Tarrytown Mayoral Race Heats Up Early

River Journal, as a matter of policy, does not endorse any candidates for local elections. Tarrytown residents will have a packed ballot come November in the village’s 2021 mayoral race. Three candidates... Read more »

Congregation Gathering Details on Former Pace Campus

The religious congregation that purchased the former Pace campus in Briarcliff Manor has yet to divulge its plans, but has been scoping out the site and recently obtained documents from the village... Read more »

Sleepy Hollow’s Communal Closet Has Found a New Home

After temporarily operating out of Riverwalk Center in Kingsland Point Park, Sleepy Hollow’s Community Wardrobe has found a new home at Westchester Community Opportunity Program (WestCOP). The volunteer-run group, which offers free... Read more »

Tarrytown Planning Board Chairman’s Ouster Irks Supporters

Rumblings over the decision to oust Tarrytown’s longtime Planning Board chairman continue to reverberate in the village, a month after the contentious meeting at which the votes were cast. The village trustees’... Read more »

Politicians Promise Action at Student-Led Rally against AAPI Hate Crimes

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer surprised rallygoers at an April anti-AAPI hate event organized by a high school junior in Pleasantville. “Too many people feel it’s okay to exhibit hatred and bigotry... Read more »

Free Fun Activities for Irvington Students 

As kids shuffle between virtual and in-person classrooms, quarantine and masked PE, this patchwork school year has been a heroic feat by educators, caregivers, support staff, and most of all, students. But... Read more »

An Inspiring Computer Souper-Upper 

Ossining teen Sam Nadol has spent much of quarantine buried in computers—but not for the typical 15-year-old reasons you’d guess. He’s been fixing and donating old machines for free to those in need in his... Read more »

Meet B.K. Fischer, Westchester’s First Poet Laureate 

Sleepy Hollow resident B.K. Fischer has been chosen as Westchester’s first poet laureate, a newly-created two-year position awarded by the county in partnership with ArtsWestchester. Fischer is the author of five books of poetry and teaches at... Read more »

Women’s History Book Picks for Kids

This snowy winter has provided plenty of time to cozy up inside with a good book. We asked, Barbara Cohen, Bilingual Children’s Librarian at Warner Library in Tarrytown, for Women’s History Month-inspired... Read more »

The Magical Mini Village of Woodland Hollow 

An unusual community recently took up residence in Sleepy Hollow’s Douglas Park. Park-goers first noticed quaint fairy houses sprouting up among the trees around Thanksgiving. Little fanfare, other than a few social... Read more »