those of us committed to building a more fair and just government that works for all Americans. Joe Biden’s victory over Donald Trump gave us a leader who actually resp... More »

Free Reflectors Available in Greenburgh

I read your report “Fatality on Broadway in Tarrytown Highlights Longstanding Risks for Pedestrians”.   I am not familiar with the reasons for the fatality but would like to remind readers that the Town of Greenburgh has been distributing free reflectors to re... More »

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