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Tarrytown Native Reflects on Turning 100

by Barbara Moroch –  “Not how long, but how well you have lived is the main thing,” noted Roman philosopher Lucius Annaeus Seneca. Now there’s a Tarrytown native who has lived both quantity and quality in his years. Alfred B. Abraham is a man who has demonstra... More »

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Dobbs Ferry Puppeteer Provides an Enchantment Within Studio

by Tara Brandman – Rivertowns residents may often wander the streets of the villages wondering what worlds exist within the doorways and windows of the many artists’ ateliers. One such studio which the lucky wanderer may chance upon is that of Bruce Robbins, a... More »

Tarrytown Music Hall Volunteers
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Volunteers Play Key Roles in Success of Tarrytown Music Hall

Unsung Heros by Tom Pedulla –  The venerable Tarrytown Music Hall prides itself on being “powered by the sun.” The oldest theater in Westchester is also powered by volunteers. Kelly Palmedo, the house and hospitality manager, works from a database of 250 peopl... More »

Abby Conklin scored the 1,000th point in her career in a game on January 29. —Photo by the Irvington School District
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Irvington Point Guard Relishes Sharing the Spotlight

by Tom Pedulla –  Abby Conklin, a senior point guard at Irvington, possesses a deeper understanding of the essence of her sport than the National Basketball Association’s shot-crazed stars. “The best thing is making a good pass,” she said. “It’s team ball and ... More »

Taha Dinana grew up playing squash in Cairo.
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Masters School Squash Stars Commit to Top College Programs

by Kira Ratan –  They’ve held the number one spot on their respective girls and boys squash team at The Masters School in Dobbs Ferry since they arrived from Egypt several years ago.  Each has won national squash titles while in the U.S., so it’s no surprise t... More »

L-R: Sleepy Hollow High School Regeneron semifi nalists, Tess Kaplan and Samantha Livingston. Far Right: Rishit Gupta from Irvington High School.
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Local Students Semifinalists in Major Science Competition

by Robert Kimmel –  Reaching the semifinalist status of the Regeneron Science Talent Search 2020 is no small achievement.  Described as “the nation’s oldest and most prestigious science and mathematics competition for high school seniors,” the annual contest w... More »

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Two Tarrytown Women Search for a Non-Addictive Painkiller

by Barrett Seaman –  A New Jersey laboratory, better known for its work in behavioral research, was recently awarded a $49.9 million grant by a component of the National Institutes of Health to find a non-addictive substitute for opioids, and two Tarrytown wom... More »

Keith Hamiton Cobb - Tarrytown native
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Tarrytown Native Reflects on Off-Broadway Play and Childhood

by Elaine Marrazano –  Actor, playwright and Tarrytown native Keith Hamilton Cobb brought his award-winning new play about Shakespeare and race in America to the off-Broadway stage this summer after seven years of development. The Hudson Independent caught up ... More »

The Cullens of Ogden Engine: Four Generations
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Two Dobbs Ferry Families, Each with Four Generations of Firefighters

by Barrett Seaman –  John Cullen’s father was the first in his family to join Dobbs Ferry’s Ogden Engine Company and the first to join at age 18. That was in 1921, not long after the first motorized fire truck replaced the old horse-drawn wagons. That put a pr... More »

LAUREN YARMUTH
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Stone Barns Center Selects Yarmuth as New Executive Director

Lauren Yarmuth, a leading design thinker with expertise in sustainability and food systems, has joined Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture as the nonprofit organization’s new executive director. She will work in partnership with the Stone Barns Center ... More »

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Irvington Police Officer Recognized with Lifesaving Award

Irvington Police Officer Arcangelo F. Liberatore received the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services’ (DCJS) 2018 Lifesaving Award for his efforts in saving a child attacked by a rabid coyote in 2018. DCJS Executive Deputy Commissioner Michael C.... More »

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Irvington High School Teacher Publishes Book About Civil War

by Clara Firpo-Cappiello  — Christopher Barry, a Westchester resident and history teacher of 21 years at Irvington High School, recently published his first book, No Flinching From Fire: The 65th New York Volunteers in the Civil War.  The 65th New York Volunte... More »

photo by Robert Kimmel
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Tarrytown’s New Asst. Village Administrator Fulfilling Tasks

by Robert Kimmel –  Tarrytown’s newly appointed Assistant Village Administrator, Joshua Ringel, now within his fourth month on the job, appears to be seamlessly accomplishing the work for which he was employed. Ringel was chosen from a large list of candidates... More »

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A Nobel Laureate Cites SH High Biology Teacher as His Inspiration

by Barrett Seaman –  In early October, it was announced that Dr. Gregg Semenza, Professor of Medicine at Johns Hopkins University, won the 2019 Nobel Prize in Medicine or Physiology, along with fellow scientists Drs. William G. Kaelin Jr. of Harvard Medical Sc... More »

Thomas Palicz
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Senior Captain Palicz Key to Dobbs Ferry Success on Gridiron

by Tom Pedulla –  Dobbs Ferry football coach Joe Cox paid senior captain Thomas Palicz the ultimate compliment when he said of him, “He’s wanted to be great.” Palicz dreamed of playing for the Eagles at a young age. When the opportunity finally arrived, he not... More »

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