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Fifth graders recite the Pledge of Allegiance at the start of Immigration Day on Tuesday, June 9, at the Main Street School in Irvington. The school’s auditorium was transformed into a simulation of Ellis Island. The students pretended to be immigrants while parents and teachers played inspectors.

5+3+8 = a crossroads of faiths in Hastings

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October 17, 2014

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Facing the dark, poet’s metaphors flourish

By Carter Smith

DOBBS FERRY — One of the last movies that John Evans saw — literally — was “The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King,” the third and final installment of director Peter Jackson’s trilogy based on the beloved J.R.R. Tolkien books.

In 2001, Evans was diagnosed with optic nerve atrophy, then attributed to a genetic disorder. “I was in my elementary school, on the floor rolling a pair of dice,” he remembered, “and I went from seeing the die in perfect clarity and then, in an instant, the world turned into something that can only be called ‘fuzzy.’”

Evans, now 21, is able to see only shades of light and shadow, with people appearing as impressions of darkness. He can sense, as he put it, “there’s light coming through the window, and a doorway generally over there.”

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“Keeping the Faith” is a photo series about Our Lady of Pompeii in Dobbs Ferry, as the Archdiocese of New York considers the future of the 90-year-old church on Palisade Street. View Photos >

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