River Dad, Fairy Tales of Lyndhurst

My 5-year old daughter loves fairy tales and princesses. Shocking, I know. Looking to capitalize on the obvious connection between fairy tales and Gothic revival architecture, Lyndhurst is once again presenting their... Read more »

River Dad, Social Networking Through My Children

It wasn’t always this way. I had a very active social life once, with friends, hobbies, interests, etc. My wife and I would go out, spend too much on a nice dinner,... Read more »
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Grave Lessons

Halloween is a delightfully spooky time. Creatures from the darkest regions of our imagination come to life as we do our best to put a solid scare into the hearts and minds... Read more »

MAYHEM IN THE MANOR, Philipse Manor residents hope for a safer Halloween

Philipse Manor was made for trick-or-treating. It‚Äôs laid out in a near-perfect flat grid, enjoys wide well-lit streets, is self-contained, and nearly every house is stocked with candy, happy to give to... Read more »

Sleepy Hollow – A Look Through Trustee Eyes

Q: Let’s start with the basics. Who is Tommy Capossela? Capossela: I’m a life-long resident [of Sleepy Hollow]. My parents and grandparents are all from North Tarrytown, so I’ve set down roots.... Read more »

Through the Eyes of a Child

A few weeks ago, I took my 5 year-old daughter and 2 1/2 year-old son on a hike at Teatown Lake Reservation in Ossining. If you haven’t been, you’re missing out, as... Read more »

Take Me Out To The Fire Station

Months before my two-and-a-half year-old spoke his first coherent English word, he, like all toddlers, had his own language. One of the first things he said regularly (and repeatedly) was “Budja!” which... Read more »

Think Green to Save Green

I don’t need an incentive to be green. I’m green for green’s sake. I drive a hybrid, use my own canvas bags at the store, recycle with a vengeance, own Gore’s movie... Read more »

Grading the Playgrounds

Sun. Temperatures above freezing. Green on the ground. Spring has arrived. Now that Old Man Winter has been defeated and has fled, your kids are no doubt aching to get outdoors. Read more »

Democracy is not a Spectator Sport

I’m an Election Inspector. You know those folks who sit at the cafeteria tables on election day, check your name against a big book, point you towards the voting booth, and thank... Read more »