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Tarrytown/Sleepy Hollow To Vaccinate 500 on March 20

Pop-Up Sites Proliferate as the Supply Stream Opens Up By Barrett Seaman— Working with the Rite Aid chain of pharmacies, the villages of Tarrytown and Sleepy Hollow announced today that they will hold a one-day “pop-up” vaccination site at the Sleepy Hollow Mi... More »

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Hastings Man Sentenced for Fatal Hit-and-Run in Dobbs Ferry

By Rick Pezzullo— A Hastings-on-Hudson man was sentenced Thursday to one year in jail in connection with a 2019 hit-and-run accident that left a 91-year-old Dobbs Ferry man dead. Johnny David Machado, 28, pled guilty in November to Leaving the Scene of an Acci... More »

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Pandemic Cause of Major Drop in Tarrytown Police Arrests     

By Robert Kimmel – – Tarrytown’s Police Department has reported a significant drop in total arrests during 2020, attributed mainly to the COVID-19 pandemic. While arrest numbers for the past four years in the village have shown small declines each subsequent y... More »

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COVID Update: Pop-Ups Popping Up All Over

By Barrett Seaman— If the state can do it, why not individual communities? Somewhat frustrated with New York State’s seemingly arbitrary decisions as to where to set up so-called “Pop-Up” vaccine sites, village officials, including those in the rivertowns, are... More »

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COVID Update: A Tip On How To Score A Vaccine Appointment

By Barrett Seaman— There are literally tens of thousands of Westchester residents who are eligible to receive a COVID vaccine but have been unable to land an appointment going by the book through the state’s authorized system. And then there are anecdotes by t... More »

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Brown Heads Tarrytown Dems/Tarrytown United Slate

By Rick Pezzullo— Tarrytown United and the Tarrytown Democratic Committee recently endorsed a slate of candidates for this November’s village election. At the top of the ticket is Trustee Karen Brown, who is running for mayor. Current Mayor Tom Butler is not s... More »

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COVID Update: New Vaccine Site Coming Near You Soon

By Barrett Seaman– The downward trend line of COVID cases in the state as a whole and in Westchester continues pretty much unabated. The county had 410 new active cases coming out of the weekend, down from 571 three weeks ago. The vaccination picture is less c... More »

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Breaking News on Vaccine Deliveries (And It’s Not Good)

On Thurs­day evening, Gov­er­nor Cuomo is­sued the fol­low­ing state­ment: “The Federal government has informed New York that nearly all COVID-19 vaccine doses allocated for Week 10 — which were scheduled to be delivered between February 12th and February 21st... More »

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COVID Update: The Tarrytown-Sleepy Hollow Pop-Up Campaign

By Barrett Seaman— Every other day or so, the governor announces the opening of another “pop-up” vaccination site, where a medical team shows up, sets up shop and invites the neighbors in for a shot. Residents of the village or neighborhood can just drop by an... More »

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COVID Update: How About A Waiting List?

By Barrett Seaman– It is a given that there is not enough supply of COVID-19 vaccine to meet the demand. As Governor Cuomo continues to remind New Yorkers, there are ten million of us currently eligible to get a vaccine but only enough doses being delivered to... More »

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COVID Update: Lots of Demand; Supply? Not So Much…Yet

  By Barrett Seaman— As the infection rates continue to improve (Tarrytown’s active caseload fell back into double digits over the weekend), more and more people are refocusing on the vaccine, where and when to get it. The deliveries are improving, as the Bide... More »

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Convissor Seeks Trustee Post in Sleepy Hollow Election

By Robert Kimmel- – In his second attempt to gain a political role in Sleepy Hollow, biking activist Daniel Convissor will be challenging a trio of Unite Sleepy Hollow party candidates for one of the three open trustee seats in the village’s March 16 general e... More »

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COVID Update: Ten Cookies On A Plate

By Barrett Seaman— The numbers continue to improve. The statewide positivity rate fell again as of Friday, February 5th, to 4.31%, the lowest rate since Thanksgiving weekend. In Westchester, the number of active cases fell again to 9,343.  A week ago, that num... More »

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What the Biden Administration Means for the Environment

By Dean Gallea— The previous U.S.  President was known for rolling back environmental protections and instituting Executive Orders that set back progress towards mitigating climate change by years. We now have a new federal government – including a compliant C... More »

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COVID Update: Playing Catch-Up

By Barrett Seaman— Long lines wrapping around the County Center off Rte. 119 did not go unnoticed on Wednesday. The number of people waiting to get COVID-19 vaccines was roughly double the usual number because those with appointments on Monday and Tuesday have... More »

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Return of High-Risk High School Sports Applauded

By Tom Pedulla— Local athletic administrators, coaches and student-athletes reacted with surprise but also delight when the path was cleared for high-risk high school sports to be played despite the COVID-19 pandemic. Governor Andrew Cuomo, facing mounting pre... More »

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COVID Update: The Impact of Orlena

By Barrett Seaman– The first few days of February will be remembered as the time the coronavirus met with Orlena, the name given the winter storm that dumped up to two feet of snow on the region. One of the storm’s more lasting effects was in forcing the tempo... More »

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State, County Declare State of Emergency

By Barrett Seaman— With snow falling relentlessly at a rate that intermittently reaches three inches an hour, both Governor Andrew Cuomo and Westchester County Executive George Latimer declared state of emergency Monday. The Westchester declaration went into e... More »

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