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Since the pandemic hit, the community of The Landing at Dobbs Ferry has really stepped up to help our neighbors who are food insecure. For the second year in a row, The Landing, under the direction of Micah Spellman, has held a holiday fundraiser for the Pantry, with an anonymous donor who m…

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The Tauber family extends a warm and heartfelt thank you to everyone who helped celebrate my father Stanley Tauber’s 102nd birthday. On New Year’s Eve during a pandemic, so many took time out of their day to honor Stanley with a parade. Whether a spectator or part of the parade of fire truck…

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On Jan. 20, at 7:30 p.m., the Dobbs Ferry Democratic Committee will be holding its Meet the Candidates Night via Zoom. At this meeting, the Committee will be hearing from those interested in receiving the Committee's endorsement for the Dobbs Ferry Board of Trustees. This is an open meeting …

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I’m writing to bring attention to the flawed election system in Hastings and ask for change. After half-heartedly listening to over 85 percent of commenters, including respected pediatricians, make rational arguments for why we should opt out of a dispensary, the mayor had the audacity to pr…

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As we close out this difficult year, 2021, we write to thank Rep. Jamaal Bowman, our representative for Congressional District 16. We’re grateful to have such a bold, effective advocate who supports programs that most Americans favor, and who promotes racial and economic justice policies tha…

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I found the article “Board signs off on Palisade Street condos” [Enterprise, Dec. 24] deeply frustrating and discouraging. It appears to be yet another instance in which the Village of Dobbs Ferry is willing to accommodate any request by a developer, regardless of the impact on the character…

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On Sunday, Jan. 23, at 3 p.m. the Hastings Democratic Committee will host the annual caucus, required by law, to nominate Democratic candidates for the two village trustee positions in the March village election. Proceedings will be in person at the James V. Harmon Community Center, with a s…

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Many people have been hungry — before the pandemic, during it, and now. Hastings Helps the Hungry is doing its small part to make a difference by providing a hot midday meal, once a month, to 160 people in Yonkers, hosted by the YWCA. We have done this consistently for 34 years and the need …

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The federal government, New York State, or the Westchester County Health Department should follow New York City’s lead and make available at-home rapid Covid tests and KN95 masks for free as a way to reduce the spread of Omicron, which is hitting our nation hard. Waiting on long lines to tak…

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Last week the House of Representatives passed legislation giving the Pentagon $778 billion to spend in the next fiscal year. This amount was $25 billion greater than the Biden administration had requested. To their great credit, both of the congressional representatives of the Rivertowns, Ja…

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I write on behalf of the members of Local 456 who are employees of the Village of Hastings-on-Hudson’s Department of Public Works. We pick up the trash, fix the roads, maintain the parks, remove the snow, and repair Village vehicles. We kept this Village running throughout the pandemic. We a…

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The Hastings Board of Trustees will vote on the fate of cannabis lounges on Dec. 21. I am not a fan of those at this time. I hope that regardless of the outcome that we will provide the trustees and the mayor with the support and respect that they deserve. We know that they address many issu…

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The proposed 2022 Greenburgh Town Budget will include no tax hike for residents of the river villages for the third consecutive year. About 2 percent of your entire tax bill goes to the Town — the rest to the schools, County, Village.

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On behalf of those people in the Hastings community who have received FISH rides to the doctor or dentist, I want to give a hearty and heart-felt thanks to the volunteer drivers. They are a great and giving group. Sue Smith and I miss the party for the drivers that we held annually in pre-Co…

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I noted with interest the story in the Nov. 26 issue, “Condo complex proposed for Warburton.” The developer is proposing a 21-unit clustered townhouse project on a 3-acre site in Hastings. The east side of the property would include 13 market-rate condos of 2,200-2,600 square feet and three …

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I want to thank the wonderful officers of the Dobbs Ferry Police Department who responded countless times to our home to help my husband get upright from a fall or transfer from chair to bed, from car to chair or vice versa. Their respect, patience, ingenuity, professionalism, humor, and kin…

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Forget last year — we were all in hibernation. But this holiday season the Friends of the Hastings Library’s annual Giftique is back! On Saturday, Dec. 11, from 9:30 a.m. until 2 p.m., come shop for unique gifts for family and friends. We will have jewelry, stationery, household goods, toys,…

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The decision by the Hastings mayor and trustees to opt in to cannabis dispensaries is being pitched as an answer to social justice, but let’s look deeper. The New York State decision to legalize cannabis was a start — e.g., expunging the records of those incarcerated for minor marijuana offe…

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Has anyone conducted even a casual informal survey of our students who live on any of the many hills in Hastings? As a parent who lived on Lefurgy Avenue I could never conceive of allowing my son to bike to and from the Farragut Complex. This project is being pushed by the County with no reg…

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Congressman Jamaal Bowman, who represents Ardsley and Hastings, recently voted against President Biden’s hallmark $1.2 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill that was recently signed into law. This bill goes a long way toward fixing roads and bridges in our community that are in disrepair, …

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Like other transit riders, I was surprised to learn that in mid-October, the Bee-Line reduced bus service, with very little notice to the public. These cutbacks occurred just as demand for transit service was increasing coming out of the pandemic. The only information about the reduced servi…

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Every year, during the Thanksgiving season, Temple Beth Shalom (TBS), Hastings-on-Hudson, partners with The Children’s Village (CV), Dobbs Ferry, to deliver uncooked, full-course meals to the homes of CV families. TBS would like to publically thank and acknowledge the following local busines…

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Greenburgh Town Judge Christie D'Alessio was elected on Nov. 2 to the New York State Supreme Court. As a result, there will be a vacancy on the Greenburgh Town Court on Jan. 1. Under New York State law, the town board will have the ability to appoint a town judge who will serve in office unt…

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There has been much discussion lately on the subject of whether Dobbs Ferry should opt in to allow cannabis dispensaries to open in our village. I haven’t yet heard a good argument against it, other than that we should “wait and see” what happens elsewhere. If we take that approach, however,…

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For many of us, Nov. 11 is still Armistice Day. It marked the end of World War I, the day in 1918 when the fighting stopped. Armistice Day became a U.S. national holiday in 1938, a day to celebrate peace and the conclusion of “the War to End All War.” But war did not end; and in 1954, follow…

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Good news for Hastings, but it wasn't all cheers and laughter. I saw many young families coming and going from the rec center last Saturday, Nov. 6. What was going on? Vaccinations for 5-to-11-year-olds! Thanks to pharmacist Bill Stroud and Greenleaf staff and other helpers, there were 300 s…

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Regarding your Nov. 5 article about the opposition to a cannabis dispensary in Hastings, I think the board of trustees is dealing with a business fraught with some complexities. The two speakers on Nov. 2 belong to SAM, which has its own political agenda. This was to counter the speaker on O…

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As the newly re-elected mayor and newly elected trustees of the Irvington Village Board, we would like to thank the voters of Irvington for their trust in us. We are truly humbled by the overwhelming support we received at the polls.

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Should Hastings become one of the first villages in Westchester County to welcome cannabis/marijuana dispensaries into our downtown? As pediatricians who specialize in the care of adolescents, we think this would be terrible for the health of teens in the Rivertowns.

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I am writing to express my appreciation to all the voters of the Rivertowns communities who gave me a vote of confidence in electing me to a second term as Westchester County Executive. I am committed to continue achieving positive results for our neighbors over the next four years and I loo…

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Thank you for the coverage of the Zoom presentation on the 2020 Census hosted by the Rivertowns League of Women Voters on Oct. 27. Westchester County Planning Commissioner Norma Drummond did an excellent job highlighting the changes in the demographics of all the Rivertowns and throughout th…

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We received notification of the first public forum for the euphemistically titled Farragut Avenue Resurfacing Plan on Aug. 29, following directly on the heels of Hurricane Henri, and amidst further notifications of flood warnings (including floating cars on the Saw Mill Parkway) and traffic …

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I am writing in support of the proposed rezoning of the MR-O district, the area of Warburton Avenue between Washington Avenue and Nodine Street. This neighborhood of small, mostly multi-family dwellings has long contributed to the character of Hastings, and provided a range of housing choice…

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I write this letter to honor Rocky Tollefson, who died on Oct. 10. I have lived in Hastings for almost 30 years. A constant for most of those years, including just a few weeks ago, was a friendly comment from Rocky, usually about my softball team for whom I have not played for about 10 years…

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I'm thrilled that Hastings and Westchester have chosen to protect cyclists of all ages and abilities by adding bike lanes to the Farragut repaving plan. Whenever a major artery is up for repaving it’s critical that communities everywhere think about mobility and how people will move through …