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The Extended Family Joins the JCC

By Shana Liebman– On September 19, the Extended Family, a community-based organization for disabled adults, opened a second location at the Shames JCC in Tarrytown.  According to Laurie Cameron, the director of the Extended Family, which is based in Somers, NY... More »


Public Health Expert Inaugurated as Mercy’s New President

Susan L. Parish, Ph.D. M.S.W., was inaugurated as the 13th President of Mercy University, its first as a Research I institution by virtue of the establishment of a graduate school of nursing (see https://thehudsonindependent.com/local-college-rebrands-as-mercy... More »


The TaSH Receives National, Regional and State Recognition

The TaSH, otherwise known as The Tarrytown and Sleepy Hollow Farmers Market, was named the Number Two farmers market in New York State this week, coming in behind only the North Tonawanda City Market (north of Buffalo), which was named the top farmers market i... More »


Applications for Affordable Apartments in Tarrytown Being Accepted

By Rick Pezzullo— Applications are currently being accepted for 100 affordable rental apartments on the former property of the Family YMCA of Tarrytown at 62 Main St. Wilder Balter Partners, Inc. has constructed a total of 109 units of affordable housing targe... More »

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Lighthouse Swimmers Raise the Stakes in Charity Event

By Barrett Seaman– A parade of thunderstorms over the previous two days had organizers of the second annual Lighthouse Swim Across the Hudson warning the 88 registered participants on Saturday night that they might have to cancel. But as dawn broke on Sunday, ... More »


Solemn 9/11 Memorial Ceremony Held at Patriots Park

By Rick Pezzullo— The Tarrytown and Sleepy Hollow fire departments held a solemn memorial ceremony at Patriots Park Sunday morning to mark the 22nd anniversary of the terrorist attacks at the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. Elected officials from Tar... More »


Southbound Bridge Is Open Again

TRAVEL ADVISORY: SOUTHBOUND THRUWAY (I-87/I-287) IN ROCKLAND COUNTY HAS REOPENED FOLLOWING EMERGENCY BRIDGE REPAIRS All Southbound Lanes South of Exit 12 Are Fully Open, Including the Governor Mario M. Cuomo Bridge All Lanes Reopened Shortly After 4 p.m. Follo... More »


Knicks Help Refurbish Basketball Court at Children’s Village

By Rick Pezzullo—-  The New York Knicks, the Garden of Dreams Foundation and the NBA teamed up to refurbish an outdoor basketball court at Children’s Village in Dobbs Ferry. A ribbon cutting ceremony was held Sept. 6 with Knicks legend John Starks, Senate Majo... More »


Former Irvington Woman Killed in Ohio

By Rick Pezzullo— More than $66,000 has been donated to help cover the funeral costs for a former Irvington woman who was killed Aug. 18 while sitting in her parked car outside her home in Cincinnati, Ohio. A 32-year-old man was arrested and charged the next d... More »


Local College Rebrands as Mercy University

By Rick Pezzullo—  With the arrival of a new president and the addition of a sixth school of learning, Mercy College announced Tuesday it was making another major move by changing its name to Mercy University. “Today is monumental in Mercy’s history,” said Joe... More »

Lantern lighting vigil that took place at Pierson Park Friday for Joe Golden (inset). (photo by Denise Scaglione)

Community Mourns Loss of Beloved Photographer Golden

By Rick Pezzullo – The Tarrytown and Sleepy Hollow communities are mourning the sudden loss of Joseph Golden. Golden, a longtime resident of Tarrytown who died August 6 following a brief illness at the age of 58, was an accomplished photographer known for volu... More »


Winning $400K Lottery Ticket Sold in Tarrytown

By Rick Pezzullo— It wasn’t the $1.5 billion jackpot, but one lucky winner in the area is taking home a good chunk of change from the New York Lottery. On August 9, a second-prize ticket from the Lottery’s LOTTO drawing, worth $430,010, was sold at Tappan Zee ... More »


State-sponsored Bike Tour Makes Dobbs Ferry One of its Stops

Throughout Friday, they came from out of the north, in packs of 20 or more, in smaller clutches and alone. Altogether, 300 cyclists descended upon the rivertowns, streaming off the North-South Trail segment of the Empire State Trail onto village streets on the... More »


Bridging the US/Ukraine Gap, One Shoebox at a Time

By Aurora Rose Horn– Meet Shaye Kirman, a 17-year-old rising high school senior from New York City who has found a creative way to educate people on Ukraine. Both of Kirman’s parents are Russian-speaking Jews from Soviet Ukraine who moved to the United States ... More »

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Sleepy Hollow Police Chief Advises Residents About Car Break-Ins

By Rick Pezzullo— Sleepy Hollow residents are being advised to protect their vehicles from criminals following recent incidents of thefts. Police Chief Anthony Bueti said more than 10 complaints from residents in the Sleepy Hollow Manor and Webber Park neighbo... More »


Uptick in Home Burglaries Prompts Warning From Irvington Police

By Barrett Seaman— Home burglaries have been relatively rare in the rivertowns in recent years. Until late last year, Irvington had none in 2022, following only one the year before. Since then, however, there have been four—five when the one in late 2022 is ad... More »


BeFreegle: Adopt a Beagle

By Barrett Seaman— Research scientists across the globe have a thing for Beagles. Because they are docile by nature and have physical characteristics (like their cardiovascular systems) that are similar to that of humans, they are the animal of choice for a wi... More »


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