Though he retired as pastor of South Presbyterian Church in 2013, Rev. Joseph H. Gilmore, who died last month at age 76, remains a leading light in Dobbs Ferry.
The Irvington School District’s $18.9 million capital improvement plans took a major step forward on Jan. 12 as the school board approved the bids of eight contractors to work on portions of the project starting this summer.
Early on in the era of the new coronavirus, architect and photographer Jim Metzger of Hastings decided to document life in a small village during a global crisis.
Some students at Ardsley High School are looking to get adopted.
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…
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.
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…
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…
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.
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.
Amber Aparicio’s career will always be child’s play.
Basketball success isn’t just about winning games, but about developing the person and pointing them toward success in life after the game.
“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…
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…
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…
Dobbs Ferry resident Mavis Cain, president of the Friends of the Old Croton Aqueduct (FOCA) since 2000, is being doubly honored today (Dec. 4).
Doug Coe, the driving force behind RiverArts since he was hired as executive director in 2013, has announced his retirement, effective Feb. 1, 2021.
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…
The time-honored axiom “the show must go on” holds special meaning this year as the nonprofit Broadway Training Center in Hastings presents a musical version of “The Wizard of Oz” amid the Covid-19 pandemic.
The Village of Hastings has devised a restorative antidote for the holiday shopping malaise posed by Covid-19.
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.
“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.
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.
Madam C.J. Walker, the African-American beauty products mogul who built the neoclassical mansion Villa Lewaro on Broadway a century ago, is the subject of a new book that examines her lifelong devotion to charity.
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.
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.
The birding world was atwitter last week as word spread over the internet that birder and nature photographer Tom Warren, a 15-year resident of The Landing in Dobbs Ferry, had spotted a rarity: a Tropical kingbird.
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.
Tomorrow (Nov. 7), the Village of Ardsley launches Ardsley CAN by 2030!, a carbon reduction and sustainability initiative spearheaded by the Conservation and Environment Advisory Committee (CEAC).
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.
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 …
In June, Rick Thompson retired after 22 years of service to the Ardsley Department of Public Works, including the last 10 years as foreman. He then served some more.