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  • County Executive Robert P. Astorino today presented Westchester’s plan to protect residents from the potential threat of Zika and other mosquito-borne diseases. “Westchester County has a comprehensive plan in place to protect residents from Zika,” Astorino said. “There have been no locally acquired cases of Zika in Westchester. Nevertheless, I want to assure you that Westchester County is working diligently to address Zika. The County’s action plan includes education, surveillance and mosquito control.”

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  • Spring is in full swing, and even though student thoughts are already turning to summer, they are still managing to accomplish and experience some amazing things. This month’s Educational Roundup includes a new high school principal, a truly carbon-free mode of transportation, and a very “Grimm” encounter.

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  • Westchester County Executive Robert P. Astorino’s plan to ensure the financial future of Playland through a public-private partnership with Standard Amusements was approved recently by the Board of Legislators (BOL). The approval means that New York-based Standard Amusements will make a $30- million private investment in return for the right to operate the iconic park in Rye.

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  • Last night I saw something on social media posted by a friend of mine.  His dog was very sick and was rushed to the animal ER.  My friend was beside himself with worry and terrified of what might happen.  As of this morning, it was clear that the poor dog is bleeding internally and needs life-saving surgery that my friend can’t afford.  He brought his dog, “Reese,” back home facing the reality that he would die if he couldn’t figure out how to get him the treatment he needed, and that he still might not survive, depending on what the surgery reveals.

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Latest News

More Dramatic Than a Hollywood Movie!

Phelps Hospital was the destination of a dramatic event that unfolded last Friday morning, when a tractor trailer carrying scrap metal flipped over on the Tappan Zee Bridge, resulting in the bridge’s closure in both directions. Among those stuck in the bridge traffic was a pregnant Rockland woman who was in labor and trying to get to Phelps.

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Weekend Events In Westchester County Parks: Memorial Day Weekend

Read on for a full listing of special events and happenings for the weekend of May 27 - 30, across a wide range of Westchester County Parks:

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Tarrytown Pool To Miss Memorial Day Opening

During the first week of May we visited the new Tarrytown Recreation Center where we found the doors open, however, no staff present. The photo  taken shows the new equipment in the fitness center, and the following statement on May 5, from Village Administrator Michael Blau, reveals its status along with the status of the pool.

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Off the Rails… Sleepy Hollow’s Local Development Corporation

This publication has followed the redevelopment process and hiccups of the former General Motors site now known as Edge-on-Hudson.  Twenty-nine acres of the entire parcel, referred to as the east parcel, was deeded to the Village of Sleepy Hollow, and specifically, the non-profit Local Development Corporation or SHLDC. This entity has as its Chairman, David Schroedel, a former Village Trustee and campaign manager for Mayor Ken Wray’s re-election.

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County Executive Robert P. Astorino today presented Westchester’s plan to protect residents from the potential threat of Zika and other mosquito-borne diseases. “Westchester County has a comprehensive plan in place to protect residents from Zika,”... Read more..

A community workshop for members of the public interested in being part of a discussion about the proposed Sing Sing Prison Museum will be held on Tuesday, May 31 from 6:30 to 8:30 pm at the Budharz Theater at the Ossining Public Library, 53 Croton Avenue.... Read more..

Read on for a summation of each district's votes: Read more..

Westchester County Executive Robert P. Astorino’s plan to ensure the financial future of Playland through a public-private partnership with Standard Amusements was approved recently by the Board of Legislators (BOL). The approval means that New York-based... Read more..

The Masters School is introducing its Masters of Summer (MoS) program, which will be available to all students entering grades 5 through 12 in the fall of 2016. The Masters of Summer program, which will take place on The Masters School campus, located... Read more..

As we celebrate EF’s 50th anniversary and nearly 25 years here in Tarrytown, it’s a good time to reflect on the challenges and rewards of running one of EF’s largest international schools. The EF International Language Center, located on the former... Read more..

Last night I saw something on social media posted by a friend of mine.  His dog was very sick and was rushed to the animal ER.  My friend was beside himself with worry and terrified of what might happen.  As of this morning, it was clear that the poor... Read more..

Living in New York thrills me. It’s filled with people and families who came here from all over the world, for so many reasons, to make a better life for themselves and their children. We all came to New York from somewhere. I live in Sleepy Hollow,... Read more..

Finding just the right sized jeans can be tough.  The same goes for comfortable dress shoes, and don’t even get me started on bathing suits! But deciding on the right sized rug, chandelier, or lantern for a space shouldn’t be a challenge.  While... Read more..

To say that the Town of Greenburgh’s reassessment was particularly hard felt in Irvington is a safe assessment. In speaking candidly with Irvington’s Mayor, Brian Smith, River Journal asked what his major concern was. “I think that after 60 years... Read more..

At the April 26, 2016 Sleepy Hollow Village Board meeting, Rivertown Runners and the RTR Outreach Board presented a check in the amount of $30,000 to several community organizations. The funds were raised from the 2016 Sleepy Hollow Half Marathon. RTR... Read more..

The weekend of May 14 & 15, will bring with it a host of varied events spread out across a variety of Westchester county parks in Rye, Somers, Cross River, Croton-on-Hudson and Mount Kisco. Read on for the full listing of events: Read more..

The steady drumbeat of research demonstrating the potential for accelerating, catastrophic sea level rise makes the future of our coastal cities and ecosystems seem dim, but a new study and adaptation plan by Scenic Hudson suggest there is reason for... Read more..

SATURDAY, APRIL 30 Marshlands Conservancy, Route 1 (Boston Post Road), Rye – (914) 835-4466 Spring Migration Warbler Walk – 7:30 a.m. – 9 a.m. Bring binoculars to seek out these feathered migrants and others at the preserve. Read more..

Café Realty is proud to announce Eric T. Lebenson, NYS Licensed Associate Real Estate Broker, as a NEW partner. An award winning community leader, real estate top producer and experienced businessman, Eric joins Carol Christiansen, Elisa Bruno-Midili... Read more..

Residents, families, associates, local dignitaries and leaders from Brightview Senior Living’s Home Office gathered on March 30 to celebrate the Grand Opening of Brightview Tarrytown – Brightview’s first community in New York and third in the metropolitan... Read more..

Immaculate Conception Church, 199 North Broadway, Sleepy Hollow, NY, is pleased to announce that its second annual “Mayor For A Day” event honoring three local community members, Katherine “Kay” Camillieri, and John and Marian Ragusa, will be... Read more..

In my practice I see a lot of adolescents and young adults.  I enjoy this age group: they are standing on the precipice trying to figure out their lives.  It may sound corny, but it’s an honor to be part of that process, to be allowed in to the decision-making,... Read more..

One year ago, Ilda Sampaio opened the quaintest, coolest and most comfortable salon right off of Main Street in Tarrytown – 11 Kaldenberg Place to be exact. Ilda’s Salon and Spa is housed in a small house that has all the charm of hardwood floors,... Read more..

It is never easy for a school district to put together a budget.  The simple fact is that doing exactly what was done the year before will just cost more money than it did a year earlier. Add to that any desire to improve or update or evolve with the... Read more..

Award-winning wineries, awe-inspiring gorges, and motorsports. Didn’t expect the third?  If you’re looking for a different kind of weekend getaway this summer—one that mixes racing and relaxation—we know just the place. It’s called Watkins... Read more..

Chief Kelly Murphy (center) at swearing-in ceremony. Kelly M. Murphy has been a lifelong resident of the Village of Tarrytown. She was born and raised in the community and has served proudly as a 1st Assistant Chief in the Tarrytown Volunteer Fire Department. She made local history when she was sworn in... 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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