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Sleepy Hollow Boards Wrestle With Proposed Zoning Changes

By Barrett Seaman– When a Sleepy Hollow resident voiced concern that the village’s plan to “repeal and replace” the zoning scheme for the inner village would be tantamount to “throwing the baby out with the bathwater,” Planning Board chair Marjorie Hsu assured... More »

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Local School Budgets Approved Easily

By Rick Pezzullo— On Tuesday, May 17, voters in local school districts overwhelmingly approved budgets for the 2022-2023 calendar. In Tarrytown, the $86 million spending plan, which carried a 3.18% tax decrease for Tarrytown residents and a slight 1.38% tax hi... More »

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Pro-Choice Rally Draws 400 to Tarrytown’s Patriots Park

By Barrett Seaman— A line-up of Pro-Choice activists and their political allies stirred a crowd of several hundred sign-bearing residents representing a range of gender preferences at Tarrytown’s Patriot Park on Saturday, May 14. The event was part of a nation... More »

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Len Andrew Honored With Memorial Bench In Patriots Park

By Robert Kimmel – A new bench recently placed in Patriots Park by the Rotary Club of the Tarrytowns honors Leonard Andrew, a Rotarian who passed away last July. Andrew’s service to the community included many altruistic endeavors as reflected in the inscripti... More »

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Mercy College Newspaper Wins Five NY Press Awards

By Rick Pezzullo— Mercy College’s school newspaper received five awards in the New York Press Association (NYPA) 2021 Better Newspaper Contest. The Impact, which has been Mercy’s newspaper since 1970, has won more than 40 NYPA awards since first entering the c... More »

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Historic Hudson Valley Landmarks to Reopen Starting May 6th

The four major historical tourist attractions in the area will re-open to the public, this month. The announcement was made by Historic Hudson Valley, the non-profit entity that manages the sites. Three of the four, Philipsburg Manor, Washington Irving’s Sunny... More »

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Board of Education Candidates Secure Spots on Ballot

By Rick Pezzullo— The annual school budget votes and Board of Education elections take place on Tuesday, May 17. Last week, candidates for available seats in local school districts had their petitions verified to secure spots on the ballot. In the Tarrytown Sc... More »

Ukraine support lemon aid stand in Tarrytown
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Lemonade for a Cause

It’s April–springtime, and (for a change) warm outside. What better to do than set up a street side lemonade stand? That’s what neighbors in the Miller Park section of Tarrytown did on Saturday, but with more of a purpose than the usual entrepreneurial trainin... More »

Ukraine concert at Tarrytown Music Hall
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A Sold-Out Music Hall Signals Deep Community Support for Ukraine

By Barrett Seaman— The program was put together on short notice but packed with musical talent—almost all of it Ukrainian. Every penny of the proceeds — some $28,000 at last count — will go to one of four organizations providing aid to embattled Ukraine and it... More »

Sleepy Hollow Half Marathon - Westchester news
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A Good Run for Worthy Causes

The weather was perfect—not for sunbathing but for long distance running: temperatures in the mid-forties, overcast skies, maybe a little cooling sprinkle of rain toward the end of the race. There were 690 runners registered for Sunday’s annual Sleepy Hollow H... More »

Kristine and Cotton - Westchester Pet Adoption
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A Pet Service That Takes the Risk Out of Adoption

By Jeff Wilson– A cat may have nine lives, but Cotton would probably trade eight of them for the one he’s living now. Dobbs Ferry resident Kristine Neufeld affectionately cuddled her ten-month-old adopted black kitten — Cotton was one of 70 rescued from a hoar... More »

Ukrainian pianist Irena Portenko, who will perform at a Tarrytown Music Hall fundraiser March 27th
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Here Are Some Local Rivertown Efforts in Support of Ukraine

By Shana Liebman– As Russia’s brutal battle for Ukraine rages on, most Americans seem to be watching in helpless disbelief. But many, including Rivertown residents, are doing what they can to help the citizens of Ukraine. In the past few months, Rivertown loca... More »

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Band of “Excluded Workers” Stops for Lunch in Irvington

By Barrett Seaman— A diverse group of some 20 people, said to represent 175,000 largely undocumented workers, are en route on foot from New York City to Albany, where they plan to call on Governor Hochul and the state legislature to replenish the so-called Exc... More »

St. Patrick's Day Parade - Tarrytown and Sleepy Hollow news
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ST. PAT’S IS BACK!

By Barrett Seaman– And after a year’s hiatus forced by the pandemic, it was indeed good to be back. Though chilly (especially for those dressed in kilts), the weather cooperated, with bright blue skies over a sea of green coats, hats, pants and the occasional ... More »

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A Guide for Non-Profits in a Smart Tech World

Called “A pragmatic framework for nonprofit digital transformation that embraces the human-centered nature of your organization, The Smart Non-Profit: Staying Human-Centered in an Automated World is the latest work by Sleepy Hollow resident Allison Fine and he... More »

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An Ash Wednesday Interfaith Vigil for Ukraine

By Barrett Seaman— The brutal war in Ukraine crossed moral paths with the Christian ritual of Ash Wednesday this week, leading local houses of worship to combine the rite of anointing the faithful with ashes to remind them of their mortality with prayer servic... More »

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