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Astorino Vetoes Board Of Legislators Tax Increase

Delivering on a two-term plege to protect taxpayers and deliver essential services, County Executive Robert P. Astorino today vetoed a Board of Legislators budget that included a 2 percent tax hike. In his message to legislators, the County Executive emphasized that he delivered a balanced and fiscally prudent budget that meets the needs and obligations of Westchester residents – without increasing the property tax levy.

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The New Year at The Art Gallery at Rockefeller State Park Preserve

The Art Gallery at the Rockefeller State Park Preserve welcomes the New Year with an American Folk Art: rug hooking. The art of rug hooking was first introduced in the 1850s and is now a popular craft. The Hudson River Rug Hookers, a group of fiber artists in the Croton community, have been holding creative friendship meetings for more than 25 years. The artists produce textile art for walls, floors, and other decorative use.

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A Look at 2017…From a Village Perspective

River Journal reached out to Village Administrators and Managers in Sleepy Hollow, Briarcliff Manor, Tarrytown, Ossining and Irvington, asking them to summarize the 2017 calendar year. On the following pages are their responses to the same questions asked of each.  Some responses are brief; others are detailed.  Some answers are unique to their Villages, while others seem to be shared among the five communities that share boundaries along Route 9.

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Something Delicious in the Air

The day laborers followed by postal workers filter in around 6:45 am. Coffee, bagels, rolls, baked goods and soft conversation fill the Pastry Chef in Tarrytown at that time. Shortly after 7 am office workers, retirees and a host of others breathe in the aromas from freshly baked breads, coffee cakes, pastries and brewing coffee. Maria Trindade, born in Portugal, has either managed or owned bakeries for the past 35 years. Her attention to detail can be seen and tasted throughout the shelves and display cases of 25-or-so different cookie selections along with 25-plus pastry choices.

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