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HI To My Old Friends In Tarrytown

I was born in the Tarrytown Hospital in 1926 and attended the F.R. Pierson Elementary School and graduated from I would love to be able to hear from any of the old timers that I knew back in the 1940s to the 1980s in Tarrytown and Sleepy Hollow. I was born in ... More »

Lawler Needs to Vote with his Constituents on the Debt Ceiling

To the Editor:      Congressman Mike Lawler is the representative for New York’s CD 17th district. For myself and other grassroots activists, we strongly feel that he does not represent a large portion of his constituency. In 2022, 42% registered as Democrats,... More »

Stop Holtec from Polluting the Hudson

 The Town Board of Greenburgh unanimously passed a resolution supporting:      (i) Senate Bill 5181 making it unlawful to discharge any radiological agents into the Hudson River and other water bodies in the State, and providing financial penalties for violati... More »

A Win for New York and the Climate

With all the dire climate news these days, there was one piece of good news from last week. Governor Hochul prioritized New Yorkers and the planet when she withdrew the Barrett/Parker bill from the New York state budget. The Barrett / Parker bill would have re... More »


Irvington Bids Farewell to Chris DePaoli

Dear Friends, Tomorrow, April 15th will be the last day of full time employment for Park Foremen, Chris DePaoli. Chris has worked for the village for 43 years and will be retiring the end of the day tomorrow. When you have experienced the beauty of any of our ... More »

Who Should Pay for Con Ed’s Proposed Rate Hike?

Con Ed is seeking permission from the NYS Public Service Commission to raise electric rates over a three year period by an average of 20% for electric rates and 31% for gas rates. They are seeking to upgrade their electric delivery system and upgrade its gas s... More »

Think About OT

Dear Editor: April is Occupational Therapy Month and there are so many highly rated occupational therapy services in the greater Westchester area… so let’s talk about what OT is (and isn’t).  Almost 20 years ago I was shadowing at a hospital to see if I’d like... More »

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New York Must Pass All-Electric Building and NY HEAT Acts

To the editor: The UN’s climate panel, whose alarming report was released this week, found that the planet is likely to pass a dangerous temperature threshold in the next 10 years. Humanity has a small window in which to act before the Earth’s systems are irre... More »

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Update On My Office’s Advocacy For Our Roads

Dear Editor, I write to update the community on my office’s work to advocate for improvements to our roads. In February, I met with representatives from NYSDOT Region 8 to discuss the state of the roads in my district. My office is in an ongoing conversation w... More »

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Representative Lawler should Oppose Fossil Fuel Giveaway Bill

Republicans in the US Congress are considering a disastrous bill, HR1 (the Lower Energy Costs Act), that would give polluting corporations approvals on toxic, costly fossil fuel projects. As a resident of Ossining, NY, I urge Representative Lawler to strongly ... More »

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Help Stop the Pocantico Lake Development

Dear Editor, Mt. Pleasant Planning Board is reviewing development of 37 acres at 715 Sleepy Hollow Rd. for 31-home Cluster Subdivision threatening Westchester’s treasured natural spaces. This Development’s disastrous impact on thousands illustrated at first he... More »

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Albany, Are You Listening?

To the editor; The United Nations panel on climate change just issued a report and a dire warning: unless the world makes an immediate and drastic shift away from fossil fuels, by the early 2030’s Earth will cross a crucial threshold of warming, 1.5 degrees Ce... More »

In Support of Mayor Ken Wray’s Re-Election

To the Editor: Sleepy Hollow Mayor Ken Wray is a dedicated and tireless advocate for his Village who deserves re-election. He has been a trusted partner on numerous environmental protection and economic development initiatives, always ready to work collaborati... More »

Remember Who’s Responsible For Route 9

     There is much interest among residents of Sleepy Hollow, and many of the rivertowns for that matter, in finding solutions to our ongoing traffic and pedestrian safety issues on NYS Route 9. In Sleepy Hollow, our situation is particularly dire as the state... More »


Broadway Safety Hangs on Sleepy Hollow Election

Village leaders in Tarrytown, Irvington, Dobbs and Hastings are taking action to make Broadway safer and accessible for everyone. Sleepy Hollow deserves this kind of leadership too. What Sleepy Hollow has instead is Mayor Wray blocking plans to create a Route ... More »

No to Governor Hochul’s Zoning Override Proposal

The NYS Legislature should reject Governor Kathy Hochul’s proposal that would enable NYS to override local zoning if a locality does not comply with state quotas to build affordable housing and to address New York’s severe housing shortage.. Instead -the state... More »

Stop Illegal School Bus Passing in Westchester

We are parents, daycare providers, teachers, and workers who – together – are raising the next generation of Westchester residents. Every day, we entrust our school district with our children’s safety. Of course, we expect them to take every necessary precauti... More »

Let’s Base the ADU Decision on Reason Rather Than Fear

It just so happens my family and I are moving into a home we recently purchased in Tarrytown this week, and I’ve had the unique vantage point of having lived in both Sleepy Hollow and Tarrytown for significant stretches over the past 11 years. I’ve been follow... More »

Letter to the Editor on ESCOs

Last year the Greenburgh Town Board, Village Boards of Ardsley, Dobbs Ferry, Hastings, Irvington, Tarrytown and Sleepy Hollow decided to join 29 communities – participating in Sustainable Westchester’s ESCO which provides competition to Con Ed. About 40% of We... More »


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