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Hastings’ Triple Threat Athlete Heading For Wesleyan University

By Tom Pedulla–    In an age when many student-athletes specialize in one sport in high school, Keith Capuano stood apart from the crowd. He was a young man for all seasons before his recent graduation from Hastings High School.    The 6-4, 205-pound Capuano c... More »

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Aromë Caffé and Patisserie Now Open in Hastings-on-Hudson

by Janine Annett– Aromë Caffé and Patisserie is now officially ouvert at 10 Main Street in Hastings. Aromë features French pastries, gelato, and coffee. A sampling of pastries available at Aromë Aromë is the brainchild of Vera Gjelaj, who was an owner and exec... More »

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Hastings Home Burglary Suspect Arrested

By Janine Annett– Given the low crime rate in the area, many Hastings residents were shocked to hear about a home burglary that occurred on Saturday, May 11, 2024. Now, a suspect in the burglary has been arrested. Brandon Scerri, age 29, currently homeless but... More »

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Hastings Sharpshooter Shakes Sibling Rivalry to Carve Own Path

 by Tom Pedulla— Sibling rivalries can be challenging. Katie Drozd learned that when she made the Hastings varsity girls’ basketball team as a freshman. She not only had to find her way at a new level of the sport but her sister was a well-established senior s... More »

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Hastings-on-Hudson High School Class of 2024 Graduates

By Rick Pezzullo— Hastings-on-Hudson High School held commencement exercises Thursday for the 136 seniors in the Class of 2024. The following is a list of all the graduates: Siena Albamonte Bianca Arnon Justin Baldassarre Andrew Barer Sharyn Belsky Caetano Bel... More »

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Parking? There’s an App (or Two or Three) for That

by Janine Annett– Rivertowns — Once upon a time, paying for parking was relatively simple. You found a parking spot and put some coins in the parking meter. Okay, sometimes you didn’t have coins handy and you had to go ask for change in a store, or buy somethi... More »

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Avid Vinyl Fans Descend on Hastings for Record Riot

The Record Riot brought plenty of LPs to Hastings-on-Hudson, which already has its very own record store for vinyl lovers by Kris DiLorenzo– The Rivertowns haven’t been the scene of any political unrest lately, but a riot—the Hastings Record Riot—did take plac... More »

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An Advice Column By And For Rivertowns Residents

In this edition: Dealing with conflict at family weddings and navigating tricky political discussions   by Donna C. Moss, MA, LCSW-R, CEAP Dear Donna, My niece’s wedding is coming up soon. The problem is her sister is not talking to my daughter. Plus, both my ... More »

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Hastings’ Ace Pitcher Billy Murnighan Takes His Arm to California

By Tom Pedulla– All athletes emphasize the importance of getting into the zone by eliminating crowd noise and whatever else might create a distraction. That goal is, of course, admirable. The ability to get to that special place is rare. Not for Hastings High ... More »

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Hastings-on-Hudson Candidates Make Cases for Board of Ed

By Rick Pezzullo— Four candidates seeking three seats on the Hastings-on-Hudson Board of Education took part in in a May 13 Zoom forum sponsored by the The League of Women Voters of the Rivertowns, Hastings PTSA & SEPTA. Two incumbents, Board President Alexand... More »

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Rivertown High Schools Rank High in Latest U.S. News Assessment

U.S. News & World Report has come out with its 2024 rankings of public high schools, and four rivertown schools have made the top four percent of the nearly 18,000 schools the magazine considered. At the top of the local list is Irvington High School, which wa... More »

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Board of Education Races Set in Local School Districts

By Rick Pezzullo— When residents head to the polls May 21 to vote on the annual school budgets, they will also get to choose the individuals who volunteer their time and make critical decisions for students and the school districts at-large. In the six area sc... More »

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Hastings-on-Hudson Resident to Bike 300+ Miles for Fundraiser

by Janine Annett– Robert Simmonds has deep roots in Hastings. Not only is he a lifelong resident of the village, his parents and grandparents also grew up here. Simmonds has been a patrol officer with the Hastings Police Department for nearly six years; before... More »

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Hastings Flea Market Returns for 11th Year

  This story is from the Rivertowns Current by Janine Annett– Rivertowns residents don’t have to travel down to Brooklyn or up to Beacon to find one-of-a-kind items. During the spring and fall months, they can get all kinds of vintage and handcrafted items — p... More »

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Andrus on Hudson Adopts a New Logo That Reflect its Values

Founded over 70 years ago on the Andrus family’s vision, we believe in treating each person within our community as part of our family, ensuring a sense of belonging and shared purpose. Our new logo, featured here, embodies this commitment, symbolizing the war... More »

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Maker Hive Makes Space for Creativity

Maker Hive, on Warburton Avenue, has classes and workshops in a wide array of arts, crafts, and STEM activities     by Janine Annett-– Hastings-on-Hudson — Entering Maker Hive at 416 Warburton Avenue (just across the street from Antoinette’s Patisseriel), ther... More »

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Purpl is Back With a Full Calendar of Events

The organization plans to foster potential, forge connections and bring fun to the Rivertowns by Janine Annett– Hastings-on-Hudson — The large purple building on Main Street that houses Purpl is a familiar sight to many Hastings residents as they head down to ... More »

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