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Brown, Zollo Square Off in Tarrytown Mayoral Forum

By Rick Pezzullo  Tarrytown Mayor Karen Brown and challenger Doug Zollo squared off last week in their only scheduled debate prior to the Nov. 7 election. The Oct. 12 online forum was led by the League of Women Voters. Brown, running on the Democratic line, is... More »

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Mayoral Candidates in Dobbs Ferry Square Off in LOWV Forum

By Rick Pezzullo— Two of the three candidates vying for the mayoral seat in the Village of Dobbs Ferry on Nov. 7 took part last week in a forum hosted by the League of Women Voters (LOWV). Incumbent Vincent Rossillo, running on the Democratic line, is seeking ... More »

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Sleepy Hollow Relishes Decisive Homecoming Game Win

By Tom Pedulla— As Sleepy Hollow players gathered in the end zone to celebrate their 31-13 victory against Briarcliff Saturday night, sophomore Aaron Aarpi made a statement with his crutch. Taking care not to put any pressure on his injured right foot, he held... More »

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Sleepy Hollow High School Named to AP Honor Roll

By Rick Pezzullo— Sleepy Hollow High School has been recognized by the national College Board for its Advanced Placement Program (AP). The high school earned a “Gold” distinction on the AP School Honor Roll, which showcases schools whose AP programs are produc... More »

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Local Women Express Support for Walk for Breast and Ovarian Cancer

By Rick Pezzullo— Rita Rexhaj, owner of Marak Salon on Ashford Ave. in Dobbs Ferry, lost her mom and sister to cancer within three weeks in 2014. During that time, she met Kathy Quinn, Executive Director of Support Connection, a nonprofit organization that off... More »

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Spooktacular Events Planned Locally for Halloween Season

By Rick Pezzullo—  As Village of Sleepy Hollow Mayor Martin Rutyna said, “Few places on the planet celebrate Halloween like Sleepy Hollow.” Of course, the most spooktacular season is also celebrated beyond Sleepy Hollow’s haunted border, proving ample opportun... More »

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Tolls to Increase on Cuomo Bridge in 2024

By Rick Pezzullo—   Motorists traveling over the Gov. Mario M. Cuomo Bridge will have to pay more next year. On Sept. 18, the New York State Thruway Authority Board of Directors approved a toll adjustment on the thruway following a 10-month process that includ... More »

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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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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 »

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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 »

Westchester and Rockland County bridge - Cuomo Bridge heading to Westchester County
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Southbound Traffic on the Cuomo Bridge Shuts Down Friday Night

By Barrett Seaman— Driving From Rockland To Westchester this weekend? Can’t Get There From Here. The southbound lanes of the New York State Thruway will be closed, starting Friday night, from Exit 12 in West Nyack. That means the southbound lanes of Mario M. C... More »

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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 »

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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 »

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Elmsford-based Hudson Barter Exchange Acquired by NJ Firm

By Rick Pezzullo—-  The successful barter exchange company owned by Tarrytown Mayor Karen Brown and her husband Kevin for the last 16 years in Elmsford has been acquired by a New Jersey-based firm. The deal between Hudson Barter Exchange (HBX), a division of H... More »

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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 »

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Patriots FC Girls Soccer Team Wins National Championship

By Tom Pedulla- Unbelievable.  How else to describe the magical ride enjoyed by Irvington’s Amanda Berry, Claire Friedlander, Kaitlyn Krieger, Keira Nyarady, and Sophia Rosenblatt? They were part of the Bulldogs’ first Class B New York State girls’ soccer cham... More »

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Residents Voice Opinions on Future of Kingsland Point Park

By Rick Pezzullo—-  Approximately 100 local residents attended an outdoor public hearing July 22 on the future of Kingsland Point Park in Sleepy Hollow. Kingsland Point Park is an 18-acre park located on the eastern shore of the Hudson River at the mouth of th... More »

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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 »

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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 »

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