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More Honor’s For Ossining’s Chong


By Chuck Slater

Graduation has past, but the honors are still coming in for Saniya Chong, Ossining’s basketball superstar.

She has been named the national high school player of the year by the National High School Coaches Association.  She will have a permanent spot in the organization’s Hall of Fame now under construction in Easton, Pa..

“It’s really incredible,” Chong said.

As a senior, the University of Connecticut-bound guard averaged 34.4 points per game in leading Ossining to its first state girls basketball title.  Previously she had been chosen an All American and the Parade Magazine’s Player of the Year.

“She’s gone but the honors keep coming,” said Ossining basketball coach Dan Ricci, who fashioned his team schedule to spotlight Chong’s nonpareil abilities.

Chong said she has spent the off-season practicing and working on her shots.  She reports to UConn this Sunday, July 14, to embark on the next stage of her basketball legend.

July 10, 2013 |

Happy Hour to Fight Hunger

Come meet friends and enjoy a delicious BBQ, sip on summer cocktails, munch on fresh salads, and enjoy Bob Stump & The Blue Mountain Band – all to benefit the Food Bank. We’ll even have fun food-packing relays for the energetic. See our 35,000 sq ft warehouse, eat well, have fun, and help fight hunger in Westchester.
July 10, 2013 |

Putnam Bright Smiles – Your Friendly Neighborhood Dentistry


Putnam Bright Smile Dentistry of Brewster, NY. Dr. Rohit Patel and our friendly, knowledgeable staff are dedicated to making every visit to our office a great experience. Expert dental care is provided with a warm, personal touch in a comfortable, relaxed setting.

Putnam Bright Smile Dentistry is committed to providing you with the highest quality and best service in dental care. In order to do so, we pride ourselves on staying committed to the following values:

Delivering Results
First and foremost, we are focused on results. Brewster dentist Dr. Rohit Patel understands how important your smile is to how you look and feel, and we pride ourselves on delivering the highest quality of dentistry in Brewster, NY. Our years of education and experience have given us the training to work at the highest level. This training, when combined with our focus and attention to detail, enables able to provide the best possible treatment for our patients. (more…)

July 9, 2013 |

Rolling in the Aisles At the Paramount Hudson Valley


Peekskill‘s Paramount Theatre has reopened as the Paramount Hudson Valley.  The theatre is kicking off its first of a comedy series called Rolling in the Aisles on Friday July12th @ 8:00pm.  Comedians Buddy Fitzpatrick, Joe DeVito,  John Iavarone will be performing.  Standard admission is $22, $20 for seniors.  Purchase your tickets here.

The Paramount has recently completed a series of major renovation and historic restoration projects . This work has included the following: repairing and replastering the walls and ceiling; recreating the original 1930s ceiling design on hand-painted canvases and installing them on the ceiling; completing the decorative painting of the theatre walls and balcony, faux opera boxes, stage proscenium, and towering plaster columns; installing new carpeting throughout the theatre and lobby areas; refurbishing our classic vintage theatre seats, and, most recently, the complete renovation of our restrooms.

Come out and support the Paramount while enjoying some of the best comedians in the country.

July 8, 2013 |

Bobby Blevins in Top Form in CanAm League


By Chuck Slater

Bobby Blevins, the Briarcliff native and still resident, became the Canadian American League leader in victories on Sunday, July 7, when the Rockland Boulders ace defeated Trois Rivieres, 8-l, in Canada for his sixth victory. He gave up just six hits and pitched a complete game —  a rarity in the hitter-happy Can Am League.

Blevins also leads the league with 70 l/3 innings pitched and hopes his stellar work  — 6-4 with  a second-place club in its independent professional league –0 will catch the eye of major league scouts.

Blevins carried a shutout into the bottom of the ninth, when he allowed a run on a sacrifice fly and yielded  two hits.  It was his second complete game in his last four starts.

Trios Rivieres is a Quebec suburb.

July 8, 2013 |

TownLink FYI – Somers Library Foundation to Hold 5K Trail Race and 1-Mile Family Fun Run


On Sunday, September 29, 2013, the Somers Library Foundation will hold a 5K Trail Race and 1-Mile Family Fun Run.  Proceeds of the event will be used to enhance the Somers Library.

The 5K Trail Race will begin in Reis Park at 9:00 a.m. and the Fun Run will begin in Reis Park at 9:30 a.m. The race course will cover cross country trails and fields located throughout Reis Park, Reis Homestead, Van Tassel Memorial Park, Primrose Elementary School and Somers High School.  Refreshments will be provided in the Park.

Participants can register on-line at The Trail Race registration fee is $20 for adults and $10 for children 12 and under; and the Fun Run registration fee is $15 per person or $40 per family.  T-shirts are available for purchase for $5.00 each if ordered by September 15, 2013.  All fees increase by $5 after September 15, 2013.  Race day registration is allowed and begins at 8:00 a.m. in Reis Park. (more…)

July 8, 2013 |

The Untold Story About How New York Got Its Name


Author: Nehemy Willy Gachamba

I am a curious person by nature, who likes investigating the unfamiliar and telling about the same. About the renowned city of New York, how precisely did it get its name? I know … let me explain.

I wish to start with what you possibly know, or what is well known for that matter. The first documented European knowledge of the geographical place of what is today called New York dates back to 1524. The referred description was by Giovanni da Verazzano, commander of a French ship that docked there in the noted year. The area was by then inhabited by some community of Native Americans, the Lenape, who lived through fishing and moderate slash and burn agriculture.

Giovanni did not call or even suggest that the place should be called New York. You possibly already know that! (more…)

July 8, 2013 |
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