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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 »

Abby Kaye

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 »


Latimer Announces Use of Federal Funds for Remote Learning Centers

With many schools still relying on remote learning, County Executive George Latimer has applied $1.27 million in federal funding from the CARES Act to the expansion of Remote Learning Centers at 15 locations around Westchester. The money was awarded on the bas... More »


Irvington Educator Named Outstanding Teacher of American History

The New York State Organization of the Daughters of the American Revolution announced on September 24, 2020 the recipient of the 2020 Outstanding Teacher of American History (OTAH) award. Three judges unanimously bestowed the highest total points achievable to... More »


Irvington High Seniors Recognized

  The National Merit Scholarship Corporation has recognized 12 Irvington High School seniors as Commended Students in the 2021 National Merit Scholarship Program. Commended Students are honored annually for achieving exceptional scores on the Preliminary SAT/N... More »


National Merit Semifinalists from the Area Named

This week, 16,000 high school seniors from around the country have been named as semifinalists for 7,600 National Merit Scholarships. Winners, who will share in more than $30 million in scholarship money, will be announced in the spring. To qualify as a finali... More »


State to Launch COVID Dashboard for Every School District

Starting September 9, parents and teachers throughout New York State can go online and check the number of coronavirus cases currently affecting their school district. Schools will be required to send their data to the state Department of Health on a daily bas... More »


Local School Districts Unveil Plans for Reopening in September

By Rick Pezzullo– With Governor Andrew Cuomo giving the go-ahead earlier this month for school districts to reopen in September, local school officials have submitted plans on how students, faculty and staff can function safely during the coronavirus pandemic.... More »


Irvington Schools Launch Search for Equity and Inclusion

By Annie Rubinson— The growing momentum of the Black Lives Matter movement has spread to the rivertowns, prompting community members of all ages and backgrounds to share their experiences with racism and injustice. Nearly 200 Irvington residents gathered virtu... More »