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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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In 1970, “revolution” was more than a song title in parts of New York City. In the South Bronx, activist groups championed the needs of Black and Puerto Rican neighborhoods that received scant funding from the city’s government. One of the most crucial of these needs was health care.

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In April, Ardsley High School junior Lucas Vaidean, who’s been hard of hearing since age 7, placed second in “The Next Big Idea: High School,” a national competition for deaf or hard-of-hearing students in grades 9-12. 

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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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Ellen M. Woods, a longtime resident of Hastings, passed away after her courageous battle with breast cancer on Friday, June 4, at age 63, surrounded by her loving family.

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The Irvington Board of Trustees ended almost two years of controversy on June 7, when they voted unanimously to create a new multifamily/office (MFO) zoning district for part of North Broadway (Route 9). The measure increases the allowable population density on those properties, with incenti…

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At the Greenburgh Town Board virtual work session on May 25, Ridgewood Real Estate Partners of Florham Park, N.J., presented an alternative plan for the development of the former Elmwood Country Club at 850 Dobbs Ferry Road. 

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Irvington’s second annual Juneteenth celebration rally will be Saturday, June 19, at the Main Street School parking lot, from 2 to 5 p.m. The holiday, which commemorates the freeing of the last slaves during the Civil War, has also become an occasion to honor the cultural contributions of th…

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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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The Hastings Historical Society celebrated its 50th anniversary in April. The fact that the organization has been around for only a half-century may come as a surprise to those who have visited the society’s headquarters, located in an antique cottage nestled among the trees in Draper Park. …

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Hastings K.I.D.S. is an acronym for “Kids Involved Doing Service,” which describes the volunteer opportunities this program provides. A prime example: the upcoming “community walk” designed to get Hastings strolling through the village to raise money for the American Cancer Society (ACS). 

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Dobbs Ferry resident John Bucci has lived with multiple sclerosis (MS) for 30 years, but the disease became seriously debilitating in recent months, after he suffered a fall and spent more than two months in an ICU. The 68-year-old now requires round-the-clock home healthcare aides. 

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In celebration of Earth Month, the Ardsley Conservation and Environment Advisory Committee (CEAC) and the Village of Ardsley held a series of events in April that will culminate with the Ardsley Pollinator Pathway Garden Tour this Saturday, May 15.

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Bassist John Patitucci has won three Grammy Awards and performed with jazz legends in his decades-long career. Now, the 61-year-old Hastings resident has another major accomplishment to his credit: film score composer. May 12 will mark the national theatrical release of “Chicago: America’s H…

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Irvington High School senior Ariela Simbana is raising funds to treat a disease that struck her father with brute force two years ago. That’s when Carlos Simbana, 50, was diagnosed with gastric cancer, which he was told was inoperable. 

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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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The Irvington Historical Society hosted a tribute to beloved coach and teacher Peter Oley on Sunday, April 25. The retrospective, held as a Zoom webinar, attracted close to 170 participants who logged in from all over the world, sharing reminiscences and anecdotes about Oley, who died 12 yea…

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Since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Dobbs Ferry Food Pantry, located at South Presbyterian Church, experienced two increases — first in the number of people in need, and then in the number of people available to fulfill that need.

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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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To help the Village of Dobbs Ferry’s new Affordable Housing Task Force develop a plan, the Dobbs Ferry Board of Trustees approved a joint proposal, on April 13, by the Pace University Land Use Law Center and the Tarrytown-based Housing Action Council to assist the task force.

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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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Retired NYPD Det. Randy Jurgensen, a longtime Dobbs Ferry resident, has a unique reason to mark this year’s 50th anniversary of “The French Connection,” the iconic cop thriller that began filming in April 1971 and that won five Academy Awards.

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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 …