Robison Oil Celebrates its 100th Anniversary 

Robison Oil trucks, with their familiar RobiDog mascot, are a ubiquitous sight on roadways throughout Westchester and Putnam counties. Now celebrating its 100th anniversary, Robison has come a long way since first opening up in 1921 as a... Read more »

Peekskill Teen Bravely Fights His Way Back from a Deadly Encounter

It is one thing for a worried parent to imagine their child being harmed, and be grateful for their safety, but should that nightmare come to pass, it is horrifyingly real.  That is how Peekskill resident Franquin (“Franki”) Leon felt when he found out that his son Alexis (“Alex”) Leon had been the victim of an assault last Nov. 28. Alex, 18, was stabbed... Read more »

This Young Man with a French Horn Shaw Is Good

While the Covid pandemic has been more than trying for most people, Ossining resident Marcus Shaw has made the best of his time during the past several months perfecting his skills as a French horn musician.  In November, he had the rare privilege of... Read more »

A Specialty Shop with a Flair for Flavor

If you are looking for unique olive oils and vinegars, Phat Olive in Katonah is the place to go.   Owned by Peekskill residents and millennials Matt DiCairano, 30, and his fiancé, Jill Krumholtz, 29, they say the store is the only one of its kind in northern... Read more »

New York’s Finest Brighten Emotional Birthday for Late Colleague’s Son  

There’s nothing more that 16-year-old Colin Kennedy of Buchanan wants to do when he graduates from college than to become a New York City police officer.   When his father, New York Police Department (NYPD) officer Paul Kennedy, passed away in August from complications due to diabetes, Colin’s desire to follow... Read more »

Jazz Musician Overcomes Adversity to Shine on Stage

Considered one of the most influential trumpeters on the international music scene, Briarcliff Manor resident Shunzo Ohno is a Grammy Award-winning performer who has toured with such jazz legends as Gil Evans,... Read more »