Journaling: Children’s Rights

A quarter-century ago, when Elyse’s and my son Harrison was starting fifth grade, she already was anticipating his entrance to sixth grade at Mildred E. Strang Middle School in Yorktown […] Read more »

Journaling: Nothing to Lose

It’s November 2042 and a grade schooler is asking his grandfather, “Is it true people in elections used to do something called ‘lose’?” The wise elder replies, ”Yes, Aegon, that […] Read more »

Journaling: Both Sides Now

What’s a little water between friends and neighbors? The aqua we’re talking about is that shimmering stream that shines its bounty on those fortunate enough to enjoy life on its […] Read more »

Carole Voisey Is Named Executive Director of Gateway Chamber

Voisey's role is comparable to that of Deb Milone's, who stepped down as Chamber President after a 12-year tenure. Read more »

Journaling: Word Smiting 

Anybody out there remember The Hustle, a disco-era dance craze? A half-century later, when we say hustle, we mean a job, and it’s preceded by “side.” This is, after all, […] Read more »

Theater Review: Boy Meets Girl, Sparks Fly

In exploring each other, Caroline and Anthony are exploring life – and death. Read more »

Scholar-Athlete of the Month: Lenin Zhingri-Chamba Is Early to Rise and Quick to Learn

'Lenin is the perfect example of what our younger student-athletes should aspire to be.' -- Peekskill City Schools Athletic Director Austin Goldberg Read more »

Journaling: We Stand With Ukraine

We are dedicating this month’s Journaling to the frighteningly embattled and remarkably resourceful people of Ukraine. What follows here are not our words, but those of a publishing services company […] Read more »

Cortlandt’s Matt Ryan Signed by NBA’s Celtics 

“This whole year, I’ve been trending upward,” says Matt Ryan. That qualifies as an understatement on the Cortlandt Manor native’s fast-rising trajectory in the high-stakes, fiercely competitive world of the […] Read more »

Journaling: Staying Truly Informed

“Where’s the chalk?” I asked Susan McCormack. She’s a Library Media Specialist at Blue Mountain Middle School in Cortlandt Manor who also teaches Digital Literacy. I was in her classroom […] Read more »