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Last June, there was no senior walk at Springhurst Elementary School in Dobbs Ferry, during which soon-to-be high school graduates in their caps and gowns parade through hallways lined with kindergarten through fifth graders. Due to the pandemic, all school buildings were closed.

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In his exit interview with the Enterprise, Doug Berry expressed a sentiment being echoed more and more — that the pandemic made people take stock of their situations.

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During a RiverArts Music Tour performance on June 5, word spread about a one-bedroom apartment available in Dobbs Ferry, inside a well-preserved owner-occupied 19th-century home with off-street parking. The rent — $1,800 a month — was on par with similar apartments in the Dobbs Ferry, Hastin…

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Last week, in this column, a spotlight was cast on the return of in-person arts events, especially community theater. Not mentioned were the three high schools that also staged productions this spring.

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The title of the song was “Impossible.” So were the circumstances under which students recorded that song in the backyard of the Broadway Training Center in Hastings on Saturday, May 22.

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Yellow hardhats hung from the chain link fence around the ball field at Lents Cove Park in the Village of Buchanan on the afternoon of Friday, April 30. The hardhats symbolized the jobs lost as a result of the closing of the Indian Point Energy Center. The plant’s last functioning reactor, U…

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Bricks and stones were sources of stories during the walk that Hastings resident Adam Hart led through Hillside Woods on Saturday, April 17. 

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Last month was all about honoring women. This month is all about helping the Earth.

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The need for rallies did not end on Wednesday, Jan. 20, as Joe Biden and Kamala Harris were sworn in as president and vice president, respectively.

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On the Wikipedia page for “The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian,” the latest entry under the “Censorship” section is about the Hastings School District.

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Though the temperature was in the 30s, and the bushes and trees remained barren, skunk cabbage was emerging in the wetlands of Hillside Woods on Sunday, March 7.

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Thirteen CPR training manikins covered with white plastic trash bags were placed on the driveway leading to the parking lot behind the Ardsley-Secor Volunteer Ambulance Corps (ASVAC) on the rainy morning of Saturday, Feb. 27.

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“Even though it’s February, spring is nigh,” Haven Colgate said before the start of a walk though Hillside Woods in Hastings on the sunny afternoon of Sunday, Feb. 21.

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On Feb. 17, Westchester County released an updated list of 24 pharmacies and medical facilities offering Covid-19 vaccinations. None of the locations were in Ardsley, Dobbs Ferry, Hastings, or Irvington.

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Starting last week, the list of locations for the public to receive Covid-19 vaccinations grew to far more than the Westchester County Center in White Plains. 

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State, county, and village officials joined parents and children for a walk from Broadway (Route 9) to Springhurst Elementary School in Dobbs Ferry on Oct. 26, 2019.

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New York State’s Covid-19 vaccination program continued to be a source of confusion and frustration. 

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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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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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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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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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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 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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Mother Nature supplied sublime weather as volunteers spruced up shorelines in the Rivertowns and beyond during the Riverkeeper Sweep on Saturday, Oct. 17 and the Trees for Tribs planting in Dobbs Ferry on Sunday, Oct. 18.

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In Westchester County, early voting begins Oct. 24, from noon to 5 p.m., at 17 locations and continues Oct. 25, noon to 5 p.m.; Oct. 26, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Oct. 27, noon to 8 p.m.; Oct. 28, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Oct. 29, noon to 8 p.m.; Oct. 30, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Oct. 31, noon to 5 p.m.; and Nov.…

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Every May, volunteers usually pick up trash along the Hudson River and its tributaries during the annual Riverkeeper Sweep. This year, that spring cleaning was postponed due to the pandemic.

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A drag queen and a sock puppet were among the performers during the online gala fundraiser the Clocktower Players held on the evening of Saturday, Oct. 3. The hour-long event looked back at the theater company’s 43-year history and ahead to its fall season, which will unfold online. 

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For 51-year-old Kevin Keaveny of Shandaken, 36-year-old Matt Russell of Saugerties, and 28-year-old Garrison Benz of Kingston, their trip down the Hudson River started with an inflatable unicorn.

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The event was called an ecopoetic forest bathing and writing meditation. Forest bathing was described as “a meditative practice of surrendering one’s mind to the expansive and ever-changing energy of the forest.”

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Two boats — one powered by the sun, the other propelled by the wind — embarked on an 11-day carbon-neutral odyssey last week.

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Steve Pucillo’s name was mentioned more than once during the Hastings Board of Trustees meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 4. The board hosted a presentation about the Saw Mill River Advisory Board made by Oded Holzinger of Groundwork Hudson Valley.

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The restoration of Hillside Woods rolled on last weekend, as illustrated by this week’s front-page photo. More than a dozen volunteers turned out to uproot privet, an invasive shrub, on Saturday, Aug. 8. Most of them were women, ranging from teenagers to senior citizens.

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Thirteen monarch butterfly eggs were found at the Rockwood Hall section of Rockefeller State Park Preserve in Sleepy Hollow on the morning of Monday, Aug. 3. 

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For 45 years, The Rivertowns Enterprise existed only as ink on paper, delivered to homes and to newsstands. Starting this week, the Enterprise’s award-winning editorial content is also available in pixels 24/7/365.

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Until now, the abbreviation BC stood for “before Christ.” Going forward, it could take on the added meaning of “Before Covid.”

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Since mid-March, as the Covid-19 crisis unfolded, 84-year-old David “Scotty” Shevlin no longer held court at the Hi Smiley Food Mart on Main Street in Dobbs Ferry.

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Over the course of two days last month, seniors picked up their diplomas, at scheduled times, outside Ardsley High School. 

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During this period of historic uncertainty, the outcome of the Democratic primaries held this past Tuesday, June 23, remained unresolved 24 hours after the polls closed.

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The revolution will not be televised, as Gil Scott-Heron predicted in 1970. Instead, 50 years later, the revolution is being live streamed in response to the death 46-year-old George Floyd in Minneapolis on May 25.

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More than 1,200 miles, by car, separate the Rivertowns from the intersection in Minneapolis where 46-year-old George Floyd died as police officer Derek Chauvin knelt on this neck on May 25.

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In the photo above, Katie Reidy and her wife Eryn Reigner turn from Main Street onto Warburton Avenue during the car parade last Friday, May 29, for the staff of Hillside Elementary School in Hastings, where Reigner teaches first grade.

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There were no parades this Memorial Day. Nevertheless, events were held to recognize the holiday, which means far more than the unofficial start to summer.

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On March 27, as the pandemic unfolded, The Rivertowns Enterprise published stories about the food pantries at South Presbyterian Church in Dobbs Ferry and the James Harmon Community Center in Hastings.

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On the morning of Saturday, May 9, 10-year-old Alba Iacobazzi and her 5-year-old brother, Giacomo, waited outside their home in Dobbs Ferry, less than 24 hours before Alba turned 11.

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