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Food Scrap Recycling Projects Expanding in the Rivertowns

by Robert Kimmel –  Tossing food scraps into a garbage pail whose contents end up in a municipal landfill or incinerator will become a vanishing practice in the rivertowns if community environmental groups fully succeed in their latest ecological pursuit. Food... More »

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Three More Years of Free Outdoor Jazz

Rivertowns aficionados of summer jazz concerts will be heartened to hear that Mark Morganelli, Executive and Artistic Director of Jazz Forum Arts in Tarrytown has signed a new contract with Montefiore Health Systems to extend their presenting sponsorship of hi... More »

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Nearby Getaway Escapes for Summertime Fun

  by Barbara Moroch Mystic, Connecticut Driving Distance: approx. 2 hours Swab the decks, batten down the hatches and get ready to set sail for Mystic, Connecticut’s seaside city devoted to all things maritime. From the popular Mystic Seaport, a recreated 19th... More »

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Activists Gather at Patriots Park to Protest Immigrant Treatment

The messages were clear and to the point: “No Kids in Cages,” “Close the Camps,” “Say It Loud and Say it Clear, Refugees are Welcome Here.” The local “flash party” to protest U.S. Immigration Service treatment of asylum seekers at the southern border was organ... More »

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Kids’ Club’s Breakfast for Bedding Event and 10th Anniversary

by Char Weigel –  Kids’ Club had a lot to celebrate at its Sixth Annual Breakfast for Bedding event on June 20 at the home of President Jennifer Green. The local non-profit kicked off its 10th year by distributing 35 pieces of dorm bedding and over $3,600 in g... More »

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Stay Warm, Be Cool, Save Money AND The Climate

by Dean Gallea for TEAC –  In case you haven’t heard, Con Ed has slapped a moratorium on most new natural gas hookups in lower Westchester for the foreseeable future. They say that, with many people having switched from expensive oil to cheaper – and more effi... 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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Public Names Four Falcon Chicks Atop Governor Mario Cuomo Bridge

by Robert Kimmel – While they have substituted their whitish baby feathers for brownish, more mature plumage, the four young falcons perched in a box nest atop the Governor Mario M. Cuomo Bridge have also acquired names. Hatched early in May, the four chicks w... More »