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The Club Car Grille Arrives in Irvington

By Shana Liebman– On May 16, the much-anticipated Club Car Grille officially opened in the former River City Grille space in Irvington. By 5:00 p.m., the restaurant (which seats around 70 in the dining room and 25 at the bar) was bustling with enthusiastic din... More »

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Healthcare Workers Call on Phelps for Pensions and Other Benefits

By Barrett Seaman– It wasn’t a picket line in the traditional sense in which people are discouraged from entering a business. But as a show of force, the “informational rally” in front of the main entrance of Phelps Hospital on Wednesday by members of 1199 SEI... More »

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Modernization of Franklin Courts to Take Three Years

By Rick Pezzullo— Redevelopment of the affordable rental complex Franklin Courts in Tarrytown is projected to take at least three years. Wilder Balter Partners (WBP) Development LLC is seeking site plan approval from the village Planning Board to demolish the ... More »

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Thanks to Make-A-Wish Hudson Valley, Another Wish Comes True

By Barrett Seaman– When the Make-A-Wish Foundation grants a wish to a critically ill child, they pull out all the stops. Recently, the Hudson Valley Chapter of this global non-profit learned that a 12-year-old girl named Seven, who suffers from end-stage kidne... More »

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Earth Day Is Coming—And the Rivertowns are Ready

By Jeff Wilson– Earth Day itself is on Monday, April 22, but the environmentally committed residents of the rivertowns have joined with other Westchester municipalities in planning for and hosting green-oriented events on both sides of the day to help heal a w... More »

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Abbott House Names New CEO

The Board of Directors of Abbott House has named Ms. Justine Christakos as incoming CEO and President of Abbott House, effective July 1, 2024. Ms. Christakos will succeed James L. Kaufman, who is retiring after serving more than 11 years as CEO and President. ... More »

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Hastings-on-Hudson Resident to Bike 300+ Miles for Fundraiser

by Janine Annett– Robert Simmonds has deep roots in Hastings. Not only is he a lifelong resident of the village, his parents and grandparents also grew up here. Simmonds has been a patrol officer with the Hastings Police Department for nearly six years; before... More »

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Fire Destroys Sentimental Dobbs Ferry Structure

By Sue Treiman— When Dobbs Ferry’s Gould Park House went up in flames Saturday, it was just the latest challenge for a beloved, but beleaguered, local site. The March 30 blaze significantly damaged the building that serves as a fieldhouse for the eight-acre pa... More »

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Duck Derby & Healthy Kids Day Combine Again This Month

By Robert Kimmel— A blend of fun, entertainment and excitement await the crowds of youngsters and adults expected to attend the 17th annual combined Rotary Club of the Tarrytowns’ Duck Derby and the Family YMCA’s Healthy Kids Day. The much-anticipated dual eve... More »

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Renters in Tarrytown Building Worried They Soon Could Be Homeless

By Rick Pezzullo— For many of the tenants living in the 108 apartments at Asbury Terrace in Tarrytown, 1 River Place has been their home for most of their lives. David Cova, 51, a school counselor at Blythedale Children’s Hospital, has called Asbury Terrace ho... More »

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In Irvington, Citizens Rise Up Against a Burgeoning Deer Population

By Jeff Wilson– Across the rivertowns, war between residents and a proliferating deer population may be imminent. The latest indicator is in Irvington where local, vocal citizens packed a special March 21 meeting, called by the village’s Board of Trustees, to ... More »

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When Everybody’s Irish

Yes, it’s true that everyone has at least a little Irish in them on St. Patrick’s Day.  But the annual parade in Tarrytown and Sleepy Hollow—one of the biggest in Westchester—is a multicultural extravaganza, with the rivertowns’ varied ethnic populations well-... More »

Kate Farley and her husband David Imamura with their host, NY Senator Chuck Schumer
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A Birdseye View of the State of the Union

Kate Farley, 35, who happens to be the wife of Westchester County Legislator and Irvington native David Imamura, got a personal invitation from Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer to attend President Joe Biden’s State of the Union address on Thursday night. R... More »

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Ideas Emerge to Close the Local News Gap in the Rivertowns

By Barrett Seaman– The January announcement of the closure of three local Westchester newspapers, including the Rivertowns Enterprise, has sparked concerns throughout the county about the disappearance of local news sources. More than a month later, those conc... More »

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Man Indicted for Attempted Murder of Ex-Girlfriend in SH

By Rick Pezzullo— A 39-year-old man was arraigned on a 27-count indictment Thursday for shooting his former girlfriend in her home on Chestnut St. in Sleepy Hollow in January. Among the 11 felony charges Ruben Santiago is facing is Attempted Murder in the Firs... More »

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The Indy Wins Grant For Political Coverage

We’d like to share a bit of good news—certainly for us, but we think for our followers throughout the rivertowns: The Hudson Independent has been awarded a $20,000 grant by the Arnold E. and Olga C. Feldman Fund, which supports Tarrytown initiatives. This gran... More »

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