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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 »

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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 »

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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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Irvington High School Science Research Students Earn Medals

Fourteen members of Irvington High School’s Science Research program participated in the Junior Science and Humanities Symposium, held virtually on January 30. They presented their work through a PowerPoint presentation and earned several medals. “We are so pr... More »


Irvington High School Seniors Commit to Playing Sports in College

By Rick Pezzullo— Six Irvington High School seniors recently announced their commitment to play sports at colleges across the country in the fall. Max Forte has committed to track and field at Duke University in Division I, which is the highest level of interc... More »


COVID Case Closes Irvington’s Dows Lane School

By Barrett Seaman— On Sunday, after learning that a member of the Dows Lane Elementary School community had tested positive for COVID-19, Irvington District Superintendent Dr. Kris Harrison announced that Dows Lane would close for the next two weeks. On the sa... More »

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Children of the Pandemic

Exploring the challenges and coping strategies of the world’s youngest learners Logan Schiciano, November 20, 2020 The initial thrill of learning from home that many young children experienced back in March has quickly faded into an endless stretch of fear, is... More »

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The Pandemic Causes Colleges to Drop Standardized Test Requirement

By Kira Ratan–             Students across the globe study for hours upon hours, and sometimes spend thousands of dollars, preparing to take standardized college admissions tests. In early March of 2020, thousands of students had been doing just that. Then, th... More »


Tarrytown/Sleepy Hollow Schools to stay closed until November 30

By Barrett Seaman On Day Two of life in the Yellow Zone for residents of Tarrytown and Sleepy Hollow, officials began to react and to share their thoughts with the public. Having postponed a scheduled Friday return to in-person classes, School Superintendent C... More »

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January Regents Exams Cancelled

Normally required of anyone receiving a high school diploma in New York State, the Regents Exam scheduled for January 21st has been cancelled due to COVID concerns. Now all students have to do is pass the related course instead of taking the standardized test.... More »

Dows Lane Student Recognized

Dows Lane Elementary School Student Honored for Courage

By Rick Pezzullo— A Dows Lane Elementary School student was honored Friday for helping another classmate. First grader Kaylen Jiang was presented with the New York State Office of the Attorney General Triple “C” Award during an outside ceremony, earning recogn... More »

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