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Body of Drowning Victim Recovered in Hudson

By Rick Pezzullo— The body of a swimmer who went missing Monday in the Hudson River off the coast of the Dobbs Ferry waterfront was recovered Tuesday morning. The victim, whose identity is being withheld pending notification of their next of kin, was found by ... More »

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Kiddie Ride Derails at Carnival in Dobbs Ferry

By Rick Pezzullo— Holiday fun at a local carnival temporarily came to a frightening halt July 4 when a kiddie rollercoaster derailed in Dobbs Ferry. According to the Dobbs Ferry Volunteer Ambulance Corps, members were notified by Dobbs Ferry Police shortly aft... More »

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Veterans Banner Program for Tarrytown, Sleepy Hollow

By Rick Pezzullo— The villages of Tarrytown and Sleepy Hollow are looking to honor its veterans in a special way. Eagle Scout Dylan Smith is working with village officials to coordinate a Veterans Military Banner Program to honor veterans, active duty, reserve... More »

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New Pedestrian/Bike Thruway Overpass Now In Place

By Barrett Seaman— Sometime in the wee hours of Saturday morning, two giant cranes lumbered out onto South Broadway where it passes over the New York Thruway (I-87/287) and picked up the 270-ft. long, 350,000-lbs. pedestrian/bicycle bridge that crews have been... More »

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Hastings Home Burglary Suspect Arrested

By Janine Annett– Given the low crime rate in the area, many Hastings residents were shocked to hear about a home burglary that occurred on Saturday, May 11, 2024. Now, a suspect in the burglary has been arrested. Brandon Scerri, age 29, currently homeless but... More »

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TVAC Honored as Volunteer Agency of the Year

At the culmination of a week-long series of events held to celebrate National Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Week last month, Tarrytown Volunteer Ambulance Corps (TVAC) held an ice cream social at their headquarters, which was enjoyed by TVAC’s volunteers, s... More »

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Pedestrian Bridge Project to Close Lanes on Cuomo Bridge

By Rick Pezzullo— As if traffic wasn’t bad enough on Fridays crossing the Governor Mario Cuomo Bridge, motorists are going to have to have extra patience on June 28. The New York State Thruway Authority will be closing lanes on the bridge to install a new 270-... More »

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Dobbs Ferry Man Jailed for Assaulting Two Teenagers

By Rick Pezzullo—- A 63-year-old Dobbs Ferry man was sentenced Thursday to six years in state prison for assaulting two teenagers in September 2022, along with a separate one-year sentence in a hate crime case for harassing and threatening a 13-year-old boy. “... More »

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Robbery Occurs at Chase Bank in Ardsley

This story was produced by the Rivertowns Current at: (https://rivertownscurrent.substack.com/) by Janine Annett– At 9:24 AM, the Ardsley Police Department received a call from Chase Security reporting a hold-up alarm at the Chase Bank at 875 Saw Mill River Ro... More »

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Tarrytown Celebrates Juneteenth By Correcting A 94-Year-Old Mistake

By Barrett Seaman– In 1853, the good folk of Tarrytown sought out a place in the village where they could erect a monument to the patriot militiamen who captured the British spy, Major John Andre and learned of the treachery of General Benedict Arnold. A coupl... More »

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Two Veterans Look Back On Ten Years Of TaSH

By Tom Pedulla– Louis D’Alessandro, owner of J.D. Farms, was immediately drawn to the Patriots Park location when the TaSH Farmer’s Market was established a decade ago. “It had a playground. It had a beautiful park that people walked around. It had a lot of ey... More »

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Parking? There’s an App (or Two or Three) for That

by Janine Annett– Rivertowns — Once upon a time, paying for parking was relatively simple. You found a parking spot and put some coins in the parking meter. Okay, sometimes you didn’t have coins handy and you had to go ask for change in a store, or buy somethi... More »

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Westchester Community Foundation Makes a Name Change

For those familiar with the Westchester Community Foundation (WCF), the grantmaking organization that donates $2-to-$3 million annually to a wide range of non-profits in the county, get ready to update your address book. Always a division of the New York Commu... More »

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Dobbs Ferry Residents Join to Oppose a Local Development Effort

By Sue Treiman– Dozens of Dobbs Ferry homeowners are seeking a moratorium on future development in an village neighborhood, the “Knoll”, where they claim new construction could harm wildlife, threaten nearby properties, worsen flooding, and set a precedent for... More »

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The Villages Celebrate Memorial Day, Rain or Shine

Memorial Day in the rivertowns usually brings out large crowds not only to gather as a community in honor of the fallen soldiers and sailors from past wars but also to applaud the living veterans and cheer on the fire fighters, EMTs, scouts and school bands as... More »

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