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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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Flags Become a Flashpoint in Local Culture Wars

By Barrett Seaman– Every now and again, tensions rise to the surface between the rivertowns’ uniformed police and firefighters on the one hand and an increasingly progressive citizenry and their elected officials on the other. Beginning with the murder of Geor... 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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Residents to Vote on School Budgets, Board of Ed Candidates May 17

By Rick Pezzullo— Local residents will have the opportunity to vote on school budgets for the 2022-2023 calendar and Board of Education candidates on Tuesday, May 17. Polls in the four area school districts will be open from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Dobbs Ferry The Do... More »

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Local Cars Being Stolen Right Out of Residential Driveways

By Barrett Seaman— Car thieves are back in the rivertowns. Actually, they never really went away, but reports of brazen heists of often high-end vehicles from residential driveways are percolating up again—and finding some affirmation in police data. Take one ... More »

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Retired Teacher to Open Socially Conscious Coffee Shop in SH

By Rick Pezzullo— For 35 years, Kim Kaczmarek worked as a special education teacher at Sleepy Hollow High School. Now retired, Kaczmarek is planning to put several of her former students to work at a new coffee shop she is opening in the fall on Beekman Avenue... More »

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Sleepy Hollow Student-Athletes Look to the Future

By Tom Pedulla– To attend Sleepy Hollow’s recent college signing ceremony was to peer into the future. A bright future. No one could feel otherwise after hearing accomplished student-athletes Alexa Charles (Hunter College), Sabrina Conrad (Holy Cross), Juliana... More »

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Mercy College Adjuncts Overwhelmingly Approve New Contract

By Jeff Wilson– The fight for higher wages for adjunct instructors at Mercy College was finally resolved on Tuesday, May 3, as the educators approved their first extended contract. The agreement between Mercy and Faculty Forward/Service Employees International... 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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Dobbs Ferry Board Adopts 2022-23 Village Budget

By Rick Pezzullo— The Dobbs Ferry Board of Trustees adopted a 2022-23 budget earlier this week that includes a slight decrease in the village’s tax levy. Village Administrator Melissa Ferraro called the first spending plan she helped craft a “very tight and ch... More »

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Irvington Appoints Assistant Director of Pupil Personnel Services

By Rick Pezzullo— Francis Tolan has been appointed assistant director of pupil personnel services in the Irvington School District. He was officially appointed by the Board of Education on April 26 and will begin his new role on May 31. “Throughout a comprehen... 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 »

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Mercy President Hall Announces Retirement

By Barrett Seaman— Last week, Tim Hall, who has served as president of Mercy College for the past eight years, announced that he will retire at the end of the 2022-23 academic year. Hall, 66, who had previously held the presidency at Tennessee’s Austin Peay Un... More »

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Ukrainians in the Rivertowns Are Bonded by the War Back Home

By Jeff Wilson– “We thought we knew all of the Ukrainians here, but we didn’t know these two, so I invited them for dinner” recalls Ukrainian-born Dobbs Ferry resident Alex Miadelets in a recent interview, “and we sort of plugged them in to the rest of the (lo... More »

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DMV Opens Temporary Office in Tarrytown

By Rick Pezzullo— The New York State Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) has opened a temporary office in Tarrytown. The short-term location in the Sleepy Hollow Hotel and Conference Center at 445 South Broadway will be open for 60 days while a new office is co... More »

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Irvington Seeks Parent Feedback in Search for High School Principal

By Rick Pezzullo— The Irvington School District will be holding two parent feedback sessions next week in their search for a new high school principal. The first session will be held Monday, April 18 from 7 to 8 p.m. and the second session will take place Wedn... More »

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Phelps Hospital Opens $8.4M Cancer Imaging Suite

By Rick Pezzullo— Phelps Hospital held a ribbon cutting ceremony last week to mark the opening of a new $8.4 million, 3,746-square-foot high-tech imaging suite equipped with a PET/CT scanner, designed to provide patients of the Northwell Health Cancer Institut... More »

Irvington High School Co-Valedictorians Joshua Chang and Alexander Lee
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Co-Valedictorians Named at Irvington High School

By Rick Pezzullo— Irvington High School will have two seniors at the head of the Class of 2022 as Joshua Chang and Alexander Lee were named Co-Valedictorians. Chang, an intern at The Hudson Independent who will pursue computer science at a yet to be determined... More »

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