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Oysters Seeded Beneath the Mario C. Cuomo Bridge

by Barrett Seaman –  On a hot mid-summer day, while giant cranes and barges went about building the Mario C. Cuomo Bridge above, staff from the Billion Oyster Project oversaw the placement of 422 steel ”gabion” cages, each containing nearly 250 pounds of shuck... More »

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Encouraged by Grant, Paws Crossed Expects Good Pet Rescue Year

by Robert Kimmel –  Bolstered by a recent grant, Paws Crossed Animal Shelter is heading toward a banner year rescuing pets and adopting them out. The no-kill shelter in Elmsford has placed nearly 400 dogs and cats into new homes so far this year.  “Last year w... More »

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Irvington Historical Society’s Fall Benefit

Don’t miss the boat! Irvington Historical Society’s Fall Benefit Honoring Andy Lyons Saturday, September 15, 2018 For more information and tickets contact: irvingtonhistoricalsociety.org More »

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State Grant Helps Sleepy Hollow Complete New Walkway

by Rick Pezzullo – The Village of Sleepy Hollow was able to complete the construction of a new walkway along Riverside Drive thanks to a $50,000 grant secured by State Senator Terrence Murphy (R/Yorktown). The remaining $300,000 needed for the project was prov... More »

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United Way 2-1-1 Service Provides Valuable Help to Those in Need

by Rick Pezzullo – Most people are familiar with the 911 Emergency System, but many may not be aware of the 2-1-1 service provided by the United Way. Launched in 2005, 2-1-1 is a free, confidential referral and information helpline and website that connects pe... More »

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Eileen Fisher Institute Partners with Self-Love Non-Profit

by Joe Rickles –  The Eileen Fisher Leadership Institute has partnered with The Love Group, a non-profit organization that aims to inspire young women and girls to be their best selves. The Institute planned two summer seminars led by The Love Group: one on Ju... More »

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Foster Memorial African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church

Where We Worship by Donald H. Whitely –  Amanda and Henry Foster (married in 1845) founded Foster Memorial A.M.E. Zion Church in 1860.  It’s the oldest black church in Westchester County, and some say it may be the oldest black church in the state of New York.... More »

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MusicWorks Program Gives All Students Chance to Learn

Arts & Entertainment by Elaine Marranzano –  Ten years ago, while watching their daughters perform, Judy Kass and Alison Paul noticed the Sleepy Hollow High School Jazz band was, well, very white. “We were both really taken by the fact that the ensemble did no... More »

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Local Teens Gain Valuable Experience with Summer Jobs

by Tom Pedulla –  For teenagers facing an array of summer options, life can become complicated. For every lifeguard, there may be someone traveling with peers domestically or abroad on a Teen Tour. For every camp counselor sweating beneath the mid-day sun, the... More »