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Kenneth Nanus and Darryl Strutton want to change the status quo on the Hastings Village Board. For that reason, the running mates will oppose incumbents Georgia Lopez and Morgen Fleisig at the Hastings Democratic Caucus on Jan. 23. The winners of the caucus will be the Democratic nominees in…

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The first phase of Hastings’ downtown sidewalk rehabilitation plan is slated to begin this spring with the west side of Warburton Avenue, from Spring Street to Main Street, and the south side of Main Street, from Warburton to across from the Boulanger Plaza lot. 

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For the third time since 2018, the Hastings-based nonprofit Family-to-Family collected 200 gifts for 100 seniors at the Andrus on Hudson nursing home. One hundred and seventy-five donors, including members of Brownie Troop 2942, purchased the gifts from a wish list provided by Andrus. In add…

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For the first 17 years of her life, Avery Erwin-McGuire, a 30-year-old native of Hastings, thought of plants as nothing more than “green blobs.” But on Dec. 12, she referred to plants and animals as if they were old friends while leading 16 people on a walk at the Burke Estate. 

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Thanks to the generosity of its shoppers, this holiday season the Hastings Farmers’ Market delivered $1,300 worth of fresh food to the Hastings Food Pantry. During 2021, the market collected more than $4,000 in donations that were used to purchase food for pantry families and to provide them…

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Viewers looking for a film that offers the typical rom-com tropes will find that David Beinstein’s “Are You Happy Now,” released on digital platforms Dec. 7, is not that feel-good film.

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In response to concerns that gas-powered leaf blowers are unhealthy for people and the planet, Hastings is moving toward a ban on the machines. But achieving that goal is likely to take time, with challenges expected from the landscaping industry.

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While other school boards face parents denouncing diversity, equity and inclusion programs, all seemed copacetic at the Hastings Board of Education meeting on Dec. 6, when the trustees reviewed details of the district’s diversity plan. 

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Hearing live choral music during the holiday season was a pleasure denied during the Covid pandemic, but it is now coming back to selected venues. In the Rivertowns, this Saturday, Dec. 11, marks the return of live performance for the Angelica Women’s Chamber Choir, the artists-in-residence …

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Twenty-eight vibrant, detailed pastels on paper and oils on canvas by Hastings resident Linda Friedlander make for an uplifting solo exhibition at The Donald Gallery at South Presbyterian Church in Dobbs Ferry. “Paintings and Pastels: Reflections from the Inside Out” opened Nov. 7 and will b…

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The Hastings Village Board voted on Dec. 7 to approve the proposal of Mott MacDonald, a White Plains-based engineering firm, to direct the relocation of the water tower from the BP/ARCO property to another location on the waterfront. Mott MacDonald will collaborate with village officials and…

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With its production of “Matilda the Musical,” the Broadway Training Center of Westchester can proclaim that it will be live, in person, on stage for three performances, Dec. 3-5, at Hastings High School. This is the first live presentation for BTC, which is based in Hastings, since the Covid…

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For three evenings this month, The Observatory Shop, a knitting and gift boutique on Main Street, kept its door open late as 10 Hastings High School students gathered around tables with yarn and knitting needles. They were learners in the Knit for a Neighbor program, with the goal of making …

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Music by Arnold Schoenberg and Richard Strauss has been selected to celebrate the return of RiverArts’ Chamber Music Concert Series on Sunday, Nov. 21, from 1-3 p.m. in the gallery at the Newington-Cropsey Foundation in Hastings. This will be RiverArts’ first chamber music concert since the …

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The Hastings Village Board took a step toward alleviating traffic problems in the residential southern corridor on Nov. 2, when they voted to ban left turns from High Street onto James, Hudson, and Warren streets on weekdays between 7 and 9 a.m.

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The River’s Edge Theatre Company presented “Riverside Haunts” on Oct. 28-29 at The Good Witch Coffee Bar in Hastings. Meghan Covington of Ardsley, the artistic director of River’s Edge, wrote and directed the production, which featured five performances based on local lore. 

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More than 80 people signed into the Hastings Village Board meeting on Zoom on Tuesday, Nov. 2. Two anti-cannabis presenters were on the agenda, and after they spoke, residents opposed to permitting cannabis businesses in the village made their feelings known in a public comment period that w…

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An assortment of feedback punctuated a public forum the Village of Hastings held on Zoom on Oct. 14 to gauge public reaction to the latest version of Westchester County’s plan to repave Farragut Avenue, a county-owned road. The plan was revised after objections were raised during an online f…

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The Headless Horseman was far from the only curious character to call the Rivertowns home. In “Riverside Haunts,” a storytelling performance blending local history and creative license, the River’s Edge Theatre Company introduces five lesser-known tales set in the Rivertowns. The show, which…

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Westchester County responded to Hastings resident’s concerns about the first draft of a repaving plan for Farragut Avenue, a county-owned road. The original set of blueprints, released in August, was critiqued at a public forum on Sept. 13, with some residents questioning the safety of new t…

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Hastings residents, dignitaries, and a costumed fife and drum trio turned out at Wagner Plaza on Sept. 30 to celebrate the dedication of “Revolutionary Walk,” where six interpretive panels tell the story of the Battle of Edgar’s Lane. Near that site, on Sept. 30, 1778, Continental soldiers h…

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It’s been four years since the Village of Hastings began studying traffic on James and High streets in an effort to determine the reason so many cars use that southern corridor. Last month, Sam Schwartz Consulting, the Village’s traffic engineers, submitted the results of a new survey to mea…

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The pandemic spurred a surge of new podcasts, but one of them in particular is a must-listen for Hastings residents. It’s called “Yesteryear: Stories From Home,” and its content is based on real first-person accounts of village life in the “olden days.”

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Lower Warburton Avenue, between Washington Avenue and Nodine Street, is a close-knit neighborhood, both socially and physically. Many structures are a century old or more, built on postage-stamp-sized lots before zoning dictated the dimensions of structures and yards. When owners have wanted…

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Westchester County’s plan to repave Farragut Avenue and add bike lanes is raising the ire of neighborhood residents, many of whom fear that the planned changes in lane design, parking, and traffic island placement will negatively impact safety and  quality of life

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The Hastings Parks & Recreation Commission voted on Sept. 9 to recommend the Burke Estate as the location for a skatepark, an amenity that has been under discussion for three years. The proposal must be approved by the village board to proceed to the design and construction stages.

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The Broadway Training Center’s fall ensemble program will present a full-scale production of “Matilda” at Hastings High School on Friday, Dec. 3 at 7 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 4 at 7 p.m., and Sunday, Dec. 5, at 3 p.m. The musical is based on the novel by Roald Dahl with a book by Dennis Kelly an…

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For Hastings Mayor Niki Armacost, the Afghan people are more than anonymous faces in news reports. Beginning in childhood and then over the course of her career, Armacost traveled to Afghanistan multiple times and established lasting relationships there. For that reason, she is among the ele…

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Last month’s press release from Westchester County District Attorney Miriam Rocah’s Cold Case Bureau was accompanied by a picture of a middle-aged man with dark hair and a moustache. He seemed to be looking right into the camera. But the picture wasn’t a photo — it was a reconstruction calle…

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The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) issued a Certificate of Completion on June 28 for the removal of contaminated soil on the 6-acre Uhlich Color portion of the former Tappan Terminal on the Hastings waterfront. The certificate is official proof that the site, j…

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“I am immensely happy to have the opportunity to serve a congregation that I love and that has been so supportive of me and my wife, Sarita,” the Rev. Arlin Roy said about his appointment as the new minister of the First Unitarian Society of Westchester in Hastings.