RIP Brooks Arthur, 914 Sound Studios hitmaking wizard

Brooks Arthur, award-winning engineer and the founder of 914 Sound Studios. Photo by James J. Kriegsmann Jr.

She never thought twice about breaking ground with the Boy Scouts

“As expected with any big project you take on, there were many bumps in the road,” said Nicole Riad of her Eagle Scout project. “And leadership was key, quite literally, to fix all these bumps.”

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

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.

Hit-making studio legend recalls Springsteen’s breakthrough recordings

Brooks Arthur, the engineer behind hit records by Carole King, Neil Diamond, Janis Ian, and the Shangri-Las, was the founder of 914 Sound Studios. Photo by Betsy Hammer