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Are We Free?

As advances in neuroscience continue to unlock the secrets of the inner workings of our brains, I am reminded of an intellectual quandary that I wrestled with in my early 20s: Are we really free?

Back then, having read the works of B.F. Skinner (1904-1990) and Jean-Paul Sartre (1905-1980), I found myself torn by their radically diverse points of view.

In “Beyond Freedom and ...

On Stage: Gloria Estefan’s Story of Glory

If you’re a music fan who is near Elmsford anytime soon, and you see a conga line snaking its way through the streets, you might want to join it. They’ll be on their way to Westchester Broadway Theatre, where “On Your Feet” is bringing audiences to their feet with the inspirational story of Emilio and Gloria Estefan.

She’s the Cuban-born pop diva whose signature ...

Explaining Yorktown's Proposed Tree Law

June 26, 2019

Doesn’t Yorktown already have a tree law? Why do we need another one?

Yes, Yorktown does have a tree law, enacted in 2016, but it’s weak and ineffective.

It can’t do what it was supposed to do: achieve a fair and workable balance between the rights of property owners to use and develop their property with the need to protect the critical environmental functions of trees ...

The Return of Super Grillman

When we moved to the suburbs 22 years ago, a superhero was born. He couldn’t leap tall buildings with a single bound, but not long after we moved in, my husband became empowered with delusions of barbeque grandeur. He took on the alter ego, Super Grillman, had his own monogrammed, titanium grill tools case, and wore a costume, or rather, an apron, in red, white, and blue imprinted with an ...

The Yorktown Parks Department Is Working Hard

June 25, 2019

Here is some helpful information to supplement your recent article about the state of Yorktown’s parks.

It should be noted that a town supervisor of Yorktown, as well as his Town Board, has no authority over the Parks and Recreation Department. Their only function is to fund and approve manning of the department. Supervision is left to the parks superintendent, who answers to the ...

Yorktown Business Awards Student Scholarships

June 25, 2019

YORKTOWN, N.Y. – Hudson River Financial Federal Credit Union has awarded $1,000 scholarships to two high school students: Vanessa Deleg, of Yorktown High School, and Sarah Hayes, of Pearl River High School.

The students, winners of the Harold Gloff Scholarship, will use the money to help pay for college in the fall.

The annual program provides scholarships to graduating high school ...