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Trial County Plan Targets Taxi & Limo Law Violators

Saturday, 07 July 2012 20:00 Published in Government

Westchester County is preparing a new move to help crack down on operators of for-hire vehicles who flaunt the law prohibiting them to take on fares if they or their base station company are not properly licensed to do so by the County or if they violate other rules imposed by the County’s Taxi and Limousine Commission.

Pioneer Team Embodies Spirit of the Horsemen

Saturday, 07 July 2012 20:00 Published in Schools

During the Sleepy Hollow Varsity Dinner on June 6, a small team of seven players enjoyed an enthusiastic, standing ovation from the crowd at the Double Tree Hotel. The members of Sleepy Hollow’s Pioneer team received the accolades for having an undefeated record this year, as well as embodying the spirit of the Horsemen.

School Districts Protest State-Mandated Field Tests

Saturday, 07 July 2012 20:00 Published in Schools

Tarrytown, Irvington and Dobbs Ferry were among the school districts that took part in a protest rally last month objecting to a series of state-mandated field tests given by a company with a five-year, $32 million contract to provide standardized tests.

Employees Highly Rate Regeneron of Tarrytown

Friday, 06 July 2012 20:00 Published in Business

Receiving praise from their employees is a goal most companies value highly, and when that results in national recognition, a business obviously takes pride in its status. Tarrytown’s Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc., has not only achieved that standing, but its growth has required the company to add employees at a rate many firms would envy. Much of the hiring has come over the past few years.

Surveys conducted by two publications have given Regeneron high marks for its employee relations.

Obituaries - July 2012

Friday, 06 July 2012 20:00 Published in Obituaries

Yadisa Cristina Disla, 32

Yadisa Disla, a resident of Sleepy Hollow, died peacefully May 30 after a long and courageous battle with breast cancer. She was 32.

Born December 7, 1979, to Nelson and Daniela Disla, her love of life and strong spirit were evident at an early age. The eldest of two children, at the age of three she moved with her family from the Dominican Republic and settled in Sleepy Hollow.. She graduated from Sleepy Hollow High School in 1997. She then attended the University of Connecticut and received her bachelor’s degree in philosophy from SUNY Purchase in 2004. She worked for many years at It’s About Time, a textbook publishing company in Armonk before deciding to go back to school to pursue a law degree.

Concluding a nationwide search for some of the best singing talent in the country, Tarrytown native David Brooks, 26, finished as runner-up in the annual DISCOVERED Unsigned Artist Competition during a live concert sponsored by Mercy College at its Dobbs Ferry campus in April.

The whimsical, white-washed brick structure that is home to the Broadway Training Center (BTC) is located on lower Washington Street in Hastings-on-Hudson. Over 100 years old, it is nestled between two much larger and taller buildings. During the 1920s Prohibition, it served as a popular speakeasy, which by itself, adds a bit of drama, mystery and anticipation, even before you enter.


The familiar deep bellow of the signal horn from Tarrytown’s Main Street fire station is often followed by the roar of fire trucks screaming through the streets in response to emergency calls far and wide. Making sure the valiant volunteers make it to the intended destination falls to the dispatcher.

Denying Companionship is a Doggone Shame

Friday, 06 July 2012 20:00 Published in Editorials


As he aged, the great humorist James Thurber (1894-1961) lost so much of his vision that he referred to his second mate, Helen, as “my seeing eye wife.”

Nobody else was supposed to pet her. Dogs spotted now on the sidewalks of Tarrytown and in the Irvington Library wear capes on which “Don’t Pet,” has been embroidered often in golden thread.