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Lights of Liberty Shine at Sleepy Hollow’s Kendal on Hudson

On the eve of a weekend when federal immigration enforcement officers were poised to apprehend thousands of undocumented immigrants in ten American cities, opponents of the Trump administration’s hard-line policies expressed their displeasure in various ways. ... More »

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Local School Budgets, Board Candidates on Ballot May 21

by Rick Pezzullo –  Residents will go to the polls on Tuesday, May 21 to vote on budgets for the 2019-2020 school year, candidates for Boards of Education and a bond referendum in the Tarrytown, Irvington and Dobbs Ferry school districts. More than 70 percent ... More »

Community Conversation on Democracy

Democracy’s standing as this nation’s system of government was the subject of  a captivating  examination during a “Community Conversation” presented recently by The Hudson Independent and the Warner Library in Tarrytown.  Before a packed room at the Library, ... More »

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Village of Irvington Board of Trustees Round-Up

by Barrett Seaman –  Short-term Rentals: Irvington’s Well-Intentioned Plan Gets Caught in Crossfire In its ongoing quest for ways to mitigate the high cost of homeownership in the village, Irvington’s trustees have allowed homeowners to take in boarders, maint... More »

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Mayor Wray, Three Trustees Return to Sleepy Hollow Positions

by Robert Kimmel –  Running unopposed on the ballot under the independent Unite Sleepy Hollow banner, Mayor Ken Wray and three incumbent trustees were returned to their village posts last month.  It was the sixth straight victory for Wray and his third since f... More »

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Dobbs Kids Doc Offers Free Care for Furloughed Fed Families

Like most Americans, Dr. Nitin Gupta, the Dobbs Ferry pediatrician whose Direct Primary Care, or “concierge” practice, was first publicized in The Hudson Independent, was deeply touched by the stories of federal workers and their families struggling to make en... More »

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Mayor Wray to Seek Sixth Term in Sleepy Hollow

by Robert Kimmel –  Mayor Ken Wray, along with a trio of incumbent trustees, will be pursuing a return to their posts in Sleepy Hollow’s March election. The mayor and the trustees, Glenn Rosenbloom, Denise Scaglione and John Leavy, made known their intentions ... More »

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Federal, State Candidates on Nov. 6 Election Ballot

by Rick Pezzullo –  While the villages of Tarrytown and Irvington have uncontested Board of Trustee races on November 6, there are several federal and state contests on the ballot which should help get voters out to the polls. U.S. Congress District 17 Democra... More »

Governor Andrew Cuomo waves to onlookers at opening of westbound span of new bridge. —Photo by Barrett Seaman
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Politics Aside, the Mario Cuomo Bridge is Finally Up and Running

by Barrett Seaman –  With the cordite-like smell of election politics thick in the September air above, the Mario C. Cuomo Bridge has finally grown by small fits and big starts into a full two-span, eight-lane conduit across the Hudson, while the old Tappan Ze... More »

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It’s Time to Stand Up to the Bullying

The following editorial was written by Judy Patrick, vice president of the New York Press Association, in response to a call by editors of the Boston Globe for newspapers across the country to run similar editorials on this date. The Hudson Independent is repr... More »

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Abbott House in Irvington Caring for Separated Children

by Zein B. Jardaneh –  News of the separation of nearly 2,000 children from their families between April 18 and May 31 while crossing the U.S. border, due to the Trump Administration’s “zero tolerance” policy toward illegal immigration, prompted outcries and c... More »

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Irvington Student Organizes March to Oppose Refugee Policy

by Julia Friedman and Daniel Livingston Daniel Marshall, a rising senior at Irvington High School, organized a March for Refugees on June 20 in Tarrytown. The march began with a gathering in front of Washington Irving Elementary School in Tarrytown, where Mars... More »