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Irvington Student Awarded Second Place at Genius Olympiad

Congratulations to Irvington High School’s Elizabeth Lee for winning second place (a silver medal) in the international Genius Olympiad, held this past June at SUNY Oswego. Participants in the competition were the 500 top science research students from 70 coun... More »

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Tarrytown Painter Takes Long Road on Her Artistic Journey

Arts & Entertainment by Rich Monetti –  Clara Shen was sitting in her Tarrytown studio a few years ago and had the impetus to go for a ride. Instead, the Chinese immigrant began splattering an easel with the scene of a colorful sports car taking a road trip al... More »

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Slowing Down and Waking Up at Irvington’s Buddhist Center

by Abby Luby –  How many minutes has it been since you last checked your iPhone? Your iPad? FitBit? We live in a constant state of sensory overload and distraction. While living in the fast lane, is it possible to slow down long enough to see our compulsive be... More »

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Unsung Heroes: In Time of Need, TVAC is There in a Flash

by Tom Pedulla –  When Alaric Young was asked to describe the satisfaction he derives from being a member of the Tarrytown Volunteer Ambulance Corps (TVAC) for more than 25 years, he told of a woman who approached him in a local supermarket. “You probably don’... More »

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Planned ICE Raids Discredited By Congresswoman Lowey

by Robert Kimmel Congresswoman Nita Lowey takes a dim view of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement, (ICE,) nationwide raids scheduled to begin this weekend to apprehend and deport undocumented immigrants.  She is also offering some advice to those who might... More »

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Lee Kennedy: Sleepy Hollow’s Man of Many Flags

by Barrett Seaman –  Drive by Lee Kennedy’s house on Harwood Avenue in the Philipse Manor section of Sleepy Hollow on or around a national holiday, and you’re sure to see the Stars and Stripes flying from the pole in the front yard. If you look carefully, howe... More »

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Graduating Dobbs Ferry Sharpshooter Targeting College Career

by Tom Pedulla –  One thousand shots per day. That is the goal for Dimaunie Meredith, an aspiring Division 1 basketball player who recently signed with Westchester Community College after leading Dobbs Ferry High School to the Section 1 Class B title. The 6-4,... More »

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Don Marra: Headhunter for Village Governments

by Barrett Seaman –  Dobbs Ferry’s Don Marra knows a thing or two about how to run a village. He was the mayor of Dobbs for most of the 1990s and served on various village boards and committees. He was the Deputy Village Administrator and then Village Administ... More »

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Sr. Mary Anne Enjoys Passing Her Faith On to Others

by Tom Pedulla –  When Sr. Mary Anne Maceda speaks to her all-girls seventh-grade religious education class at St. Teresa of Avila Church in Sleepy Hollow, she discusses faith as it applies to the mind and heart. “I always tell them there are things you have t... More »

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Tarrytown Man to Climb Mt. Washington to Raise Funds for Blood

by W.B. King –  As the highest peak in the Northeastern United States at 6,222 feet, New Hampshire’s Mount Washington has been traversed by countless visitors throughout the years. On June 28, 22 hikers from around the country, including Tarrytown’s David Jane... More »

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Senior Marcus Diaz Shines at The Masters School

by Abby Luby –  When Marcus Diaz first arrived four years ago as a high school freshman at The Masters School in Dobbs Ferry, he had doubts about fitting in. Heading north from a diverse neighborhood in Riverdale to Westchester made him see the world different... More »