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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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Mercy Adjuncts Escalate Pay, Benefits Dispute

By Brianna Staudt — Picket signs and hand-distributed flyers greeted cars at the gate of the prestigious Ardsley Country Club last week as golfers arrived for a Mercy College student scholarship fundraiser. A modest number of Mercy College adjunct professors, ... More »

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Sleepy Hollow Says Good-bye to Chick Galella

By Brianna Staudt — Family, friends and neighbors laid beloved World War II hero and public figure Armando “Chick” Galella to rest today at Sleepy Hollow Cemetery following a funeral mass at Sleepy Hollow’s Immaculate Conception Church. The funeral procession ... More »

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Former Mayor Fixell Endorses Brown in Tarrytown Mayoral Race

By Rick Pezzullo — One of the three candidates running for mayor in the Village of Tarrytown recently received a major endorsement. Trustee Karen Brown, who is heading the Democratic and Tarrytown United ticket, is being supported by former Mayor Drew Fixell. ... More »

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ARMANDO ‘CHICK’ GALELLA, HERO, DIES AT 100

By Brianna Staudt — Sleepy Hollow may be host to “The Legend (of Sleepy Hollow),” but locals of North Tarrytown — now named Sleepy Hollow — know the true local legend was Chick. World War II veteran, Pearl Harbor survivor and lifetime North Tarrytown/Sleepy Ho... 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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Tarrytown Mayoral Candidates Share Positions on Key Issues

The Hudson Independent asked the three candidates for mayor of Tarrytown — Karen Brown, Paul Janos and Doug Zollo — the same five questions about key local issues. Read below for their responses, ordered randomly. Janos did not answer the questions by the publ... More »

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BUMMER!

By Barrett Seaman- Homecoming weekend is a big deal, and Irvington High School students were geared up for a big one, with a Homecoming Parade to be followed by a Saturday night under the lights football game against Poughkeepsie. The Bulldogs (1-1) were looki... 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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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 »

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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 »

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If You See This Invasive Pest, ‘PLEASE, PLEASE, DESTROY IT’

Editor’s Note: 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 Penn... More »

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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 »

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