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  • “Summertime is always the best of what might be,” says it all. This quotation is from Charles Bowden, who was an American non-fiction author, journalist and essayist. While we make our vacations and summer plans, our village governments support local events, carry out ongoing projects and plan for new ones.

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  • Photo: Jewel Kinch-Thomas

    It was one of those small, plastic plug-in night lights that cast just enough light for me to continue reading after my mother turned out my bedroom light. I just didn’t want to put my book down. I often wonder if my nearsightedness was caused by those endless nights of surreptitious reading.

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  • There has been a flurry of recent activity at Phelps Memorial Hospital Center involving leadership, associations and facilities. All of the changes that have occurred support the hospital’s mission to serve the people who live in its communities and depend upon Phelps to meet their healthcare needs.

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  • Carlo Pellegrini did not run away from home to join the circus because he was trying to escape reality. He joined because he believed in something which was larger than himself. Joining meant becoming part of a family that fashioned their whole lives on the belief that “anything was possible.”

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1st Lieutenant Patrick Coughlin Stateside and in Northern Iraq.

With the warmth upon us and in many ways a sense of relaxation from the rigors of routine, it is time to acknowledge those who cannot relax and bask in summer. 1st Lieutenant Patrick Coughlin grew up in Tarrytown and attended Transfiguration School, and then Regis High School in Manhattan.

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Education Renovation

Off with the green grass of summer and on with the perennial greenplastic turf. Photo by R. Bonvento.

Although school is out, students are relaxing on the beach or at the pool, and teachers are busy regaining their sanity, all is not quiet on the area schools front. Summer is a great time for school districts to get in some much-needed maintenance and repairs on their buildings, or to make capital improvements to their facilities,

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Downsizing

Downsizing is occurring all around us for a myriad of reasons.  Boomers are retiring and looking to simplify, families are choosing award-winning school districts over square footage, and former McMansioners reeling from heating and cooling costs (not to mention taxes) are opting for smaller spaces.

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In August…at the Westchester Broadway Theatre

Ginger Rogers will always be remembered as the cool, lithe blonde in the arms of Fred Astaire. But did you know she started as a dancer in vaudeville after winning a Charleston contest at age 15? That her first success on Broadway was in a show with Ethel Merman? Or that she won an Academy Award for best actress in 1940 in the dramatic tearjerker “Kitty Foyle”?

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The convenience of online food ordering is traveling ever further into the forefront of public view, but the scope of delivery options has not changed much.  When Austin Schatz graduated from college and returned to his home in Westchester County, he... Read more..

1st Lieutenant Patrick Coughlin Stateside and in Northern Iraq. With the warmth upon us and in many ways a sense of relaxation from the rigors of routine, it is time to acknowledge those who cannot relax and bask in summer. 1st Lieutenant Patrick Coughlin... Read more..

When Rock Island Sound opened its doors in Rye, NY ten years ago and six years later at 6 Main Street in Tarrytown, owner and musician, Paul Bessolo, had one overriding goal – to offer the best musical products at the “best prices in the world.” ... Read more..

In the novel 1984, George Orwell predicted that the specter of “Big Brother,” with its all-seeing eye, would be watching and listening to everything we say and do.  Over 30 years have passed since the novel’s title date passed us by and, thankfully,... Read more..

My kitchen floor is covered in pink construction paper. This is not due to any delightful craft project of my daughter’s, nor is it because my son is transforming the kitchen into a Ninjago Lego environment or whatever he’s into today.
No, the... Read more..

Downsizing is occurring all around us for a myriad of reasons.  Boomers are retiring and looking to simplify, families are choosing award-winning school districts over square footage, and former McMansioners reeling from heating and cooling costs (not... Read more..

Off with the green grass of summer and on with the perennial greenplastic turf. Photo by R. Bonvento. Although school is out, students are relaxing on the beach or at the pool, and teachers are busy regaining their sanity, all is not quiet on the area... Read more..

Ginger Rogers will always be remembered as the cool, lithe blonde in the arms of Fred Astaire. But did you know she started as a dancer in vaudeville after winning a Charleston contest at age 15? That her first success on Broadway was in a show with Ethel... Read more..

Carlo Pellegrini did not run away from home to join the circus because he was trying to escape reality. He joined because he believed in something which was larger than himself. Joining meant becoming part of a family that fashioned their whole lives... Read more..

There has been a flurry of recent activity at Phelps Memorial Hospital Center involving leadership, associations and facilities. All of the changes that have occurred support the hospital’s mission to serve the people who live in its communities and... Read more..

Photo: Jewel Kinch-Thomas It was one of those small, plastic plug-in night lights that cast just enough light for me to continue reading after my mother turned out my bedroom light. I just didn’t want to put my book down. I often wonder if my nearsightedness... Read more..

“Summertime is always the best of what might be,” says it all. This quotation is from Charles Bowden, who was an American non-fiction author, journalist and essayist. While we make our vacations and summer plans, our village governments support... Read more..

“Summertime is always the best of what might be,” says it all. This quotation is from Charles Bowden, who was an American non-fiction author, journalist and essayist. While we make our vacations and summer plans, our village governments support... Read more..

“Summertime is always the best of what might be,” says it all. This quotation is from Charles Bowden, who was an American non-fiction author, journalist and essayist. While we make our vacations and summer plans, our village governments support... Read more..

“Summertime is always the best of what might be,” says it all. This quotation is from Charles Bowden, who was an American non-fiction author, journalist and essayist. While we make our vacations and summer plans, our village governments support... Read more..

Students from Sleepy Hollow High School have joined the Phelps Memorial Hospital Center staff as Hospitality Escorts. Their main goal is to meet and greet and escort patients and visitors to their destinations throughout the hospital campus. Read more..

On Sunday, July 19th, the 9th Annual Memorial Walk and Family Fun Day, will be held at Pierson Park, (located on the waterfront behind the Tarrytown Train Station) from 10:00am to 4:00pm. Read more..

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... 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..

On Saturday July 11th from 1-3pm, the Hammond Museum, located at 28 Deveau Road in North Salem, NY is hosting a "Meet the Artists" event – Erasing Borders: Contemporary Indian Art of the Diaspora; Susan Manspeiszer's "Facets" and Jane Cohen's "Welcome... Read more..

Photo of Steven Corbett courtesy of Irvington School District. The Irvington Union Free School District is proud to announce the appointment of Steven G. Corbett as the new assistant principal at the high school.  He joins Irvington from the East Harlem... Read more..

Graduating residents of the NYMC Phelps Family Medicine
Residency Program. Front row l-r: Sara Paul, MD; Batel Isenstein, MD;
London Muse, MD.  Back row, l-r: Anesh Badiwala, MD; George Elkomos, MD; Jorge M. Espana, MD. The first six... 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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