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United Way 2-1-1 Service Provides Valuable Help to Those in Need

by Rick Pezzullo – Most people are familiar with the 911 Emergency System, but many may not be aware of the 2-1-1 service provided by the United Way. Launched in 2005, 2-1-1 is a free, confidential referral and information helpline and website that connects pe... More »

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Eileen Fisher Institute Partners with Self-Love Non-Profit

by Joe Rickles –  The Eileen Fisher Leadership Institute has partnered with The Love Group, a non-profit organization that aims to inspire young women and girls to be their best selves. The Institute planned two summer seminars led by The Love Group: one on Ju... More »

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Foster Memorial African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church

Where We Worship by Donald H. Whitely –  Amanda and Henry Foster (married in 1845) founded Foster Memorial A.M.E. Zion Church in 1860.  It’s the oldest black church in Westchester County, and some say it may be the oldest black church in the state of New York.... More »

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MusicWorks Program Gives All Students Chance to Learn

Arts & Entertainment by Elaine Marranzano –  Ten years ago, while watching their daughters perform, Judy Kass and Alison Paul noticed the Sleepy Hollow High School Jazz band was, well, very white. “We were both really taken by the fact that the ensemble did no... More »

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Local Teens Gain Valuable Experience with Summer Jobs

by Tom Pedulla –  For teenagers facing an array of summer options, life can become complicated. For every lifeguard, there may be someone traveling with peers domestically or abroad on a Teen Tour. For every camp counselor sweating beneath the mid-day sun, the... More »

Daniel Livingston, a recent graduate of Sleepy Hollow High School.
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Local High School Students Give a Civics Lesson

by Charlene Weigel – No one likes to fail a test, especially as the school year comes to a close. On June 5, that sad news was delivered to a roomful of learners. The test? Distinguish fake from real news. The teachers? Juniors and seniors from Hackley School ... More »

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College Dreams – Kid’s Club of Tarrytown & Sleepy Hollow

Helping to Make College Dreams a Reality: Kids’ Club of Tarrytown & Sleepy Hollow, Inc. hosted its 5th Annual Breakfast for Bedding on June 19 at the home of Board President, Jennifer Green. More than 50 guests donated new dorm room bedding and gift cards for ... More »

Tarrytown's portion of RiverWalk
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Public Opinion Sought on RiverWalk Options

by Barrett Seaman – The government is back again asking questions. Sometimes they are agents from the state; other times from the county and often times they are advocates of more pathways for bicycles. This time, however, it was people from Westchester County... More »

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Irvington Takes a Day to Celebrate its History, Culture and Eateries

by Barrett Seaman –  In the end, the rain never came, though the mere threat of it no doubt deterred some who would otherwise have taken part in the village’s long-planned and well-executed Celebrate Irvington Day. About 10 of the anticipated 30 cars expected ... More »

Photo by: Sunny Maclean
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Irvington Student Organizes March to Oppose Refugee Policy

by Julia Friedman and Daniel Livingston Daniel Marshall, a rising senior at Irvington High School, organized a March for Refugees on June 20 in Tarrytown. The march began with a gathering in front of Washington Irving Elementary School in Tarrytown, where Mars... More »

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Rivertowns Touched by Separated Families Controversy

by Barrett Seaman – Local protests and public condemnations of the Trump Administration’s “zero-tolerance” policy of detaining and separating refugee children from their families along the Mexican border continued even after the President’s so-called “reversal... More »