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New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos spent time in White Plains overseeing the conversion of the Westchester County Center from an entertainment venue into an emergency Covid-19 hospital last spring. When he returned recently, it was to convert th…

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When Afghan refugee Sameem and his wife arrived at JFK last March, he scanned the crowd of unfamiliar faces until he saw a man and woman standing together, the woman holding up a sign. They were Irvington residents Steve Grieder and Kay O’Keeffe, president and co-founder of Rivertowns for Re…

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A familiar face wants to return to the Greenburgh Town Board next fall. Ellen Hendrickx, a 21-year resident who served on the board for seven months after the April 2019 death of Councilman Kevin Morgan, announced her candidacy for the board on Dec. 3.

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Councilwoman Diana Juettner’s service as a member of the Greenburgh Town Board will end in 2021. In a letter to Democratic district leaders on Nov. 25, the 80-year-old resident of Ardsley announced she will not seek re-election to the postion she has held since 1992.

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High school students in the Town of Greenburgh are being offered the chance to participate in the Post Pandemic Task Force, a three-month online program of the Zuckerberg Institute, established by Randi Zuckerberg, sister of Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg. 

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Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without “It’s a Wonderful Life,” the beloved story of dutiful family man George Bailey and his guardian angel Clarence. For many people, the 1946 film directed by Frank Capra is the definition of the holiday spirit.

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Elizabeth Knell worked in marketing and branding for New York City-based companies for more than 25 years before she moved to Hastings from Brooklyn, started two businesses, and joined the Rivertowns Chamber of Commerce (RCC).

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The Hastings, Dobbs Ferry, and Irvington school districts have notified their communities about the schools’ preparations should  state officials designate these villages a “yellow zone” within a coronavirus “microcluster.” The Ardsley School District is in the process of gathering informati…

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The sundrenched scene looked straight out of a painting titled “Palisades in Autumn,” except for the line of Hudson River Museum leaders and area politicians wielding ceremonial shovels. They gathered outside the museum on Nov. 18 to celebrate the groundbreaking for the museum’s west wing ad…

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Ardsley, Dobbs Ferry, Hastings, and Irvington are renewing their respective commitments to the Saw Mill River Coalition’s 2005 Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) to help protect and revitalize the Saw Mill River Watershed. 

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“The Youth Vaping Epidemic: What Parents Need to Know and How to Protect Our Kids” was the title of a webinar on Monday, Nov. 16, presented by K.N.O.W. 2 Prevent and sponsored by four Rivertowns alcohol and drug prevention programs: the Ardsley SAYF Coalition, the Dobbs Ferry Youth Services …

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Eight local restaurants are benefitting from, and contributing to, the Community Table Partnership Program, a county-sponsored initiative to address two consequences of the pandemic: a devastated hospitality industry and the growing number of food-insecure families. 

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As America’s future hung in the balance on Nov. 3, Rivertowns mayors and local elected officials urged the public to be patience and keep the peace no matter how long it took to count all the ballots.

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“Cold Reads,” billed as a virtual theatrical experiment by the nonprofit River’s Edge Theatre Company, will be full of surprises — for the actors and the audience — on Nov. 14 at 9 p.m. via Zoom. 

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Town Supervisor Paul Feiner wants Greenburgh to follow Yonkers and White Plains, which have cracked down on drag racing and illegal speed contests by enabling the forfeiture of vehicles from drivers convicted of such activity. 

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On June 12, Gov. Andrew Cuomo issued “Executive Order 203,” which sets an April 1, 2021 deadline for every municipality in New York that has a police department to make a plan to address racial bias in their law enforcement practices.

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Roughly one hundred masked marchers of all ages chanted and carried signs as they made their way from Dobbs Ferry High School to Gould Park last Saturday afternoon, as some bystanders smiled and occasional motorists honked horns in solidarity.

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Artists Leigh Taylor Mickelson, Alexandra FitzGerald, and Loren Maron of Ossining, who met at the Clay Art Center in Port Chester, have organized the first Westchester Craft Crawl for this weekend (Oct. 24-25) to “make lemons out of lemonade,” as Mickelson put it. 

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When representatives of Greenburgh EMS and police sat around a virtual conference table with members of the villages’ volunteer ambulance corps and fire departments on Oct. 13, there was tension in the air. 

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Parents are questioning why schools rush to close their doors when one or two members of the school community test positive for Covid-19, as happened over the past two weeks in Hastings and Irvington. Frustrated by the unpredictability of their children’s school schedules, they question how …

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Last week, which was National Drive Electric Week, the New York Power Authority and the New York Department of State announced a collaboration to expand the installation of fast-charging stations, which can recharge an electric car in 20 to 30 minutes. 

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Three businesses owned by Rivertowns residents were among the recent graduates of the Element 46 Incubator, a selective program established in 2019 by the Westchester County Department of Economic Development. The program offers six months of group meetings and “homework” that give entrepren…

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The Greenville Fire District and the Council of Greenburgh Civic Associations (CGCA) filed separate appeals on Sept. 9, extending the legal battle against Formation-Shelbourne, which wants to build a 75,000-square-foot facility with 54 assisted living and 26 memory care apartments on the for…

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Carlson’s Nursery, a fixture in Greenburgh since it relocated from East Irvington in 1946, is selling its site and closing the business, which has been in operation since 1939.

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“Women to the Fore,” the new exhibition at the Hudson River Museum, features the work of more than 40 female-identifying artists, spanning three centuries, in honor of the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment. The exhibit will be on view until Jan. 3, 2021.

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While the Covid-19 lockdown left municipalities across the state looking like ghost towns, the absence of traffic saw drag racers take to deserted highways at top speed.

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Festivity in the Hudson Valley usually shifts into high gear around Halloween, with local historic sites such as Washington Irving’s Sunnyside and Van Cortlandt Manor hosting themed events. But this year, owing to pandemic-related restrictions, many of this region’s beloved seasonal attracti…

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When Greenburgh and its six incorporated villages had their first townwide reassessment in 50 years, back in 2016, the process touched off challenges from residents who contended that their properties had been inaccurately revalued, resulting in unfair tax increases. 

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Following the chaos during the primary on June 23, with long lines at a reduced number of voting locations and widespread confusion about where to cast ballots, there are efforts underway to avoid a similar scenario on Nov. 3.

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Formation-Shelbourne, the developer engaged in a years-long legal battle with local civic associations and the Greenville Fire District over plans to build a senior living facility on the former Sprainbrook Nursery site, filed a notice of claim last month alleging that the fire district cons…

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Were it not for the pandemic, this presidential election season would probably be missing one of its most hotly debated issues: absentee ballots. In theory they’re the preferred means of voting amid fears of contagion at crowded polling places; in practice, there are serious questions about …

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Local residents gathered at post offices in Ardsley and Hastings on Saturday, Aug. 22, joining nearly 800 similar community rallies across the country in an effort to highlight the need for adequate mail service as Election Day, Nov. 3, approaches

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An open letter from the leadership of more than 50 teachers’ unions in Westchester and Putnam counties questions the safety of “hybrid” learning plans put into place by the majority of school districts, stating they pose “significant risks.” The letter states the school districts need to do …

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Will homeowners still want to go green during the current economic uncertainty? That’s what 27 local municipalities need to decide by Sept. 7, when they sign a new memorandum of understanding with Westchester Power.