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Ardsley High School rising senior Saakshi Philip is leading a local “Her Drive,” collecting feminine hygiene products and other necessities to donate to two facilities supporting women in need.

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Ardsley High School rising senior Alexandra Cuttler, a Tourette Youth Ambassador, gave a presentation about the much-misunderstood neurodevelopmental disorder to the Greenburgh Town Board on June 23. 

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The state Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) is inviting public comment on a proposal to remediate contamination on the 6.25-acre former Akzo Nobel site at 1 Lawrence Street, in the Ardsley School District area of the Town of Greenburgh. Comments are being accepted through Aug. 6. 

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The rainbow banner at the intersection of Ashford Avenue and Saw Mill River Road (Route 9A), and rainbow flags on utility poles along Ashford, reflect the Village of Ardsley’s celebration of LGBTQ Pride Month — in particular, its own Pride Day on Saturday, June 26.

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Though the coronavirus pandemic forced much of its outdoor activity indoors last year, Ardsley’s Conservation and Environmental Advisory Committee (CEAC) was able to provide a solid account of its accomplishments and future plans at the Ardsley Board of Trustees meeting on June 21.

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John “Big J” Smith of the Harlem Wizards leads fourth graders Santo Fiordimalva, Asher Williams, and Sasha Kotti in an activity after the ribbon-cutting for a new basketball hoop at Concord Road Elementary School on June 10. Two years ago, Kotti wrote a letter requesting the hoop, and had cl…

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In April, Ardsley High School junior Lucas Vaidean, who’s been hard of hearing since age 7, placed second in “The Next Big Idea: High School,” a national competition for deaf or hard-of-hearing students in grades 9-12. 

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Ardsley held its first public hearing, on June 7 via Zoom, on the question of whether to opt out of allowing cannabis retail dispensaries to open in the village. According to Village Manager Meredith Robson, 44 people attended the hearing.

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“Serene Spring – An Evening of Chamber Music” is the name of the Solace Trio’s program of works chosen to acknowledge the lows of the past year and to celebrate where we are now. The concert will take place on Friday, June 11, at 7:30 p.m. at St. Barnabas Episcopal Church in Ardsley and is c…

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The United Nations Association of the United States of America (UNA-USA) has recognized Ardsley High School junior Alex Wang with a 2020-2021 Ambassador Award, which honorsyoung people who perform 100 or more hours of community service.

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On May 17, the Ardsley Village Board authorized the issuance of $2,642,971 in bonds toward the reconstruction of roads, installation of new sidewalks and curbs, and related improvements. The projects will also be financed by $195,597 from the operating budget. 

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Vikas Agrawal was elected to the Ardsley Board of Education on May 18. Agrawal received 485 votes, followed by incumbent Matthew Bonney with 337 and Alex Archer with 241. Agrawal works as a neurologist affiliated with St. John’s Riverside Hospital in Yonkers, and serves as a board member of …

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The Ardsley Board of Trustees will hold a public hearing on Monday, June 7, to discuss the merits of opting out of allowing the licensing and establishing of retail cannabis dispensaries within the village. The hearing will be on Zoom beginning at 8 p.m.

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In celebration of Earth Month, the Ardsley Conservation and Environment Advisory Committee (CEAC) and the Village of Ardsley held a series of events in April that will culminate with the Ardsley Pollinator Pathway Garden Tour this Saturday, May 15.

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Girl Scout Troop #2579 in Ardsley is doing its part to save bees, butterflies, and other pollinators vital to human and animal life by planting a pollinator garden outside the Ardsley Public Library.

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Ardsley is afflicted with the same traffic woes as the other Rivertowns — speeding and distracted driving, and motorists who ignore stop signs, red lights, crosswalks, and other calming devices — but unlike Hastings, Dobbs Ferry, and Irvington, Ardsley hasn’t mounted a campaign to address th…

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Incumbent Matthew Bonney and two new candidates — Alex Archer and Vikas Agrawal — are vying for a single seat on the five-member Ardsley Board of Education. Bonney, the current board president, is seeking a third term. The election, and the school budget vote, will be May 18. The term will r…

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The Ardsley High School branch of the National Art Honors Society (NAHS) has embarked on a much broader mission than “art for art’s sake.” Led by sophomore Tess Korten, “Awaken Ardsley” is providing an antidote to the Covid-19 blues by brightening up the windows of local businesses.

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Rats on steroids might sound like a horror meme, but for Ardsley High School junior Anisha Kumar those lab specimens are a ticket to the international Genius Olympiad. 

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Joseph O’Campo-Petras of Ardsley received the Going Green Award for his volunteer work with the Westchester Parks Foundation’s Green Squad. He was honored at the Volunteer New York! 2021 Volunteer Spirit Awards virtual breakfast on April 9.

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For an online panel discussion about “Combating Hate Against the Asian American Community,” which was held March 30, the Westchester County Human Rights Commission invited five adults to participate, including a criminal defense attorney and a professor of sociology.

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Elizabeth Chun and Joyce Lu of Ardsley High School took top honors at the 2021 Regeneron-sponsored Westchester Science & Engineering Fair (WESEF) in March, qualifying them as finalists for Regeneron’s International Science & Engineering Fair (ISEF) next month.

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The Westchester County Youth Bureau and Board proclaimed Stephanie Marquesano of Ardsley a 2021 “Shero” of positive youth development on March 23, citing her work as founder and president of the harris project. This is the third year the awards have been given.

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“Letters I‘ll Never Send” doesn’t refer to secret missives hidden away in a dresser drawer; it’s the title of Nicole Zelniker’s recently released first novel (Atmosphere Press, Austin, Texas).

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The past year of living with coronavirus restrictions, and the upsurge in hate crimes, changed the focus of the annual Wellness Week at Ardsley High School. “Embracing Diversity,” was the theme of the high school’s Wellness Week, March 15-23.

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The Ardsley Pollinator Pathway Project, part of the “Ardsley CAN by 2030!” initiative, wants to teach the community about the birds and the bees — and the butterflies, moths, hummingbirds, and other pollinators that are disappearing.

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The Village of Ardsley will present the draft of its New York State Policing Reform and Reinvention Collaborative plan at a public hearing during the March 1 village board meeting. A second hearing is scheduled for March 15.

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Schools Superintendent Ryan Schoenfeld and high school junior Max Kellezi hang a handmade dragon outside La Cantena, 871 Saw Mill River Road, on Sunday, Feb. 21. The restaurant was one of the last stops for two dragons used to decorate different businesses each day, starting Feb. 14, in cele…

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Homeowners interested in saving the planet, and money, received tips during a Zoom presentation on Feb. 11 entitled “Ardsley CAN by 2030! Reduce Your Home’s Carbon Footprint.”

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Ardsley High School juniors Daniella Apostle and Francesca Syku are representing their school in a seven-week fundraising campaign run by the Connecticut-Hudson Valley Region of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS). 

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To help local businesses affected by the Covid-19 pandemic, civic-minded siblings Isabelle and Max Kellezi, both students at Ardsley High School, have launched an independent student-run volunteer organization called Locally Stronger.

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Ardsley CAN by 2030!, a carbon reduction and sustainability initiative launched two months ago by the village Conservation and Environment Advisory Committee (CEAC), is offering its second Zoom session, “How to Reduce Your Home’s Carbon Footprint,” on Feb. 11 and 24, both from 7-8:15 p.m.