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Letters – Goals for Greenburgh for 2018

 To the Editor: Thank you to the river villages of Irvington and Tarrytown for re-electing me as Greenburgh Town Supervisor. On election day I received 17,482 votes and am most appreciative.  The time to celebrate is now over. We’re proud of our Aaa bond ratin... More »

Letters – Thanks to Community for Supporting TEDxTarrytown

To the Editor, I want to thank our wonderful rivertowns community for supporting the TEDxTarrytown event held on October 22, 2017 at the Irvington Town Hall Theater. We had 8 wonderful speakers: Ethan Schutz, Irvington, Jennifer Walford, Yonkers, Hugh Locke, O... More »

Say No to Climate Change

To the Editor, Climate change is one of the single biggest threats to our environment, our public health, and our economy. Pumping carbon and methane emissions into the atmosphere is accelerating climate change and is responsible for more extreme weather.  New... More »

Commentary – George Washington’s Viewpoint

by Robert Kimmel Given the current controversy over our government’s policies concerning immigrants coming to our shores and across our borders, it might be useful to go back in history to determine how our nation’s first President viewed similar issues. As an... More »

Bikeway/Walkway on New Bridge Should be Named for Seeger

To the Editor: Last month the NYS Legislature voted to rename the Tappan Zee bridge after Mario Cuomo. I believe the Legislature should also consider naming the new bikeway/walkway on the bridge for Pete Seeger–the folksinger and environmental activist who wor... More »

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The 40th Anniversary of an Annual Outing for Longtime Friends

by Donald H. Whitely    If you’re walking around Tarrytown during the remainder of the summer and see some folks wearing a blue t-shirt with “Thompson’s Jazz Posse” on the back, stop and ask them about it. They’ll be happy to tell you about their recent outing... More »

Letters – Thanks to Community for Support in Time of Need

Dear Tarrytown Friends, I am writing this letter on first day of summer and I do not have to tell you how that date beats in the hearts of every parent and child out there. I wanted to get this to you before you all started your well deserved summer vacations ... More »

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‘Brian, is your police department going to send me back?’

I have been trying to learn Spanish since I was about 10. To practice I often engage in small talk with bussers and servers in local restaurants. We chat about where they are from, but mostly about soccer as I am a huge fan. On the Friday night after the inaug... More »

Letters to the Editor – Sensitivity of Article was Appreciated

To the Editor: Thank you for the compelling and sensitively written article about the passing of Tyler Rosenberg. Barrett Seaman did a very good job of portraying the drama of the day, the heartache of Tyler’s family and friends, and most of all the personalit... More »

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COMMENTARY – The Lessons of Thanksgiving

Given the divisiveness sowed by this year’s approaching presidential election, it may be beneficial to contemplate another occurrence this month — Thanksgiving, and several historical moments in its evolution as a national holiday. The small gathering of Pilgr... More »

Networking Group of College Graduates Being Formed in Greenburgh

To the Editor: During the summer I had the chance to chat with some recent college graduates who still can’t find work. It’s frustrating to have a degree from a two year or four-year college, to have spent tens of thousands of dollars (or over six figures) get... More »

Letter to the Editor – Unanswered Questions About Reassessment

To the Editor: Thank you for your ongoing coverage of the Greenburgh reassessment. Perhaps you might have better luck getting some answers than I have had. At an almost three-hour, videotaped, public meeting held in the Village of Irvington April 5, Town Asses... More »

Letters – Letter Writer was Mistaken

To the Editor: In the May 2016 edition of The Hudson Independent Anthony Saraniti indicated that I own a condo and a few years back “that subdivision won a major certiorari against the town.” I would like to state for the record that everyone in my condo with ... More »

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