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Pandemic Takes Financial Toll on Religious Institutions

By Tom Pedulla— Buckets of all shapes and sizes can be found at the rear of Transfiguration Church in Tarrytown, serving as a rather wet reminder of the toll the pandemic has taken on many local religious institutions. The buckets are being used to catch the d... More »

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Rotary’s Duck Derby, YMCA’s Healthy Kids Day Planned for June

by Robert Kimmel— For the 14th consecutive year, the Rotary Club of the Tarrytown’s’ will be conducting its Rubber Duck Derby and, as it has traditionally, it will be sharing Patriots Park with the Family YMCA’s Healthy Kids Day, to offer an action-packed, and... More »

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Gullotta House Receives United Way Grant

United Way of Westchester and Putnam announced that 30 local nonprofits were collectively awarded $500,000 from Phase 38 of the Emergency Food and Shelter Program. These grants are the fourth round of funding administered by United Way, which has cumulatively ... More »

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Irvington Earns Environmental Designation

– By Dean Gallea The Village of Irvington has earned certification as a Climate Smart Community (CSC), a designation in the NY State’s so-named program that rewards municipalities for specific actions they take towards mitigating climate change. Based on a sco... More »

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Headless Horseman Plunge Raises $30,000 for Gullotta House

By Rick Pezzullo— Several dozen brave souls took a frigid dip in the Hudson River Saturday in Sleepy Hollow for a good cause. The 2021 Headless Horseman Plunge at Kingsland Point Park raised more than $30,000 to benefit Briarcliff-based Gullotta House, which w... More »

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Holiday Shopping in the Rivertowns

2019 Gift Guide by Barbara Moroch –  There’s no place like home for the holidays…to celebrate with family and friends, to delight in the festive displays throughout the communities, and to shop for unique gifts from local merchants! Now’s the time to take a br... More »

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RiverArts Presents Internationally Acclaimed Dancers September 20

by James Miranda –  Dancing sensations Caleb Teicher and Nic Gareiss’s innovative, percussive talents will be on full display at the Irvington Theater on Friday, September 20 at 8 p.m. The performance will be an intimate duet between Teicher and Gareiss, hoste... More »

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Seaman Speaks to Rivertowns Rotary

At the group’s August 20th meeting, Jean Sears, president of the Rivertowns Rotary, introduced Barrett Seaman, chairman of the editorial board of The Hudson Independent, who spoke on his experiences as White House correspondent for Time Magazine during the Rea... More »

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Community Voices Heard Concert Fundraiser at Jazz Forum: January 31

  Increased political activism in the lower Hudson Valley has resulted in activists from different communities working together to support a wide range of initiatives.  Community Voices Heard (CVH)’s Jazz and Soul Night, on January 31st at Tarrytown’s Jazz For... More »

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Final Route 9 Bike Study Moving Ahead

by Barrett Seaman –  Transportation consulting firm Nelson/Nygaard of San Francisco gave their final report on November 17 on a proposal for a bike route along Broadway that would extend from the top of Sleepy Hollow to the Hastings/Yonkers line, that is assum... More »

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Storm Surge Barriers on the Hudson Under Review

by Charlene Weigel –  Tarrytown resident Glenn Butler knew that the hurricane headed his way just before Halloween in 2012 was no trick and certainly no treat. Butler grounded his boat at the Washington Irving Boat Club, making sure the plug was in and the mot... More »

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Longtime Local Publisher Stepping Away from Newspaper

by Robert Kimmel –  The longtime publisher and owner of the River Journal is stepping away from the newspaper, potentially bringing an end to its publication which began 21 years ago. “Tis’ time to move on,” Robert Bonvento wrote last month in the ‘Fall Issue’... More »

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Commercial Real Estate Projects on the Rise in Rivertowns

by Alexander Roberts –  The trend towards new urbanism has entered the rivertowns, with each village charting its own path on its various commercial real estate projects. Sleepy Hollow, Tarrytown and Irvington are all struggling to accommodate the trend, which... More »

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