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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…

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Thank you Spike and Carol Barkin [Enterprise, Oct. 16] as well as the six former school board members [Enterprise, Oct. 9] for putting into words so well my opinion regarding the school board’s decision to not pause the Hillside addition. Does anyone in a power position listen at all to the …

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October is Domestic Violence Awareness month. Domestic violence affects millions of women, men, and children, of every race, religion, sexual orientation, culture, and status. Victims endure physical, emotional, sexual, economic, and/or psychological abuse perpetrated by their intimate partn…

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Healthcare is a key concern this election, and maternal mortality is an issue that should be part of the discussion. Studies show that while most advanced countries have seen their pregnancy-related death rates drop, the U.S. has seen a steady rise. According to a CDC report, for every five …

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I find myself somewhat puzzled by the process and culture of decision making in our school district. We elect the board members, who in turn select the superintendent. We have a $52 million school budget and an $18 million bond. Recently the board reaffirmed the policy of basically silence b…

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The United Nations Association, Westchester Chapter will host an event to celebrate the U.N.’s 75th anniversary on Oct. 25, from 3 to 5 p.m. The occasion will bring together its members, diplomats, special guests, and the local community for its annual U.N. Day celebration. Adhering to Covid…

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FISH (Friends in Service Helping) has a limited number of drivers who will offer drives to early voting in Dobbs Ferry Village Hall and to Election Day voting in Hastings, for Hastings residents without other means of transportation. Early Voting dates are Saturday, Oct. 24 through Sunday, N…

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In case anyone in the Rivertowns needs a reminder of why we choose to live here, the “case of the flying squirrel” and my daughter’s recent rescue by  the staff at Central Animal Hospital and Tom’s (aka Bob’s) Service Station serves as an example.

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At last week’s Hastings Board of Education meeting, two notable issues emerged relating to the $18 million bond passed last year: 1) the bond's roof repair work has turned out to be much more costly than estimated, requiring a change order of over half a million dollars, and 2) the district …

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Vote on Sept. 15 like your life depends on it… because life as you know it in Hastings does depend on your voice being heard by your elected officials. These public servants are voted into office by village residents and given the responsibility to care for the lifestyle and unique character…

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As we all begin making our plans for how we will vote in the presidential election just under two months from now, I’d like to remind folks that we also have an imminent election here in Hastings. Please set aside time on Sept. 15 to vote, either in person, or by absentee ballot, in our loca…

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I am wondering why Barry Graubart’s issue with his ballot application [Enterprise, Sept. 4] was mentioned, but no explanation why it happened or what effort he made to find out? He states “It made no sense” and “It’s baffling,” but did he ask at the post office why this might have happened? …

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While the 2020 national elections understandably will animate many Americans for the next several months, our local elections deserve just as much if not more attention. The people we elect to fill local office impact so much of our daily lives. This includes the education our children recei…

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I am writing to recommend Trustees Georgia Lopez and Morgen Fleisig, Democratic candidates for the Hastings Village Board, in the Sept. 15 village election. I have had the good fortune to serve as a colleague of Trustee Lopez and Trustee Fleisig this past year, and I cannot think of two more…