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“Chemistry” is…Chemical

“CHEMISTRY” is…Chemical: Deciphering the complicated science of spark By Krista Madsen– Chemistry is the scientific study of the properties and behavior of matter. More specifically, according to the Cambridge Dictionary: “the scientific study of the basic cha... More »


Hastings-on-Hudson Candidates Make Cases for Board of Ed

By Rick Pezzullo— Four candidates seeking three seats on the Hastings-on-Hudson Board of Education took part in in a May 13 Zoom forum sponsored by the The League of Women Voters of the Rivertowns, Hastings PTSA & SEPTA. Two incumbents, Board President Alexand... More »


Ardsley Mayor Kaboolian Recognized as 2024 Woman of Distinction 

By Rick Pezzullo— Ardsley Mayor Nancy Kaboolian was honored Tuesday at the 2024 NYS Senate Women of Distinction Ceremony in Albany by Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins for her leadership and commitment to civil and human rights, diversity, and community a... More »

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Irvington Board Rejects Call to Take Down Pride Flags in June

By Barrett Seaman— As far as culture wars go, it was a very brief skirmish. At the first May meeting of the Irvington Board of Trustees, Mayor Jon Siegel invited Dianna Rigos, who had submitted a letter to the board, to come up and read it aloud. The letter wa... More »


Ardsley Class of 2024 Valedictorian, Salutatorian Named

By Rick Pezzullo— Ardsley High School has named the top two scholars in the Class of 2024 with Derek Xu being Valedictorian and Lydia Lung earning Salutatorian honors. Xu has excelled in all subjects and is an exceptionally talented student in mathematics. He ... More »


Irvington Woods Honored for its Old Growth

Earlier this month, the Village of Irvington was welcomed into another prestigious environmental club when it was admitted into the national Old-Growth Forest Network. In presenting the Certificate of Recognition, the organization’s Northeast Regional manager,... More »


“Visions of Nature” Launches Ardsley Village Hall Gallery

By Kris DiLorenzo– The Village of Ardsley’s inaugural art exhibit is open in Village Hall, in a gallery established to showcase work by local artists. Carol Perron Sommerfield’s “Visions of Nature,” which opened April 27 and is on view through Sept. 13, compri... More »


Healthcare Workers Call on Phelps for Pensions and Other Benefits

By Barrett Seaman– It wasn’t a picket line in the traditional sense in which people are discouraged from entering a business. But as a show of force, the “informational rally” in front of the main entrance of Phelps Hospital on Wednesday by members of 1199 SEI... More »


Thanks to Make-A-Wish Hudson Valley, Another Wish Comes True

By Barrett Seaman– When the Make-A-Wish Foundation grants a wish to a critically ill child, they pull out all the stops. Recently, the Hudson Valley Chapter of this global non-profit learned that a 12-year-old girl named Seven, who suffers from end-stage kidne... More »

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Mayday, Mayday, Mayday

MAYDAY, MAYDAY, MAYDAY: Help x 3 with scenes from Bosch By Krista Madsen– In The Handmaid’s Tale—which I’ve finally just read and then binged obsessively within a one-month Hulu trial—Mayday is both a distress signal and the underground network which will sudd... More »


Tarrytown Schools Assistant Superintendent for Business Honored

By Rick Pezzullo— Brian Fried, Assistant Superintendent for Business of the Public Schools of the Tarrytowns, has been named the 2024 recipient of the Gregory E. Carlson Outstanding SBO of the Year Award. Named for past President Gregory E. Carlson of the Asso... More »


Westchester Tennis Ladder Adds Women’s Doubles

By Shana Liebman– On May 8th, the annual Westchester Tennis Ladder (WTL) will launch its fifth season, this time with a new women-only doubles ladder. Over 300 players competed in last season’s coed ladders (Advanced and Intermediate), but this season (May 8-A... More »


White Space

WHITE SPACE: “We’ll have to make little holes for the air” By Krista Madsen– Last week, after navigating the density of daily life, the earth, and the universe itself, I took a vow of silence. Not that severe, but a light goal—for a month—of trying to do less,... More »


Golden Record Re-spin

GOLDEN RECORD RE-SPIN: Instructions and a map for life unexpected By Krista Madsen– For Valentine’s Day, I wrote about the love story underneath the making of the Golden Record hurtling through outer space since 1977. Now in honor of National Space Day (Saturd... More »


Irvington Girl Scouts Honor Their Past at a Fundraising Luncheon

By Barrett Seaman– The ongoing centennial celebration of the founding of the Irvington Girl Scouts wound its way on Sunday, April 14th, to the Ardsley Country Club, where a fundraising luncheon drew more than 150 guests, including families, supporters and loca... More »


Irvington senior named National Merit Scholarship Finalist

Irvington High School senior Maxwell Ma has been named a finalist in the prestigious 2024 National Merit Scholarship Program. He is among the top high school students nationwide to continue competing for scholarships that will be offered in the spring. Ma ente... More »


Sleepy Hollow Trustee Race Gets Crowded

By Barrett Seaman— There are three open seats up for grabs in the March 19th election for the Sleepy Hollow Board of Trustees. With the announcement by the Unite Sleepy Hollow party that James (Jim) Husselbee, an executive with an international tax accounting ... More »

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