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Roughly one hundred masked marchers of all ages chanted and carried signs as they made their way from Dobbs Ferry High School to Gould Park last Saturday afternoon, as some bystanders smiled and occasional motorists honked horns in solidarity.

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At an Oct. 7 joint board meeting, architect Steve Tilly and Historic District Task Force chair Sonya Terjanian walked Dobb’s Ferry’s trustees, members of the planning, zoning, and architectural and historic review boards, and representatives of the building and public works departments throu…

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Peter Soboroff, a veterinarian and owner of New York Cat Hospital on Manhattan’s Upper West Side, will run a marathon all by himself on Halloween — and declare himself the winner. He’s starting early, and intends to be back home in Dobbs Ferry by dinner.

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Dog owners often face exorbitant veterinary bills, even with pet insurance. For those who are jobless, the financial burden can be overwhelming. Rebecca Axelrad of Dobbs Ferry, who’s been in that situation, is holding an online auction, “Buddy’s Healing Paws,” named for her new nonprofit org…

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Social media posts about T-shirts left outside the homes of families of color this week triggered a police department investigation, reports to the Westchester County Human Rights Commission, a fundraiser to counter the shirt’s message, and a protest planned for this weekend. 

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Suzanne Berger, chair of the Greenburgh Democratic Committee, is challenging 16-year incumbent Reginald Lafayette for the position of Westchester County Democratic Committee chair. Mount Kisco Democratic Chair Bill Serratore is also running. County Legislator Chris Johnson of Yonkers dropped…

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Texas gospel and blues musician Blind Willie Johnson died of pneumonia in 1945. Seventy-five years later, author Gary Golio is spreading the word about the enigmatic performer through his new children’s book, “Dark Was the Night,” illustrated by E.B. Lewis.

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The Dobbs Ferry School District’s fall reopening plan, posted on the district website, describes three potential instructional models and how reopening Springhurst Elementary, the middle school, and the high school would be handled. 

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Dobbs Ferry native Mary Caruso, president of the Friends of the Dobbs Ferry Library from 2005-2007, passed away from lung cancer on May 24, at age 67. Her death left a gap in the lives of neighbors who shared her enthusiasm for books, hobbies, and animal rescue.

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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.