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Irvington School Board Names New Superintendent

By Barrett Seaman– At a special meeting of the Board of Education on Wednesday, May 15, Dr. Mara Ratesic was appointed Superintendent of the Irvington Union Free School District, succeeding Dr. Kristopher Harrison, who took leave for medical reasons in 2023 an... More »


Hastings-on-Hudson Candidates Make Cases for Board of Ed

By Rick Pezzullo— Four candidates seeking three seats on the Hastings-on-Hudson Board of Education took part in in a May 13 Zoom forum sponsored by the The League of Women Voters of the Rivertowns, Hastings PTSA & SEPTA. Two incumbents, Board President Alexand... More »


Tarrytown Schools Assistant Superintendent for Business Honored

By Rick Pezzullo— Brian Fried, Assistant Superintendent for Business of the Public Schools of the Tarrytowns, has been named the 2024 recipient of the Gregory E. Carlson Outstanding SBO of the Year Award. Named for past President Gregory E. Carlson of the Asso... More »


Ardsley Class of 2024 Valedictorian, Salutatorian Named

By Rick Pezzullo— Ardsley High School has named the top two scholars in the Class of 2024 with Derek Xu being Valedictorian and Lydia Lung earning Salutatorian honors. Xu has excelled in all subjects and is an exceptionally talented student in mathematics. He ... More »


Sleepy Hollow High Junior Named Congressional Art Winner

By Rick Pezzullo— Daniel Anderson, a junior at Sleepy Hollow High School, has been chosen by Congressman Mike Lawler as the winner of an art competition for New York’s 17th District. Each spring, the Congressional Institute sponsors a nationwide high school vi... More »


Transfiguration Catholic School in Tarrytown to Close

By Rick Pezzullo— A Catholic school that has served the Tarrytown community for 75 years will be closing next month. The Office of the Superintendent of Schools of the Archdiocese of New York announced Wednesday Transfiguration School was one of two schools th... More »

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Rivertown High Schools Rank High in Latest U.S. News Assessment

U.S. News & World Report has come out with its 2024 rankings of public high schools, and four rivertown schools have made the top four percent of the nearly 18,000 schools the magazine considered. At the top of the local list is Irvington High School, which wa... More »

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Board of Education Races Set in Local School Districts

By Rick Pezzullo— When residents head to the polls May 21 to vote on the annual school budgets, they will also get to choose the individuals who volunteer their time and make critical decisions for students and the school districts at-large. In the six area sc... More »


New Superintendent of Schools Hired in Ardsley

By Rick Pezzullo— The Ardsley Board of Education has appointed Dr. Matthew J. Block as the next superintendent of Ardsley School District. Block, who has been superintendent of Livingston Public Schools in New Jersey since 2019, will formally begin his role Ju... More »


New Concord Road School Principal Appointed in Ardsley

By Rick Pezzullo— The Ardsley Board of Education has appointed Dr. Vidya Bhat as the incoming full-time probationary principal of Concord Road Elementary School. Bhat will work with current Principal Anthony DiCarlo to ensure a smooth transition in leadership ... More »


Irvington High Names Class of 2024 Valedictorian, Salutatorian

By Rick Pezzullo— Ciara Lyons and Hanna Reich are heads of the Class of 2024 at Irvington High School. Lyons has been named valedictorian, while Reich is salutatorian. Both students said they were honored to have earned the recognition and attributed their suc... More »


Irvington High Senior Wins $80K in Science Talent Search

By Rick Pezzullo— Irvington High School senior Christopher Zorn earned an $80,000 award after finishing in sixth place in the 2024 Regeneron Science Talent Search competition. Zorn, who was among 40 finalists out of 2,162 entrants who were selected to advance ... More »

Irvington High School Band

Irvington High Band Performs Outside Islanders Game

By Tom Pedulla— Let’s get this show on the road! The Irvington High School band did exactly that when it strutted its stuff outside the main entrance to UBS Arena March 16 to entertain fans attending that afternoon’s game between the New York Islanders and the... More »


One World Launches Global Connections Program at Washington Irving

By Rick Pezzullo— One World recently launched its Global Connections Program at Washington Irving Intermediate School in the Tarrytown School District with nine classrooms joining the program. The program connects students to their peers in Ecuador in an effor... More »


Harrison to Retire from Irvington School District

By Rick Pezzullo—- Dr. Kristopher Harrison, who has led the Irvington School District for the last 12 years, is retiring for health reasons. The Board of Education recently accepted the resignation of Harrison, effective Aug. 8, 2024. Harrison has been on medi... More »


Masters Boys Basketball Is Earning Respect

By Tom Pedulla– If it takes a tooth or two for The Masters School to continue its ascent in boys’ basketball, the Panthers are paying that price.  Senior Nathan Lothian faced some unexpected dental work after Masters defeated visiting King School, 73-62, on Fe... More »


Irvington’s Christopher Zorn Goes to the Regeneron Finals

No sooner had The Hudson Independent (among others) reported Irvington Senior Christopher Zorn’s selection as one of the 300 high school students semi-finalists in its annual Science Talent Research competition (see: More »

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