SPCA Westchester Rescues 150 Cats from Horrific Hoarding House

If you suspect animal cruelty, call SPCA’s 24-hour confidential hotline at (914) 941-7797. Read more »

The Doctor Is In! First Grades Get a Very Special Visit From an Orthopedic Surgeon

First graders in Jennifer Horowitz’s class at Todd Elementary have been learning about keeping their bodies healthy and strong straight from the source. In Unit Three of their Scholastic Literacy […] Read more »

Music and Pickleball Festival Coming to Briarcliff this Spring 

When the publisher of River Journal told me he wanted to do a pickleball-and-music festival, I chuckled. At first. But I knew the idea had legs.   Each spring and summer […] Read more »

Scholar Athlete: This Cat Excels on the Court and in the Classroom 

Briarcliff High School senior, Catherine “Cat” Carrafiello thrives in both on the court and in the classroom while also staying involved in a wide range of extracurricular activities. She is […] Read more »

Todd Elementary School Celebrates World Read Aloud Day

February’s theme at Todd Elementary School is kindness and what could be more fitting than celebrating the first day of this month by having so many people generously take their […] Read more »

Briarcliff Synagogue Helps Two Refugee Families Settle in Ossining

So much has taken place since Briarcliff Manor residents Julie Peskoe and Abbe Marcus, co-chairs of Congregation Sons of Israel Refugee Resettlement Committee, first met in the fall of 2021 […] Read more »

Yeshiva Appeals after Briarcliff Denies Permit for former Pace Campus

Lawyers for a proposed yeshiva are appealing Briarcliff Manor’s denial of a special permit to operate a school for up to 350 college-age men on the former Pace University campus.  […] Read more »

Student Coalition of Human Dignity Hosts Workshops in Honor of Martin Luther King Jr.

Putting yourself in other people’s shoes is one of the best ways to foster understanding and compassion towards those who may be different from you. Recently, in honor of Martin […] Read more »

Briarcliff High School Students Visit Peekskill Clay Studios

Students in Jessica Dubin’s ceramics class at Briarcliff High School recently got a glimpse of what it is like to create items out of clay in the real world. At […] Read more »

Musical Comedy by Briarcliff High Alum Sends Up Tech Startups

More than 20 musical numbers by Garret Press sing with zingers and inventive wordplay. Read more »