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Kehoe Honored for Historical Contributions

By Barrett Seaman– The 250th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence was still eight years off when Constance “Connie” Kehoe, erstwhile deputy mayor of Irvington, launched Revolutionary Westchester 250 (RW250) in 2018. There were those wh... More »


Washington Irving’s Sketch Book Intro, Excerpt 3: The Final Years

By Krista Madsen–  This is the third and last installment excerpt from a new introduction by Krista Madsen for Washington Irving’s 200 year-old collection. Copies of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and Other Stories (RacePoint Publishing) are available online here... More »

William James, representing Villa Lewaro owner Richelieu Dennis, A'Lelia Bundles and Irvington Mayor Brian Smith unveil the plaque

Irvington Names Village Hall Plaza After Madam C. J. Walker

By Barrett Seaman– On the last day of February, a goodly crowd of more than 70 crammed into the foyer of Irvington Town Hall and later on the plaza outside to unveil the plaque naming the square Madam C. J. Walker Plaza. Present for the occasion were local pol... More »


Irvington’s Iconic Trent Building Sold

By Barrett Seaman— The 128-year-old, Stanford White-designed Trent Building at 50 South Buckout Street in Irvington has been sold to Carvi Properties Inc, a New York City-based subsidiary of a Portuguese Hotel chain. Advising Carvi during the transaction and s... More »


Tarrytown Trustees Not Ready to Provide Home Port for Fireboat

By Rick Pezzullo– It appears a fireboat that was part of two historic events in New York City will not be coming to Tarrytown–at least any time soon. At a Jan. 25 work session, the Tarrytown Board of Trustees instructed Village Administrator Richard Slingerlan... More »


Caretakers of Historic Fireboat Encouraged by Community Support

By Rick Pezzullo— The caretakers of an historic fireboat are forging ahead with plans to hopefully dock the vessel on Tarrytown’s waterfront. Leaders of the nonprofit McKean Fireboat Preservation Project held two community information meetings Jan. 10 at the T... More »


Historic Fireboat Looking to Dock on Tarrytown Waterfront

By Rick Pezzullo— The caretakers of a fireboat that just achieved preliminary historical preservation status are lobbying Tarrytown officials to allow the vessel to dock on the village’s waterfront. The John D. McKean Fireboat, which played a major role in res... More »


The Revolution Comes (Back) To Tarrytown

By Barrett Seaman— Those who stepped into Tarrytown’s Pierson Park on Saturday, October 22, stepped back in time. The riverside park was overrun by Continental Army troops, their encampments, horses and camp followers. The afternoon began with an impassioned p... More »

George Latimer - Richard Rose

Latimer, Rose to be Honored by The Historical Society

By Rick Pezzullo— Westchester County Executive George Latimer and Richard Rose will both be honored by The Historical Society at its annual fundraiser on Sept. 23. Latimer and Rose, past president of the society, which serves Sleepy Hollow and Tarrytown, are s... More »


Madam Walker Now a Barbie Doll

By Barrett Seaman— Honored in books, films and murals, Irvington’s own Madam C.J. Walker has now been selected by toymaker Mattel to join the “Barbie’s Inspiring Women Series” alongside such exemplars of feminine fame and fortitude as Eleanor Roosevelt, Helen ... More »


Dobbs Ferry to Restore Grave Markers at Little White Church Cemetery

By Rick Pezzullo— The Dobbs Ferry Board of Trustees agreed earlier this month to spend up to $9,800 to restore grave markers at the historic Little White Church Cemetery. The cemetery on Ashford Ave. has been in existence since the early 1800’s and holds the g... More »

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

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 »


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 »


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