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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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Site plans for the development of properties at 13 English Lane and 181-195 Ashford Avenue, both owned by Andrew Cortese of Cortese Construction in Dobbs Ferry, are in different stages of the approval process. Christina Griffin of CGA Studio in Hastings is the architect for both projects.

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Zion Episcopal, the church that has sat atop the hill at 55 Cedar Street in Dobbs Ferry since 1833, has been added to the National Register of Historic Places. The Register is the nation’s official list of properties worthy of preservation. It also recognizes Zion’s importance to the history…

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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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Dobbs Ferry’s renovated Embassy Community Center, at 60 Palisade Street, had a “soft,” symbolic opening on Friday, Dec. 18, when Mayor Vincent Rossillo cut a ribbon stretched across the building’s front path.

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The River’s Edge Theatre Company, founded in August 2019, isn’t letting the Covid-19 pandemic obstruct its mission of using theater “to reflect the human experience, spark conversation, and inspire social change” while raising funds for nonprofit organizations. 

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In November 2017, Hastings residents voted to save the village’s iconic riverfront water tower. The general plan since then entailed dismantling it and storing the parts at the Tower Ridge Yacht Club, during remediation of the site where it has stood for a century.

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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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“Juneteenth,” celebrating the date that the last slaves were emancipated after the Civil War, is a memorable day for Black Americans. This year, June 19 also marked the first meeting of a new advocacy group called “Parenting Children of Color,” or P-CoC (pronounced “peacock”). The Hastings-b…

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An unexpected windfall would be welcome by any charity during a global pandemic. When Family-to-Family (FTF), the Hastings-based nonprofit that pairs local donors with neighbors in need learned that the Estevez family, owners of Foodtown of Hastings-on-Hudson, would present them with a check…

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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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On a Friday afternoon in October, an 11-year-old boy collided with a car in the crosswalk at the intersection of Saw Mill River Road (Route 9A) and Center Street in Ardsley. The boy was unharmed, and the driver was not issued a summons.

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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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“Love and Information,” Hastings High School’s fall 2020 production, is about people’s need to communicate, a premise tailor-made for the pandemic-related ban on live performances. The play will stream tonight (Nov. 20) and tomorrow, at 7 p.m., on the school district’s YouTube channel.

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The Irvington Village Board has agreed to open Matthiessen Park to the general public, probably beginning in early 2021. The move lifts a “village residents only” restriction that was in effect for more than 40 years. Entry was enforced sporadically over that time.

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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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The pandemic has ruled out SHARE the Project’s annual Thanksgiving Dinner for the Homeless at Hastings High School, so instead SHARE founder Jeanne Newman and her volunteers will deliver 1,000 meals to people in need in Yonkers and Manhattan. 

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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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As the renovation of Matthiessen Park nears completion in preparation for a spring 2021 re-opening, a cross section of residents are again raising the question of who will be allowed access to the refurbished riverfront amenity, which has been for residents only.  

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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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Three former residents of The Children's Village in Dobbs Ferry appeared Oct. 21 in front of the Westchester County Courthouse in White Plains with their attorneys to announce that 10 men have filed individual lawsuits alleging physical and sexual abuse by former CV employees and residents.

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There is a new twist in the lawsuit brought by The Landing against the Town of Greenburgh, its assessor, board of assessment review, and the Dobbs Ferry Union Free School District, in an effort to change its 103 units from single-family homes to condominiums, and thus be entitled to a lower …

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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.