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  • Springtime means a lot of things for our beautiful Villages; spending time on the river, an overhaul of cleaning out old winter things, and just a few months away from summer vacation for our schools. To homeowners, May means voting time; May 16th, that is. For so many, the school budget vote seems a perplexing numbers game of ever-changing rates and percentages. Each of our villages has been prepping with meetings and crunching the digits –  what will the money be allotted to, how much will be needed and more importantly, will the School Districts be able to stay under tax levy cap?

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  • As the debate over affordable healthcare continues in Washington, one local organization – Ossining-based Open Door Family Medical Centers – has pioneered a program of cost-effective care for underserved individuals and families that has earned bipartisan praise. During 2017, Open Door will be expanding its reach by opening its first health center in Mamaroneck, launching new programs such as Open Door Baby Box for expecting moms, and moving into a brand new facility in Sleepy Hollow in the Fall.

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  • With the coming of warm air and clearer skies, our Rivertowns are looking picturesque. April boasts better weather, holidays and time off from school. But springtime means our students are still working hard. Seniors are getting ready to be college bound, middle-schoolers are studying art and our elementary students are learning about literature and writing about what they love.

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  • I’m a big fan of Gretchen Rubin’s book, “The Happiness Project,” and her follow-up book, “Happier at Home,” really speaks to me as a residential designer.  In both books, the author emphasizes the importance of making time for, paying attention to, and appreciating the many life-enhancing moments we are blessed with everyday.   Whether it’s enjoying the view during a pretty commute to work (something anyone on our train line can embrace), finding time to catch up with a good friend, or creating a well-organized, clutter-free desk at which to tackle our work each morning, Rubin espouses that most of us can create more joy in our lives by making relatively small tweaks as we go about our days.

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Latest News

Play Ball

On Thursday June 1st, J.P. Doyle’s will host a charity softball game at Devries Park in Sleepy Hollow. The National Anthem and intros will take place at 6:30pm, followed by the first pitch at 7:00pm. The event will feature celebrety co-hosts, and a special appearance by Sour Shoes, from the Howard Stern Show. Admission is $10, and $5 for students.

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In Briarcliff...Q&A on Two Projects

Law Pavilion

RJ: What is the estimated time frame for the completion of work on the Pavilion building?

We have a fixed date of May 17th with penalties thereafter.  The Pool Pavilion complex is the heart of our summer recreation programs and activities, and the pool opens on Memorial Day as we complete our annual parade on-site.

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Ossining Food Pantry Honored

Recently, members of the Ossining Lions Club, local public officials and members of the community gathered at Briar’s Restaurant to honor the Ossining Food Pantry volunteers with the Robert J. Uplinger Distinguished Service Award.  This prestigious award is in recognition of the Food Pantry volunteers and their outstanding community service and dedication to others.

The Food Pantry also received community service commendations from: the New York State & Bermuda Lions Foundation; the Village of Ossining’s Mayor Victoria Gearity;  the Town of Ossining’s Supervisor Dana Levenberg; Catherine Borgia of the Westchester County Board of Legislators; New York State Assembly member Sandra Galef; and New York State Senator David Carlucci.

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Opinion Editorial: Absolute Power Corrupts Absolutely

No Permit, No Inspection, No Approval, No Problem!

Let’s address a simple fact for any Sleepy Hollow resident who wants to put a tool shed in their backyard. Regardless of its size, color, or composition of environmentally sustainable materials, a permit is required. Yes, a permit from the Village of Sleepy Hollow. That only begins the process and many a resident can attest to a long and somewhat arduous process before that tool shed is home to tools.

Let’s address another simple fact. The Village of Sleepy Hollow, comprised of elected officials, put up a large metal Quonset structure at the western end of Elm Street and Andrews Lane. Was a permit issued? Was an inspection done? Was an approval given? Say “no” three times and you’ve answered correctly.

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John Henry Calvey, known to his many friends as Jack, died April 7, 2017 in Duxbury, VT at the age of 90 years. He was born October 15, 1926 in Millbrook, NY to James and Mary (Murphy) Calvey. He grew up in Astoria with his loving sisters, Maureen and... Read more..

The Briarcliff Manor Chamber of Commerce will be holding its 6th annual Chili Cook-Off on Thursday, May 4, 2017, from 5-7pm. The Chili Cook-Off is Briarcliff Manor’s nod to Cinco de Mayo. This family-friendly event, held outdoors at one of the loveliest... Read more..

Peter J. Gallagher, ChFC®, CLU®, CASL®, AIF®, a long-term resident and active community member of Briarcliff Manor, has established Unified Retirement Planning Group (URPG) in Briarcliff Manor. Unified Retirement Planning Group is an independent... Read more..

River Journal has known Therese Valvano for the past twenty years. We asked her a number questions about her successful work. RJ: You have been in the field of real estate in many aspects from an owner to a top-producing broker. What has kept you in... Read more..

Students, alumni and residents of Irvington, are you aware of what is happening in our School District regarding the new logo design? We believe that our School District identity is being compromised in an effort to create a new, more modern look. A group... Read more..

The Spring Issue article, “Charter vs. Public Education” has no real value to the readers of River Journal. Why? Because there are no Charter Schools in any of the River towns. Read more..

I recently read an article in your newspaper about declining volunteerism in local firehouses.  It is an eye-opening article, as many Rivertowns have volunteer departments and the residents rely on their volunteers to keep them safe. David Goldstein,... Read more..

Springtime means a lot of things for our beautiful Villages; spending time on the river, an overhaul of cleaning out old winter things, and just a few months away from summer vacation for our schools. To homeowners, May means voting time; May 16th, that... Read more..

As the debate over affordable healthcare continues in Washington, one local organization – Ossining-based Open Door Family Medical Centers – has pioneered a program of cost-effective care for underserved individuals and families that has earned bipartisan... Read more..

With the coming of warm air and clearer skies, our Rivertowns are looking picturesque. April boasts better weather, holidays and time off from school. But springtime means our students are still working hard. Seniors are getting ready to be college bound,... Read more..

I’m a big fan of Gretchen Rubin’s book, “The Happiness Project,” and her follow-up book, “Happier at Home,” really speaks to me as a residential designer.  In both books, the author emphasizes the importance of making time for, paying attention... Read more..

Scenic Hudson congratulates Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the Legislature for making an unprecedented investment through the state budget in protecting and enhancing the Hudson Valley’s environment and economy. The budget includes initiatives that safeguard... Read more..

Following the news that a barge carrying 65,000 barrels of gasoline ran aground in the Hudson River, Scenic Hudson renewed its call for the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) to terminate the rulemaking process that would establish 10 new anchorages in the river... Read more..

Scent is just as critical an element in creating a beautiful, rejuvenating home as comfortable furnishings and pretty fabrics.  It has the power to evoke memories, influence our emotions and state of mind, and make a lasting first impression on the senses... Read more..

Are you faced with the dilemma of saving for your own retirement while at the same time trying to put money away for a child’s college education? How do you pursue both goals? How do you determine which is more important or what path to take? If this... Read more..

As I sit here writing this recipe a blizzard is blasting us … so what’s better than a nice refreshing Spring-themed salad to shake these winter blues! While you gaze upon the feet of snow that mother nature has so kindly given us … (NOT!), I know... Read more..

This new project created by EF students in Tarrytown will be posting additional stories at www.efnewyorkprofiles.wordpress.com beginning April 2nd. Do you ever wonder what is going on at the former Marymount College in Tarrytown? You’ve probably heard... Read more..

If your daily routine takes you to our neighbors to the West – our Rockland County neighbors that is – you may be wondering what the update is on our New, NY Bridge. According to reports, the Tappan Zee replacement is still set to be completed in... Read more..

Irvington Irvington UFSD Announces Gail Krieger as Director of Pupil Personnel Services Irvington welcomes Gail Krieger as the School District’s new Director of Pupil Personnel Services. On March 7th at the Board ofEducation meeting, superintendent... Read more..

Sixteen year old Lyndsey Minerva has already garnered an impressive resume for someone of her age. To add onto her long list of successes, the Pocantico Hills resident has been named one of the featured acts for St. Christopher’s spring gala, St. Christopher’s... Read more..

Award-winning poet Mark Doty will deliver the keynote reading during the 7th Westchester Poetry Festival, to be held on the campus of The Masters School in Dobbs Ferry on Sat., April 8. The Hudson Valley Writers’ Center is co-sponsor of the event, which... Read more..

Proving there is strength in numbers, elected officials, business owners, union representatives and members of the community jammed the Plumbers and Steamfitters Local 21 meeting hall in Peekskill to the rafters Thursday night for a public hearing on... Read more..



The most beautiful month of the year is here. October’s got it all! – Spectacular colors, the smell of wood fires, pumpkins on doorsteps, flannel shirts, Halloween and so much more! I mean, really, does it get any better than that? The only negative... Read more..

Remember when summer really was all about those “lazy, hazy days?” Squeaky screen doors in wooden frames, big glasses of Kool-Aid and those crazy, uncomfortable, metal chairs that would burn your bare legs when you tried to sit on them in the summer... Read more..

Everyone ages at a different pace. Genetics play a huge role, of course, but so does attitude. The person with the upbeat, “can-do” attitude who has approached all aspects of their life with this outlook will obviously handle aging in the same manner.... Read more..

Working in the area of senior living and healthcare, my thoughts often turn to my own aging and how I will manage when I am less independent. Of course, there are no crystal balls to let us know exactly what is coming down the pike for each of us, or... Read more..

God knows it’s hard to eat right. It’s not that we don’t know how to or want to, it’s just sooo difficult. We grasp the importance of taking care of our bodies now so will be stronger and healthier as we begin to get older. Working in aging services,... Read more..



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