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Soccer, Baseball, Softball Among Sports Set to Return on July 6

July 4, 2020

HUDSON VALLEY, N.Y. – Organized sports such as soccer, baseball and softball—among those considered to be low or moderate risk by New York State—are set to resume play on Monday, July 6, in regions that have reached Phase 3 of the state’s four-phased reopening plan.

Sports Returning July 6

Moderate Risk

Baseball/softball
BMX bike racing
Crew (2+ ...

John Jay Postpones Mascot Decision over Concerns

CROSS RIVER, N.Y. - The long-awaited announcement of John Jay High School's new mascot will have to wait a little longer.

Days after holding a vote to replace its Indians mascot, the Katonah-Lewisboro School District is going back to the drawing board because of newly raised concerns over one of its two mascot candidates—Ravens or Wolfpack.

The district, in a letter to school ...

Senior Salute – John Jay Boys Golf

CROSS RIVER, N.Y. – With 10 out of 11 golfers returning, including three All-Section golfers and one All-State golfer, John Jay was poised to compete for a sectional title this spring.

Last year, John Jay finished second in the section.

“The John Jay varsity golf team and I were looking forward with great anticipation to this spring season,” said Coach Artie ...

John Jay's Indians Mascot to be Replaced by Ravens or Wolfpack

CROSS RIVER, N.Y. – At one point during the process to select John Jay High School’s new mascot, Statesmen, an homage to the school’s namesake, was considered as a replacement for Indians, which is being retired after decades of debate over its appropriateness.

But as much the Katonah-Lewisboro School District was looking rid itself of a mascot tied to a race of people, it ...

Congratulations John Jay High School Class of 2020!

July 2, 2020

CROSS RIVER, N.Y. - John Jay High School celebrated its graduation a little different this year with the help of the Jefferson Valley Mall.

See our special Graduation section here.

 

VIDEO: Regeneron Co-Founder Causes Stir at Yorktown Graduation with 'All Lives Matter' Comments

YORKTOWN, N.Y. -  During his keynote speech on Saturday, Dr. George Yancopoulos, co-founder and chief scientific officer of Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, challenged Yorktown High School graduates to “question everything,” including the “popular narratives” behind social justice movements.

“I believe Black lives matter, though it should not be a crime to say all ...

Harvey’s Online Summer Course Registration Open for Local Students

The Harvey School announces its 15th consecutive year of offering the eHarvey online summer session. This year’s session, beginning Monday, June 29 and ending Friday, Aug. 14, offers seven weeks of intensive study online with teacher support.

eHarvey’s summer options include classes in academic courses that can enhance a student’s local high school transcript. Participants ...

Astorino Will Challenge Harckham for State Senate Seat

July 3, 2020

It’s been no secret that Rob Astorino has been planning to seek public office again.

The former Westchester County executive and one-time Republican nominee for governor made it official Thursday, June 25, when he announced on YouTube that he was challenging Democratic Sen. Pete Harckham of South Salem for his seat in the state Senate’s 40th District.

The district includes parts ...

UPDATED: Runaway Teen Has Been Found

Update: The State Police in Somers have reported Keon Luke has been located in good health with the assistance of the New York Police Department.

LEWISBORO, N.Y. - The State Police in Somers are searching for 14-year-old Keon Luke who ran away from the Four Winds Hospital on Cross River Road in Lewisboro.

Keon was last seen on June 29 at approximately 3 p.m. at the facility. He is 5 ...

Congratulations John Jay High School Class of 2020!

CROSS RIVER, N.Y. - John Jay High School celebrated its graduation a little different this year with the help of the Jefferson Valley Mall.

See our special Graduation section here.

 

For Better or For Worse: Town Clerks Continue with Marriages, Other Functions

June 26, 2020

What does a town clerk do?

It’s a question with no easy answer.

They issue all sorts of licenses and permits. They maintain vital records. They notarize signatures. They respond to open-records requests. They run municipal meetings and take minutes. Some perform marriages. And they’re usually the first face you see when you enter your town hall.

With few exceptions, these ...

Astorino Will Challenge Harckham for State Senate Seat

July 3, 2020

It’s been no secret that Rob Astorino has been planning to seek public office again.

The former Westchester County executive and one-time Republican nominee for governor made it official Thursday, June 25, when he announced on YouTube that he was challenging Democratic Sen. Pete Harckham of South Salem for his seat in the state Senate’s 40th District.

The district includes parts ...

UPDATED: Runaway Teen Has Been Found

July 3, 2020

Update: The State Police in Somers have reported Keon Luke has been located in good health with the assistance of the New York Police Department.

LEWISBORO, N.Y. - The State Police in Somers are searching for 14-year-old Keon Luke who ran away from the Four Winds Hospital on Cross River Road in Lewisboro.

Keon was last seen on June 29 at approximately 3 p.m. at the facility. He is 5 ...

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Signed, Sealed & Delivered – Forever Yours

June 29, 2020

He delivered her mail and she couldn’t resist a man in uniform. This week we celebrate Les and Bette Bischoff’s 70th wedding anniversary. The enduring romantic love of my grandparents is as much at the heart of our family as is their farm in Oneonta, New York.  

Grandma and Grandpa lived their young, wild and free days in Hartsdale, NY before building a home in Cross ...