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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 »


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 »


Sleepy Hollow Student-Athletes Look to the Future

By Tom Pedulla– To attend Sleepy Hollow’s recent college signing ceremony was to peer into the future. A bright future. No one could feel otherwise after hearing accomplished student-athletes Alexa Charles (Hunter College), Sabrina Conrad (Holy Cross), Juliana... More »


Mercy College Adjuncts Overwhelmingly Approve New Contract

By Jeff Wilson– The fight for higher wages for adjunct instructors at Mercy College was finally resolved on Tuesday, May 3, as the educators approved their first extended contract. The agreement between Mercy and Faculty Forward/Service Employees International... More »


Mercy College Newspaper Wins Five NY Press Awards

By Rick Pezzullo— Mercy College’s school newspaper received five awards in the New York Press Association (NYPA) 2021 Better Newspaper Contest. The Impact, which has been Mercy’s newspaper since 1970, has won more than 40 NYPA awards since first entering the c... More »


Irvington Appoints Assistant Director of Pupil Personnel Services

By Rick Pezzullo— Francis Tolan has been appointed assistant director of pupil personnel services in the Irvington School District. He was officially appointed by the Board of Education on April 26 and will begin his new role on May 31. “Throughout a comprehen... More »


Students’ Artwork Enhances Downtown Shops In Tarrytown & Sleepy Hollow

By Robert Kimmel–                      Strolling along the downtown business streets of Tarrytown and Sleepy Hollow this month, observant pedestrians might have seen an attractive exhibition of artwork.  Posted in many shop windows are a variety of works of ar... More »


Senior Duo Setting the Pace for Irvington Track Team

By Tom Pedulla— When Lucas Turano completed his interview, he took off on the run. When Liam Lyons was done, he did the same. These are two seniors in a hurry to achieve success, which explains why they played lead roles in leaving an indelible mark at Irvingt... More »


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 »


Irvington Seeks Parent Feedback in Search for High School Principal

By Rick Pezzullo— The Irvington School District will be holding two parent feedback sessions next week in their search for a new high school principal. The first session will be held Monday, April 18 from 7 to 8 p.m. and the second session will take place Wedn... More »


High School Softball Teams Eager to Take a Swing at Season

By Tom Pedulla– The Hudson Independent is offering a preview of the local softball season. (Please note that The Masters School in Dobbs Ferry will not field a team this spring due to a shortage of numbers). Dobbs Ferry The Eagles have a strong nucleus in juni... More »


Local High School Baseball Teams Ready to Kick Off Season

By Tom Pedulla– Spring has sprung, and so too will the high school baseball season. The Hudson Independent previews the local teams and how they stack up.  Dobbs Ferry With a strong senior class, there is every reason to expect the Eagles to be formidable this... More »

Irvington High School Co-Valedictorians Joshua Chang and Alexander Lee

Co-Valedictorians Named at Irvington High School

By Rick Pezzullo— Irvington High School will have two seniors at the head of the Class of 2022 as Joshua Chang and Alexander Lee were named Co-Valedictorians. Chang, an intern at The Hudson Independent who will pursue computer science at a yet to be determined... More »


Electric School Buses To Roll Out For Westchester: Online Forum

Westchester County Executive George Latimer, the County’s Office of Energy and Sustainability and the Westchester chapters of Mothers Out Front co-hosted an electric school bus forum on January 27. Panelists shared resources to help schools transition off foss... More »


Local Student to Spread Kindness to Dobbs Ferry Residents

By Rick Pezzullo— A second-grade student at John Cardinal O’Connor School (JCOS) in Irvington is taking her school’s motto to heart during Catholic Schools Week. Catholic Schools Week takes place from Jan. 30 to Feb. 5 in schools throughout the Archdiocese of ... More »

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