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Dobbs Ferry Chess Champion Competing in National Tournament

By Rick Pezzullo– A 19-year-old Dobbs Ferry resident is one of only 10 men who qualified to compete in one of the nation’s top chess tournaments, the U.S. Junior Championships, in St. Louis, which runs until July 26. Nicolas Checa, a student at Yale University... More »

Leonard Andrew
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Leonard Andrew, Stellar Community Contributor, Dies at 79

By Robert Kimmel – Leonard Delessio Andrew was often honored for his numerous services and commitments to the community during his lifetime, and the tributes have continued following his death. Andrew died Saturday, July 10, at his residence, Kendal on Hudson ... More »

Drew Bordeaux
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Tarrytown Musician Lets His Impulse/Instinct Lead the Way

By Rich Monetti– Tarrytown resident, Drew Bordeaux, recently released a new CD titled “Impulse/Instinct,” and, of course, he’s got the songs cued up on Spotify. However, the Fox Lane High School graduate is pretty succinct when it comes to expecting any moneta... More »

Rebecca Chianese
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Sleepy Hollow Author to Launch New Novel Saturday for a Good Cause

By Rick Pezzullo— Sleepy Hollow author Rebecca Chianese will be launching her new novel Unspoken on Saturday, April 24 from 1 to 3 p.m. at Scattered Books in Chappaqua. A Zoom event with Chianese will also be held from 3 to 4 p.m. In honor of Sexual Assault Aw... More »

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Celebrating a Soldier, Senior and All-Around Amazing Guy

By Kevin Brown– Have you ever walked by Washington Irving School on Broadway in Tarrytown and noticed a pair of immense oak trees gracing the front lawn? One was planted by Anthony Pircio and his classmates in 1932. Pircio just turned 100 on March 5 and has be... More »

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Dobbs Ferry Woman Honored for Efforts During Pandemic

By Rick Pezzullo—  A Dobbs Ferry resident was among seven women recognized this week by State Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins and Senator Shelley Mayer for demonstrating exceptional leadership and commitment to serving their communities during th... More »

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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 »

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