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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 »


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 »


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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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 »


Henri Update: Lots Of Rain But Less Wind Likely Now

By Barrett Seaman— In anticipation of taking a direct hit and remembering all too well what happened with superstorm Sandy, the state, county and local governments have pulled out all the stops to defend against Hurricane Henri, should the storm target the reg... More »


Hurricane Henri May Pay A Visit Chez Nous

By Barrett Seaman— As Tropical Storm Henri, now officially a hurricane, comes within 500 miles of the New York Metro area, projections of its path has narrowed and in doing so looks more and more like the storm will make its mark in Westchester County and the ... More »

Westchester County Executive George Latimer shares the good and the bad COVID news

Despite Vaccine, The Tide Has Shifted, And Masks Are Back

By Barrett Seaman— With news from White Plains that 80% of Westchester residents have had at least one dose of COVID vaccine, with the statewide percentage now over 75, you’d think the war against the coronavirus was in its final throes. But no. The infection ... More »

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Westchester Among Counties CDC Now Says Should Mask Up

By Barrett Seaman— Despite its high (nearly 80%) vaccination rate, Westchester County is among a dozen counties in New York State where the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends masking up indoors, even for those who are fully vaccinated. ... More »


Dobbs Ferry Man Charged with Attempted Murder of Cop

By Rick Pezzullo– A Dobbs Ferry man has been indicted by a Westchester County Grand Jury for the attempted murder of a police officer after stabbing the officer in the head with a knife in an unprovoked attack in May. According to Westchester District Attorney... More »

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