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A Doll and a Guy

Miriam Chester and Adin Dowling play Sarah Brown and Sky Masterson during a performance of “Guys and Dolls” that the Clocktower Players’ Junior Teen Troupe staged at the Irvington Town Hall Theater on Jan. 22. The production was directed by Jesse Pellegrino and choreographed by Jennifer Jonas.

5+3+8 = a crossroads of faiths in Hastings

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Cancer study takes senior to Intel finals

By Jackie Lupo

HASTINGS — Katharine Barr Berman, a senior at Hastings High School, finds plenty to do in her free time. She practices the oboe. She teaches karate classes. And for several hours a week, she researches an elusive cell mutation that may be linked to leukemia.

That research earned Berman recognition as a finalist in the 2016 Intel Science Talent Search, the nation’s oldest pre-college science and math competition. She is one of 40 finalists nationwide who will compete in March for more than $1 million in Intel Foundation prizes at the judging in Washington, D.C.

“I’m pretty excited, I guess. It kind of hasn’t really hit me,” said Berman, 17, a few hours after the finalists were announced on Jan. 20. A lifelong Hastings resident, she is the daughter of Lisa Barr and Mitchell Berman, who are both anesthesiologists in Manhattan. She has three siblings — Alexandra (HHS Class of 2012) and Richard (HHS Class of 2014), both students at Dartmouth, and Julia, a sophomore at HHS.
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