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Where Matters Stand with the Broadway Bike Path

By Barrett Seaman — A drinks and hors d’oeuvres reception at a Sleepy Hollow restaurant early in November drew a posse of local elected officials, suggesting that the Route 9 bike lane proposal still has political support. It’s been five years since the launch... More »

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Rivertowns Volunteers Help Resettle Afghan Refugees

By Barrett Seaman— Dobbs Ferry resident Niall Cain, an architect by profession, helped load up a church van with furniture and other household goods. Anne Mahaney of Hastings spent three hours helping to clean an apartment in the Ludlow section of Yonkers. Sue... More »

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Apres Henri, (un petit) deluge

By Barrett Seaman— The land on both sides of the Hudson was already saturated when Henri paid a visit and dumped up to six inches of rain in some spots. Yet by Monday afternoon, as tight bands of showers traded places with patches of sunlight and Henri began t... More »

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Man Sentenced to 10 Years for String of Holiday Season Burglaries

By Rick Pezzullo— A man who committed a string of holiday season burglaries in Westchester in 2019 and 2020, including residences in Tarrytown, Sleepy Hollow and Dobbs Ferry, was sentenced recently to 10 years in prison. German Martinez, 43, of Yonkers, pled g... More »

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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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The Legacy of Living in Someone Else Through Organ Donation

By Laurie Leavy— The consideration of organ donation may be a difficult decision for some, or not a hard choice at all for others. That same decision could afford someone the opportunity to be called a hero, like Jocelyn “Joy” Pascua, of Tarrytown. After Pascu... More »

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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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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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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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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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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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