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Abinanti Seeks to Incorporate Tappan Zee in Cuomo Bridge Name

By Rick Pezzullo— State Assemblyman Tom Abinanti is looking to bring back the name Tappan Zee to the bridge that bore the tag for 55 years. Abinanti recently introduced legislation that would incorporate Tappan Zee in the designation of the span that runs betw... More »

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Dobbs Ferry Latest Village To Opt Out of Cannabis Facilities

By Barrett Seaman— After three public hearings—the last of which ran over three hours, the Dobbs Ferry Board of Trustees voted on Tuesday, November 23rd to opt out of having either a cannabis dispensary or a consumption lounge within the village. The vote foll... More »

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Tributes Presented to Rotary Club as it Marks 100 Years

By Robert Kimmel — With several state and county representatives attending and offering their accolades, the Rotary Club of the Tarrytowns celebrated its 100th anniversary Monday evening. It was in November 1921 when the initial group of 17 members formed the ... More »

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LOOK No Further for a New Movie Theater Than Dobbs Ferry

By Rick Pezzullo — Residents of the rivertowns will soon be able to watch movies again on the big screen a short distance away. LOOK Dine-in Cinemas will be opening its first New York location in the Rivertowns Square shopping center in Dobbs Ferry where the f... More »

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Meet Jessica Pacciotti, Warner Library’s New Director

By Linda Viertel— Jessica Pacciotti became Warner Library’s new director on Sept. 3 following Sleepy Hollow resident, Maureen Petry, who stepped down this summer after heading the library since 2009. Pacciotti had previously been the public library director in... More »

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The Rivertowns Salute our Veterans

By Brianna Staudt — The rivertowns honored the service of war veterans today with wreaths, praise, prayers — and cookies. In Patriots Park, local veterans and their families, Pack 22 Boy Scouts, Tarrytown and Sleepy Hollow mayors and trustees, and State Assemb... More »

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They’re Here! COVID Vaccines for 5-Through-11–Year-Olds

By Barrett Seaman — Normally, the parking lot behind the medical office building on Ashford Avenue in Dobbs Ferry would be empty on a Sunday. Not last Sunday, Nov. 7, however. Cars moved in and out throughout the day as a team of three doctors shuttled medical... More »

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Where Matters Stand with the Broadway Bike Path

By Barrett Seaman — A drinks and hors d’oeuvres reception at a Sleepy Hollow restaurant early in November drew a posse of local elected officials, suggesting that the Route 9 bike lane proposal still has political support. It’s been five years since the launch... More »

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Senators Seek Support of Bills Silencing Gas-Powered Lawn Equipment

By Rick Pezzullo — Two state senators joined Sleepy Hollow Mayor Ken Wray at Devries Park Nov. 3 to bring attention to bills that would pull the plug on gas-powered lawn and landscaping equipment within the next five years. Several years ago, Sleepy Hollow bec... More »

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Rotary Club of the Tarrytowns To Celebrate 100th Anniversary

By Robert Kimmel — With an extensive history of supporting a multitude of philanthropical activities, the Rotary Club of the Tarrytowns celebrates its 100th anniversary this November.  It was on Nov. 9, 1921, that 17 charter members gathered for a luncheon mee... More »

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Community Food Pantry Raises More Than $35,000

By Barrett Seaman— For the first time in the dozen years it has existed, the Community Food Pantry of Sleepy Hollow and Tarrytown held a fundraiser — an open bar event on Sunday at the Kathryn W. Davis RiverWalk Center at the entrance to Sleepy Hollow’s Kingsl... More »

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Election 2021: When and Where to Vote

By Brianna Staudt — Election Day is next Tuesday, Nov. 2, and early voting is already underway. Here’s when and where rivertowns residents can cast their ballots for this year’s political races, including for village mayors and trustees, county executive, Moun... More »

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Tarrytown Police Unveil Memorial

By Brianna Staudt — The Tarrytown Police Department unveiled a memorial over 20 years in the making late this afternoon before a large crowd of police department families, local officials and community members. The memorial is located under a tree to the right... More »

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Irvington Board Decides To Opt Out of Selling Cannabis in 2022

By Barrett Seaman — At its Oct. 18 regular meeting, the Irvington Board of Trustees agreed informally that it would officially opt out of selling — either in a dispensary or a consumption facility — marijuana — at least in the first round, which would permit s... More »

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Local Brew Aims to Raise Awareness of Rare Disease

A new pale ale debuts on tap at Doubleday’s and The Bit in Dobbs Ferry this week: “Jacob the Warrior” IPA. Surprisingly, its namesake, Jacob Moon, is 12 years old, and he lives in town. His favorite foods are raspberries and blueberries, so, naturally, this pa... More »

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Sleepy Hollow Woman to Make History as New Riverkeeper Leader

By Rick Pezzullo — A Sleepy Hollow resident has been chosen to be the first woman to lead Riverkeeper, the non-profit environmental organization dedicated to the protection of the Hudson River and its tributaries, as well as the watersheds that provide New Yor... 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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