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“Creating a Copenhagen on the Hudson” was the title of the email blast that Scenic Hudson president Ned Sullivan sent out on Sept. 30. 

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In his tote bag, Stephen Sciame carried a coyote skull, a snapping turtle skull, the antler of a deer, the skin of a corn snake, bags of feathers, and more.

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Tales of a giant, an imp, and a “peculiar such thing” were sandwiched between homemade cookies during the “Ghost Town Ghost Tour” on the evening of Friday, Oct. 29 — two days before Halloween.

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On the evening of Saturday, Oct. 23, a welcome scene unfolded for the first time since March 2020.

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In Oscawana Park in Croton-on-Hudson, an elm tree grows in a stream that flows into the Hudson River. George Jackman, the senior habitat restoration manager for Riverkeeper, refers to that elm as “The Happy Tree.” 

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Riverkeeper announced its new president on Sept. 29. Tracy Brown of Sleepy Hollow will become the first woman to lead that nonprofit, starting Nov. 1. She will succeed Paul Gallay, who departed on June 30, after 11 years as president.

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Forty lighthouses, lights, and beacons once helped mariners navigate the Hudson River between New York City and Troy. Of that total, seven remain, not counting the Statue of Liberty.

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Wednesday, Sept. 22, is the first day of fall. If the weather forecast is accurate, however, the temperature will feel more like spring or early summer.

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Twenty years ago, Rivertowns residents watched from vantage points in Hastings, Dobbs Ferry, and Irvington as the South Tower of the World Trade Center disappeared from the New York City skyline at 9:59 a.m., followed by the North Tower at 10:28 a.m.

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On Aug. 31, Riverkeeper released the latest water quality data for the dozens of sites it tests between New York City and upstate Waterford, including the beach at Matthiessen Park in Irvington.

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In the wake of last week’s story about spotted lanternfly found in Dobbs Ferry and Hastings, the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets (AGM) issued a press release urging residents across the state to help combat the spread of that invasive insect.

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Since the tickets were free, the show was not sold out in the literal sense. Nevertheless, every ticket was reserved before the Irvington Shakespeare Company began their performances of “Twelfth Night” on Friday, Aug. 6. Since then, one show was rained out, on Aug. 8, but the rest unfolded a…

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In the wake of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s resignation on Tuesday, Aug. 10, a slew of statements were issued by federal, state, county, and local elected officials.

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8:35 a.m. — Gov. Andrew Cuomo declares Aug. 3 to be Tony Bennett Day in New York in honor of the singer’s 95th birthday.

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On July 7, Westchester County Executive George Latimer hosted a press conference to announce the restoration of the Tarrytown Lighthouse.

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There was a time when plaques were cast, statues were sculpted, and monuments were erected to people whose accomplishments blinded their admirers to the fact that they had enslaved human beings.

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There were those who were in the know, and those who were not. For the latter, the Pyer Moss fashion show was the surprise spectacle of the summer in the Rivertowns. 

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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.