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During the Village of Dobbs Ferry’s second community forum on cannabis retail licensing, held at village hall and on Zoom on Oct. 6, about 60 speakers weighed in on whether to allow state-licensed cannabis dispensaries and whether to permit on-site consumption. The Village must decide by the…

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The Dobbs Ferry High School football team’s homecoming game was well attended on Saturday, Oct. 2, at Gould Park because of the absence of one man — the team’s irrepressible announcer of 47 years, David “Scotty” Shevlin.

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“We wanted to tell Tony’s story, not as a bio, but more as a portrait of a physician, scientist, and public servant whose character was forged in the HIV/AIDS epidemic and tested during the Covid-19 pandemic,” said Ali Moss of Dobbs Ferry, a co-producer of the documentary “Fauci.”

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The Dobbs Ferry Board of Trustees announced during their Sept. 24 meeting that the Village of Dobbs Ferry will contribute $10,000 per month to the Dobbs Ferry Volunteer Ambulance Corps (DFVAC) toward its payroll and expenses, starting with retroactive payments for July 1 until the present. N…

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For all their many virtues, public libraries aren’t where people typically turn for a laugh. That said, the “Stand Up Comedy Showcase” at Waterfront Park this Saturday, Sept. 18, is billed as a presentation of the Dobbs Ferry Public Library.

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During the Aug. 10 meeting of the Dobbs Ferry Board of Trustees, Trustee Michael Patino, liaison to the Conservation Advisory Board, cited the practical importance of trees, which act as windbreaks, conserve energy through temperature moderation, reduce soil erosion and flooding, and improve…

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On the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, 54-year-old Neil Sweeting, one of three former FDNY members from Dobbs Ferry, will deliver remarks during a 10 a.m. service at Waterfront Park, representing those who returned from their treacherous jobs, and those who did not.

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Maryellen Laino lost her then husband, Tim Stout, when the North Tower of the World Trade Center collapsed on Sept. 11, 2001. Stout, 42, was among financial services giant Cantor Fitzgerald’s nearly 700 employees at the site, all of whom perished. 

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“I really wrote this for people who want to cut back on eating meat but don’t know where to start,” Jenny Rosenstrach of Dobbs Ferry said, referring to “The Weekday Vegetarians.” Her newest cookbook, which features 100 recipes, was published in hardcover by Clarkson Potter on Aug. 31 and is …

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During their meeting on Aug. 10, the Dobbs Ferry Village Board unanimously approved submission of a grant application to access $115,000 in funding that the Village earned through its energy-saving “high-impact actions.”

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The Friends of Waterfront Park planted a Pollinator Pathway garden at the park’s southern end, known as Willow Point. Dubbed “Friends Meadow,” the garden is part of the regional Pollinator Pathway initiative providing rest stops for birds, butterflies, bees, and moths seeking food and shelte…

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Parks & Trails New York has awarded a $24,875 grant to the Friends of the Old Croton Aqueduct (FOCA) to expand its community outreach to underserved and diverse communities. “The focus of the outreach will be Yonkers, the most populous and diverse community through which the Aqueduct pas…

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Memorial Park hummed with excitement during the 11th annual Legends Day on Saturday, July 31. The fundraiser honored the late John Kelly of Irvington, who suffered from obsessive-compulsive disorder and died by suicide in 2011, at age 24.

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The Dobbs Ferry Board of Trustees voted unanimously on July 13 to authorize Interim Village Manager Richard Leins to seek, through the New York State Consolidated Funding Application, a $75,000 grant to update the village’s 2010 Comprehensive Plan.

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In honor of her 29 years of community service, two days were set aside to celebrate Vikki Jones. June 20 was proclaimed Vikki Jones Day in the Village of Dobbs Ferry, while July 6 was Vikki Jones Day in Westchester County.

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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…

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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.

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The Town of Greenburgh has awarded the contract for historic preservation design services for the Odell House Rochambeau Headquarters to architect Stephen Tilly of Dobbs Ferry, whose firm will be paid $146,450. 

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On June 22, the Dobbs Ferry Board of Trustees unanimously authorized Community Development Block Grants applications for the installation of a spray pad at Memorial Park, on Palisade Street, and a staircase at Gould Park, on Ashford Avenue. 

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What was it like to be a teenager in 2020? That was the question the Dobbs Ferry Historical Society posed for its annual student contest, which this year was entitled “Pandemic Time Capsule.” 

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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.

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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. 

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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.

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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…

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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. 

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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. 

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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…

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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.

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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.

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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…

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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. 

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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. 

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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, …