Needlepoint and the Middle School Mind at Briarcliff 

To the casual observer, it may look like simple stitching, but Todd Related Arts Teacher Diane Guida always strategically schedules a needlepoint lesson for the first few days of school.  She explained, “The curriculum includes... Read more »

Familiar Themes from Mister Rogers’ Guide Ossining Educators

Echoes of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood in Ossining!  On August 29, during Ossining’s Opening Day assembly for teachers, administrators, and staff, Superintendent Dr. Raymond Sanchez unveiled the district’s back to school video, Mister Sanchez’s Neighborhood. Sanchez walks into his... Read more »

Putting Stem to Work – Third in a Series  

Thanks to the generous support of Regeneron, each quarter, a local high school student with a passion for science will be paired with a Regeneron scientist so they can learn what it’s like... Read more »

New York League of Women Voters Launches Electronic Voter Guide for 2019 Elections

Vote 411, the League’s electronic voter guide, is now LIVE! Currently candidate information is available for all candidates running in local races across the state. The information includes biographical information and responses... Read more »

Congresswoman Lowey Won’t Seek Re-Election – Her Letter to Her Constituents

Dear Friend: After 31 years in the United States Congress, representing the people of Westchester, Rockland, Queens and the Bronx, I have decided not to seek re-election in 2020. It is my... Read more »

Anti-Semite Prosecuted in Westchester  

Two years ago this past August, Greenburgh Town Supervisor Paul Feiner received three separate threatening emails. All of them bore the same disparaging content, riddled with profanities and anti-Semitic slurs accosting Feiner and his family. While all of the emails were signed as “Anti-Zionist,” an investigation promptly... Read more »

WIHD Employee Brendan Klein Receives Three Awards

24-year-old staff member with Developmental Disabilities wins Westfair Millennial Award, United Way United We Rock Award and SANYS Media Innovator Award Brendan Klein who works for the Westchester Institute for Human Development... Read more »

Tripping Over History – A River Journal Writer’s First-Person Account of the Notre Dame Fire

We don’t usually write about events that take place in other states much less other countries. But when Barbara Kapetanakes, a River Journal contributor and PsyD. who practices psychotherapy in Sleepy Hollow,... Read more »

Hudson Valley Lawmakers & Gun Violence Prevention Advocates Sign Woodstock Stage Panel in Support of Common-Sense Gun Laws

Panel from Original Woodstock Stage Showcased in Sen. Carlucci’s New City Office to be Delivered to Washington D.C. Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America along with State, County, and local Hudson Valley lawmakers gathered in... Read more »

Open Door Receives Gold Recognition for Control of Hypertension

Open Door Family Medical Centers has received Gold Recognition for Excellence in hypertension control from the American Heart Association (AHA). “We’re extremely proud of this recognition, as it’s impossible to overstate the... Read more »