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The Clocktower Players, one of the resident theater companies of the Irvington Theater, has reinvented itself in various ways during the pandemic, using the internet to deliver programming while the theater remains off limits. 

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“Above all, our production of ‘Twelfth Night’ is about joy, a celebration of coming back together again,” said Irene Lazaridis, executive director of the Irvington Shakespeare Company (ISC) and co-producer and director of the production. “‘Twelfth Night’ is also a fitting story to fulfill IS…

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Irvington is considering opting out of a New York State law passed on March 31 that legalized the commercial sale of marijuana. Municipalities have until Dec. 31 to pass an opt-out resolution. If they don’t, cannabis products can be sold at state-licensed dispensaries or sold and consumed at…

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Outfits in the shape of a refrigerator, a bottle cap, a peanut butter jar, and more were among the attractions as the international fashion industry shined a spotlight on North Broadway on Saturday, July 10.

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Like other theater companies who usually perform at the Irvington Theater, River’s Edge tried to maintain momentum during the pandemic by producing virtual offerings. But the company’s founders, Meghan and David Covington of Ardsley, dreamed of again mounting a play for a live audience.

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Vinnie Bagwell is a storyteller whose medium is sculpture and whose story is New York’s legacy of slavery. A page from that chronicle, in the form of a bronze bas-relief, will be installed between the Main Street School and Town Hall. Bagwell’s rendering of the sculpture was unveiled at Irvi…

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In March of 2020 Meg Lindsay’s exhibit of paintings had just opened in the Irvington Library’s Martucci Gallery when the pandemic shut everything down. She was allowed to retrieve her canvases and then, like every other artist who thrives on exhibiting their work, she waited.

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Irvington’s schools are buzzing with activity this summer as contractors pick up the pace on a slew of bond-financed building projects that were stalled by the pandemic. At the same time, the district’s own staff is engaged in routine summer maintenance at all the schools, touching up the pa…

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When members of the Irvington school community pass by the dressing room at the Campus Theater, they’ll be reminded of longtime guidance counselor Claudia Rodriguez, who died on April 3, 2020 due to complications from Covid-19, a month after she had retired at age 56.

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Spring 2021 was a busy recruiting season for the Irvington School District, which hired a new assistant superintendent, director of pupil personnel services, and high school assistant principal, all of whom will start this summer.

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A dozen years ago, serial entrepreneur Paul Lightfoot was on the lookout for the next big thing. Today, he leads a crusade to fix what’s broken about the fresh produce industry, using the Irvington-based company he founded in 2010, BrightFarms, as the catalyst. 

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To celebrate Pride Month, the Irvington Theater will offer “One Thing I Want You to Know” for streaming on demand from June 23 through June 25. The program features LGBTQIA+ artists and advocates who share messages of hope, calls to action, and personal stories of love triumphing over fear. 

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Irvington resident David Imamura is chairing the New York State Independent Redistricting Commission, a body whose work affects every resident’s representation in government. The commission is charged with redrawing Congressional district lines — where necessary — in accordance with the most…

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The Irvington Board of Trustees ended almost two years of controversy on June 7, when they voted unanimously to create a new multifamily/office (MFO) zoning district for part of North Broadway (Route 9). The measure increases the allowable population density on those properties, with incenti…

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Irvington’s second annual Juneteenth celebration rally will be Saturday, June 19, at the Main Street School parking lot, from 2 to 5 p.m. The holiday, which commemorates the freeing of the last slaves during the Civil War, has also become an occasion to honor the cultural contributions of th…

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Following 15 months of virtual programming, the Irvington Theater will host outdoor events during the first summer season in its 119-year history. The season starts with “Sunset Cinema,” a series of three music films to be screened on the lawn behind Main Street School, 101 Main St.

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Five members of Irvington Boy Scout Troop 55 — Richard Ackerman, Cameron Asadi, Walter Fried, Ben Talty, and Max Van Osdol — were raised to the rank of Eagle Scout during a ceremony at Irvington High School on Saturday, May 22. 

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Though uncontested, the election for the Irvington School Board will result in a new addition on Tuesday, May 18. Incumbent trustee Beth Propper, a member of the board since 2018, is running for a second term and Susan Brunenavs is running for her first term. Brunenays will replace Michael H…

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Anne Jaffe Holmes of Irvington, the program manager at the Federated Conservationists of Westchester (FCOW), was honored by the WESPAC Foundation at its annual awards ceremony, held virtually on May 13. 

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Irvington High School senior Ariela Simbana is raising funds to treat a disease that struck her father with brute force two years ago. That’s when Carlos Simbana, 50, was diagnosed with gastric cancer, which he was told was inoperable. 

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The Irvington Historical Society hosted a tribute to beloved coach and teacher Peter Oley on Sunday, April 25. The retrospective, held as a Zoom webinar, attracted close to 170 participants who logged in from all over the world, sharing reminiscences and anecdotes about Oley, who died 12 yea…

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Homophones — words that sound exactly alike, but are spelled differently, have different meanings, and generally elude software’s watchful eye — are tricksters. They sneak into the work of unsuspecting writers, and often slip past editors, only to confuse, or even alienate, readers.

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When Nuyorican playwright Migdalia Cruz of Irvington was recruited by the Oregon Shakespeare Festival in 2015 to write modern translations of Shakespeare's “Macbeth” and “Richard III” for its Play On! Shakespeare Project, she jumped at the chance to make the Bard's work more accessible to pr…

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Toby Lowenbraun is a typical, active 7-year-old. He was bouncing from chair to sofa in his family room last week, as his mom video-chatted with the Enterprise. It’s hard to imagine that this is the same Toby who, less than a year ago, was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease. 

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“Stories of Cyrus W. Field, Amzi L. Barber, and the Creation of Ardsley Park,” a webinar on March 28, detailed how the prestigious Rivertowns enclave came to be, focusing on the riveting stories of the two men — both representing American entrepreneurship but with different outcomes — most r…

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The Village of Irvington is finalizing the report of its Police Policy Review Committee, leading up to the April 1 deadline for all local governments in New York State to study their police operations and make suggestions for improvement. 

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With almost all staff now vaccinated against Covid-19, the Irvington School District is stepping up its timetable for the return to full in-person attendance, with all students expected to be back by April 12 instead of the previous target date of April 30. 

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Stories about heroism resonate even more profoundly when the hero seeks no reward. That’s a lesson to be learned from Peter Sis’s latest book, “Nicky & Vera: A Quiet Hero of the Holocaust and the Children He Rescued,” published in January by Norton Young Readers. It tells the stories of …

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It takes more than a pandemic to stop the Irvington Theater from serving up original entertainment. Even deprived of an actual stage for an entire year, IT has been seeking out new material, with offerings such as the Arts Incubator Film Series that premiered on YouTube in July 2020.

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Seeing the brighter side during a pandemic may seem hard. That’s where 13-year-old Emily Buchsbaum comes in. The Irvington eighth-grader took a look back and self-published a book that she hopes will help others appreciate some of the good that she found in the past year. Her “20 Positives o…

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Like other millennials, Frank Pignatelli is savvy about technology, social media, and contemporary issues, such as the role of the police in community life. What sets him apart from his peers, is that last week the 34-year-old was sworn in as Irvington’s new police chief.