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The Gloves Were Off in the First Bowman Versus Latimer Debate

By Barrett Seaman– No one who has been following the campaigns of 16th District incumbent Congressman Jamaal Bowman and his challenger, Westchester County Executive George Latimer could have been surprised by the street fight masquerading as a debate that took... More »


Dobbs Ferry Officials Condemn Racist Incidents

By Rick Pezzullo— Village officials strongly condemned two alleged racist incidents that took place in Dobbs Ferry during the past week. In a statement released by the village April 29, it was reported that a man visiting Dobbs Ferry at Waterfront Park called ... More »

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Alternate Routes During Biden Visit

The following was provided by the County Executive’s office offering alternative routes during the President’s visit to Irvington Thursday afternoon: On Thursday April 25, Broadway (Rte. 9) will be closed from White Plains Rd. (Rte. 119) in Tarrytown to the Vi... More »


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 »


Abinanti Readying for Rematch with Shimsky for Assembly Seat

By Rick Pezzullo— Former State Assemblyman Tom Abinanti is laying the groundwork for a Democratic primary rematch against incumbent MaryJane Shimsky in the 92nd Assembly District. Abinanti, 77, who was ousted by Shimsky in 2022 after representing the district ... More »


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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Latimer Delivers Optimistic State of the County Address

By Rick Pezzullo— In what could be his final State of the County Address, Westchester County Executive George Latimer last week declared the county was doing just fine. Latimer, who is running in a Democratic primary in June against Rep. Jamaal Bowman in the 1... More »


HudCo in Dobbs Ferry Turns Five — And Celebrates with a Party!

By Shana Liebman— HudCo, Dobbs Ferry’s co-working space extraordinaire at the Hudson River Landing, is celebrating its fifth anniversary with a fundraising fete on March 15. Co-founders Christina Cohen, Christy Knell, and Katherine Bagby opened HudCo in 2019 a... More »


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 »


Shimsky Lobbies for More State Funding for Roadways

By Rick Pezzullo— State Assemblywoman MaryJane Shimsky was part of a coalition of construction trade unions and state lawmakers that gathered in Elmsford last week to demand more funding be allocated in the New York State budget to repair and maintain roadways... More »


Redistricting Commission Proposes (Not-So) New Map

By Barrett Seaman— After months of hearings and internal deliberations, the New York State Independent Redistricting Commission (NYIRC), led by Deputy Westchester County Executive Ken Jenkins, released its proposed Congressional voting districts for the 2024 e... More »


Irvington’s Gina Maher Makes It 800!

By Tom Pedulla–    They came to see a living legend accomplish a remarkable milestone on Feb. 1. They got what they came for.    In the final seconds of Irvington’s 48-27 rout of visiting Eastchester, fans in the overflow crowd rose to their feet and began cha... More »

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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 »


Tarrytown Approves 7.8% Water Rate Increase

By Rick Pezzullo— The Tarrytown Board of Trustees this week approved a 7.8% increase for water rates, along with a rental fee for water meters. During the Jan. 16 board meeting, Village Administrator Richard Slingerland explained the village has not raised wat... More »

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