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King Andrew Has Spoken

So, there is now a deal to close down Indian Point by the year 2021. None of the local elected officials were part of these discussions. After all, why should they be? They only represent the people who will be affected, mostly negatively, by this deal. If there is anything we have learned during the reign of King Andrew the First, it is, “So it is written, so it shall be done.” He has been hell-bent on doing this for years. He has thrown his cards in with the flat-Earth people. He has thrown his cards in with fear mongers who ...

Bruce the Blog

On any New Year’s Day since 2013, if you happened to be at Riverfront Green in Peekskill, looking toward the Hudson River, you might think you hadn’t fully recovered from the prior evening’s festivities and were hallucinating. But even stone cold sober, your eyes wouldn’t be deceiving you. Yes, that was a large throng of people running into the icy waters in summery bathing suits. Even those not ready to take the plunge are on hand to cheer the “brrrrave” bathers, chattering teeth and all. The people ...

Design Time

Since decorating mistakes can be very costly and time consuming, I always urge my clients to do their homework before undertaking any redecorating project. What kind of homework?  A good way to begin is to flip through design and decorating magazines, and visit websites dedicated to interior décor. Start collecting pictures of various design products and styles that appeal to you and you can visualize as your own.  Once you start identifying colors, designs, and various furnishings that illustrate your dream room, ...

Dr. Linda

Dear Dr. Linda, My wife and I have been trying to explain the difference between fact and fiction to our children, who are 9, 12 and 15. There has been so much misinformation and rhetoric coming from both of our major political parties in the past couple of years, we want to make sure that the future leaders of our amazing country are able to do the sort of analysis they need to make decisions based on evidence. How would you recommend we go about this? I’m not knocking our schools, but they should be doing ...

Educational Alternatives

Dana Stahl, a learning specialist and educational consultant, will address educational questions and concerns that parents may have regarding their children’s academic development and progress in school. Topics can center on how to handle homework dilemmas to what questions to ask at a CSE meeting. Questions can range from “How best do parents advocate for their children?” to “How do parents interpret formal tests that have been administered?” to “What schools and colleges are right for my ...

Edward Jones

National Save for Retirement Week was observed Oct. 18 – 24 this year. And this week has some weight behind it, as it is recognized by the U.S. Senate for its importance in encouraging Americans to prepare themselves financially for retirement. Are you doing all you can? Many of your peers aren’t. About a third of working adults have no retirement savings or pension, according to a survey by the Federal Reserve. And more than half of workers report that the total value of their household’s savings and investments, ...

Here and Now

I was navigating my way through the huge crowds waiting to check out at BJs just before Christmas, when I happened to find myself across from a small group of women heatedly discussing the recent election.  An attractive redhead—she appeared to be in her early 60s—was angrily berating three women standing just behind her, incredulous that they were talking about how they had voted for Trump yet were steadfast supporters of Planned Parenthood. Being naturally inquisitive (OK, nosy), as well as drawn in by the substance of their ...

Houlihan Lawrence Property of the Day

2 Hollowbrook Place, Cortlandt $550,000.00 This unique 3 family home boasts tremendous curb appeal with a stone and brick exterior. Each unit offers 2 spacious bedrooms, 1 updated full bath, updated kitchens, separate entrances and separate patios. Two of the three units have beautiful brick and stone fireplaces that create a warm and cozy atmosphere in the living rooms. There is plenty of backyard space for tenants to use and ample parking via 1 car attached garage, driveway, gravel parking lot on side of house. Additional unit used ...

Lost In Suburbia

“Help!” I cried out meekly. “Where are you?” asked my husband, looking around the bedroom. “I’m in here,” I responded. “In the mattress.” Truth be told, I wasn’t actually in the mattress. It was more like I was on it, but I was sunk down so low, it looked like I had been swallowed up by the mattress. Our very pricey and well-constructed pillowtop mattress had not held up so well. Granted, I had gained 10 pounds over the winter, but that could hardly account for the huge ...

On the World Scene

After giving birth to our first two kids, Lauren and I decided to adopt our third child, Justin, who came home with us on Dec. 23. The third child was a bit furrier than the first two. He also walks on four legs. We don’t know too much about Justin. Paw Safe Animal Rescue in Patterson told us that he was rescued from a kill-shelter in Alabama. We’re not sure why anyone would want to kill him, so we’re convinced he was falsely accused. Paw Safe estimated that he is between 1 and 2 years old, but one of the documents ...

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