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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 »

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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 »


Open Door Provides Dental Services to Tarrytown Students

By Rick Pezzullo— Open Door Family Medical Center and Foundation sent its dental van to W.L. Morse Elementary School Jan. 24 to provide dental services to children from kindergarten to second grade. Parents and children joined teachers and administrators in vi... More »


Flora Out As Sleepy Hollow Football Coach

By Tom Pedulla–    In a decision charged with controversy, Sleepy Hollow High School is searching for a new varsity football coach following an abrupt end to Jerry Flora’s three-year stint.    Although Flora was unable to reverse the fortunes of the long-suffe... More »


Dows Lane First Graders’ Work on Display at State King Exhibit

Dows Lane Elementary School first graders Hallieanna Collins and Ainsley Moreno have their original artworks and essays on display at the online 2024 NYS Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Student Art & Essay Exhibit. Sponsored by the New York State Education Departm... More »


Local Students Artwork on Display at MLK Jr. Exhibition

By Rick Pezzullo— Artwork from students in the Tarrytown and Irvington school districts is on display on an online exhibit in recognition of the life and teachings of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The annual exhibition is sponsored by the New York State Education... More »


Irvington High Students Debate Global Issues at Model UN Conference

By Rick Pezzullo— Members of the Model United Nations Club at Irvington High School recently participated in the Masters School Model UN Conference where they engaged in parliamentary procedures, delivered speeches and debated to reach agreements with delegate... More »

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A Night for Suicide Awareness Slated at Sleepy Hollow High

By Tom Pedulla— Peggy Noonan wishes her son, Kevin, had openly discussed the anguish he surely endured before he took his life in his Penn State dorm room on Sept. 30, 2022. She is taking up a microphone, hoping to prevent other tragic losses. Noonan, the aunt... More »

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