Student Athletes of the Month: Running to Bitter to Get Better 

Ted Bitter is so serious about running that he adopts a military-style approach to coaching.   It’s hard to argue with success. For 20 years, Bitter has helmed the Westchester Striders, […] Read more »

A History Lesson on Peekskill Public Education

Peekskill High School’s Class of 2024 has the distinction of being the school’s 100th graduating class.    Through the 1800s, two distinct school districts straddled MacGregory Brook.  After 80 years of […] Read more »

Pollinator Pathways Gain Momentum in the River Towns

Pollinator pathways are a growing trend. With bird and insect populations under stress, activists up and down the Hudson River are planting native species and spurning the use of pesticides […] Read more »

Montrose Proud: A Legacy Memorable and Venerable

Inhabitants have considered Montrose to be hospitable for thousands of years. When the name George’s Island accurately reflected reality, early post-Ice Age residents piled up a significant shell mound.   After […] Read more »

A Mission to Improve the Health of the Hudson

For 30 years, Gareth Hougham conducted scientific research at IBM, but his real passion is improving the health of the Hudson River by taking care of its tributaries, which can […] Read more »

Serving the People Who Serve 

Members of the armed forces most likely to experience difficulty readjusting to civilian life are long-term service members accustomed to years of being told what to do, along with those […] Read more »

Green Growler Is Croton’s Punk Rock Answer to ‘Cheers’

For years, Croton-on-Hudson kid Evan Perdomo-Cohen toured the country in a van playing bass guitar with high-energy punk and metalcore bands. During down times, he took on freelance video editing […] Read more »

Flying the Flag for Girls Football in the River Towns 

Receivers ran routes, caught passes and conducted footwork drills during football practice at the Anne M. Dormer Middle School gym in Ossining.   The 13 young women attended the evening session […] Read more »

A Little Bit Country, A Little Bit Rock ‘n Roll

When Mike Leibowitz plugs in his bass guitar, he enjoys playing progressive rock, the more challenging, the better. That is the exact opposite of the way he runs his furniture store, Country Willow […] Read more »

John, Paul, George, Ringo and Vivienne

When Neal Courtney proposed to his future wife, Vivienne, instead of asking “Will you marry me?” he said, “How would you like to merge our stamp albums?” She “knew what […] Read more »