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Gigi’s turns 1

Parents, children and staff celebrate the first birthday of Gigi’s Playhouse on Sunday, Aug. 7. Located at 720 Saw Mill River Road in Ardsley, Gigi’s is a center for individuals with Down syndrome.

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

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By Kris DiLorenzo

REGION — The maritime industry’s proposal to establish 10 new federally designated anchorage grounds on the Hudson River between Yonkers and Kingston has stirred opposition from residents, politicians, and environmental organizations.

Those 10 areas would constitute 43 berths, including 16 off of Yonkers, Hastings, and Dobbs Ferry — three municipalities that have invested in improving their waterfronts. For elected officials of those communities, anchoring tugboats and barges 490 yards from the western shoreline and 470 yards from the eastern shoreline would partially negate that investment.

One major objection is that the barges would carry crude oil, which could poison the river’s ecosystem in the event of a spill. In addition, there are concerns about anchors and chains dragging along the riverbed. Read more >

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A tugboat and barge anchored across from southwest Yonkers on Aug. 17.

 

Proposal for anchorages incites opposition