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Hi-Tech Parking Remains a Headache in Dobbs Ferry

By Jeff Wilson– Time expired on Dobbs Ferry’s conventional parking meters on May 1, when the Village’s entire parking system went hi-tech. There are now eight payment stations or kiosks scattered around town accepting cash and credit cards. The other option is... More »


Sleepy Hollow Man Indicted for 1997 Death of His Ex-Wife

By Rick Pezzullo— A Sleepy Hollow man has been indicted for the 1997 beating and strangulation death of his ex-wife. Yonkers Police, working closely with the Westchester County District Attorney’s Office Cold Case Bureau, arrested Rafael Ramos, 54, June 14 at ... More »


Shames JCC on Hudson Breaks Ground on a 13,000 Sq. Ft. Expansion

By Barrett Seaman— It was just seven years ago that the Shames JCC on Hudson opened an expanded athletic complex, with a gym, fitness center and pool on land that used to be part of a General Motors training facility on Tarrytown’s South Broadway. The goal was... More »


Scenes From The Tarrytown Street Fair

The day was brisk but dry, trending toward warm under the afternoon sun. Thousands–the Chamber of Commerce estimated 7,000–made their way to Tarrytown’s Main Street–either by foot or by parking their cars at Depot Plaza and taking a shuttle bus into town. Arou... More »


Rivertowns Turn Out En Masse to Honor Their Fallen Heroes

By Barrett Seaman— Memorial Day brings out the Small Village in small villages. So it was this last weekend in May as throngs lined the streets of Dobbs Ferry, Irvington, Tarrytown and Sleepy Hollow, as elsewhere, for commemorative ceremonies and parades. To b... More »


Irvington Police Respond to Swatting Incident in Village

By Rick Pezzullo— Irvington Police notified residents Thursday about a swatting incident that occurred near the lower area of Main St. Swatting is described as a dangerous prank where an individual falsely reports a critical incident, such as a hostage situati... More »


Once Again, Scouts Honor Vets

As they have done for six years in advance of Memorial Day, Boy Scout Troop 22 from Tarrytown placed over 800 new flags on Veterans foot stones. The Scouts then burn the old flags at a special ceremony with their Troop. More »

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School Budgets Easily Approved in Local Districts

By Rick Pezzullo— Voters in local school districts overwhelmingly approved budgets Tuesday for the 2023-24 school year. In Tarrytown, the $93 million spending plan, which carries a 3% tax increase, was approved 459-106. Residents who went to the polls also app... More »


Tommy Willmott: An Elegy

By Elaine Marranzano– Did you hear that ripping sound on Saturday, April 15 as Thomas Bruce Willmott left this world?  His death at age 76 tore a hole in the fabric of our community. The “king of conversation” at the Setback Inn permanently left the building. ... More »


Revered Rotarian and Indy Co-Founder Robert Kimmel Turns 90

By Barrett Seaman— Anyone who has patronized Patriots Park during the Rotary Club of the Tarrytowns’ annual Duck Derby knows that voice. So does anyone who listened to the voicemail message of The Hudson Independent in its early years. That deep dulcet bariton... More »

Duck Derby in Tarrytown, New York

Duck Derby Postponed Until June 11

The annual Duck Derby and Y Healthy Kids Day, a hugely popular event sponsored by the Rotary Club of the Tarrytowns, has been postponed until June 11 because of anticipated heavy rains on Saturday, April 29. Most everything else will be the same. The event wil... More »


Thursday Club Gala Funds Expansion of Paws Crossed Facilities

Adopting a Roaring Twenties theme in honor of its 101st year of raising money for local causes, the rivertowns-based Thursday Club held its annual gala on April 14 at Abigail Kirsch at Tappan Hill. There, they raised more than $100,000 for Paws Crossed, the El... More »


Multicultural Magic On Display In Dobbs Ferry Fair

By Jeff Wilson–      Culture and cuisine carried the day on April 15 as Dobbs Ferry Schools’ PTSA International Fair showcased the wide range of ethnic diversity in the Village. Held in the Springhurst Elementary School gym, festooned with mini-replicas of int... More »


Three Charged in Residential Burglaries in SH, Dobbs Ferry

By Rick Pezzullo– Three men from Queens were charged last month in connection with residential burglaries in Sleepy Hollow and Dobbs Ferry. The arrests were announced by Westchester County District Attorney Mimi Rocah as part of a crackdown on burglaries and r... More »


Track Fire Lights Up Hudson Line in Tarrytown

Tarrytown residents living along the river east of the Washington Irving Boat Club, were awakened by flames lighting the early morning sky Wednesday as Metro North workers scrambled to contain a fire that had broken out on a rail-mounted maintenance vehicle. T... More »


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