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Sleepy Hollow Resident Chosen as First Westchester Poet Laureate

By Rick Pezzullo— Sleepy Hollow resident B.K. Fischer was named Tuesday as Westchester County’s inaugural Poet Laureate. Fischer, an author of five books of poetry, was selected by the county and ArtsWestchester over 22 other applicants who sought the position... More »

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COVID Cases Move Irvington Middle and High Schools To Go Remote

Three new cases of COVID-19 at Irvington’s high school and middle school – complicated by required quarantine for staff members – have led the district to suspend in-school classes until Thursday, January 14th, reported District Superintendent Dr. Kristopher H... More »

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The Many Ways the Rivertowns Provide Food Support for the Needy

By Robert Kimmel –    Providing meals for the needy, whose numbers have grown significantly during this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, has been an ongoing project for many rivertown community organizations, and their pursuits have helped thousands grapplin... More »

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Harckham, Abinanti Announce Bills that Benefit Mount Pleasant

By Rick Pezzullo— New York State Senator Pete Harckham and Assemblyman Tom Abinanti announced Monday two of their bills benefiting residents of the Town of Mount Pleasant—one ensuring Special Act schools are not financially penalized for reduced enrollment or ... More »

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WHY DO SNOW CREWS BLOCK DRIVEWAYS?

Last night our Public Works department worked round the clock trying to keep our roads as safe as possible. Our employees work hard and take their responsibilities seriously. After every snow storm I always get the same question: Why do crews block driveways? ... More »

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Tarrytown Police Wrap Up Toy Drive

The Village of Tarrytown Police Department wrapped up its 14th annual toy drive this week. The department delivered hundreds of toys, stuffed animals and games donated by the community to the Tarrytown Community Opportunity Center and the local Salvation Army.... More »

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Where To Go To Get a COVID-19 Test In Westchester (bilingual)

Many testing sites require appointments. Please call the testing site or your health care provider before you go for testing. If you go to a test site run by New York State, there is never any charge for your test. If you go to a test site operated by local go... More »

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Westchester Community Foundation Announces Three New Board Members

 WCF has awarded 73 grants totaling $2 million through its competitive grants process in 2020.  The Westchester Community Foundation (WCF) announces the addition of three new board members to the not-for-profit organization whose mission is to improve the qual... More »

Sleepy Hollow's Eric Bernal
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Hometown Boy Makes Good—Being Funny—in Arizona

By Barrett Seaman— Let’s put our hands together for Eric Bernal, from Sleepy Hollow, New York. That’s the way Eric asks to be introduced to audiences in Arizona, where he just won Arizona Foothills Magazine’s award for Best Comedian 2020. Eric was born at Phel... More »

Mario Cuomo Bridge in Tarrytown, NY - over the Hudson River with view of Nyack in the background
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Toll Increases on Cuomo Bridge Approved by Thruway Authority

By Rick Pezzullo— Toll increases on the Gov. Mario M. Cuomo Bridge have been approved by the New York State Thruway Authority. Beginning on January 2, 2021, the toll for motorists using New York-issued E-ZPass will increase from $4.75 to $5.25. The toll will g... More »

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Kids’ Club Grateful for 10th Anniversary Supporters

To mark the 10th anniversary of giving to our community, Kids’ Club of Tarrytown & Sleepy Hollow, Inc. felt just one celebration was insufficient. Instead, they reached out to friends and supporters to help celebrate all year long with at least 10 smaller fund... More »

Sleepy Hollow resident Rachelle Gebler
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Local Food Pantries Serve Hundreds in Need

By Rick Pezzullo— Food insecurity in the rivertowns often goes unnoticed, but it’s an issue that affects hundreds. And with the pandemic raging, and unemployment claims at an all-time high, more residents are in danger of going hungry. Fortunately, residents c... More »

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Mortgage-Stressed Homeowners Ignoring Potential Assistance

By Robert Kimmel– Many Westchester homeowners, some seriously behind in their mortgage payments because of hardships imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic, are failing to take advantage of available financial help from the county. The initial funding, part of the c... More »

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Real Estate: Here Come the City Folk

Data obtained by the New York Post from the U.S. Postal Service appears to confirm that the pandemic is indeed driving New Yorkers out of the city, and Westchester is one of the top destinations. According to the data, nearly 300,000 residents requested a chan... More »

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New Community Solar Site Unveiled in Tarrytown

By Rick Pezzullo– Westchester County Executive George Latimer joined representatives of Sunrise Solar Solutions and Tarrytown Self Storage for a ribbon cutting ceremony Tuesday of a solar array at 63 Cortlandt Street in Tarrytown. The solar system, which consi... More »