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  • Left to Right: Ed Baldesweiler, Brian Doyle, Rob Manfred (Commissioner of MLB), Andy Moloney and Brian Gallo

    On June 18, J.P. Doyle's hosted a softball game that raised in excess of $16,000. for the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Even better, J.P. Doyle's beat the star studded team of Boomer Esiason and Craig Carton, (from the Boomer and Carton WFAN radio show) according to Brian Doyle's scorecard.

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  • Now that school is over and warm summer weather has finally arrived to stay, it’s a great time to plan for summertime adventures. Create new memories at any of the following destinations – all within an 80-mile distance from the Rivertowns.

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  • It’s crowded, it’s uncomfortable, it’s boring—it’s graduation. It’s an event that successfully encompasses all of what high school felt like in one, sticky, hot night. And yet everyone is so sad when it is over.

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  • The Hudson River: it’s a high and dry view for regular commuters aboard Metro North’s Hudson Line as they travel between NYC and their homes, schools and jobs in the suburbs just to the north. The mighty Hudson passes by, narrow here, wider there, ice dappled in winter and sun-kissed in summer,

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Latest News

In Sleepy Hollow... From Lighthouse Landing to Edge-on-Hudson

Out with the old and in with the new – as the saying goes. On Wednesday, June 10th the “new” gathered at the former General Motors site in Sleepy Hollow and dedicated the “new light” at the 1883 Lighthouse at Sleepy Hollow. Longtime residents will re-member that structure as the Tarrytown Lighthouse, but “in with the new” is here to stay.

Read more: In Sleepy Hollow... From Lighthouse Landing to Edge-on-Hudson

 

School Superintendent Congratulates Class of 2015

Dear Briarcliff High School Class of 2015: Congratulations on your many wonderful accomplishments  and, most of all, congratulations on completing that extraordinary four-year journey we call high school. I speak with great confidence and a unique insight when I say that you are well prepared to move beyond the confines of this little hamlet of Briarcliff and the rolling pastures of Pocantico Hills.

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One and Done, Two and Through

On the morning of May 29, a single sentence in the May 28 Addendum to Public Agenda posted by the Board of Education on the website of the Public Schools of the Tarrytowns sent shock waves through the District. It read, “31. RESOLVED: That the Board of Education hereby accepts the resignation of Dr. Christopher Clouet, dated May 28, 2015, effective June 30, 2015.

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Getting it Right the Second Time

Greg Lobato, a Sleepy Hollow Police Officer

The newly elected Board of Trustees, along with the re-elected Mayor of Sleepy Hollow, righted what many considered an earlier wrong and hired Greg Lobato and several other new police officers. The contentious issue surrounding Lobato played a major part in the Democratic Party’s thumping defeat at the polls in March.

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Students enrolled at the Kumon Math and Reading Center of Tarrytown are proving that hard work and daily practice pays off. As a result of attending weekly sessions, many students made significant  academic improvements and are studying above their school... Read more..

Calling all animal lovers! On Saturday, June 27, from 10am to 3pm, Tarrytown’s pet boutique, Bark & Meow and Friends of Neperan Park are joining forces to host the first annual Petpalooza, a kid-friendly, free pet fair in Neperan Park. “Petpalooza... Read more..

Elite Construction is a privately-owned construction firm that was established in November of 2014 by two men from Ireland–Conor Lynam and De-clan Shiels, who possess a vast amount of knowledge through-out the construction industry. Born and raised... Read more..

On the morning of May 29, a single sentence in the May 28 Addendum to Public Agenda posted by the Board of Education on the website of the Public Schools of the Tarrytowns sent shock waves through the District. It read, “31. RESOLVED: That the Board... Read more..

Out with the old and in with the new – as the saying goes. On Wednesday, June 10th the “new” gathered at the former General Motors site in Sleepy Hollow and dedicated the “new light” at the 1883 Lighthouse at Sleepy Hollow. Longtime residents... Read more..

Dear Briarcliff High School Class of 2015: Congratulations on your many wonderful accomplishments  and, most of all, congratulations on completing that extraordinary four-year journey we call high school. I speak with great confidence and a unique insight... Read more..

As the summer vacation becons, we take one last peek at the 2014-2015 school year and discover scale models of the Big Dipper, a frenetic Japanese drumming troupe, and found art in the Peabody Preserve! Read more..

This summer, whether you’re trying to sell your house, looking to buy one, or just want to give your home some valuable upgrades, keep in mind these designer tricks for making a home look and feel more expensive – almost instantly. Read more..

Dear High School Graduate: Congratulations! You did it! You passed a major life  hurdle by graduating from high school. But now it’s time to think ahead. I hope you’re already planning to take the next step—to pursue a college degree.  Although... Read more..

Greg Lobato, a Sleepy Hollow Police Officer The newly elected Board of Trustees, along with the re-elected Mayor of Sleepy Hollow, righted what many considered an earlier wrong and hired Greg Lobato and several other new police officers. The contentious... Read more..

A colony of little penguins (Eudyptula minor) has made its debut in the Aquatic Bird House at WCS’s (Wildlife Conservation Society) Bronx Zoo.

Named for their small size and characteristic bluish hue, little penguins are also known as blue... Read more..

The Business Council of Westchester Presents Awards to “40 Under 40’ Winners . Forty of Westchester County’s up-and-coming business leaders received the 2015 “Rising Star” Award from The Business Council of Westchester. Read more..

Advice for Indoors and Out As Weather Warms Up As summer approaches, Westchester County Health Commissioner Sherlita Amler, MD, advises residents to take a few simple precautions to prevent themselves, their families and their pets from being exposed... Read more..

A new dining and stargazing experience at Lasdon Park
Spend a summer evening under the stars dining on delicious food and wine on Saturday, June 27, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., at Lasdon Park, Arboretum and Veterans Memorial in Katonah. Read more..

This June, the family medicine residency program at Phelps Memorial Hospital Center will graduate its first class of residents.  One of the members of the inaugural class, London Muse MD, and alumni of New York Medical College, class of 2012, accepted... Read more..

Explore history of ironworks that helped win the Civil War
Scenic Hudson is continuing guided tours of its West Point Foundry Preserve on the first Saturday of each month through November. The free, 90-minute tours will begin at 11 a.m. in the preserve’s... Read more..

THURSDAY, JUNE 4
Kensico Dam Plaza, One Bronx River Parkway, Valhalla – (914) 231-4033
Burger and Beer Blast – 6 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Westchester’s best restaurants vie for Best Burger status, along with drinks and entertainment. Admission... Read more..

Let’s get the name out of the way right away. A craft beer sanctuary called “the Oath” is grounds for at least a two-beer discussion about what the name means. In this writer’s case I found out the answer by the end of one classic draft Belgian-style... Read more..

Travelers Rest, a Westchester landmark owned by the Langner Family since 1961, has unveiled their newest addition:  the Tap Room on the Terrace. Located in the center of stunning waterside gardens featuring mature perennials and breathtaking seasonal... Read more..

At some point in a homeowner’s life, there comes a time when they decide to open up their house to others.  It could be a party or event, but more often than not, it’s when they decide to sell their home.  It seems a simple enough process:  List... Read more..

The New NY Bridge project continues its progress alongside the Tappan Zee. Recently, the I Lift NY super crane began its work with a successful first lift towards the end of April. As planned, one of the world’s largest floating cranes successfully... Read more..

Sleepy Hollow — Tax Reduction of 3.008%
The Village of Sleepy Hollow  is having a renaissance this year, thanks to the introduction of  Lighthouse Landing (formerly the GM property) to the tax rolls. “The Village’s financial outlook is... Read more..



On June 18, J.P. Doyle's hosted a softball game that raised in excess of $16,000. for the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Even better, J.P. Doyle's beat the star studded team of Boomer Esiason and Craig Carton, (from the Boomer and Carton WFAN radio show)... 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..



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