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A revision to the Dobbs Ferry Village Code as of July 14 will enable more seniors and persons with disabilities who live in rent-controlled or rent-stabilized apartments to be eligible for a rent freeze, and their landlords to be eligible for a property-tax reimbursement.

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David “Scotty” Shevlin, the “Voice of Dobbs Ferry Football” at Gould Park and one of the most recognizable figures in the village, passed away on July 9 after suffering a stroke. He was 84, and lived in Yonkers before moving to Dobbs Ferry eight years ago.

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The postings on an Instagram account called “Black@Dobbs” paint a chilling picture about what life can be like for a person of color in a mostly white school district. The page, which had more than 60 posts as of July 8, is a place for current students and alumni to share anonymous stories a…

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The Rivertowns may be dotted with finely groomed lawns and ornate flower beds, but according to a group of local gardeners and environmentalists, many of these suburban plots offer nothing to sustain pollinators, like bees and butterflies. In fact, they can become harmful deserts for pollina…

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As New York school districts consider various scenarios for reopening this fall, Dobbs Ferry Schools Superintendent Lisa Brady led a parents’ meeting on June 29 to share current information informing such a decision.

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Village resident Kate Foster will join the Dobbs Ferry Public Library as its new children’s librarian on Monday, June 29. Previously the children’s librarian at Palisades Library in Rockland County, Foster  has the distinction of being a children’s book author herself.

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The June 9 Dobbs Ferry Village Board meeting included a continuation of its March 10 public hearing about the design for Cedar Commons, the proposed residential and retail building at 41-45 Cedar Street.

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When music teacher, choral director, and local legend George Swietlicki retired from his post at Springhurst Elementary School on June 10, the Covid-19 pandemic precluded a traditional celebration of his esteemed career.

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Childhood Play-Doh experiments helped Dobbs Ferry High School senior Erika Totoro, 18, win first place last month in the first 2020 Reel Girls Film Festival animation category. Her 2.5-minute claymation short, “Farm to Trash,” starring an apple and a farmer, was up against eight other offici…

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Peaceful protesters gathered at Waterfront Park last Thursday afternoon, June 4, in response to the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis on May 25, and to systemic racism around the nation.

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed an executive order last week initiating Phase I of his four-phase plan to open businesses in the Hudson Valley. The order permits retail stores to provide customers with curbside or in-store pickup service, and gives store owners the right to refuse entry to anyone n…

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Musician Lee Perry Gross of Dobbs Ferry has been a regular entertainer at nursing homes and other senior facilities in Westchester. The Fountains in Tuckahoe, The Osborn in Rye, and Rosary Hill Home in Thornwood are frequent stops on his performance circuit.

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Since school shut down in mid-March, Springhurst Elementary School Principal Julia Drake has been issuing a weekly “Challenge” to students, asking them, for example, to find math in nature and play “virtual catch” with a ball.

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The Dobbs Ferry Pavilion of St. John’s Riverside Hospital is back to conducting business as usual. As of May 1, the Pavilion is Covid-19 free and providing its usual care, apart from elective surgery.

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“Gentle” is the word most often used by family, friends, and neighbors to describe Bruce Platt, who passed away at the Westchester Medical Center in Valhalla on April 13, at age 73, of complications resulting from the Covid-19 coronavirus.

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While HudCo, the co-working space at 145 Palisade Street in Dobbs Ferry, remains shut during the Covid-19 crisis, its owners are helping the public meet the needs of front-line medical providers.

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The potential impact of the alternative veterans tax exemption will be the topic of a presentation by the Dobbs Ferry School District’s assistant superintendent for finance, facilities, and operations, Ron Clamser, at the March 24 meeting of the Dobbs Ferry School Board.

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A public hearing on the site plan for Cedar Commons, a mixed-use development proposed for 41-45 Cedar Street, will be held at the Dobbs Ferry Village Board meeting on Tuesday, March 10, at 6:30 p.m.