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Irvington resident Chet Kerr, a retired attorney, has entertained and informed the public with talks on two subjects he’s passionate about: pollinator-friendly gardening and Irvington history. 

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Twenty years ago, Irvington resident Genevieve Piturro changed the course of her life by starting Pajama Program, a national nonprofit organization that benefits children. She tells this story, and much more about herself, in “Purpose, Passion and Pajamas — How to Transform Your Life, Embrac…

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Amid continuing protests about systemic racism in the U.S., a social media trend is playing out in American towns near and far: Instagram pages that start with the words “Black at” followed by a location or school name. On each of these pages, Black students and other people of color (POC) p…

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While statues and memorials associated with slavery and colonialism are being toppled all over the country, the Irvington Village Board is considering how to honor two groups: the enslaved African who worked on Irvington’s farms and estates until the 1800s, and the founding families of the village.

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Clocktower Players, the resident theater company of the Irvington Theater, can’t stage productions in their historic auditorium anytime soon. But the pandemic isn’t stopping them from engaging the community, such as via online acting classes, dance and vocal lessons, and improvisation worksh…

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After teaching Spanish in Irvington for 22 years, Angela Druzic decided to retire this spring. With schools closed because of the coronavirus, it was a bittersweet culmination to a teaching career that spanned a total of 38 years.

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When leaders of the Irvington Historical Society witnessed the onrush of the Covid-19 pandemic in Westchester County in March, they knew an extraordinary era was unfolding. In short order it became the nonprofit’s mission to gather Irvington’s pandemic stories and preserve them for posterity.

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School district residents will see the names of three candidates on the ballot — incumbents Brian Friedman and Maura Gedid, and newcomer Jayne Wissner — when they vote to fill the three open seats on the school board.

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After the Irvington Theater shut down in mid-March amid the coronavirus pandemic, a rash of cancellations and postponements followed. Two months later, the century-old auditorium on the third floor of town hall remains shuttered. But Greg Allen, the manager of the theater, has spent the past…

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Construction began last week on 900 feet of new sidewalk along Station Road, from Woodbine Road to the Aqueduct tunnel. Work is also being done to improve safe passage for pedestrians walking through the tunnel.

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Staying home during the coronavirus pandemic is hard enough for families that have been self-quarantining for weeks. It’s even more difficult for the staff at group homes for the developmentally disabled, such as the 16 run by Irvington-based Abbott House.

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Public education in Irvington went live on April 20, as faculty and students adapted to the school district’s first day of “synchronous learning,” a live-streaming format that provided a virtual approximation of the classroom environment.

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Dressed in her mother’s hat and coat, which made her resemble Queen Elizabeth II, Joan Lobdell greeted dozens of neighbors who gathered at a safe distance outside her home to wish her a happy birthday on Thursday, April 16.

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Getting food to the homebound during the Covid-19 pandemic doesn’t always mean using a commercial delivery service. In Irvington, a group of students is spending part of their furlough from school as personal shoppers for senior citizens and people with health conditions.

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With families on edge about the spread of the Covid-19 coronavirus, it can be hard to relieve stress without leaving home. To help people cope, Irvington resident and yoga instructor Jennifer Monness has turned to the internet.

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Before the Covid-19 pandemic, Jon Riss, director of music at the Irvington Presbyterian Church, would use the church’s German-made pipe organ to fill the sanctuary with heavenly tones on Sundays. These days, the sanctuary is empty of worshippers, and its homebound congregation has been heari…

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In recent weeks, while other houses of worship shifted to online services in response to the Covid-19 pandemic, the priests at Immaculate Conception Church in Irvington figured out a way to bring parishioners together while keeping them apart.

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Roald Dahl’s imaginative and spellbinding tale of a little girl named Matildais coming to life in the Rivertowns. Irvington Theater’s resident theater company, the Clocktower Players, will present the Tony Award-winning musical from March 14-22.

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With her second book of poems published in January, and her “Mostly New” exhibit of paintings on view at the Irvington Public Library through March 30, Meg Lindsay is a versatile exponent of self-expression.

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When the cast, orchestra, and crew of “Oliver!” convened for rehearsal in the Irvington High School Theater on Monday evening, March 2, they were in an upbeat mood. Earlier that day, they had performed a preview for students at Dows Lane Elementary, and the young audience was enthusiastic. T…

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Two Bronx residents were arrested after a 97-year-old Irvington resident was scammed out of $9,000 on Feb. 26. The defendants — 25-year-old Genesis Cedeno and 29-year-old Bryant Pena — were apprehended outside the victim’s home. Cedeno attempted to retrieve an additional $12,000 from the vic…