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“Now we are tested further by a crisis of the soul”

County Executive George Latimer speaks out on the death of George Floyd and subsequent unrest around the country and establishes a Westchester County working group to recommend best practices in the county. View his speech here: More »


Rivertown School Budgets to be Voted on By Absentee Ballot Only

By Rick Pezzullo Due to an executive order from Governor Andrew Cuomo triggered by the coronavirus pandemic, all school budget and Board of Elections votes will be held by absentee ballot only. Each district will mail a ballot to every qualified voter in their... More »


The Case for ‘Doing Nothing’

by Annabelle Allen In 1654, the philosopher Blaise Pascal wrote, “All of humanity’s problems stem from man’s inability to sit quietly in a room alone.” Pascal believed human beings chose aimless distraction to run from the problems of our emotions. So instead ... More »


Local Heroes: Abbott House’s William Harris

By Barrett Seaman For eight hours a day, five days a week, in normal circumstances, William Harris is what he calls “hands on” with eight young people who are either physically or developmentally disabled, living in a group home in Mount Kisco that is run by I... More »


Local Heroes: Greenburgh’s Jared Rosenberg

By Robert Kimmel He doesn’t hold political office, but Jared Rosenberg has made his voice heard clearly in the pursuit of more federal financial aid for states and municipalities managing the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Rosenberg, a Greenburgh police offi... More »



When some rivertowns businesses wracked by the coronavirus pandemic applied to their banks for loans from the federal Payroll Protection Program, they found a cold shoulder rather than a helping hand. Despite some having longtime relationships at their banks—i... More »

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This is the first of a series of brief profiles of fellow citizens of the rivertowns whose actions, while not necessarily obvious, reflect the best of human nature at a time of crisis. If you know of others who fit this description, please nominate them by wri... More »


Irvington District Appoints Two New School Administrators

By Rick Pezzullo —The Irvington School Board of Education appointed two new administrators — John Buonamano as director of physical education, health and athletics, and Liza Greenspan as assistant principal at Dows Lane Elementary School — at a special meeting... More »


Zoom is Booming in the Age of Coronavirus

By Roya Wolfe I never thought I could maintain perfect attendance at school within the walls of my bedroom, but now that is the reality for me, my classmates, and millions of students across the country. From kindergarteners learning how to read, to seniors in... More »


Tarrytown’s William “Fire Chief Bill” Duggan Remembered Fondly

by Tom Pedulla William J. Duggan, known as “Fire Chief Bill” for his more than four decades of service as a volunteer firefighter in Tarrytown and elsewhere, died April 8. He was 61. Duggan’s commitment to his community was recognized by the National Football ... More »

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Rotary’s Duck Derby, Y’s Healthy Kids Day Scheduled for June

by Robert Kimmel – A dual event that has drawn thousands to Patriot’s Park each spring for the past 12 years is being postponed. The Rotary Club of the Tarrytown’s Duck Derby and the Family YMCA’s Healthy Kids Day will not take place in late April as originall... More »