Finding Therapeutic Value in the Drama of Our Lives

Cortlandt resident Christine Fonsale has spent years as a professional actress and voice-over artist. Now she is giving voice to others who are rarely heard. Fonsale offers a therapeutic arts program called... Read more »

What’s in a Name – The Serpentine Tale of Inningwood Road

Bicycling the quiet back roads is an ideal way to catch glimpses of what Westchester was like before the county became part of The Suburbs. The old farmsteads, ponds, and woodlands that... Read more »

This Fable Ends Happily

The modern commercial egg farm can be a ghastly place. Chickens in these settings are typically crammed into 12”-x-12” individual cages and denied any semblance of a natural life. These egg factories... Read more »

Local Restaurant Owner Receives Empire Award for Community Service

Senator Elijah Reichlin-Melnick presented a New York State Senate Empire Award to Elmer Oliveros, owner of the Brothers Fish and Chips restaurant in Ossining, recognizing his contributions to local COVID relief efforts... Read more »

Ossining’s Jazz at the Lodge Gets its Groove Back

The sound of the Hammond B3 organ runs through American music like a soulful stream, informing every genre from gospel hymns, to jazz and R&B standards, to some of the most classic... Read more »

Up and Down the River Town Lobster Trail

As the warm rays of summer shine across the River Towns, one inevitably begins dreaming of the perfect lobster roll. Unfortunately, this decadent treat is somewhat elusive this year. With many industries... Read more »

The Village Board of Trustees Adopts the Village’s Comprehensive Plan Update

On July 7th, the Village of Ossining Board of Trustees unanimously adopted “Ossining Tomorrow,” the Village’s Comprehensive Plan Update. The approval of the Comprehensive Plan Update sets a deliberate course for how... Read more »

Senator Reichlin-Melnick Delivers $150,000 for Local Organizations Serving Children and Families

Senator Elijah Reichlin-Melnick presented two local organizations with $150,000 worth of new grant funding, secured by him as part of this year’s state budget, to operate financial empowerment programs in Ossining and... Read more »

Westchester Collaborative Theater Returns Live with Parking Lot Plays

On Saturday, July 31 and Sunday, August 1, Westchester Collaborative Theater (WCT) returns to live, in-person performances with an outdoor production of Parking Lot Plays, six short new works from its play... Read more »

22 Year-Old Ossining Resident Tapped For Open Door Board

Samantha Villazan first began seeing the doctors at Open Door Family Medical Center for her pediatric exams as a five-year-old. Now, as a 22-year-old, she has been named to its Board of... Read more »