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Boys High School Hoops Squads Ready to Get Season Rolling

By Tom Pedulla DOBBS FERRY Top returnees: Senior guard Ryan Brunenavs, senior center Jabari Marsland, senior forward Adam Schwartz. Top newcomers: Junior center Timmy Lacey, sophomore guard Drexel Lewis, junior guard-forward Sean Miller, sophomore guard Jerel ... More »


Local High School Girls’ Basketball Teams Ready to Take the Court

By Tom Pedulla The Hudson Independent examines the prospects of local schools for the varsity girls’ basketball season. DOBBS FERRY Top returnees: Senior point guard Taylor Broccoli, center Grace Healy, guard Jacqueline O’Connor, senior guard Talia Reith. Top ... More »

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Homecoming Night a Treat for Horsemen Football Fans

By Kevin Brown — Last Friday night (Oct. 8), the world seemed back to normal at Sleepy Hollow High School. In front of a large, enthusiastic crowd, the Horsemen upped their record on the gridiron to 2-3 as they overwhelmed Nyack High School 35-14. The Varsity ... More »

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Mercy Adjuncts Escalate Pay, Benefits Dispute

By Brianna Staudt — Picket signs and hand-distributed flyers greeted cars at the gate of the prestigious Ardsley Country Club last week as golfers arrived for a Mercy College student scholarship fundraiser. A modest number of Mercy College adjunct professors, ... More »

Dobbs Ferry High School football - Jose Regalado

Senior Captain Regalado Big Reason Dobbs Ferry Has High Hopes

By Tom Pedulla— Jose Regalado’s father, Francisco, would not allow him to play football until he reached the sixth grade because he feared for his safety. With all due respect to Francisco, his concern was misplaced. Succeeding years have shown that, whether h... More »

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By Barrett Seaman- Homecoming weekend is a big deal, and Irvington High School students were geared up for a big one, with a Homecoming Parade to be followed by a Saturday night under the lights football game against Poughkeepsie. The Bulldogs (1-1) were looki... More »


Hackley Football Team Aiming to Harness Talent 

By Tom Pedulla — Vic Quirolo, Hackley’s new football coach, calls it a “crazy scenario” that he inherited. And it is all of that. Although Quirolo comes with excellent credentials as the former head coach at Iona Prep, he has never coached in the Ivy League be... More »

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Inside Last Week’s Rivertowns Power Outage

By Brianna Staudt — The phone rang at 6:40 a.m. on Monday morning. Retiring Public Schools of the Tarrytowns Transportation Director Cy Hughes reported he was in the district transportation building, and the power was out. Tarrytowns Superintendent Christopher... More »

2022 National Merit Scholarship Program Semifinalists

Sixteen Local Students Named 2022 National Merit Semifinalists

By Brianna Staudt — Dobbs Ferry, Irvington, Tarrytown and Sleepy Hollow combined to double their number of National Merit Scholarship Program semifinalists this year. The villages claim 16 of the 16,000 total 2022 National Merit Scholarship Program semifinalis... More »

Irvington players raised their helmets to salute victims of 9/11 and first responders. (photo by Jim Waters)

Irvington Pounds Peekskill, 34-14, in Season Opener

By Tom Pedulla— Minutes before Irvington’s Tommy Flanagan led the charge onto Meszaros Field bearing an American flag, minutes before a moment of silence to salute 9-11 victims, new coach Jeff Michael left his football players with one last thought. “To turn t... More »

Dobbs Ferry Football players

Dobbs Ferry Confident in Being a Top Contender

By Tom Pedulla– Dobbs Ferry looks to be primed for a big season. As in Jose Regalado big. Regalado, at 5-11, 280 pounds, is one imposing young man. He is a force on the offensive and defensive line and a primary reason why the Eagles have every reason to belie... More »

Sleepy Hollow Football Players

Sleepy Hollow Players Optimistic Starting Season

By Tom Pedulla– Another rebuilding year? That is the last thing Sleepy Hollow wants to hear, even if it is reeling from a series of losing seasons, must adjust to new coach Jerry Flora and is widely viewed as one of the worst teams in Section 1. “I know there ... More »


Wins and Losses Not Top Priority for New Irvington Football Coach

By Tom Pedulla— Jeff Michael, Irvington’s new varsity football coach, wants the success of his program to be measured far beyond wins and losses. Since Michael launched his career as a volunteer coach at Fordham Prep in 1997, he has viewed football as a means ... More »


New Coach Brings Winning Attitude to Sleepy Hollow Football Program

By Tom Pedulla– Sleepy Hollow’s varsity football players are hailing the arrival of new coach Jerry Flora while laying some blame on the previous coaching regime for its role in a series of dismal seasons.    Flora, 50, who has extensive college coaching exper... More »


State Department of Education Issues Back-to-School COVID Guidance

By Barrett Seaman— School administrators looking for more granular guidance on how to re-open schools next month finally heard back from the New York State Department of Education (NYSED) on Thursday. There appeared to be no surprises in the 21-page report, re... More »

Sleepy Hollow High School and Middle School

Three New School Administrators Hired in Tarrytown

By Rick Pezzullo— Three new administrators have been hired for the upcoming school year in The Public Schools of the Tarrytowns. Dr. Ronald Gonzalez will join the district as Assistant Superintendent for Administration and Instruction, Kathy Ryan will serve as... More »


SH High Student Selected for NASA College Internship

By Rick Pezzullo— Isabella Levine, a rising junior at Sleepy Hollow High School, has been selected from 750 applicants nationwide for the prestigious STEM Enhancement in Earth and Space Science (SEES) summer internship run through The University of Texas at Au... More »

Dobbs Ferry High School Grads

Dobbs Ferry High Class of 2021 Receives Diplomas

The 120th commencement ceremony for Dobbs Ferry High School was held last month at the Dobbs Ferry waterfront. The following is a list of the Class of 2021 graduates: Antoine K. Abraham Olivia Agostino Darian Ahmadizadeh Caleb L. Amantia Zander Angell Anthony ... More »

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