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Roasted Butternut Squash Risotto… With Toasted Pepitas

Autumn is finally upon us, bringing a bounty of beautiful squashes, apples and other tasty seasonal products. While these products may be available at the supermarket year round they certainly do not taste as good as they do right now in their peak season. This recipe is great as it incorporates one of my favorite squash varieties (butternut squash) and one of my beloved Italian classics (risotto) into one knockout dish. What could be better on a chilly fall day then a piping hot bowl of creamy butternut squash risotto, perfumed with fall herbs and brimming with crunchy pumpkin seeds.

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An Approach to Effective Governing

River Journal had the opportunity to pose the following questions to Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino, who is seeking a 3rd and final term in the upcoming November election. His insightful and candid responses follow.

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How to Make Halloween Legendary This Year

Thirteen is a very lucky number indeed for The Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze. A bucket list happening for area residents since 2005, the pumpkin-powered spectacle at Van Cortlandt Manor in Croton-on-Hudson returns with even more jaw-dropping arrangements than ever before. Visitors now come from all 50 states to see this display of more than 7,000 hand-carved pumpkins, so be sure to book tickets early.

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Astorino On…National Disability Employment Awareness Month

County Executive Robert P. Astorino today congratulated dozens of employees with disabilities who have excelled in their jobs as well as the businesses that hired them during the National Disability Employment Awareness Month Breakfast. “It is always a pleasure to recognize those individuals who have overcome obstacles and succeeded at their jobs,” Astorino said. “It is also a tribute to those businesses that have done so much to support employees with disabilities in Westchester. Congratulations are deserved for all involved.”

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