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  • The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) today announced that ridership increased significantly on the Long Island Rail Road and Metro-North Railroad in 2015, giving a significant boost to the economic health of the regions they serve.  Metro-North reported all-time record ridership of 86.1 million customers, an increase of 1.6% over 2014, while the Long Island Rail Road remained the busiest regional railroad in the nation, carrying 87.6 million customers, a 2.1% increase over the prior year and the railroad’s highest total since 1949.

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  • Heart Disease is the number one killer of women in the United States with more women dying of heart attacks each year than men since 1984. NewYork-Presbyterian  Hospital is working to educate women on what they can do to reduce their risk.

    With this in mind, NewYork-Presbyterian/ Lawrence Hospital  in Bronxville will hold a women’s heart health event on Feb. 5 in recognition of national Go Red for Women Day.

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  • In the summer of 1930 the film “All Quiet on the Western Front” was released. It depicted a group of young German men who joined the German Army during WWI.  These idealistic men had their patriotism destroyed by the realities of combat.

    For the sake of this article no comparison is made to the film. River Journal simply chose the title because in Sleepy Hollow there is a great deal happening “on the western front” — namely, the Edge-on-Hudson site.

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  • The verdict for 2016 is in:  Benjamin Moore’s Color of the Year is (insert drum roll here)... Simply White!  Hmmm. Not especially exciting, is it?  In fact, as far as my personal taste goes, an all-white space can feel flat – as if one hasn’t begun decorating or isn’t bold enough to commit to a color. But to many people, a white room represents a soothing, restful reprieve from the constant visual stimulation bombarding us in the outside world.

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Last Minute Gift Idea: Name a Roach in Honor of Your Valentine

Love is like a roach – elusive, resilient, and sometimes scary. Valentine’s Day is fast approaching and there is one last minute gift that will last forever. WCS’s Bronx Zoo has brought back the Name-a-Roach – a light-hearted way to make sure your loved one knows your feelings will last a lifetime.

Read more: Last Minute Gift Idea: Name a Roach in Honor of Your Valentine

 

Upcoming February Performances at Westchester Community College

The following three performances will take place this February at Westchester Community College in Valhalla, NY.

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Hope’s Door Supporters Organize V-Day Events in Westchester

V-Day is a global activist movement to end violence against women and girls, which affects one in three women on the planet during her lifetime. V-Day events are celebrated around Valentine’s Day and include performances of Eve Ensler's award-winning play, The Vagina Monologues.

Read more: Hope’s Door Supporters Organize V-Day Events in Westchester

 

County Mortgage Tax Highest Since 2006

2015 exceeds previous year by $3.44 million

Revenue statistics released by Westchester County Clerk Timothy C. Idoni today indicate the County’s mortgage taxes increased by $3.44 million thanks to a stronger real estate market last year.

Read more: County Mortgage Tax Highest Since 2006

   
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) today announced that ridership increased significantly on the Long Island Rail Road and Metro-North Railroad in 2015, giving a significant boost to the economic health of the regions they serve.  Metro-North... Read more..

RYE BROOK, NY (January 2016)  – Unfunded mandates, soaring public pensions and efforts to raise the minimum wage were among the hot topics discussed at a Board of Directors meeting of the Business Council of Westchester held January 28 featuring special... Read more..

Heart Disease is the number one killer of women in the United States with more women dying of heart attacks each year than men since 1984. NewYork-Presbyterian  Hospital is working to educate women on what they can do to reduce their risk. With this... Read more..

The Transfiguration School in Tarrytown welcomes their new Principal, GinaMarie Fonte. Ms. Fonte comes to Transfiguration with more than 15 years of working as an educator; she is a graduate of St. John’s University with a B.A. in English Literature... Read more..

My name is John Leavy. I am a Trustee in the Village of Sleepy Hollow. I am someone who paid mortgage recording tax and the fees associated with the purchase of my property here in Mount Pleasant, and as someone who currently pays what many consider... Read more..

In the summer of 1930 the film “All Quiet on the Western Front” was released. It depicted a group of young German men who joined the German Army during WWI.  These idealistic men had their patriotism destroyed by the realities of combat. For the... Read more..

A new year means new adventures and accomplishments for our region’s schools as we head into 2016. In between homework, after-school clubs and sports, homework, profound educational experiences, and more homework, area students and schools continue... Read more..

The verdict for 2016 is in:  Benjamin Moore’s Color of the Year is (insert drum roll here)... Simply White!  Hmmm. Not especially exciting, is it?  In fact, as far as my personal taste goes, an all-white space can feel flat – as if one hasn’t... Read more..

River Journal received this release from the Unite Sleepy Hollow political party the week of January 11. We publish it solely with the intent of informing the residents of the Village.  Unite Sleepy Hollow, a non-partisan political committee for the... Read more..

This month's 3rd Thursday will highlight SLOW DOWN IRVINGTON . An update on Irvington's traffic safety will be discussed. Any questions will also be addressed. Read more..

  A documentary film and an expert panel discussion on the crisis in health care delivery and ways to fix it will be shown in a public forum sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Westchester on Sunday January 24th, at 1:30 pm at the White Plains... Read more..

The leading environmental groups closely monitoring the PCB-dredging project today praised the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for agreeing to accelerate its review of the cleanup’s effectiveness, a major breakthrough in the groups’ campaign... Read more..

“Listen for a Change: Sacred Conversations for Racial Justice”   With the recent police killings of unarmed African-Americans and nationwide protests, many have come to question whether our nation can ever achieve racial equality within our... Read more..

A delegation of Chinese emergency medical physicians recently visited and toured the Hoch Center for Emergency Education at Phelps Memorial Hospital Center.  The team is touring the U.S. as part of their research to restructure Beijing’s EMS system. ... Read more..

During the holiday season, it’s such a luxury to have a calming space to retreat to at the end of the day.  This time of year, all too often our bedrooms become overrun with gift wrapping supplies, shopping bags hastily stashed in the corner, and overflowing... Read more..

  The effects of sports-related injury and illness will be the lesson of the day on Friday, January 15, 2016, at Phelps Memorial Hospital Center’s Sports Medicine and Trauma Conference. Read more..

To the patrons who stand on Broadway at the corner of Main Street in Tarrytown and do so spring, summer, fall and winter, Lefteris Gyro is well worth the wait.  Since 1995 when Chris Grammatas purchased the restaurant from its previous owner, Lefteris... Read more..

With the holidays upon us, I see a bit more angst and stress in my practice.  Much of it is just typical holiday running around general family dysfunction. (Is mom going to bring up my lack of employment? Is Uncle Joe going to have one too many and lose... Read more..

Good stories unfold and Sleepy Hollow’s is no exception. Last month River Journal reported that on June 7, 2011 Sleepy Hollow’s own “Special Use Permit” required that Phase I (of GM site development) would include “separate parcels for Waterfront... Read more..

  All photos were taken by OCC board member, MaryAnn Van Hengel of Croton-on-Hudson.
The Ossining Children’s Center was the beneficiary of the November 20 and 21 Festive Stroll of Homes, which was sponsored by Holbrook Cottage of Briarcliff... Read more..

An October visit to Tarrytown inspired me to better appreciate friends and family, to wonder at the eastern forest and environs in verdant beauty and to enjoy the pre-Halloween festivities this “scary” corner of the country presents. I cannot think... Read more..

We were contacted about Sleepy Hollow Police Sergeant Paul Nelson. The officer, it seems, has not only served the residents of the Village in his official capacity, he has also touched on their needs outside of law enforcement. We asked Sgt. Nelson to... 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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