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Sleepy Hollow High Girls’ Lacrosse Squad Makes School History

By Tom Pedulla– The success of the Sleepy Hollow High School girls’ lacrosse program, which closed the regular season with a 13-1 record that is the best in its history, has been years in the making. According to 11th-year head coach Blair Moynahan, the initia... More »


Kelly, Nelson Lead SH Lacrosse to Undefeated Season

By Tom Pedulla— Will Kelly and Dylan Nelson provide shining examples of the level of student-athletes Sleepy Hollow High School wants to develop in abundance in the future. Kelly, the first four-year captain in the history of the lacrosse program, joined Nelso... More »

Christopher Borsari

Racial Slur in Sleepy Hollow Schools Under Investigation

By Rick Pezzullo— Officials in The Public Schools of the Tarrytowns are investigating messages containing a racial slur that were posted Thursday in the Google Classrooms of one Sleepy Hollow Middle School class and one Sleepy Hollow High School class. In a le... 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 »

Jacob Moon and Harry Dann, Jr. Dobbs Ferry

Lacrosse Fundraiser in Dobbs Ferry to Benefit Boy with Rare Disease

By Rick Pezzullo— A lacrosse game fundraiser to benefit an 11-year-old Dobbs Ferry boy who suffers from a rare and terminal disease will be held Friday afternoon at the Upper Field at Springhurst Elementary School in Dobbs Ferry. The game between the Dobbs Fer... More »

Owen Dugan of Sleepy Hollow

Two Local Students Win National Merit Scholarships

By Rick Pezzullo— Two local seniors were among 2,500 National Merit Scholarship winners named this week that were chosen from a pool of 16,000 students. Nicholas G. Papapanou of Irvington High School and Owen M. Dugan of Sleepy Hollow, who is home schooled, wi... More »

Debbie Brand New TT HS Principal

New Principal at Sleepy Hollow High School Named

By Rick Pezzullo— A new principal has been chosen to lead Sleepy Hollow High School. Deborah Brand will succeed Dr. Tracey Smith at the start of the 2021-22 school year. Brand joins Public Schools of the Tarrytowns from the Highland Falls-Fort Montgomery Centr... More »

Irvington Academic Challenge Team

Irvington High Academic Challenge Team Advances to Nationals

By Rick Pezzullo— Five members of Irvington High School’s Academic Challenge team will compete in the 2021 National Academic Championship, which will be held virtually in June. The team qualified for the national competition after their strong performance at t... More »

EF Students Collecting Garbage

EF Students Take Part in Clean-Up to Help Combat Climate Crisis

By Rick Pezzullo— Students at EF Academy pitched in on Earth Day to do their small part in combatting the climate crisis and help reduce the carbon footprint in Westchester. As part of a campus-wide clean-up on the 97-acre property in Thornwood, students colle... More »


Dows Lane Second Grader Honored

Dows Lane Elementary School second grader Hanani Lubin was awarded the New York State Office of the Attorney General Triple “C” Award during a ceremony at the school’s blacktop on April 16. He was recognized for his courage, character and commitment. “Hanani h... More »


They’re Back! Students Return To Rivertowns Public Schools

By Brianna Staudt– Second grader Emersyn Phelps could hardly wait for April 7. After nearly seven months, that was the day she would finally meet her new friend — a classmate at W. L. Morse School in Sleepy Hollow whom she had only known through a computer scr... More »


One Year On, Schools Still Wait for CARES Act Funds

By Brianna Staudt– The recent passage of the federal American Rescue Plan (ARP) and its funding for schools should bring a sigh of relief to school districts burdened with covid-related spending. But there’s a catch: districts are still waiting for most of the... More »


Irvington High School Names Co-Valedictorians

Two students strong in the sciences were named as Irvington High School’s co-valedictorians for the Class of 2021. Henry Demarest, a founding member and captain of the school’s Robotics Team, and Esha Shenoy, president of the Science Olympiad and Academic Chal... More »


Ready for Some Spring Football in the Rivertowns

By Tom Pedulla— The Hudson Independent offers its annual preview of the local high school football season, which was postponed due to the pandemic but salvaged in a spring format: DOBBS FERRY Hopes are always high for the Eagles. The uncertainty about whether ... More »

Rivertown schools - Dobbs Ferry, Irvington, Sleep Hollow, Tarrytown classrooms

Rivertowns School Districts Cash in on Federal Rescue Plan Funds

By Rick Pezzullo— Local school districts will be receiving a chunk of the more than $2.5 billion set aside for New York State schools in the federal American Rescue Plan recently signed by President Joe Biden. “Everyone wants schools to reopen completely and f... More »

Ice Hockey Johanna Reimer - Sleepy Hollow sports

Sleepy Hollow Senior Breaks New Ground on Ice

By Tom Pedulla— Perhaps one of the most important lessons Johanna Reimer learned during her four years at Sleepy Hollow High School is that breaking new ground is never easy, but it is extraordinarily rewarding. Reimer’s determination to play hockey led her to... More »

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