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“When I start a painting, I have no idea what it is going to look like,” Yonkers-born artist and entrepreneur Jack Stuppin said. “It is a journey, with one discovery after another. I get lost in the process, and disappear in the work.”

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A Covid-19 vaccination clinic for students age 12 to 17 was held in the library of Irvington’s middle school/high school campus on Tuesday, July 13. The event — open Ardsley, Dobbs Ferry, Hastings, and Irvington — attracted about 20 students. All had made appointments in advance, as required. 

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The four Rivertowns school districts will receive a windfall of government funding to help recoup unexpected outlays incurred during the pandemic and to help students recover academically from months of distance learning and hybrid education.

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The grounds of Lyndhurst had the feel of a military campaign taking shape on June 8, as an army of workers and their heavy equipment erected tents, pavilions, and even a Big Top with a show ring designed to mimic the floor of Madison Square Garden. It was three days before the opening of the…

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Incumbent Paul Feiner and challenger Tasha Young, who both want the Democratic Party’s nomination for Greenburgh town supervisor, participated in an online forum sponsored by the Rivertowns League of Women Voters on June 2.

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One hundred and fifty teenagers received their first doses of Pfizer’s Covid-19 vaccine on Wednesday, May 19, during a clinic organized by the four Rivertowns school districts in cooperation with the Westchester County Department of Health (DOH).

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For nine hours, music will fill the Rivertowns on Saturday, June 5, during the largest in-person cultural event in this area since before the start of the Covid-19 pandemic. 

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A group of women handy with a needle and thread gathered on Sunday, May 23, at Dobbs Ferry Waterfront Park for a unique picnic lunch. They were celebrating their accomplishment and meeting one another in person, some for the first time.

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Common Ground, which presents concerts at the Irvington Theater and at the First Unitarian Society of Westchester in Hastings, will celebrate its 20th anniversary next year. In the lead-up to that milestone, Carter Smith, Common Ground’s producer and co-founder, has published “The Common Gro…

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“‘Imprint of Light’ is a unique collaboration of music and dance celebrating the wonder of the human body and our relationship to the elements of nature,” RiverArts’ artistic director Kate Ashby said. “The combination of music, dance, and visual images inspires us to see the dance and the wo…

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Rivertowns residents vented on social media last week after receiving letters about the assessed values of their homes, which were higher than expected. The letters were from Tyler Technologies, the firm hired by the Town of Greenburgh, which collects taxes for the villages and school districts.

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The Edgemont Incorporation Committee (EIC) announced April 15 it will draft a new petition in an effort to incorporate as the Town of Greenburgh’s seventh village. It will be the group’s third attempt to incorporate in the last four years.

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Friends, family, artists, and collaborators will celebrate the achievements of RiverArts’ former executive and artistic director during “Up Close & Virtual: Honoring Doug Coe,” on Saturday, April 24, at 7 p.m.

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The April 12 virtual face-off between town supervisor candidates Paul Feiner, a three-decade incumbent, and challenger Tasha Young, wasn’t framed as a debate. The event’s sponsor, a student-run activist organization called the Westchester Youth Congress, had provided questions in advance, al…

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Sustainable Westchester is bolstering its push for “green” energy by promoting incentives for municipalities to enroll residents in its free Community Solar program. So far the villages of Hastings and Dobbs Ferry are on board. In addition, the Village of Ardsley plans to join, according to …

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Hastings Mayor Niki Armacost threw down the gauntlet, and her fellow Rivertowns mayors — Nancy Kaboolian of Ardsley, Vincent Rossillo of Dobbs Ferry, and Brian Smith of Irvington — were eager to pick it up. 

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In the wake of the Feb. 18 convention during which neither town supervisor candidate received the more than 50 percent of the vote necessary to be endorsed by the Greenburgh Democratic Committee, there will be a primary election on June 22. 

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The New York Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution (SAR) is suing the Town of Greenburgh for $10 million, alleging the Town pressured the chapter into selling the Revolutionary-era Odell House in Hartsdale.

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“The Emperor Jones” — the first mainstream American film to star an African American — will be the subject of a free discussion hosted by RiverArts, together with the Dobbs Ferry and Hastings public libraries, on Wednesday, March 24, at 7:30 p.m.

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After three years, the leadership of the Rivertowns Chamber of Commerce transitioned in January from outgoing president Nick Campbell, of Insurance-on-Hudson in Irvington, to vice president Michelle Adams. 

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Neither incumbent Greenburgh Town Supervisor Paul Feiner nor challenger Tasha Young received enough votes to garner an endorsement from the Greenburgh Democratic Committee on Feb. 18, when district leaders met virtually to choose who to support in the June primary.

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Amid the brewing scandal about the number of Covid-19 deaths in New York State nursing homes, and what Gov. Andrew Cuomo and his staff reported to whom and when, residents of two nursing homes — Cabrini of Westchester in Dobbs Ferry and Andrus on Hudson in Hastings — received pleasant surpri…

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Freshman U.S. Congressman Mondaire Jones, who won the seat vacated by longtime Rep. Nita Lowey, has made good on one of his campaign promises: to work for repeal of the $10,000 cap on SALT (state and local tax) deductions. 

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“Border Cantos/Sonic Border,” a multi-sensory exhibition featuring the collaboration between photographer Richard Misrach and sculptor and composer Guillermo Galindo, presents a haunting view of the complex issues along the U.S./Mexico border.

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Four New York State Appellate Court justices heard oral arguments on Feb. 2 regarding the appeal of Edgemont’s second incorporation petition. The justices’ eventual decision could spell a new chapter for proponents and opponents of incorporation, who have been embattled over the hamlet’s att…

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For a second straight year, New York State’s public schools may forgo standardized testing. The New York State Department of Education (NYSED) has petitioned the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) to waive its requirements for administering the tests, citing disruptions in teaching and learn…

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This Lunar New Year no dragons will dance in the streets of Ardsley and Dobbs Ferry. Instead, the Dobbs Ferry Public Library Cultural Explorers and the Ardsley Multicultural, Diversity, and Inclusion Committee (MDIC) will each hold virtual celebrations on Feb. 12-13 to usher in the Year of the Ox. 

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Clocktower Players, the Irvington Theater’s resident theatrical company, has introduced a new online audio serial as part of its Jubilee Podcast Theater series, which it launched in 2020 after live performances were halted by the pandemic.

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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…