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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 »

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Valentina Castro Getting to the Heart of the Matter

by Barbara Moroch –  Hackley School graduate Valentina Castro is on a journey —one that will ultimately lead to a profession of high calling: healing others. Her dream is to become a cardiothoracic surgeon; and her time on the “Hilltop” (as the school is somet... More »

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Sleepy Hollow High Senior Luca Brown a Renaissance Man

by Julia Ann Friedman –  Luca Brown is a Renaissance man. From sports to music to the classroom, he does it all — and very well. An avid soccer player since the age of 12, Brown has played on the JV and varsity soccer teams during high school, and he led the v... More »

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Irvington Senior Fulfilling Dream Heading to West Point

by Barbara Moroch –  For as long as I can remember, I’ve wanted to go to West Point—it has always been my dream,” said Eric Parke, a graduating senior at Irvington High School. It’s a dream that started early for this high school graduate, who is following in ... More »

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SH Middle School Student Hit by Car Slowly Recovering

by Rick Pezzullo –  A Sleepy Hollow Middle School student who was hit by a car May 2 while walking home from school is slowly recovering from serious injuries she suffered that had her in a medically induced coma. Xiomara Chimbo, 13, has been transferred to Bl... More »

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Local Student Hall of Fame Essay Contest Winners Selected

by Robert Kimmel –  A musician and a merchant are the subjects of the two winning essays in the Hall of Fame Essay contest in which Sleepy Hollow High School students compete. The annual contest is part of the curriculum for students at the 10th grade level. S... More »

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Cleaning the Hudson – One Tire at a Time

by Char Weigel –    Low tide on the Hudson peels back a murky curtain, briefly revealing hidden oyster colonies, blue crabs and driftwood. Calliope Yannuzzi, 11, saw something else – a tire that reappeared with every low tide in Sleepy Hollow’s Horan’s Landing... More »

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Veteran Racer Trains Rivertowners for Triathlons

by Barrett Seaman –  Everyone knows that triathlons aren’t for sissies. The Ironman, the Big Enchilada of triathlons, demands a 2.4-mile swim followed by a 112-mile bicycle ride, rounding out with a full marathon run of 26.2 miles. You don’t do that for fun. T... More »