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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 »

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Rivertowns Touched by Separated Families Controversy

by Barrett Seaman – Local protests and public condemnations of the Trump Administration’s “zero-tolerance” policy of detaining and separating refugee children from their families along the Mexican border continued even after the President’s so-called “reversal... More »

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Warner Library Tapped to “Revisit the Founding Era”

by Elaine Marranzano –  In 1787, Alexander Hamilton grew so frustrated with the Constitutional debate about states’ rights versus a central government, he threw up his hands.  “This is never going to work,” he proclaimed. “We’ll just be fighting about who has ... More »

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High School Females Learn About Running for Political Office

by Charlene Weigel –  The list of reasons why I shouldn’t be here is staggering. People say you are too dumb. Too shy,” State Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins confided to 43 female high school students from around Westchester County. She reflected on her challen... More »

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Rivertown Teens Talk Politics and Engagement

by Charlene Weigel –  You see something on social media. You look at it more. You get riled up, and want to take action,” said Emma Sylves-Berry, a senior at Sleepy Hollow High School. “Now, more than ever, students are involved.” With Jamie Kramer, a junior a... More »

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Where the Bus Stops Matters, Depending on Where You Live

by Barrett Seaman –  Wrapped into the overall New York State Department of Transportation (DOT) plan to update and streamline regional transportation is a new trans-Hudson express bus service, known as the Lower Hudson Transit Link, or LHTL. With a goal of ent... More »

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Three Running Uncontested in Tarrytown Board of Ed. Race

  by Rick Pezzullo –  Two incumbents and a newcomer are running unopposed for the Board of Education in the Tarrytown Union Free School District on May 15. Longtime incumbents Mimi Godwin, who has been on the board since 1996, and B. Joseph Lillis, a trustee s... More »