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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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Riverkeeper’s “Sweep” Cleanup Campaign Scheduled for May 5.

By Robert Kimmel –  Two thousand volunteers are expected to participate in the 7th Annual Riverkeeper Sweep, Saturday, May 5, cleaning up the shorelines of the Hudson River at more than 100 locations along the river and its tributaries.  The sweep this year in... More »

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Student Anti-Gun Protests Draw Political Support

By Robert Kimmel – Political leaders in the Rivertowns have lined up behind local student demands for tighter gun laws  and are offering support for the planned  demonstrations in March. “It’s important for students to get involved in our political process,” G... More »