Dancing with, and to, The Dead

A faded 19th century mansion where ghosts of the past are close at hand seems just the right place to pay tribute to The Dead.

Riverfront villages plug into e-bike craze

No parking? No car? No problem. Just hop on an electric bike and go, if these Westchester County riverfront villages have their way.

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Will urban sprawl claim this historic treasure?

Descendants of this tiny village’s founding family are putting up a fight against encroaching urban sprawl and a disregard for historic preservation. Photo by John Meore for The Journal News

Their fate was sealed. Or was it?

Eminent domain is usually the end of the story for most towns. Not this time. As this hamlet celebrates its 125th anniversary, here’s a tale of resourcefulness and survival in the face of catastrophe. https://hudsonvalley.town.news/g/white-plains-ny/n/79723/how-town-wouldnt-drown-survived-nyc-takeover

Music fest stays true to its roots

Veteran DJ Bruce Figler has curated another strong lineup for the Pleasantville Music Festival, mixing A-listers with locally grown talent.

‘In our hearts, these students will remain forever young’

Fifty years after a collision involving a school bus and freight train took five young lives and changed safety regulations nationwide, the Rockland County, N.Y., town where the tragedy occurred is marking the date with a memorial.

A slice of heaven on Cheesecote Mountain

This small park hidden in the woods atop Cheesecote Mountain has been a favorite destination since my days growing up nearby. The drive up the narrow, twisting road to get there isn’t always easy, but it’s worthwhile. Read the full story by clicking the link below. https://hudsonvalley.town.news/g/nanuet-ny/n/66666/long-and-winding-road-cheesecote-pond

Nyack, New Rochelle, and the song about ‘Day the Music Died’

Fifty years ago, American Pie reached No. 1 on Billboard’s charts. Here’s some backstory on the making of a record that was born here in the Hudson Valley.