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Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament - Greenburgh
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Greenburgh Settlement: Another View

Although I agree that the Town unwillingly became enmeshed in a  lawsuit it was unlikely to win, its commitment to defend itself did reduce its liability from the $26 million which was the amount of the filed claim.  No one from Edgemont can claim that the Tow... More »

Feiner Cares for Special Needs Community in Greenburgh

To the Editor, I am writing to urge Democrats of Greenburgh to vote for Paul Feiner in the upcoming Democratic Primary on June 22nd. Not only is Paul a true progressive, but he has also always shown care and concern for the Special Needs community in Greenburg... More »

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Westchester Asian American Democrats Group Welcomes Members

  The fastest growing ethnic group in Westchester, NY, across the US and North America, Asian Americans have been more visible this past year than any in recent history, for reasons both extremely troubling and also promising. The first quarter of 2020 marked ... More »

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To Mayor Butler and Tarrytown Trustees,

I have lived in Tarrytown since 1985 and attended and watched countless BOT and PB meetings. Never have I been more upset about a decision made as I was last night when the board of trustees voted to replace Dr. Stanley Friedlander as Planning Board Chairman. ... More »

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Friedlander Not Treated Fairly

On April 5, 2021 the Tarrytown Board of Trustees voted to remove Dr. Stanley Friedlander from the position of Chairman of the Planning Board.  The proposed resolution to do this was not made public until just days before the Board meeting, and it offered no re... More »

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New York Needs More Voter Drop Boxes

Many voters around the country are expressing outrage because the Georgia Legislature passed a bill that would limit ballot drop boxes to locations inside voting locations. It’s a form of voter suppression -designed to discourage voter participation.  Same thi... More »

Hudson Independent letters to the editor
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Thank You!

Dear Sleepy Hollow Friends: [Desplácese hacia abajo para español.] Thank you to everyone who helped me get 158 petition signatures, (exactly!) cover my campaign expenses, and so far garner 272 votes.  Alas, it was not enough to win a seat on the Board of Trust... More »

We Need A Way To Track Hate Crimes in Westchester

To the Editor: The District Attorney’s office, working with law enforcement agencies and local officials should establish a hate crimes reporting form. The attacks against Asian Americans in recent weeks, the hate crimes against African Americans the numerous ... More »

Who Can Use the EV Chargers at the Mario Cuomo Bridge Landing?

To the Editor: I would like to draw attention to an issue of transportation infrastructure in the Village of Tarrytown. The Bridge Path at Tarrytown Landing has made 3 EV chargers available for use by Path users, but only between hours of 6am and 10pm. Prime t... More »

Letters box - letters to the editor in the Rivertowns
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Police Reform in Tarrytown: A Correction

To the Editor – After reading The Independent’s coverage of the Police Reform Town Hall in Tarrytown (“Tarrytown Police Reform Process Continues,” by James Carsey, 1/31/21), I have to wonder whether the reporter and I actually attended the same meeting last Tu... More »

Hudson Independent letters to the editor
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Kudos to (Yes) Con Ed

I can’t believe I’m writing this -but I’d like to commend Con Ed for the way they handled the power outages in Greenburgh on Christmas day. After the storm a number of residents of Greenburgh contacted me, complaining that they were out of power. After Con Ed ... More »

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New Committee in Dobbs Ferry Speaks Out About Racism

Recently, an interracial family’s Black Lives Matter lawn sign was defaced by the covering of the word “Black” with the word “All.” Similar signs appear on their neighbors’ lawns but only this family’s sign was singled out and vandalized. We strongly condemn t... More »

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This Toll Hike Is Just the Beginning

Dear Letters Editor:   News that toll hikes have been approved for the New York Thruway and  Mario Cuomo Bridge should come as no surprise to anyone.  This will be the first of many toll hikes we will see in coming years.  Blaming lost revenues as a result of ... More »

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Con Ed Should Tell Us When They Plan to Tear Up Our Roads

To the Editor: Taxpayers pay twice for road repaving unnecessarily… The average cost of milling and resurfacing a standard 26-foot wide  roadway is approximately $360,000 per mile. This approximation is based off the unit prices from the town of Greenburgh’s m... More »

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Wishing Wall Contributing Artist List is Incomplete

Re–The Wishing Wall: Well Worth the Walk: Please amend your article with the true facts. My son Hugo Jercinovic was one of the contributing artists with an ORIGINAL piece of art.   Nancy Duran   Author’s Reply: The names of the artists listed in the story were... More »

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Tarrytown Advance Notice Requirement for Protests is Too Strict

To the Editor, Before I was elected to the Board of Legislators and Town Supervisor, I was a political activist. I organized many protests and rallies, and once the Greenburgh Police even threatened to arrest me for handing out questionnaires at the Hartsdale ... More »

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Westchester Needs Mail-In Ballot Tracking

To the Editor: Thousands of Westchester voters will be casting their ballots for President of the United States for Congress and for State Legislative positions by absentee (mail-in) ballots.  With the postal service being very unreliable, voters have no way o... More »

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In Praise of Mayor Fixell

Running a government looks easy when it’s well run. But, it takes lots of work and good talent. Tarrytown has been fortunate to have been served by a hard working, exceptionally talented and dedicated public servant, Drew Fixell who made governing look easy.  ... More »

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