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It should be noted that in the 1700s, there were no villages yet established in our area... no Irvington, Dobbs Ferry, Ardsley, or Hastings. The area was first known as Philipsburg Manor and later as Greenburgh. This area was made up of a number of large farms. So, it stands to reason that i…

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As commander of the Sons of the American Legion Squadron 1195, I invite all Rivertowns residents to a special ceremony being held Saturday, July 10, at 10 a.m. at Mount Hope Cemetery. We will be gathering to honor James Daley, a Hastings hometown hero who made the ultimate sacrifice during W…

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I was appalled reading the letter from Sharon DeLevie in last week’s Enterprise. That anyone in this, the most amazing country in the world, needs to explain, apologize or otherwise to neighbors that they want to display the American flag is devastating. Possibly in other countries if you di…

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For the past many years, Hastings volunteers from FISH (Friends in Service Helping) have provided rides for Hastings residents, who lack transportation, to a doctor or dentist appointment in Westchester. We deeply appreciate these wonderful and dedicated drivers who are providing a great ser…

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I am writing to you about an incident that occurred on June 30. My 93-year-old mother-in-law, who suffers from dementia, wandered away from her home, where she resides with her son and daughter-in-law. She has never done this before and in this extreme heat, could have been very dangerous. A…

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I encourage everyone to listen to the June 24 episode of NPR’s “Fresh Air” with Terry Gross entitled “Uncovering Who Is Driving the Fight Against Critical Race Theory in Schools.” Despite the provocative title, it’s a good background on what CRT is and why it’s becoming a wedge issue in our …

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As we approach the day Americans celebrate our country’s beginning, hope, and promise… yet again there are forces in the land that threaten the foundations upon which she stands. Although the USA is imperfect still, we all are privileged to live in a country that is exceptional and remains a…

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I did not write CRT (Culturally Responsive Teaching) in my letter to the Enterprise on June 25. I asked if government money to the schools had a string attached that included teaching CRT. Mea culpa if it was not clear I was referring to Critical Race Theory. However, someone at the Enterpri…

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Recently I purchased and displayed an American flag outside my home. But first I contacted all my neighbors and friends to let them know that my politics had remained the same: a liberal registered Democrat. I felt this was necessary because somehow loving the flag — and even the United Stat…

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On behalf of the Dobbs Ferry Historical Society, we wish to thank the Enterprise for the article on the historical society’s recent history contest, “Pandemic Time Capsule,” that appeared in last week’s edition of the paper. We appreciate the coverage given on the Dobbs Ferry homepage as wel…

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As reported in the June 4 police blotter of the Enterprise, drivers on the southbound Saw Mill River Parkway early on Sunday morning May 30 were confronted by a large banner hanging from the Ashford Avenue Bridge that read, “Revolution is Our Tradition,” signed by Patriot Front. In a Wikiped…

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Recently, someone dumped what appears to have been a kitchen countertop on the side of our road, broken up into big chunks of granite. I contacted the Department of Public Works and a short while later we heard the crew outside getting rid of the mess. I thought it must be a coincidence — af…

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The members of Ardsley American Legion Post #458 would like to thank all who attended our Memorial Day ceremony at Pascone Park on May 31. It turned out to be a beautiful time for the ceremony as the sun turned out to welcome us. Your support to the veteran community is outstanding. We wish …

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I wanted to express my appreciation to Alex Dal Piaz and his letter to the editor in the June 4 issue urging the public to participate in the meeting on June 7. I hope that he, along with the two new members of the Hastings Board of Education, will not only encourage public comment and parti…

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The Dobbs Ferry Public Library Board of Trustees will have a number of openings this year and early next, and we are looking for village residents who are passionate about the library to lend their talents and experience as trustees. As advocates of our beloved village library, the board has…

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Few people know what the Westchester County Clerk's Office does. But if you have ever bought or sold a house, sued or been sued, been divorced, been foreclosed on, became a naturalized U.S. citizen, or needed a passport, the fair, courteous and efficient running of the clerk's office was imp…

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The Friends of the Hastings Public Library want to thank all who generously donated a marvelous selection of books for our recent book sale. We are grateful to the many hardy patrons who visited the outdoor sale this past weekend despite the heat. Thanks to all of you, our first fundraising …

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With Memorial Day on the horizon, American Legion Auxiliary Farragut Unit 1195 of Hastings reminds the public that Congress supports May 28, 2021 as National Poppy Day. The American Legion encourages all patriotic Americans to wear or display a red poppy as a symbol of remembrance and hope.

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This Memorial Day is a sad reminder that we as a nation have broken faith with the 405,000 Greatest Generation souls who made the ultimate sacrifice to defeat the greatest threat to our democracy. I am talking about the disturbing events over the past year. Instead of uniting our country, as…

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This Memorial Day weekend, the Ardsley Historical Society will make available on its website the exceptional video presentation by local historians Fred and Patricia Arone discussing their 1995 book “Ardsley, N.Y. The War Years: 1941-1945.”

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I would like to suggest that the Hastings Recreation Department take a new look at the policies for our upcoming pool season. The guidance looks like it is over a month old and now wildly out of date. Nationwide, over 85 percent of folks over 65 have had one shot and 74 percent are totally v…

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In recent months, the Town of Greenburgh has raised funds and helped individuals with major medical problems who can't afford devices that can enhance their quality of life. Private donations have been used to purchase an electric scooter for a resident whose wife died of Covid-19 and who al…

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“County to kick in $100,000 for restoration of woods” [Enterprise, May 14] was an interesting and heart-warming article. It’s very encouraging to know that these actions are taking place to revitalize and renew Hillside Woods. I have lived in Hastings, on the edge of the woods, for 60 years,…

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We are writing to congratulate our friend Mayor Vince Rossillo and the citizens of Dobbs Ferry for emerging victorious in the GridRewards Mayors’ Challenge. The terms of the challenge were to see which municipality could sign up the largest number of residents by April 30, and Vince won fair…

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I am running for a seat on the Hastings-on-Hudson Board of Education because I want to be a part of the team that decides how to take the best of what we had before this crisis and create a new vision, and a new energy for our district. Coming out of this terrible coronavirus pandemic we hav…

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Through our work in accelerating innovation and supporting the school district's efforts to provide students the best education possible, the Dobbs Ferry Schools Foundation urges all parents and residents to vote “yes” to the district budget on May 18.

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Like this beautiful spring season, our Irvington schools are flourishing after withstanding the immediate challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic. As I come to the end of my six years of school board service, I am excited about the opportunities for students as the district moves forward. Irving…

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We are pleased to announce that the Friends of the Hastings Library annual Spring Used Book Sale will be back. Scheduled for Saturday, June 5, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., the sale will feature a wide array of novels, mysteries, biographies, cookbooks, Father’s Day gift ideas, children’s books, D…

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This June, Greenburgh Town Supervisor Paul Feiner is seeking re-election. Youth residents of the town and I are looking forward to Mr. Feiner’s re-election. His support for our futures has offered us unique opportunities, involved us in our community, and propelled us into our careers.

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In the middle of the night, May 2-3, I called 911 for some help with a medical issue. Very quickly, amazing police officers Cappadora, Dinardo, and Burnett along with Vazquez and Pagliuca of the EMT unit, came to assist. Each was so professional and compassionate. They did what was necessary…

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It was heartwarming to read your article written by Kris DiLorenzo entitled “District approves property tax exemption for veterans” (Enterprise, April 30). I would like to take this opportunity to commend the school board for making this magnanimous gesture that demonstrates its acknowledgem…

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I have worked in the educational sector for the past 15 years, in positions ranging from policy to human resources, new school development, leadership development, and college access and success. I have the utmost confidence that Damaris Lang has all of the qualities we need in our next scho…

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Monday, May 17, is Tax Day, a day that might cause us to pause and reflect on “Where does the money go?” As a peace group, Concerned Families of Westchester is focused on the military budget. President Biden’s proposed budget would give the Pentagon about $750 billion, with additional fundin…

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I am running for the Hastings Board of Education because I think I can help improve what is starting to become a deteriorating situation. Even without Covid, things were trending negatively. We have not been able to attract and retain a superintendent. Teacher morale is hurting. Our district…

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On behalf of the Hastings High School Class of 2021, we would like to extend our appreciation and gratitude to Ellen Sledge of Penny Lick Ice Cream. On Saturday, May 1, members of the Hastings High School senior class gathered outside the school to celebrate “decision day” and the final home…

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On April 28, Molly Rodriguez, the founding member of the Dobbs Ferry Food Pantry at South Presbyterian Church, formally stepped down as the co-director. This was not an easy decision, since Molly put her all into providing a respectful and dignified process for feeding our hungry neighbors f…

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I write this letter in support of my neighbor Damaris Yamoah-Lang's candidacy to the Hastings-on-Hudson Board of Education. Damaris was one of the first people I met when I moved to our block. She and her husband were so welcoming from the very start, inviting my kids and me to their son's b…

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Congratulations to the Dobbs Ferry School Board for approving an alternative veterans tax exemption on the school property taxes that eligible veterans pay. The speed of the seven-member board’s unanimous approval to recognize and honor the village’s small group of veterans with a very modes…

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On Saturday, May 1, Concerned Families of Westchester will hold a rally in Hastings in support of legislation now pending in Albany that would give elderly prisoners who have served long sentences an opportunity to have parole hearings. In this we are partnering with RAPP (Release Aging Peop…

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Vikas Agrawal is running for Ardsley School Board. I'm writing to share my thoughts about his candidacy. Vikas has been a key leader in the successful effort to promote cricket in Greenburgh — a sport that is one of the most popular in the world. Greenburgh, thanks in large part to Vikas' le…

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