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Fourth of July Fireworks to Light Up Skies at Pierson Park

Rivertown residents can have a blast on the Fourth of July without having to leave town. On Monday, July 4, the Village of Tarrytown will be hosting a waterfront celebration at Pierson Park. Food trucks will be set up in Parking Lot E (Recreation Lot) starting... More »

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Regeneron Breaks Ground on Its Tarrytown Campus Expansion

By Barrett Seaman– A year after announcing that it would spend $1.8 billion to expand its research and preclinical manufacturing facilities on its Tarrytown campus, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals broke ground on the project. There to celebrate with co-founders, Drs... More »

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Black Bear Spotted in Irvington Woods

By Barrett Seaman— Naturally enough, the first report showed up on Facebook. Writing on Irvington’s 10533 page, Margaret Peter Copp posted the above photo with a report that “there is a large Black Bear on the Hermit’s Wetland trail right now,” which was 3:10 ... More »

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Local Dogs on Parade In Patriots Park

The dogs had their day in Tarrytown this past weekend as dozens took part in the Tarrytown Dogs on Parade event  in Patriots Park. Sponsored by the Tarrytown Sleepy Hollow Chamber of Commerce and Bark and Meow, leashed and mostly well mannered, they competed S... More »

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Irvington’s First Girl Scout Day of 2022

By Lily McInerney– Second and third-grade Girl Scouts shout for marshmallows and struggle with their tents, while seventh and eighth-grade Girl Scouts dole out marshmallows and help with tent assembly at Irvington’s O’Hara Nature Center. Thus begins Irvington’... More »

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What’s Up With Villa Lewaro?

By Barrett Seaman– It was three-and-a-half years ago when entrepreneur Richelieu Dennis strolled through a packed Irvington trustee meeting room and outlined his plans for Villa Lewaro, reimagined as the headquarters of a think tank to promote black entreprene... More »

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Latimer Announces Summer Freebie Bee-Line Bus Service

The County Executive has announced that the County’s free rides program will begin on June 1, 2022 and run through Labor Day. The promotion is valid on all routes in the fixed route bus system, including the express route into Manhattan, the BxM4C. Free rides ... More »

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Memorial Day in the Rivertowns 2022

By Barrett Seaman– A cloudless sky and temperatures near ninety made it just a touch more difficult to focus on the solemn purpose at hand: to honor the fallen men and women who, as Dobbs Ferry native Dr. Steven Bucci, Army Special Forces Colonel (ret.) quotin... More »

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Two New School Administrators Appointed in Irvington, Dobbs Ferry

By Rick Pezzullo–  Two new administrators have been appointed in the Irvington and Dobbs Ferry school districts for the 2022-2023 school year. On Friday, after an extensive search, the Irvington Board of Education appointed Jonathan Hirsch as the next principa... More »

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Irvington Historical Society Awarded Grant to Upgrade Its Technology

By Barrett Seaman— The Irvington Historical Society (IHS) has been awarded a $5,000 grant by the Museum Association of New York (MANY) in partnership with the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) to be used to upgrade the Society’s computer system. The m... More »

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Feed the People

By Shana Liebman– One of the year’s most illuminating documentaries opens today: Feed the People profiles superhero-chef José Andrés and his World Central Kitchen, a humanitarian aid organization that provides meals in areas combating crisis. The film, which h... More »

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Local Superintendents Address School Shooting in Texas

By Rick Pezzullo— Two local school superintendents reached out to the community to address Tuesday’s elementary school shooting in Uvalde, Texas where 19 students and two teachers were killed by an 18-year-old gunman, who was then fatally shot by police. Irvin... More »

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Sleepy Hollow Boards Wrestle With Proposed Zoning Changes

By Barrett Seaman– When a Sleepy Hollow resident voiced concern that the village’s plan to “repeal and replace” the zoning scheme for the inner village would be tantamount to “throwing the baby out with the bathwater,” Planning Board chair Marjorie Hsu assured... More »

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Flags Become a Flashpoint in Local Culture Wars

By Barrett Seaman– Every now and again, tensions rise to the surface between the rivertowns’ uniformed police and firefighters on the one hand and an increasingly progressive citizenry and their elected officials on the other. Beginning with the murder of Geor... More »

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Local School Budgets Approved Easily

By Rick Pezzullo— On Tuesday, May 17, voters in local school districts overwhelmingly approved budgets for the 2022-2023 calendar. In Tarrytown, the $86 million spending plan, which carried a 3.18% tax decrease for Tarrytown residents and a slight 1.38% tax hi... More »

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Pro-Choice Rally Draws 400 to Tarrytown’s Patriots Park

By Barrett Seaman— A line-up of Pro-Choice activists and their political allies stirred a crowd of several hundred sign-bearing residents representing a range of gender preferences at Tarrytown’s Patriot Park on Saturday, May 14. The event was part of a nation... More »

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Local Cars Being Stolen Right Out of Residential Driveways

By Barrett Seaman— Car thieves are back in the rivertowns. Actually, they never really went away, but reports of brazen heists of often high-end vehicles from residential driveways are percolating up again—and finding some affirmation in police data. Take one ... More »

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