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Friedlander Replaced As Tarrytown’s Planning Board Chair

By Barrett Seaman– At its April 5th meeting, the Tarrytown Board of Trustees voted to replace Dr. Stanley Friedlander as chair of the village’s Planning Board with another member, Ron Tedesco. Friedlander had been chair of the committee for 48 years. The vote ... More »


Dennis Fitzgerald, 71

Dennis M. Fitzgerald, a resident of Sleepy Hollow and Queensbury, NY, died March 30 at Glens Falls Hospital, Glens Falls, NY. He was 71. He was a graduate of Iona College, class of 1971 and New York Law School, class of 1974. He was a partner with the law firm... More »


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 »


Valerie Cirillo Bunch, 41

Valerie Elizabeth Cirillo Bunch, a resident of Tarrytown and beloved preschool teacher, died March 30. She was 41. She was born February 28, 1980 in Irvington to Joseph and Janice Cirillo. Her infectious smile and positive attitude always lit up the room. Her ... More »


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 »


One Year On, Schools Still Wait for CARES Act Funds

By Brianna Staudt– The recent passage of the federal American Rescue Plan (ARP) and its funding for schools should bring a sigh of relief to school districts burdened with covid-related spending. But there’s a catch: districts are still waiting for most of the... More »


Tarrytown Police Force Seeks Local Applicants

By Barrett Seaman— The Tarrytown Police Department is out combing the village—not in search of criminals this time but in search of new recruits. They are looking for locals: smart people who know the neighborhoods and understand the local issues—the kind of p... More »


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 »


Sleepy Hollow Pop-Up Vaccine Site Tops Expectations

By Barrett Seaman— The initial response to the first call for 65+ seniors to get one of the 500 doses of Moderna vaccine supplied by Rite Aid was slower than expected but picked up steam as teachers and those 60 and older were invited. By the time the sign-up ... More »

Frederic Welsh Jr

Frederic Welsh, Jr.

Frederic John Welsh, Jr. a longtime Tarrytown resident, died March 16. He was 66. He was born March 20, 1954 at Mitchell AFB on Long Island to Frederick John and Helen Kelsey Welsh. On July 16, 1983, he married Marie Louise Hill in Cooperstown, NY. He had work... More »

YMCA in Tarrytown New York to close this month

Family YMCA at Tarrytown Leaving Main Street Location

By Robert Kimmel- – After an occupancy of more than 100 years, the Family YMCA at Tarrytown is ending activities at 62 Main Street this month after selling the building. “The numerous building challenges prompted our Board of Directors to authorize a capital n... More »

Westchester update - Covid vaccine news

Tarrytown/Sleepy Hollow Vaccine Pop-Up Seeks Volunteers

By Barrett Seaman– After lowering the age limit from 65 to 60 and adding teachers to the list of residents eligible for a one-day vaccination clinic on March 20th, officials at the two villages were able to fill their appointment schedules and even add an addi... More »


Tarrytown/Sleepy Hollow To Vaccinate 500 on March 20

Pop-Up Sites Proliferate as the Supply Stream Opens Up By Barrett Seaman— Working with the Rite Aid chain of pharmacies, the villages of Tarrytown and Sleepy Hollow announced today that they will hold a one-day “pop-up” vaccination site at the Sleepy Hollow Mi... More »

Tarrytown Police Chief John Barbelet

Pandemic Cause of Major Drop in Tarrytown Police Arrests     

By Robert Kimmel – – Tarrytown’s Police Department has reported a significant drop in total arrests during 2020, attributed mainly to the COVID-19 pandemic. While arrest numbers for the past four years in the village have shown small declines each subsequent y... More »

Tarrytown government - election 2021

Brown Heads Tarrytown Dems/Tarrytown United Slate

By Rick Pezzullo— Tarrytown United and the Tarrytown Democratic Committee recently endorsed a slate of candidates for this November’s village election. At the top of the ticket is Trustee Karen Brown, who is running for mayor. Current Mayor Tom Butler is not s... More »

Sleepy Hollow new park along the Hudson River in Westchester County - Riverwalk will continue

Sleepy Hollow’s Stretch of the RiverWalk to Feature Park

By Barrett Seaman— Where once Chevrolet, Pontiac and Olds minivans rolled off the assembly line at the old GM plant, a jewel of a park will lie between the Hudson and the condominium complex known as Edge-on-Hudson. It will be part of the link that bridges Kin... More »


COVID Update: The Tarrytown-Sleepy Hollow Pop-Up Campaign

By Barrett Seaman— Every other day or so, the governor announces the opening of another “pop-up” vaccination site, where a medical team shows up, sets up shop and invites the neighbors in for a shot. Residents of the village or neighborhood can just drop by an... More »

Sleepy Hollow team captains (L-R:) Kevin Sullivan, Zach Rudder and Ben Good.

High School Basketball Teams Ready to Hit the Hard Court

By Tom Pedulla— The Hudson Independent examines the prospects of local schools for the varsity basketball season. Due to the pandemic, Hackley School in Tarrytown and The Masters School in Dobbs Ferry will not field basketball teams this winter. GIRLS DOBBS FE... More »

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