Briarcliff Manor Writer’s Novels Have Roots in the Tree Streets 

Longtime Briarcliff Manor resident Tom Leihbacher has published his second book, Summer Up!, a novel set in his hometown.  Metro-North commuters might spot Leihbacher working on his books during his […] Read more »

Sleepy Hollow Painter Brings Creative Support to Sing Sing, County Jail

On her first day leading an art therapy session at Sing Sing Correctional Facility in Ossining, Jane Hart didn’t know what to expect.  “About 12 men filed into the room […] Read more »

Ossining’s New Village Seal Reflects its Past and Future

A controversial symbol of the Village of Ossining’s past will begin receding into the rearview mirror this fall, with its new seal appearing on municipal vehicles and buildings.  The new […] Read more »

Ossining Competes to Bring Ambitious E-Bike Program to Village Streets 

As the Village of Ossining reimagines its downtown with $10 million in state money, it’s also seeking another $7 million to fund an ambitious program to make e-bikes widely available […] Read more »

Longtime Ossining Restaurant Closes, on the Market for $1.5 Million

The Briar’s, an Ossining mainstay for at least six decades, has plated its last meal — for now, at least.  The cozy inn on North State Road closed its doors […] Read more »

Tarrytown Cartoonist’s Graphic Novel Traces Life of ‘Smahtguy’ Barney Frank

Eric Orner was working as a cartoonist for an alternative Boston weekly in early 1989 when he first met Barney Frank at a function in the city’s South End.  The […] Read more »

Safety, Taxes, Crowds at Proposed Yeshiva Worry Briarcliff Residents

Concerns over the safety of vacant buildings, student supervision, crowds at special events and loss of tax revenue were among the issues raised by Briarcliff Manor residents during a public […] Read more »

Briarcliff Planners to Yeshiva: It’s Not 1978 Anymore

The Briarcliff Manor Planning Board has a message for the Monsey-based congregation that wants to turn the former Pace campus into a yeshiva for up to 350 college-age men: It’s […] Read more »

Briarcliff Eyes Cops & Courts, Commercial Strip on Pleasantville Rd.

The former Wells Fargo property in downtown Briarcliff Manor could become home to a new police and court building, under a proposal that could also include developing retail, offices and […] Read more »

Tourism Guru on Shoring up River Towns’ Future 

Burns Patterson, a tourism and public relations specialist with strong ties to the region, was recently named executive director of Historic Hudson River Towns.  HHRT is a consortium of riverfront […] Read more »