Immediately prior to their July 13 meeting, the Dobbs Ferry Board of Trustees held an educational forum regarding the decision they must make about whether to permit cannabis retail dispensaries in the village.
The Children’s Village held a ribbon-cutting with two-time NBA all-star Donovan Mitchell on Friday, July 9. The Utah Jazz shooting guard funded the restoration of three outdoor basketball courts at the residential treatment facility for children in honor of his grandmother, a former social w…
For 10 years, Legends Day has honored the memory of John Cleaver Kelly, an Irvington resident who was diagnosed with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) as a seventh-grader and, despite attempts at treatment, took his own life in March 2011, at age 24.
The Dobbs Ferry School District’s Race Matters Committee presented its recommendations on how to foster diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) at the June 22 school board meeting. The 23-page report was the work of 40 students, staff, parents, and board members Tracy Baron (chair) and Jean Lucasey.
After 23 years, starting as a teacher, followed by stints as assistant principal, then principal, and finally assistant superintendent for curriculum and instruction, Doug Berry will retire from the Dobbs Ferry School District on June 30.
The Dobbs Ferry School District is poised to begin major capital improvements as soon as students are out the door. Friday, June 25, is the last day of school for students and staff at all three schools. Contractors are set to arrive the following Monday, June 28.
The Rev. Chris Monturo was installed as the pastor of the Sacred Heart and Our Lady of Pompeii Parish on Thursday, June 10, almost two years after he started. The installation, which was delayed due to the pandemic, was led by Bishop Gerardo Colacicco, who was joined by four other bishops an…
The Dobbs Ferry Board of Trustees held a public hearing on June 8 as they consider enacting three proposed zoning changes the planning board recommended. The measure would necessitate revisions to the zoning code, its map, and relevant tables.
The Rev. Drew Paton’s last day as pastor of South Presbyterian Church, and last day as a minister, will be June 30. At the end of July, the 41-year-old, his wife, and their two children will set off for their new home in Berkeley, Calif., where Paton will pursue his first love — acting.
The Dobbs Ferry Affordable Housing Task Force held its first community forum on June 2, via Zoom, introducing its first four members (four more will be appointed), its mission, and its findings. The task force, in existence since the fall of 2019, has been guided by Pace Law School's Land Us…
Longtime Dobbs Ferry resident Robert Edward Miss, a retired executive and strategic management consultant, has always found time to write poetry. In his view, however, it’s poetry that finds him.
A new concept for the development of 19 Livingston Avenue, the .92-acre lot that has stood vacant since Rudy’s Beau Rivage, the 1850 mansion-turned-catering hall was torn down in 2012, was presented to the Dobbs Ferry Board of Trustees on May 25.
Dobbs Ferry High School valedictorian Julia Schwabe and salutatorian Abigail Ward have more in common than academic excellence. Both are also standout athletes who were recruited to play for college teams — Schwabe’s game is lacrosse, while Ward’s is soccer.
Dobbs Ferry resident Matthew V. Burke was charged with the attempted murder of a Dobbs Ferry police sergeant on the afternoon of Thursday, May 20.
One thousand seven hundred dollars was raised last week in honor of 11-year-old Jacob Moon of Dobbs Ferry, who suffers from Sanfilippo Syndrome, a degenerative disease referred to as “childhood alzheimer’s.” The proceeds will be donated to the Cure Sanfilippo Foundation. Of that total, $1,20…
The Village of Dobbs Ferry will consider applying for two Community Development Block Grants (CDBG) to finance two potential projects: a spray pad (or splash pad) to replace the children’s wading pool at Memorial Park and stormwater management improvements at Gould Park.
Dobbs Ferry resident John Bucci has lived with multiple sclerosis (MS) for 30 years, but the disease became seriously debilitating in recent months, after he suffered a fall and spent more than two months in an ICU. The 68-year-old now requires round-the-clock home healthcare aides.
Dobbs Ferry Conservation Advisory Board chair Sue Galloway plants winterberry at the Juhring Nature Preserve with the help of her 8-year-old son Danny and 6-year-old daughter Josey on Sunday, May 2. Galloway was also joined by Matthew Scott-Hansen, Graham Nalle, Alistair Nalle, Jason Baird, …
The Dobbs Ferry School Board approved an alternative veterans tax exemption during their meeting on April 20.
Despite the empty auditorium seats, Dobbs Ferry High School is presenting its Theatre Arts Showcase of three one-act plays — for virtual viewing.
To help the Village of Dobbs Ferry’s new Affordable Housing Task Force develop a plan, the Dobbs Ferry Board of Trustees approved a joint proposal, on April 13, by the Pace University Land Use Law Center and the Tarrytown-based Housing Action Council to assist the task force.
The board of managers of The Landing filed a $4 million lawsuit against the Village on March 22 for denying residents of the 103-unit townhouse development access to a beach along the Hudson River.
SPRING Community Partners needed a professional, and found that person within its own ranks. Robin Larkins, former co-chair of that Dobbs Ferry nonprofit, was appointed its executive director on Feb. 1, making her SPRING’s first and only paid staff member.
The Dobbs Ferry Board of Trustees held a special (virtual) meeting on March 26 to adopt the plan prepared by the Dobbs Ferry Police Reform and Reinvention Task Force. After discussion about minor amendments, the board passed the resolution, 6-0 (Trustee Christy Knell was absent).
Kenya Paterra, Springhurst’s FLES-Spanish teacher (Foreign Language in the Elementary School), and SPRING Community Partners in Dobbs Ferry are collaborating to introduce the practice of mindfulness and meditation to the children of parents whose first language is Spanish.
The Ardsley and Dobbs Ferry school districts have announced their proposed plans for reopening with full-time in-person instruction for the final 10 weeks of the 2020-2021 school year.
Donald Mack Bennett of New Rochelle was arrested last week for entering a building at The Masters School on Wednesday, Feb. 24. The 61-year-old also entered two administration buildings at Mercy College on that date, according to the Irvington Police Department, and attempted to enter Dobbs …
Hastings resident Johnny Machado, 28, was sentenced to one year in jail on March 4 for the hit-and-run death of 91-year-old Dobbs Ferry resident Rocco DePaolo on the evening Sept. 20, 2019. Machado was using his cellphone while driving northbound on Broadway (Route 9) in Dobbs Ferry, accordi…
The Embassy Community Center in Dobbs Ferry hosted the first coronavirus vaccination clinic in the Rivertowns on Saturday, March 6. The clinic was also the first event at the community center since it was renovated between June 2016 and December 2020.
At their Feb. 25 convention held via Zoom, the majority of the 18 district leaders comprising the Dobbs Ferry Democratic Committee approved their slate for the village election to be held Nov. 2.
The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation has honored the firm of Dobbs Ferry architect Steve Tilly with a 2020 State Historic Preservation Award for its restoration work on the Onderdonck-Tallman-Budke House in the Town of Clarkstown in Rockland County.