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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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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.

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Westchester County’s Board of Legislators and Board of Elections held a joint meeting (Committee of the Whole) on Wednesday, July 29, to discuss public complaints about voting procedures during the June 23 primaries.

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Faced with the prospect of sending their children into a school building, or of their children spending more time in isolation if schools continue with online learning, parents are casting about for other options. Those with the financial means to do so are considering signing up for a “lear…

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Due to restrictions on public gatherings during the Covid-19 pandemic, businesses that rely on live audiences, such as theaters, are hurting. Using a drive-in movie theater as reference, Greenburgh Town Supervisor Paul Feiner put forth a proposal on July 17 that the town should rezone parkin…

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As school districts finalized their reopening plans this week, local parents learned that if classroom teaching goes forward, remote instruction provided by the district might not be an option.

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Congressional candidates Jamaal Bowman (District 16) and Mondaire Jones (District 17) declared victory last week as absentee votes were counted in the wake of the Democratic primary on June 23. 

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School districts have seven more days to send their reopening plans to New York State in anticipation of an announcement about whether schools will open for in-person instruction this fall. 

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The Westchester County Board of Legislators has taken a first step toward addressing the myriad difficulties that plagued the June 23 Democratic primary. Since that election, Westchester County residents have besieged public officials with complaints about the voting process, which was hampe…

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There’s probably not a soul in America unfamiliar with the refrain, “We Shall Overcome,” but it’s doubtful anyone has heard the wealth of songs RiverArts will offer in its three-part series, “Songs of Protest: a Survey from the Mid-Twentieth Century to the Black Lives Matter Movement.”

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Public swimming pools began opening this week in the wake of guidance from the New York Department of Health that permits pools to operate, while stipulating sanitary and social distancing precautions to prevent the spread of Covid-19.

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Over the past month, sightings of bears throughout Lower Westchester raised concerns among residents. To ease that alarm, the Town of Greenburgh hosted a presentation by an expert from the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) during a virtual public meeting on June 24.

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In all four of the Rivertowns, the school budgets were approved through absentee ballots either dropped off by June 9 or received by mail on June 16. The budgets passed by votes of 1,397 to 626 in Ardsley; 1,404 to 476 in Dobbs Ferry; 1,550 to 749 in Hastings; and 1,113 to 384 in Irvington.

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Tom Abinanti of Mount Pleasant, a 10-year member of the New York State Assembly, faced challenger Jennifer Williams of Irvington in an online debate via Zoom on Sunday, June 7. The Democratic primary is slated for June 23.

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As her spring semester neared its unusual end, Anya van Hoogstraten, a freshman a Yale, wanted to help neighbors affected by the Covid-19 coronavirus after her virtual classes wrapped up.

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“I agree with what everyone else said” was a recurrent phrase among the 16th Congressional District Democratic primary candidates participating in the June 7 online forum sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Westchester (LWV). District 16 encompasses parts of the Bronx and Westchester,…