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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 »

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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 »

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Three Running for Two Seats on Irvington Board of Education

by Rick Pezzullo –  Three candidates will be vying for two available seats on the Irvington Board of Education when district voters go to the polls on Tuesday, May 15. Board President Michael Hanna is the lone incumbent in the race as Trustee Catherine Palmier... More »

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Latimer First State of the County Address Focuses on Moving Forward

by Rick Pezzullo Westchester County Executive George Latimer delivered his first State of the County Address on April 16 with a message of moving the county forward and getting a handle on its finances. “What I am here to deliver tonight is news that it is a n... More »