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Due to the weather, few outdoor events occur along the Hudson River during the winter. This season, that list is even shorter because of the pandemic.

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Again The Rivertowns Enterprise has proven to be a good place to alert the public to the need for funding for Hastings Helps the Hungry. Thanks to our many generous local patrons, there will be a hot meal available at the Yonkers YWCA for 160 people once a month all year long. We can do it f…

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Though the temperature was in the 30s, more than a dozen volunteers spent two hours removing invasive vegetation from Hillside Woods in Hastings on the afternoon of Sunday, Jan. 10. 

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This year, I am running for re-election as Westchester County legislator for the 12th Legislative District. We have accomplished much during my tenure on the board of legislators. This past year, I also have taken on new responsibilities as majority leader of the largest Democratic caucus in…

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Further to my letter in last week's Rivertowns Enterprise, this letter updates the procedure for the annual caucus of the Hastings-on-Hudson Democratic Committee scheduled for Thursday, Jan. 21, starting at 7 p.m. Pursuant to Executive Order 202.89 issued by Governor Cuomo on Jan. 7, the cau…

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Our life seems to have so changed, but many things remain the same, including the need for blood products. Even during these days of Covid, with all our attention on the pandemic, we need people willing and able to donate blood to please give. There are still medical emergencies, as well as …

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On behalf of the Sons of the American Legion Squadron 1195, based at the Admiral Farragut American Legion Post 1195, I want to thank everyone who participated in our first-ever raffle. The drawing was held on Jan. 1, 2021, at the Legion Hall on Farragut Avenue, and streamed live on our Faceb…

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The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) kicked off its annual tree and shrub seedling sale this past Tuesday, Jan. 5. The sale continues until May 12.

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Several days after the big snowstorm in December, I walked from my family home on Ashford Avenue in Dobbs Ferry to Chauncey Square. On this 15-minute walk, I was shunted from the sidewalk into the middle of speeding traffic several times by unshoveled sidewalks. It’s been this way every time…

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The Hastings-on-Hudson Democratic Committee will host its annual caucus on Thursday, Jan. 21, starting at 7 p.m. pursuant to applicable NYS election law. The purpose of the caucus is to select our party’s candidates for village office. This year, we will be selecting one mayoral and two vill…

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On the evening of Sunday, Dec. 13, as the first Covid-19 vaccines were shipped across the country, Christians and Jews gathered to celebrate the holiday season in Dobbs Ferry.

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In 2016, the shipping industry proposed 10 new anchorage areas on the Hudson River between Yonkers and Kingston, with berths for 43 vessels, including 16 vessels between Yonkers and Dobbs Ferry. Of the 43 berths, 42 were identified as “long term,” which was not defined.

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The apples of Washington Irving, Thomas Jefferson, Sir Isaac Newton, and Henry David Thoreau all grow outside the O’Hara Nature Center in Irvington.

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During the past 29 years, volunteers (including myself) have been part of a neighbor-helping-neighbor program called the Snow Angels. Volunteers have shoveled snow from driveways of senior citizens and disabled residents — helping the recipients feel safe and comfortable after a snowstorm. S…

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In the Town of Cortlandt, at Oscawana Park, George Jackman used the name Jamawissa Creek to refer to Furnace Brook on the morning of Tuesday, Nov. 10. 

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On behalf of all Ardsley veterans, I want to give a special shoutout and express deep appreciation to the Ardsley Girl Scouts for having honored us again this year in spite of the challenges. Because of the pandemic, I was not expecting the Girl Scouts to make their appearances at my door on…

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So many people are hungry during this pandemic time. Hastings Helps the Hungry continues to respond to hunger by providing a hot meal once a month for the Yonkers YWCA, which feeds 160 people daily. In order to provide a healthy chicken dinner with vegetables, a green salad, and two hand fru…

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On the morning of Sunday, Nov. 1 — two days before the election — supporters of President Donald Trump gathered outside the office building at 660 White Plains Road in Tarrytown. Flags and signs were plentiful. Masks were not.

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This letter is based on “A Tale of Two Cities” by Charles Dickens, which is a story concerned with privilege and inequality. The Village of Irvington has two riverfront parks. The first is Matthiessen Park, which is now undergoing major renovations that will make it more inviting and, with o…

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We are writing to address the letter of Gabrielle and Rich Lesser (Enterprise, Oct. 16), which argues that construction of the Hillside addition should go ahead next month as originally planned. While we appreciate the value of a robust discussion on the merits of the project, the Lessers’ l…