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The news that the Rivertowns Enterprise has suspended publication has rightly raised much concern—not only in the four villages that weekly paper has ably covered but among local news consumers generally. The owner of the Enterprise is also suspending two othe... More »


Coffee Labs Roasters Partners with Make-A-Wish for Fundraiser

By Rick Pezzullo— Coffee Labs Roasters is teaming up with Make-A-Wish Hudson Valley to raise money for the Hot Chocolate for Wishes campaign. From Jan. 27 to Jan. 31, Coffee Labs, which have locations in Tarrytown and Eastchester, will be donating 15% of all h... More »


James Kaufman to Step Down as CEO of Abbott House

James Kaufman, President and CEO of Irvington-based Abbott House for the past 11 years, announced that he will retire, pending the appointment of a successor. “Kaufman has fostered a culture of excellence, diversity, and collaboration among the staff, board, a... More »


Suspect Arrested in Shooting of Sleepy Hollow Woman

By Rick Pezzullo— A 38-year-old man was arrested in the Bronx this morning in connection with the shooting of a woman at a residence on Chestnut St. in Sleepy Hollow Tuesday afternoon. According to Sleepy Hollow Police Chief Anthony Bueti, village police recei... More »


New Year Brings Higher Tolls on Cuomo Bridge

By Rick Pezzullo—- As the ball dropped in Times Square and the calendar turned to 2024, tolls on the Gov. Mario M. Cuomo Bridge went up for motorists for the first time since 2010. Beginning Jan. 1, the base NY E-ZPass rate to travel over the span increased fr... More »


It’s The Holiday Season, So Light ‘Em Up

Forty-one times throughout 2023, the Mario M. Cuomo Bridge is lit up in various color schemes to celebrate public holidays. The month of December leads the pack in terms of these lighting occasions with seven, starting with December 7th (both Pearl Harbor Reme... More »


A Fond Farewell to Riviera

By Shana Liebman– Westchester residents are mourning the recent announcement that Riviera Bakehouse, the beloved Ardsley bakery, is closing its doors after 70 years in business. “The response has been tremendous,” says Liv Hansen, who has owned the bakery sinc... More »


Villages Launch Seasonal Festivities In A Burst Of Light

By Barrett Seaman– Black Friday may have been the start of the commercial side of the holidays, but the first weekend in December saw the lights come on and the carols come out. Within minutes of each other, countdowns in Irvington and at Patriots Park led to ... More »

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Kids carving pumkins for Halloween

Halloween Safety Advice

The message comes from Sleepy Hollow Police Chief of Police Anthony Bueti, but it’s relevant for everyone in the rivertowns as well as anyone just passing through on Halloween: Over the last decade, the number of child pedestrians ages 0-14 fatally injured on ... More »


TaSH Shoppers Treated To Flash Mob Dance Recital

You’ve seen the YouTubes. A cellist sets up in Brussels’ Grand-Place in the middle of the weekend farmers market, followed shortly by a tuba player. One by one, an entire orchestra emerges from the shadows to perform Benjamin Britten’s Cello Symphony Opus 68 a... More »


More Than 1,200 Take Part in Sleepy Hollow Ten-K

More than 1,200 runners, including kids, senior citizens, parents and their children, couples and a range of costumes, competed in the 2023 edition of the Rivertown Runners annual 10-K. Indian summer temperatures greeted the athletes at the start, and water, f... More »

Group winner for a past parade. (photo by Margaret Fox)

21st Annual Village of Tarrytown Halloween Parade Saturday

After winning the award for Best Local Parade seven years running by Westchester Magazine, the Annual Tarrytown Halloween Parade will kick off its 21st season on Saturday, October 28 at 5:30 p.m. from Patriots Park in Tarrytown. Featuring cash prizes for best ... More »


Sleepy’s Wide-Awake Street Fair–2023 Edition

By Barrett Seaman– Postponing the annual Sleepy Hollow Street Fair by a day because of the lousy weather reports turned out to be a winning bet. Though overcast and nippy, Sunday, October 15 was welcoming enough that several thousand people—many from someplace... More »


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