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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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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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Longtime Make-A-Wish Hudson Valley President & CEO to Retire

by Rick Pezzullo— Longtime Make-A-Wish® Hudson Valley President & CEO Tom Conklin has announced his plans to retire after leading the non-profit organization for more than 17 years.  Conklin joined Make-A-Wish in 2003 as a volunteer board member after having e... More »

Glenn Butler
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Tarrytown Resident Publishes First Memoir

By Steve Sears— Tarrytown resident Glenn Butler recently published his first memoir, Bending Atmospheres – A Journey from Inner to Outer Space. “I’ve written a lot of things over the years, but it’s always been technical stuff for a limited audience,” Butler s... More »

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Soccer Standout Giving National Championship Dream One Last Shot 

By Tom Pedulla— One last shot. Although Sleepy Hollow’s Samantha Coffey was drafted 12th overall last January by the Portland Thorns F.C. of the National Women’s Soccer League, she is delaying her professional career in a last-ditch attempt to help Penn State ... More »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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