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Harvey Ruggers Impress in First Match

May 13, 2021

Katonah's Jayden Kass scored a second half try to save the day for the Harvey rugby team as the Cavaliers came away with a 25-25 tie Wednesday, May 12, in a match against New Rochelle. Under picture-perfect conditions, the Harvey boys, limited to only practice sessions up to this point in their training, played host to the Huguenots who had competed in a few matches this season.

New ...

Harvey's Ogg Throws Second No-Hitter

Harvey’s ace softball pitcher did it again. In a 14-0 win on the road Wednesday, May 12,  in West Simsbury, Connecticut, senior Kathryn Ogg no-hit The Master's School, two weeks to the day when the fireballing righthander blanked the same team for her first no-hit gem.

Ogg, a Bedford Corners resident, was masterful in striking out seven and walking one in the game called ...

Track and Field: John Jay Falls to Somers

CROSS RIVER, N.Y. – On Tuesday, May 4, John Jay hosted Somers at Contest Field, and the Tuskers swept the meets on the boys and girls side. The boys fell short, 46-40, while the girls were left behind, 63-28.

Still, Andrew Lucassen won the 100M for the boys, and Aya Schwartz finished first in a dead heat with Lindsay Gill in the 100M. On the long view, Max Goodman won the 1600 at 4:38, ...

Softball: John Jay Opens Season 2-2

CROSS RIVER, N.Y. – John Jay opened their season a little slow on Monday, May 3, at the high school. Maintaining only a 4-3 lead over North Salem after three and a half innings, the Wolves broke out in the bottom of the fifth.

“Everyone kind of relaxed, settled in, and took care of business,” said Coach Steve DelMoro, and John had their first victory in a 13-3 ...

Girls Lacrosse: John Jay Beats Carmel, Pelham

CROSS RIVER, N.Y. – After opening their season with a win in White Plains, the girls lacrosse team traveled in the other direction for game two in Carmel on Tuesday, May 4. But the about-face didn’t faze the Wolves’ push forward, and by the time the evening unfolded, a 19-9 victory upped their season record to 2-0.

The game did begin on the Carmel end, though, and in between ...

Boys Lacrosse: John Jay Goes 2-1 on the Week

CROSS RIVER, N.Y. – The boys lacrosse season got off to a pretty rough start with a 15-3 loss to Bronxville. The Wolves had a much better showing in a 7-3 loss to Scarsdale a few days later, and on Monday, May 3, the boys kept the grove going. A 9-4 home victory over Mahopac gave John Jay their first win since last taking the field two years ago.

Ryan Brennan got John Jay on the board ...

Boys Tennis: John Jay Has Bright Spots in 0-3 Week

CROSS RIVER, N.Y. – John Jay’s boy tennis team opened their season with a victory over Yorktown but last week two yielded three losses. So, all Coach Mark Passman could do was resign himself to patience.

“We have quite a few young players who just need some more match experience,” said the coach.

Still, the Monday, May 3, match against Pelham at home did start on the ...

Baseball: John Jay Rallies with Late-Inning Victories

John Jay opened the week with a 10-4 loss to Yorktown, and an 0-3 start had the season looking pretty dim. But two late-inning victories to end the week has shed some new light, and the Wolves are right back in it.

Still, heading to Somers on Thursday, May 6, a must-win had to be on John Jay’s menu, and despite having to take another look at the might of Somers’ Jack Kaiser, the ...

Baseball: John Jay Dominates White Plains in Opener

CROSS RIVER, N.Y. – After two years away from the lacrosse field, John Jay finally got between the lines again on Friday, April 30. So, if the contingent of John Jay fans making the trip to White Plains had any doubts about team chemistry, the sentiment took only 33 seconds to dissipate. Georgia Wilmoth found Kate Mercer out in front for the first goal, and the 14-1 victory that followed ...

Baseball: John Jay Opens Season with Two Losses

CROSS RIVER, N.Y. – On Friday, April 30, in Arlington, Jackson Pizer began the John Jay season with a bang. The shortstop hit a homer in his first at bat and helped the Wolves take a 3-0 lead. But the opening salvo wasn’t enough to stave off a 6-3 defeat.

“The bats kind of stopped and a couple of miscues in the field,” said coach Geoff Curtis. “Arlington took ...


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Preserving Land Is Crucial

May 12, 2021

As part of a global push to avoid the harshest impacts of climate change and to slow species extinctions, President Joseph Biden committed his administration to an ambitious conservation goal—to protect 30 percent of U.S. land and coastal seas by 2030. The science behind the plan demonstrates that 30 percent is needed to sustain and protect roughly 75 percent of the species on earth, slow ...

Tree Ordinance Too Restrictive

May 6, 2021

“The town of Lewisboro recognizes the inherent value and necessity of preserving and protecting trees in our overwhelmingly residential community.” Most if not everyone agrees with these words taken from the preamble to Lewisboro’s new tree ordinance, so why does the law remain so controversial?

Perhaps because even after new Town Board member, Richard Sklarin, wrote a second ...


The weather forecasters had been hyping Wednesday, April 28, as the “pick of the week” with sunshine all day and temperatures near 80 degrees.

I looked forward to taking a walk after lunch on Wednesday afternoon. At 1:40 p.m., I laced up my running shoes and put on my pink sweatshirt, baseball cap, and face mask. I grabbed the house keys and headed out the door.

I was enjoying a ...

Remote Possibilities Not So Remote

What would the hit TV series “The Office” look like if it was premiering today? (Odds are there will be a series, whether a revival of that series or a copycat, capturing the new zeitgeist of the post-pandemic workplace.)

COVID-19 has left a lasting impact on all facets of our lives that is unprecedented in modern times. Because of the shift to remote work, a significantly higher ...

Curbside Compost Partners with Bedford

May 4, 2021

Starting May 7, 75 households in the town of Bedford will start recycling food scraps for half the price.

The town of Bedford will participate in a three-year pilot curbside food scraps collection program. This project has been funded in part by a grant from the Climate Smart Communities Grant Program, Title 15 of the Environmental Protection Fund through the New York State Department of ...

Learn How To Cook From Anywhere With These Online Classes

Cooking can be fun at any age, and learning new skills exercises your mind, especially as you get older. Whether you’re just finding your way around the kitchen or you’re a seasoned home chef, online cooking classes are a wonderful way to spend your day! From free courses featuring various dishes to lessons led by celebrity chefs, there are vast opportunities to satisfy just about any ...

Fighting Fatigue: How To Sleep Better And Longer

Getting a good night’s sleep plays a vital role in your overall health. Sleeping recharges your body and brain to help prepare and energize you for each new day. On the other hand, sleep deprivation can cause a slew of problems, including memory issues and an increased risk for car accidents.

According to the National Sleep Foundation, adults aged 26-64 need seven to nine hours of sleep ...

Is Your A/C Summer-Ready? 12 Things to Check Before the First Heat Wave

Soaking in the summer sun is part of the fun of the season. But if you don’t have a cool home to retreat to, that heat can start to feel overbearing. Make sure your A/C (or swamp cooler!) can handle any heat wave this summer with these 12 tips, plus guidance on how to know when to call in the pros.


Before beginning preparation steps for either an air conditioner or swamp ...

4 Unique and Meaningful Ways to Decorate for Mother’s Day

With Mother’s Day around the corner, it’s time to think about decorations that will brighten up your home as well as show Mom that she’s a unique, valued person in your family. With a few simple touches, it’s easy to create meaningful decorations that highlight the things that she loves best. Here are four great ways to add some color and style to Mom’s favorite ...

Bringing Spring Inside: Adding Pops of Color in Every Room

As the weather warms up, spring colors are arriving in home décor trends. Whether you’re inviting guests over in person or continuing your distanced Zoom calls, you’ll want to incorporate pops of spring color into every room of your house. Fortunately, adding color doesn’t have to break the bank, and you can easily experiment with the best way to invigorate your spaces ...

Celebrating Mother’s Day: 4 Ways to Make Mom Feel Special

Mother’s Day is a wonderful time to tell the caregivers in your life how special they are. By highlighting Mom’s favorite things in your celebrations, you’ll be able to shine a light on everything unique about her. If you’re looking for interesting ways to host a Mother’s Day celebration for a group, big or small, here are four memorable events that will leave Mom ...

Understanding SPF for Healthy Summer Skin

As we head outside to take advantage of the warmer weather, skincare and sun safety should be top priorities. While the sun’s rays provide countless benefits, the ultraviolet (or UV) components of sunlight are damaging to our skin. A sunburn from overexposure isn’t just temporarily painful - the UV rays that cause a burn are doing long-term damage to your skin cells that’s ...

The Benefits of Local Advertising

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - When marketing your services or products, the best place to start is right in the community you serve. Your local community is full of potential new and returning customers, and that market is essential for you to sustain and grow. 

Local marketing is trending, and now more than ever it is important for your business to be prominent in your local market.

According ...

TAPinto Tips: Intro to SEO

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - If you own a business, you might be familiar with lots of trends in marketing that promise to increase your business: social media and email campaigns, as well as paid and organic ads. One trend that tends to get overlooked is SEO, or search engine optimization. SEO is a proven and necessary tool, but you may ask yourself, “What is it?” and “How can you best ...

Veteran TAPinto Franchisee Launches TAPinto Raritan Bay

SAYREVILLE, NJ - Longtime TAPinto Scotch Plains-Fanwood franchisee John Mooney is taking his talents to the banks of the Raritan. After spending years growing TAPinto Scotch Plains-Fanwood into one of the networks top 5 most-visited sites, Mooney is officially launching TAPinto Raritan Bay, covering Sayreville and South Amboy, N.J.

“Since I am familiar with Sayreville-South Amboy and ...