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Westchester Plans For America’s 250th Birthday Bash

By Barrett Seaman– The spacious second floor auditorium at the County Center was nearly full to capacity on Wednesday, September 27. Elected officials from County Executive George Latimer and Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart Cousins to mayors and trustees... More »

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Local Women Express Support for Walk for Breast and Ovarian Cancer

By Rick Pezzullo— Rita Rexhaj, owner of Marak Salon on Ashford Ave. in Dobbs Ferry, lost her mom and sister to cancer within three weeks in 2014. During that time, she met Kathy Quinn, Executive Director of Support Connection, a nonprofit organization that off... More »

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The Extended Family Joins the JCC

By Shana Liebman– On September 19, the Extended Family, a community-based organization for disabled adults, opened a second location at the Shames JCC in Tarrytown.  According to Laurie Cameron, the director of the Extended Family, which is based in Somers, NY... More »

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Spooktacular Events Planned Locally for Halloween Season

By Rick Pezzullo—  As Village of Sleepy Hollow Mayor Martin Rutyna said, “Few places on the planet celebrate Halloween like Sleepy Hollow.” Of course, the most spooktacular season is also celebrated beyond Sleepy Hollow’s haunted border, proving ample opportun... More »

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High School Football Players Nominated for Prestigious Award

By Rick Pezzullo—  Two local high school football standouts are in the running for a prestigious award championed by the Hospital for Special Surgery and the New York Giants. Marcus Canton of Irvington High School and Jahniya Witters, an All-League Honorable M... More »

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How to Be Happy, 1953

HOW TO BE HAPPY, 1953: Vs. Now…Not So Much By Krista Madsen– If my reward for unhoarding my parents was finding How to Be Happy, then it was a worthy mission indeed. Buried in all the unfathomable piles was this edition of Science Digest of 1953, among innumer... More »

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Public Health Expert Inaugurated as Mercy’s New President

Susan L. Parish, Ph.D. M.S.W., was inaugurated as the 13th President of Mercy University, its first as a Research I institution by virtue of the establishment of a graduate school of nursing (see https://thehudsonindependent.com/local-college-rebrands-as-mercy... More »

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The TaSH Receives National, Regional and State Recognition

The TaSH, otherwise known as The Tarrytown and Sleepy Hollow Farmers Market, was named the Number Two farmers market in New York State this week, coming in behind only the North Tonawanda City Market (north of Buffalo), which was named the top farmers market i... More »

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New Phelps Facility Takes Care of the Caregivers

By Jeff Wilson– Phelps Memorial Hospital’s Riverview Cafe was all abuzz September 18 for a ribbon-cutting ceremony opening the new Thomas E. and Alice Marie Hales Caregivers Center, a dedicated space to give family caregivers a place to go for a timeout from w... More »

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Latest COVID Vaccine Now Arriving at Area Pharmacies

By Barrett Seaman– The long-awaited—updated–COVID-19 vaccine that targets the variant currently in circulation is making its way into pharmacies across the region this week. Approved by the FDA this past summer, it is recommended for everyone six months and ol... More »

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Tolls to Increase on Cuomo Bridge in 2024

By Rick Pezzullo—   Motorists traveling over the Gov. Mario M. Cuomo Bridge will have to pay more next year. On Sept. 18, the New York State Thruway Authority Board of Directors approved a toll adjustment on the thruway following a 10-month process that includ... More »

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Bee’s Knees

BEE’S KNEES: At the joint between etymology and entomology By Krista Madsen– In the interest of being open to what the universe offers, credits go to my daughter who gave me this week’s topic: write about the “bee’s knees” she suggested, as we giggled on a roa... More »

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Warning To Voters: Real Election Workers Don’t Make House Calls

  This story has been updated By Barrett Seaman– They show up on your doorstep, asking about your voter registration status. If you have recently moved (which, chances are, they already know), they will ask if you are still registered to vote in your previous ... More »

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Applications for Affordable Apartments in Tarrytown Being Accepted

By Rick Pezzullo— Applications are currently being accepted for 100 affordable rental apartments on the former property of the Family YMCA of Tarrytown at 62 Main St. Wilder Balter Partners, Inc. has constructed a total of 109 units of affordable housing targe... More »

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Masters Senior Chosen for National Debate Team

By Aurora Horn– Talk about multitalented! Alexa Murphy, Sleepy Hollow resident and current senior at The Masters School, in addition to being Youth Poet Laureate of Westchester County, has also been named to the USA Debate Team in World Debate. Of the 12 high ... More »

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The Terrible Ties Between Guns and Suicide

By Barrett Seaman– Adriana Pentz thinks about and talks about her brother Luc a lot—not just because Luc passed away, far too early at age 30, not just because he died by suicide, but also because he killed himself with his own gun. Luc’s death on May 23, 2017... More »

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