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  • School budgets – Mention the words to most home-owners in Westchester and they’ll shake their heads and sigh. They know full well that the bulging budgets must stay robust to keep our children and grandchildren well-educated – and, frankly, whether we have heirs in the County or not, we all want to keep our school systems exemplary, our neighborhoods desirable and our home values high.

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  • Spring has sprung – and with it – snow, wind, downed trees, power outages – but wait, that’s all behind us now (we hope)!  Either way, Westchester Rivertowns remain unbowed (even when our trees bend and break!) and undaunted as our spectacular students continue to receive awards, accolades and, let’s not forget, applause! It’s been a time of great achievements by tomorrow’s leaders as we watch so many give their personal best as they excel as thespians and scholars! Bravissimo!

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  • Though I consider myself quite the homebody and an “indoorsy” sort of person, by this time of year I always feel pretty stir-crazy after being cooped up all winter. Spring Fever has me longing to put away my winter coat and boots and haul the patio furniture out of storage, but the lingering cold, rain and pervasive damp all too often keep me trapped indoors and feeling positively antsy.

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  • I was recently at a conference where one of the presentations was on parenting techniques and issues. At one point the presenter was talking about how poorly certain types of discipline and punishment work, and was suggesting other ways to help parents to bond with and raise their children.

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Latest News

Postal Union Response to Poor Service

Dear Mr. Feiner, [Greenburgh Town Supervisor]

Thanks so much for reaching out to me with your concerns and the concerns of the members of your communities regarding poor, and seemingly ever-deteriorating, mail services. The American Postal Workers Union (APWU) shares your concerns and is extremely disturbed by a series of management actions that have undermined public postal services.

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Meet Mason... A Father Reflects

Just like any new parent, I knew my life had just completely changed when my son, Mason, was born. However, at the time I had no idea the extent to which it had changed.

Mason, now two years old, has Angelman Syndrome. You may have never heard of Angelman Syndrome as it only affects 1 in 15,000 people, but it’s a rare neuro-genetic disease characterized by developmental delays, lack of speech, seizures and balance disorders.

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Enduring Endurance Racing

This story actually begins in Essay, France at the Château de Villiers, June of 2016. Driving up to the Château that had been a former Abbey centuries ago, replete with a moat, was a time warp, and how the French countryside alerted and satisfied all one’s senses for what was to follow.

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Acting Out...In Westchester

“All the world’s a stage.”

Wait . . . that’s not quite it . . .

“All the county’s a stage!” – Now, therein lies a statement that appears to be truer today than ever before.

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The Garden Club of Irvington, The Hudson Valley Rock Garden Society, Care of Trees and Homegrown Nurseries and Farms cordially invite you to our annual pre-Mother’s Day Plant Sale. You will find unique plants for your gardens and containers, deer-resistant... Read more..

School budgets – Mention the words to most home-owners in Westchester and they’ll shake their heads and sigh. They know full well that the bulging budgets must stay robust to keep our children and grandchildren well-educated – and, frankly, whether... Read more..

Spring has sprung – and with it – snow, wind, downed trees, power outages – but wait, that’s all behind us now (we hope)!  Either way, Westchester Rivertowns remain unbowed (even when our trees bend and break!) and undaunted as our spectacular... Read more..

Though I consider myself quite the homebody and an “indoorsy” sort of person, by this time of year I always feel pretty stir-crazy after being cooped up all winter. Spring Fever has me longing to put away my winter coat and boots and haul the patio... Read more..

I was recently at a conference where one of the presentations was on parenting techniques and issues. At one point the presenter was talking about how poorly certain types of discipline and punishment work, and was suggesting other ways to help parents... Read more..

The StepWISEnow Balance Fitness Studio has just opened its doors on Route 9 in Briarcliff Manor. The beautiful, bright, open suite of 3 studios offers a host of Balance and Fitness classes as well as Healing Arts & Wellness Services. Read more..

Candice Guardino was born in Brooklyn and raised on Staten Island. With her loud Italian family by her side and her unique upbringing headed by her spitfire grandmother, Candice decided to create a theatrical comedy about growing up Italian Style and... Read more..

“Those were the days” – Archie and Edith Bunker’s nostalgic paean recalling a time when “girls were girls and men were men” could easily add a line and remain in keeping with the couple’s desire for – aaah – a simpler time: “when trash... Read more..

As winter draws to a close and the harbingers of spring and summer begin to sprout, our schools continue to not just meet standards of excellence and innovation but set the standards in academics, the arts, athletics and in compassion and caring too. ... Read more..

The newly enacted Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 is the most significant income tax overhaul since the Ronald Reagan presidency. This article is the second in a two-part series on tax reform. While the first article in this series focused on the income... Read more..

We are all weary of winter by this time of year, so why not breathe some life into our homes with lush plants and sweetly-scented Spring flowers to remind us of the warmer weather ahead? Read more..

This is a story about a bridge. Not just any bridge. A new bridge. Not repaired, rebuilt or refurbished, but new. Brand new. A rare thing in the 21st century. Read more..

Open Door Family Medical Centers has announced that it will open its new health center in Sleepy Hollow at 300 North Broadway (Route 9) in late-February. The 12,500 square-foot facility will offer primary and preventative medical care, family medicine,... Read more..

A couple of months ago I wrote an article about the issues swirling around regarding the Harvey Weinstein scandal and the new and better awareness of the level of sexual harassment and abuse that women have endured.  Since then, the #Metoo movement has... Read more..

Most of us know what personal identity theft is either from personal experience or knowledge of somebody who has been compromised. What many don’t know is that business identity theft is a fast growing industry for thieves and scammers alike. What makes... Read more..

On behalf of the Village of Tarrytown and its consulting team, we invite you to participate in the final public workshop for the Comprehensive Plan. Since last spring, the Village has been working on updating its Comprehensive Plan, a document that provides... Read more..

The New Year is upon us, bringing a fresh opportunity to consider your goals. For 2018, we are taking a different approach to resolutions. Instead of giving you a laundry list of tasks to accomplish, we want to encourage you to make this the year you... Read more..

This is the time of year when people feel the need to make resolutions for what they are going to change for the coming year, be that start up some healthier habits, cut out or reduce some unhealthy habits, finish a project, or take on a challenge. Regular... Read more..

The attention to detail, the willingness to change, and the commitment to providing services that benefit members the most are a few of the reasons why Snap Fitness 24-7 in Tarrytown has made people fitter and happier at their relatively new 69 North... Read more..

From pint-sized programmers to budding artists and authors, recycling rangers, remarkable readers, achieving athletes, mellifluous musicians, and most of all, kids who care enough to help other children in need worldwide, students of all ages kept area... Read more..

After a year-long infrastructure build-out, home construction is nearing its start at Edge-on-Hudson, the transit-oriented mixed-use development on the site of the former General Motors Assembly Plant in Sleepy Hollow, NY. The 70-acre site along the Hudson... Read more..

Regardless of whether you are employed by a company or are in business for yourself, the Tax and Job Act of 2017 will affect you, starting January 1, 2018. Individual employees should revisit the amounts being withheld from their paychecks because tax... 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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