Linda’s Legacy – Celebrating Cortlandt’s Three Decades of Economic Growth

A Monthly Retrospective of Linda Puglisi’s 30 Years as Town of Cortlandt Supervisor   Cortlandt has approximately 200 small businesses. As Supervisor, I have attended many ribbon cuttings over the years, welcoming new... Read more »

Renowned Speaker Provides Implicit Bias Training to District

If you are reading this right now you have implicit bias. According to Dr. Bryant T. Marks, there are two things needed in order to have implicit bias: the first is having... Read more »

Lakeland, Panas Students Excel at Regeneron Westchester Science & Engineering Fair

Science research students at Walter Panas High School and Lakeland High School won special awards at the Regeneron Westchester Science & Engineering Fair. Lakeland High School students Daniella Gerbasi, Sayani Aggarwal and... Read more »

This Earth Day, Learn About Our Solution to Climate Change: Democracy.

The Westchester chapter of Citizens’ Climate Lobby (CCL)—a nonprofit, nonpartisan grassroots advocacy organization focused on national policies to address climate change—is organizing several virtual events to celebrate Earth Day 2021 as part... Read more »

Irvington High School Science Research Students Earn Multiple Awards at WESEF

Seventeen members of Irvington High School’s Science Research program each earned an award at the prestigious Westchester Science & Engineering Fair (WESEF), held virtually. The fair featured 564 students from 42 schools... Read more »

High School Seniors Invited to Apply for Scholarships 

Applications for 2021 scholarships funded by the Hudson Valley Gateway Chamber of Commerce Foundation are now available at   The scholarship awards of $1,000 each are given to high school seniors pursuing an advanced-level education. Graduating seniors from Croton-Harmon, Hendrick Hudson, Lakeland, Peekskill, Putnam Valley, and Walter Panas high schools are eligible to apply.  “We... Read more »

Congratulations to the April 2021 River Journal Pet of the Month 

Meet Harley Davidson.    Harley is a 2-year-old Tuxedo cat with a feisty yet sweet personality. He got his name from his award-winning mustache, which resembles the handlebars of his dad’s motorcycle.   Harley is... Read more »

Chamber of Commerce Announces Strong Support for Indian Point Decommissioning Project

The Hudson Valley Gateway Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday announced its support for the sale of Indian Point by Entergy to Holtec International for the purposes of decommissioning. The announcement comes after... Read more »

‘Miss New York 2021’ to Be Crowned in Peekskill

The 2021 Miss New York and Miss New York’s Outstanding Teen Competitions will be held at the Paramount Hudson Valley Theater in Peekskill, NY on May 30. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Miss... Read more »

New Exhibit at Rockefeller State Park Preserve Art Gallery 

Rockefeller Park Preserve’s gallery is presenting “Spacial Impressions”, a photography exhibition featuring work by five photographers.   Michael Garber, a nature, landscape, and portrait photographer, Bobbi Lane, an award-winning still life, people, and corporate photographer, Lee... Read more »