Shames JCC on the Hudson Appoints New Executive Director

On August 9, Harold and Elaine Shames JCC on the Hudson announced that Leslie Meyers, former Shames JCC General Manager and lifelong JCC affiliate, has been appointed as the Executive Director. Chair... Read more »

Governor Signs Abinanti’s Law Banning Undetectable Guns

Today, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo signed legislation sponsored by Assemblyman Tom Abinanti (D-Greenburgh/Mt. Pleasant) to ban undetectable guns. “Undetectable guns have no legitimate purpose,” said Abinanti. “This is another common sense step... Read more »

Tarrytown-Based Ultrafabrics Featured at Helsinki Fashion Week

Last year, Helsinki Fashion Week took the world by storm as the first fashion week to ban leather. This July, the progressive, Scandinavian event returned to Finland with a brand-new partner –... Read more »

Westchester Parks Foundation Teams Up with Regeneron to Clean Up Blue Mountain Reservation in Peekskill

Westchester Parks Foundation is teaming up with Regeneron to “adopt” Blue Mountain Reservation in Peekskill.  The reservation is located on Welcher Avenue in Peekskill. The “ADOPT-A-PARK” program is run by Westchester Parks... Read more »

Superintendent  Q&A: Christopher Borsari, Public Schools of the Tarrytowns 

We are very proud of the many accomplishments of our K-12 students during this past year. In the classrooms, on the stage, in the labs, and on the athletic fields they continue to... Read more »

Tarrytown Fourth Graders Create Winning Name for a Falcon Chick – Cardi Beak!

The winner is…Cardi Beak! For years, peregrine falcons have laid eggs in early spring and birthed chicks soon after in a manmade nest box, installed and maintained by the New York State... Read more »

Congratulations to the Summer 2019 River Journal Pet of the Month!

Meet Bella! She is 14 1/2 years old. Despite being an “old lady,” she is still beautiful and she knows it!!! Bella loves to be the center of attention and pose for... Read more »

Launching to School

I have been in practice for 20 years, and one of my specialties is working with adolescents and young adults in transition to college. I have seen dozens of twelfth graders and... Read more »

The Nearly New Shop Closure: The End of an Era

The Nearly New Shop became an integral part of the Tarrytown community when it opened in 1942, as a part of the Junior League of Westchester on Hudson. The Junior League is... Read more »

Sleepy Hollow Middle Schoolers Develop a Puzzle Featured Worldwide

As sixth-graders in Kirk Dietz’s class sat in their classroom with a Smartboard on June 14, David L. Hoyt, the “World’s Most Syndicated Puzzle Maker,” collaborated with them 800 miles away from... Read more »