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Local Superintendents Address School Shooting in Texas

By Rick Pezzullo— Two local school superintendents reached out to the community to address Tuesday’s elementary school shooting in Uvalde, Texas where 19 students and two teachers were killed by an 18-year-old gunman, who was then fatally shot by police. Irvin... More »

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Local School Budgets Approved Easily

By Rick Pezzullo— On Tuesday, May 17, voters in local school districts overwhelmingly approved budgets for the 2022-2023 calendar. In Tarrytown, the $86 million spending plan, which carried a 3.18% tax decrease for Tarrytown residents and a slight 1.38% tax hi... More »

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Residents to Vote on School Budgets, Board of Ed Candidates May 17

By Rick Pezzullo— Local residents will have the opportunity to vote on school budgets for the 2022-2023 calendar and Board of Education candidates on Tuesday, May 17. Polls in the four area school districts will be open from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Dobbs Ferry The Do... More »

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Historic Hudson Valley Landmarks to Reopen Starting May 6th

The four major historical tourist attractions in the area will re-open to the public, this month. The announcement was made by Historic Hudson Valley, the non-profit entity that manages the sites. Three of the four, Philipsburg Manor, Washington Irving’s Sunny... More »

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Board of Education Candidates Secure Spots on Ballot

By Rick Pezzullo— The annual school budget votes and Board of Education elections take place on Tuesday, May 17. Last week, candidates for available seats in local school districts had their petitions verified to secure spots on the ballot. In the Tarrytown Sc... 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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Richard Hein, 78

Richard Hein, a resident of Ardsley, died March 10. He was 78. He was born in the Ukraine on September 13, 1942 to Emil and Eva Hein. He had a 50-year career as a machinist and worked right up to his passing for Diba Industries in Danbury, CT. He was nicknamed... More »

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Gullotta House Receives United Way Grant

United Way of Westchester and Putnam announced that 30 local nonprofits were collectively awarded $500,000 from Phase 38 of the Emergency Food and Shelter Program. These grants are the fourth round of funding administered by United Way, which has cumulatively ... More »

Westchester District Attorney Miriam Rocah
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Hastings Man Sentenced for Fatal Hit-and-Run in Dobbs Ferry

By Rick Pezzullo— A Hastings-on-Hudson man was sentenced Thursday to one year in jail in connection with a 2019 hit-and-run accident that left a 91-year-old Dobbs Ferry man dead. Johnny David Machado, 28, pled guilty in November to Leaving the Scene of an Acci... More »

Michelle Adams
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Changing of the Guard at the Rivertowns Chamber

By Barrett Seaman— Michelle Adams, a partner in two of the rivertowns’ better known restaurants, Harpers in Dobbs Ferry and Saint George Bistro in Hastings, is taking over as president of the four-year-old Rivertowns Chamber of Commerce. She succeeds Nick Camp... More »

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Headless Horseman Plunge Raises $30,000 for Gullotta House

By Rick Pezzullo— Several dozen brave souls took a frigid dip in the Hudson River Saturday in Sleepy Hollow for a good cause. The 2021 Headless Horseman Plunge at Kingsland Point Park raised more than $30,000 to benefit Briarcliff-based Gullotta House, which w... More »

Greer Hodge, 67

Greer P. Hodge, a resident of Pocantico Hills, died peacefully January 30. He was 67. He was a lifelong resident of Pocantico and a proud member of the Pocantico Hills Fire Department for more than 40 years. He sang acapella with the Cerebral Palsy of Westches... More »

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Shimsky to Run for Reelection on County Board of Legislators

By Rick Pezzullo— MaryJane Shimsky, Majority Leader on the Westchester County Board of Legislators, has announced she will be running for a sixth term in November. A legislator since February 2011, Shimsky represents the county’s 12th Legislative District, whi... More »

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Boro6 Wine Bar Soon to Expand With Boro6 Kitchen

Eat, Drink, Gather, Morning, Noon, and Night.” That’s Boro6’s owner/proprietor, Paul Molakides’, founding principle in creating his highly successful Hastings-on-Hudson wine bar. An eye-opening trip to Tuscany in 2013 provided an epiphany for Molakides and his... More »

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Stone Barns Center Selects Yarmuth as New Executive Director

Lauren Yarmuth, a leading design thinker with expertise in sustainability and food systems, has joined Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture as the nonprofit organization’s new executive director. She will work in partnership with the Stone Barns Center ... More »

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Where We Worship – The Union Church of Pocantico Hills

by Barrett Seaman –  A visitor to this bucolic, pin-neat hamlet would find it hard to believe that the official population of Pocantico Hills is as many as 23,000. In the village center, there are no commercial establishments but instead clusters of charming h... More »

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River Spirit Reigns over Hastings’ Draper Park

A long, languid, sunny September day framed the second annual River Spirit Music & Arts Festival at Hastings on Hudson’s Draper Park Saturday, as crowds were treated to 22 different bands playing on two stages while arts, crafts and food were on sale around th... More »

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Landmark Diner Consumed by Fire

A landmark that was literally a Landmark went up in flames Thursday morning, as a kitchen fire spread quickly through the diner, a local favorite on Route #9 opposite the Arcadia Shopping Center on the border with Briarcliff Manor. Erupting around 9:45 am, the... More »

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A New Novel Featuring the Rockefellers

Former Exxon Mobil executive Bob Davis has taken his knowledge of the oil business and turned it into a novel due out this month. In Gusher: A Novel of the Rockefeller Oil Empire, Davis inserts a fictional character into the heady world of big oil at the birth... More »

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Cold and Gray But Definitely Green

The snow was gone but the air was damp and raw as thousands–marchers, watchers, family members–gather along Main Street and up and down Broadway for the annual St. Patrick’s Day parade on Sunday. More »

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