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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 »


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

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 »


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 »


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 »


Remembering 9/11: ‘We Were One’

By Kira Ratan and Barrett Seaman— Like other Americans in towns and villages all across the country, citizens of the rivertowns turned out on a crisp and clear September 11th that was, by appearance, uncannily like the one 20 years ago that changed the country... More »


Wins and Losses Not Top Priority for New Irvington Football Coach

By Tom Pedulla— Jeff Michael, Irvington’s new varsity football coach, wants the success of his program to be measured far beyond wins and losses. Since Michael launched his career as a volunteer coach at Fordham Prep in 1997, he has viewed football as a means ... More »


Ida Update: The Road Back To Normal

By Barrett Seaman— Both the Town of Greenburgh and the Village of Tarrytown have scheduled an additional bulk pick-up for those who lost furniture and other household belongings due to flooding. In each case, the pick-ups will be on Saturday, September 4th. In... More »


Ida Inundates The Rivertowns

By Barrett Seaman— This story has been updated Residents of the rivertowns, along with the rest of the New York metropolitan region, got more than an inkling of what the residents of New Orleans had to face last weekend, as the remnants of Hurricane Ida swept ... More »

Regeneron's co-founder, President and Chief Scientific Officer George Yancopoulos


By Barrett Seaman— George Yancopoulos, co-founder, along with Dr. Leonard Schleifer, of Tarrytown-based Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, has every reason to be optimistic about the future of his company. As announced this summer, Regeneron is poised to invest $1.8 b... 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 »

Sleepy Hollow High School and Middle School

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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Apres Henri, (un petit) deluge

By Barrett Seaman— The land on both sides of the Hudson was already saturated when Henri paid a visit and dumped up to six inches of rain in some spots. Yet by Monday afternoon, as tight bands of showers traded places with patches of sunlight and Henri began t... More »

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Henri Update: Rain In The Rivertowns As Of Sunday night, August 22

By Barrett Seaman— As it turns out, all the government officials were right: it’s the rain that is posing the danger, not the wind. At day’s end Sunday, Con Ed listed only 44 outages affecting under 900 customers, but flash flooding warnings were popping up on... More »

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