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Clocktower Players is returning to the stage next Saturday, Oct. 23, and doing so with pizzazz. “Priscilla, Queen of the Desert in Concert: A Fun-Raiser Disco Ball” has it all: drag queens, sequins, production numbers, disco hits, and a “road movie” story line. The company is even inviting t…

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The Dobbs Ferry High School football team’s homecoming game was well attended on Saturday, Oct. 2, at Gould Park because of the absence of one man — the team’s irrepressible announcer of 47 years, David “Scotty” Shevlin.

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“We wanted to tell Tony’s story, not as a bio, but more as a portrait of a physician, scientist, and public servant whose character was forged in the HIV/AIDS epidemic and tested during the Covid-19 pandemic,” said Ali Moss of Dobbs Ferry, a co-producer of the documentary “Fauci.”

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Hastings residents, dignitaries, and a costumed fife and drum trio turned out at Wagner Plaza on Sept. 30 to celebrate the dedication of “Revolutionary Walk,” where six interpretive panels tell the story of the Battle of Edgar’s Lane. Near that site, on Sept. 30, 1778, Continental soldiers h…

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The pandemic spurred a surge of new podcasts, but one of them in particular is a must-listen for Hastings residents. It’s called “Yesteryear: Stories From Home,” and its content is based on real first-person accounts of village life in the “olden days.”

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In the midst of the considerable loss caused by Hurricane Ida, a life was saved by Dobbs Ferry police officers Andres DeJesus and Dylan Luzon, and Hastings Fire Department assistant chief John Lindner. 

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In the 1920s, Samuel Untermyer's estate, Greystone, was called “America's most spectacular garden” in the national press. That fact drives Stephen Byrns, president of the Untermyer Gardens Conservancy, as he leads the restoration of the 43 acres that remain from Untermyer's original 150.

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The New York Independent Redistricting Commission (IRC) is charged with redrawing district borders for the U.S. House of Representatives and for the state Senate and Assembly after each census.

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Linda Pohlmann, a faithful participant in the Ardsley Fire Department’s annual tribute to her husband, William, a victim of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attack on the World Trade Center, will “absolutely” be there for the village’s 20th remembrance day.

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On the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, 54-year-old Neil Sweeting, one of three former FDNY members from Dobbs Ferry, will deliver remarks during a 10 a.m. service at Waterfront Park, representing those who returned from their treacherous jobs, and those who did not.

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Maryellen Laino lost her then husband, Tim Stout, when the North Tower of the World Trade Center collapsed on Sept. 11, 2001. Stout, 42, was among financial services giant Cantor Fitzgerald’s nearly 700 employees at the site, all of whom perished. 

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For Hastings Mayor Niki Armacost, the Afghan people are more than anonymous faces in news reports. Beginning in childhood and then over the course of her career, Armacost traveled to Afghanistan multiple times and established lasting relationships there. For that reason, she is among the ele…

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Sofia Bator finally managed to get a good night’s sleep. The 38-year-old Ossining mother-to-be had spent a tense two weeks worrying about whether her cousin Freshta Nazari, 24, had escaped Kabul, where she lived and worked, as the Taliban poured into the city during their takeover of Afghanistan. 

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Last month’s press release from Westchester County District Attorney Miriam Rocah’s Cold Case Bureau was accompanied by a picture of a middle-aged man with dark hair and a moustache. He seemed to be looking right into the camera. But the picture wasn’t a photo — it was a reconstruction calle…

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Legal and design consultants for Villa Lewaro LLC revisited the Irvington Village Board on Aug. 30 with a reworked proposal for a special permit to turn the 1918 mansion on North Broadway into "The Madam C.J. Walker Institute for Women of Color Entrepreneurs." 

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Judy Spiegel, a former resident of Ardsley, was among the 98 people who died when the 12-story Champlain Towers South, an oceanside condominium in Surfside, Fla., collapsed on June 24.

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For Tom Conklin, who is retiring as CEO of the Hudson Valley chapter of Make-A-Wish, working at the charity that grants wishes to seriously ill children isn’t about tragedy. It’s about bringing joy.

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The New York State Education Department (NYSED) released its Health and Safety Guide for the 2021-22 academic year on Aug. 12, based on recommendations from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP).

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With Gov. Andrew Cuomo resigning amid accusations of sexual harassment, it was only a matter of time before there would be calls for the Cuomo name to be removed from the bridge between Nyack and Tarrytown. 

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The coronavirus pandemic is a universal story, uniting all in fear, confusion, and, much too often, grief. “Every Minute Is a Day: A Doctor, an Emergency Room, and a City Under Siege” is a real-time recounting of that story as it played out at a major New York hospital last year. Co-authored…

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A third squad of Angels has appeared in the Town of Greenburgh. The Landscaping Angels program, introduced on Aug. 1, offers services for elderly, disabled, low-income, or other residents unable to maintain their properties.

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When the pandemic gripped the Rivertowns a year and a half ago, Family-to-Family, the Hastings-based nonprofit that matches up donors with families in need, wondered how it would weather the storm. But thanks to the persistence of the organization’s fundraisers and an influx of new sponsors,…

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Gatherings of hundreds of people could take place several times a year at Villa Lewaro if owner Richelieu Dennis, founder of the New Voices Foundation, realizes his dream of establishing a business incubator on the site. 

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Memorial Park hummed with excitement during the 11th annual Legends Day on Saturday, July 31. The fundraiser honored the late John Kelly of Irvington, who suffered from obsessive-compulsive disorder and died by suicide in 2011, at age 24.

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The Village of Irvington plans to air condition the century-old Irvington Theater, with an expected opening in early to middle 2022. Funding from New York State will cover $625,000 of the $1 million price tag. 

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Residents-only Matthiessen Park had been both a repository of fond memories and a linchpin for debate about race, class, and privilege. After a renovation project that closed the park for more than a year, it reopened on Saturday, July 31, to all members of the public. 

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Embedding bronze plaques into downtown street corners to identify the history of each street’s name has been discussed off and on for about five years, ever since the nonprofit Irvington Landmark Preservation (ILP) first presented the idea to the village board. The proposal has now become ta…

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“Above all, our production of ‘Twelfth Night’ is about joy, a celebration of coming back together again,” said Irene Lazaridis, executive director of the Irvington Shakespeare Company (ISC) and co-producer and director of the production. “‘Twelfth Night’ is also a fitting story to fulfill IS…

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Outfits in the shape of a refrigerator, a bottle cap, a peanut butter jar, and more were among the attractions as the international fashion industry shined a spotlight on North Broadway on Saturday, July 10.

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The Children’s Village held a ribbon-cutting with two-time NBA all-star Donovan Mitchell on Friday, July 9. The Utah Jazz shooting guard funded the restoration of three outdoor basketball courts at the residential treatment facility for children in honor of his grandmother, a former social w…

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For 10 years, Legends Day has honored the memory of John Cleaver Kelly, an Irvington resident who was diagnosed with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) as a seventh-grader and, despite attempts at treatment, took his own life in March 2011, at age 24.

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Like other theater companies who usually perform at the Irvington Theater, River’s Edge tried to maintain momentum during the pandemic by producing virtual offerings. But the company’s founders, Meghan and David Covington of Ardsley, dreamed of again mounting a play for a live audience.

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Ardsley High School rising senior Saakshi Philip is leading a local “Her Drive,” collecting feminine hygiene products and other necessities to donate to two facilities supporting women in need.

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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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Vinnie Bagwell is a storyteller whose medium is sculpture and whose story is New York’s legacy of slavery. A page from that chronicle, in the form of a bronze bas-relief, will be installed between the Main Street School and Town Hall. Bagwell’s rendering of the sculpture was unveiled at Irvi…

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The Town of Greenburgh has awarded the contract for historic preservation design services for the Odell House Rochambeau Headquarters to architect Stephen Tilly of Dobbs Ferry, whose firm will be paid $146,450.