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The 145th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show Visits Lyndhurst

By Steve Sears— The Westminster Kennel Club has selected one of the most beautiful locations in America to hold its prestigious 145th Dog Show event: outdoors at the 67-acre Lyndhurst mansion and property, located on the banks of the scenic Hudson River in Tar... More »

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Groundbreaking Held for Affordable Housing Project at YMCA Facility

By Rick Pezzullo—  A ceremonial groundbreaking was held Wednesday for an affordable housing development on the grounds of the YMCA facility in downtown Tarrytown. The $53 million project, known as 62 Main, will consist of 109 rental units for tenants aged 55 a... More »

Villages Face A Host Of Decisions On Legalized Marijuana

By Barrett Seaman— As of April 1st, it is legal in New York State for adults 21 and over to possess or ingest cannabis products (up to three ounces of marijuana or 24 grams of concentrated cannabis oil). In theory smoking a joint is legal anywhere it is legal ... More »

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Rotary’s Duck Derby, Y’s Healthy Kids Day Set for Patriots Park

By Robert Kimmel  – – Spectators and fun-seekers will be welcomed at Patriot’s Park for the 14th annual Rotary Club of the Tarrytowns’ Duck Derby and Family YMCA’s Healthy Kids Day on Sunday, June 27. Following the loosening of pandemic restrictions for outdoo... More »

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On a Gray Memorial Day, the Ceremonies and the Crowds Returned

By Barrett Seaman— There were no parades—unless one counts the walk from Irvington’s Main Street down the Aqueduct to Memorial Park. But with the virus in retreat, the citizens of the Rivertown villages emerged to honor the fallen servicemen and women dating b... More »

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BLM Sign Defacement in East Irvington Breeds More BLM Signs

On the eve of the one-year anniversary of George Floyd’s murder, Roger Burkhardt and Jane Fankhanel put a fresh Black Lives Matter sign at the end of their driveway on Taxter Road in East Irvington. In the dark of night, someone spray-painted the sign with whi... More »

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Racial Slur in Sleepy Hollow Schools Under Investigation

By Rick Pezzullo— Officials in The Public Schools of the Tarrytowns are investigating messages containing a racial slur that were posted Thursday in the Google Classrooms of one Sleepy Hollow Middle School class and one Sleepy Hollow High School class. In a le... More »

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School Budgets Approved in Local Districts

By Brianna Staudt and Rick Pezzullo Voters overwhelmingly approved the 2021-22 school budgets yesterday proposed by Dobbs Ferry public schools, Irvington public schools, the Public Schools of the Tarrytowns and Pocantico Hills. All board of education (BOE) tru... More »

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Announcing Season Two of Chef in Residence at Stone Barns

By Linda Viertel– Season Two of the Chef in Residence at Stone Barns program, a collaboration with Blue Hill Restaurant, has just begun. Pitmaster Bryan Furman is bringing his signature pit-smoked barbecue and seasonal side dishes, made from Hudson Valley prod... More »

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Fred Astaire Studios Resumes Practice Parties after 15-Month Hiatus

By Alexander Roberts— In another sign of economic progress as the COVID-19 pandemic eases, Fred Astaire Dance Studios resumed their practice parties on May 14. About 20 students ventured out from social isolation to once again participate in a tradition at the... More »

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Playa Bowls Grand Opening Saturday, May 15 in Tarrytown

By Linda Viertel— “Welcome to Pineapple Land” On Main Street, where customers can enjoy a dizzying variety of superfruit bowls and smoothies, perfect for a refreshing, healthy summery delight any time of the year. Tomorrow, on Saturday, May 15, starting at 11 ... More »

Jacob Moon and Harry Dann, Jr. Dobbs Ferry
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Lacrosse Fundraiser in Dobbs Ferry to Benefit Boy with Rare Disease

By Rick Pezzullo— A lacrosse game fundraiser to benefit an 11-year-old Dobbs Ferry boy who suffers from a rare and terminal disease will be held Friday afternoon at the Upper Field at Springhurst Elementary School in Dobbs Ferry. The game between the Dobbs Fer... More »

Owen Dugan of Sleepy Hollow
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Two Local Students Win National Merit Scholarships

By Rick Pezzullo— Two local seniors were among 2,500 National Merit Scholarship winners named this week that were chosen from a pool of 16,000 students. Nicholas G. Papapanou of Irvington High School and Owen M. Dugan of Sleepy Hollow, who is home schooled, wi... More »

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