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left to right: Burns Patterson, Laura Rey, Craig Tompkinds, Ken Wray, Stephanie Rodnick, Anthony Giaccio, Kathleen O'Connor, Peter Tartaglia, George Latimer, Mary Jane Shimsky, Ken Jenkins
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Sleepy Hollow Lighthouse Renovation To Begin Shortly

By Robert Kimmel– Much needed repairs to Sleepy Hollow’s iconic lighthouse are set to begin soon after the July 4th weekend, according to Village of Sleepy Hollow officials. The work will keep the structure closed to visitors for at least another 10 months.  T... More »

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Amb. Harold Doley Honored at New York Stock Exchange

Fittingly in the midst of Black History Month, Harold Doley, former owner of Irvington’s Villa Lewaro and U.S. representative to the African Development Bank, headquartered in Abijan, Ivory Coast, was honored with the privilege of ringing the closing bell at t... More »

Gold Star Mother Dedication in Sleepy Hollow
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Gold Star Mother Margaret J. Horan Memorial Unveiled in Sleepy Hollow

By Rick Pezzullo— The Margaret J. Horan Gold Star Mothers’ Memorial was unveiled Sunday, May 9th at Horan’s Landing Park in Sleepy Hollow. The Memorial is a project initiated by Armando “Chick” Galella, a 100-year-old Sleepy Hollow resident and decorated WWII ... More »

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Take An App-Guided Historical Tour Of The Rivertowns

By Barrett Seaman– They say there will be an app for everything someday. Now residents of the rivertowns can add one more app that will tell them what of historic significance is right under their noses. This particular app, produced by TravelStorysGPS, a comp... More »

Westchester County history in Tarrytown
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Captain George Hurlbut and the Action at Tarrytown, July 15, 1781

By Erik Weiselberg, Ph.D.– Our installments so far have featured native sons and daughters of Westchester County, but during the war Americans and Europeans from all over came to Westchester.  This installment features Captain George Hurlbut, a native of Conne... More »

Revolutionary War painting
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Dr. W. Describes Tarrytown’s Role in the Revolutionary War

By Barrett Seaman– Erik Weiselberg, PhD, known by his Irvington High School students as Dr.W., also the Principal Historian for the Revolutionary Westchester 250 project, gave a presentation on Sunday, November 15 on Tarrytown’s role in the Revolutionary War. ... More »

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New Video Series on Westchester’s Role in the Revolution

  Revolutionary Westchester 250 Launches Video Series Explore Westchester County’s Revolutionary War Sites Irvington, New York — October 24, 2020 Revolutionary Westchester 250 (RW250) announced today the release of five videos that will further the goal of bui... More »

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Irvington Educator Named Outstanding Teacher of American History

The New York State Organization of the Daughters of the American Revolution announced on September 24, 2020 the recipient of the 2020 Outstanding Teacher of American History (OTAH) award. Three judges unanimously bestowed the highest total points achievable to... More »

Watershed Lynhurst Art Project
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WATERSHED MOMENT

Lyndhurst Swimming Pool Building Opens with Site-Specific Art Exhibit Lyndhurst continues to enhance every architectural, cultural and landscape component of the mansion’s extensive property on South Broadway in Tarrytown. Following on several successful art e... More »

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Revolutionary Westchester: John “Jack” Peterson

By Erik Weiselberg, Ph.D. Principal Historian, Revolutionary Westchester 250, Village Historian, Irvington, New York– This installment shines a spotlight on another unsung Westchester hero:  John Peterson, a patriot of African descent.  Peterson’s keen observa... More »

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