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  • In the aftermath of the deadly domestic terrorist attack in lower Manhattan, Westchester County Executive Robert P. Astorino today outlined a series of anti-terrorism initiatives in place to ensure the public’s safety and said that police patrols have been increased at parkways, parks and other popular gathering places.

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  • The change of seasons provides the perfect opportunity to add a few autumnal touches to ensure our homes are ready for cooler temperatures, long evenings and weekends spent indoors, and our household’s latest needs.  While I always encourage people to create lasting spaces that reflect an individual’s tastes, rather than decorating around trends, it’s still important to take a little time to make seasonal updates – even if those “updates” simply mean rotating possessions one already has on hand. 

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  • River Journal had the opportunity to pose the following questions to Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino, who is seeking a 3rd and final term in the upcoming November election. His insightful and candid responses follow.

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  • In planning for this issue, Publisher Robert Bonvento and I decided to get into the spirit of the season and write about what people like about being scared on purpose, such as we do on Halloween, on roller coasters, in fun houses, etc. I was going to write about the psychological reasons for controlled fright and the fun that people have in our community at this time of year, participating in the Haunted Hayride, hearing scary stories, and seeing the Headless Horseman come galloping across the field at a homecoming game. 

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Latest News

Facing Prospect of Federal Funding Cuts, Open Door Fundraising Event Takes Center Stage

Open Door Family Medical Centers annual fall fundraising dinner is always eagerly anticipated, and the “Tune In” themed event, scheduled for November 9th at Brae Burn Country Club, features an all-star collection of musicians. This year, however, planning for the event comes against the backdrop of potential federal funding cuts that could dramatically impact community health centers across the country – highlighting the importance of private support.

Read more: Facing Prospect of Federal Funding Cuts, Open Door Fundraising Event Takes Center Stage

 

Keeping Your Mind - And Body - In Shape

As part of the Shames JCC’s overall commitment to physical and mental good health, the agency is hosting a series of 4 interactive discussions, led by experts in their fields, on topics at the forefront of many adult conversations. Beginning the series on Sunday November 19 from 6:30-8:00 PM, the J will host “ARE YOU AT RISK?” a discussion of the BRCA gene: testing, misconceptions and options.

Read more: Keeping Your Mind - And Body - In Shape

   

9/11 Tribute Museum: Veterans Day Program and Two Family Programs

The 9/11 Tribute Museum, formerly the 9/11 Tribute Center, is pleased to announce the first of its public programs for the 2017/2018 season.  All programs take place at the 9/11 Tribute Museum and admission to the Museum is not required to attend.

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Healthy Life Series in November at Phelps Hospital

Phelps Hospital’s Healthy Life series offers the community a wide range of programs on health-related subjects as well as numerous health screenings and support groups. All events are free and take place on the Phelps campus, 701 N. Broadway in Sleepy Hollow unless otherwise noted. The Phelps Healthy Life Calendar for November follows:

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In the aftermath of the deadly domestic terrorist attack in lower Manhattan, Westchester County Executive Robert P. Astorino today outlined a series of anti-terrorism initiatives in place to ensure the public’s safety and said that police patrols have... Read more..

The Mayor [Bill de Blasio] was asked about the homeless sleeping on the subways and one of his first words in response was "MTA." New Yorkers get the Mayor is making every attempt to distance himself from the Transit Authority, but they aren’t fools.... Read more..

In a bipartisan effort to maintain open space and protect the region’s watershed and natural resources from future development, Westchester County Executive Robert P. Astorino today announced $400,000 in funding to preserve the 172-acre Stuart’s Fruit... Read more..

Autumn is finally upon us, bringing a bounty of beautiful squashes, apples and other tasty seasonal products. While these products may be available at the supermarket year round they certainly do not taste as good as they do right now in their peak season.... Read more..

Enforcement and collection of taxes are but two of the responsibilities the Internal Revenue Service is charged with, and often the most daunting to taxpayers. While your tax audit risk may be low (0.70% of all individual returns filed in 2016 were selected... Read more..

You may have one or more qualified retirement plans, such as a 401(k) through an employer or an individual retirement account (IRA), but do you have a Plan B? While it’s not a savings or investment vehicle, a Plan B can help you make more confident... Read more..

The Masters School is an independent day and boarding school for grades 5–12 that empowers independent thinkers through active intellectual exploration. Located on 96 beautiful acres, the School embraces a diverse and vibrant convergence of ideas, cultures,... Read more..

I will start off by saying, actually exclaiming, that I, my family and the few friends I retain after 20 years in the newspaper business, relish going to the Castle in Tarrytown. I will add that, as with any great experience, like a good marriage or raising... Read more..

In planning for this issue, Publisher Robert Bonvento and I decided to get into the spirit of the season and write about what people like about being scared on purpose, such as we do on Halloween, on roller coasters, in fun houses, etc. I was going to... Read more..

River Journal had the opportunity to pose the following questions to Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino, who is seeking a 3rd and final term in the upcoming November election. His insightful and candid responses follow. Read more..

The change of seasons provides the perfect opportunity to add a few autumnal touches to ensure our homes are ready for cooler temperatures, long evenings and weekends spent indoors, and our household’s latest needs.  While I always encourage people... Read more..

Thirteen is a very lucky number indeed for The Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze. A bucket list happening for area residents since 2005, the pumpkin-powered spectacle at Van Cortlandt Manor in Croton-on-Hudson returns with even more jaw-dropping arrangements... Read more..

County Executive Robert P. Astorino today congratulated dozens of employees with disabilities who have excelled in their jobs as well as the businesses that hired them during the National Disability Employment Awareness Month Breakfast. “It is always... Read more..

What do an MIT business professor, a college president, and the CEO of a social media giant have in common? They were all chosen as U.S. Presidential Scholars. Senator Terrence Murphy has been selected by New York State Education Commissioner Mary Ellen... Read more..

Phelps Hospital is sponsoring a local collection effort to bring urgently needed supplies to the people of Puerto Rico following Hurricane Maria. Please join us! Read more..

In a matter of days, every community health center in the country faces a “funding cliff,” as the federal Community Health Centers Fund is set to expire on September 30, 2017. This fund currently accounts for 70% of federal support for community health... Read more..

The annual Halloween celebration will kick off Saturday, September 30 and run weekends and holidays through Sunday, October 29. A few highlights include: a Haunted Forest, Hayride, Corn Maze, Pumpkin Carving, Candy Trail, and Bootoberfest. Scheduled activities... Read more..

There was a time, not so long ago, when summer meant “play,” and fall signaled “study” – and if there had been emojis to illustrate the mood associated with each, the first would have been met with a smiley face, the latter with a sad or,... Read more..

Okay, so everyone speaks of a “bucket list” these days and we’re going to buck that mentality. No need to wait as summer wanes and fall awaits us. Take yourself, your mate, your friend or your significant other [I think that about covers all bases]... Read more..

As famous as the Rockefellers are for their philanthropy and conservation efforts, they are equally famous for the privacy they have maintained despite being one of the most prominent families in United States history. Now, for the very first time, we... Read more..

According to Al Florio at the New NY Bridge information center in Tarrytown, westbound traffic across the Hudson River will travel on the new bridge beginning at midnight Friday, and by 8 am Saturday morning,  8/26, four lanes will accommodate all westbound... Read more..

Westchester County Executive Robert P. Astorino today vetoed a sanctuary county law passed last week by the Board of Legislators, saying in his veto message that the Act “endangers public safety, violates federal law, infringes upon long-established... 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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