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FEMA will be at Greenburgh Library Saturday

Greenburgh Town Supervisor Paul Feiner announced on Friday that representatives from the Federal Emergency Management Administration—FEMA—will be at the Greenburgh Library this Saturday, September 25th, from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Local residents who experi... More »

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Ultimate Guide to Halloween 2021 in Sleepy Hollow and the Rivertowns

By Brianna Staudt — Whether you’re a local anticipating a favorite Halloween tradition or a visitor looking to experience Halloween in Sleepy Hollow Country for the first time, The Hudson Independent has you covered. Read below for all the tricks, treats and h... More »

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Boat Club Competes to Keep its Tarrytown Waterfront Home

By Barrett Seaman— For 65 years, the Washington Irving Boat Club (WIBC) has provided dockage for Tarrytown boaters, as well as food, drink and entertainment at a popular riverside restaurant/bar on its premises. The club is located on a four-acre patch of land... More »

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The Indy Welcomes Brianna Staudt As Its New Editor

By Barrett Seaman– The Hudson Independent is pleased to welcome Tarrytown resident Brianna Staudt as its new managing editor. She assumes her duties this month, succeeding Rick Pezzullo, who will continue to write for The Indy. Staudt comes to us with consider... 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
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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 »

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Record Number of Dates Planned for The Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze

By Rick Pezzullo — The Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze kicks off the first of a record 59 nights today at historic Van Cortlandt Manor in Croton-on-Hudson. Back for a 17th year, the Blaze runs until November 21 with reduced capacity and safety measures in place. Wh... More »

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If You See This Invasive Pest, ‘PLEASE, PLEASE, DESTROY IT’

A notice from the Village of Irvington: “And when you do, notify your local Recreation and Parks Department as well as the New York State Department of Environment; Conservation (NYS DEC). Spotted Lantern Flies (SFL) have devastated areas of Pennsylvania and a... More »

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Rivertowns Volunteers Help Resettle Afghan Refugees

By Barrett Seaman— Dobbs Ferry resident Niall Cain, an architect by profession, helped load up a church van with furniture and other household goods. Anne Mahaney of Hastings spent three hours helping to clean an apartment in the Ludlow section of Yonkers. Sue... More »

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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 »

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Tarrytown Police Warn Of Auto Break-ins And Thefts

Residents of Tarrytown received reverse 911 calls on Friday warning of a string of car break-ins and thefts. Police say that two cars have been stolen so far and as many as two dozen vehicles have been burglarized in recent days. They urge car owners to lock u... More »

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Teen Indicted in Shooting Death of Irvington Man

By Rick Pezzullo— An 18-year-old Mount Vernon man was indicted Monday for the shooting death of an Irvington man at Margotta Courts Park in Sleepy Hollow in June.  Emmanuel Valentin Perez could face up to 25 years in state prison if convicted of the felony cha... More »

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Pop Up Vaccine Clinic Scheduled at SH Middle School

The Tarrytown School District is running a vaccine clinic at its Sleepy Hollow Middle School Gymnasium. The clinic will run from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. on August 30; second dose from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. on September 20. The vaccine is available to all Sleepy Hollow a... More »

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Abbott House Meets International Accreditation Standards

By Barrett Seaman– Irvington-based Abbott House, long known as a refuge for foster care children, unaccompanied minors and others with developmental disabilities, has received official accreditation by CARF International, the Commission on Accreditation of Reh... More »

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Unlocked Cars Ransacked

From the Tarrytown Police Department: The Tarrytown Police Department is investigating a series of larcenies from motor vehicles that occurred during the early morning hours on August 15, 2021. Vehicles had been left unlocked. Some owners have reported that it... More »

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Longtime Make-A-Wish Hudson Valley President & CEO to Retire

by Rick Pezzullo— Longtime Make-A-Wish® Hudson Valley President & CEO Tom Conklin has announced his plans to retire after leading the non-profit organization for more than 17 years.  Conklin joined Make-A-Wish in 2003 as a volunteer board member after having e... More »

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Tarrytown Arts Camp Relishes Outdoor Setting

By Steve Sears— Tarrytown Arts Camp (TAC) offers more than just painting and crafts classes . It encompasses multiple arts: music, dance, and theater, in addition to learning about different cultures through their arts and traditions. TAC was founded and run b... More »

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