Month: May 2017

Olivia Dunn throws a pitch on May 23. Dunn had seven strikeouts in the win.

Rye Neck headed to finals

During last season’s softball playoffs, an upstart team from Albertus Magnus dashed Rye Neck’s high hopes, handing the No. 1 seed a stunning defeat in the opening round. On May 23, in the Class C quarterfinals, Rye Neck returned the favor, rallying late to top the Falcons 4-1. According to […]

Howard Gershowitz hit for nearly $1.5 million at Empire City in 2015. Photo courtesy Empire City Casino

Empire City jackpot surpasses $1.6M

Empire City Casino, one of New York’s most successful casinos launched a new ad campaign entitled “Real Winners, Real Money, Real Deal.” Who better to enlist as advertising pitch-man for Empire City Casino than its biggest jackpot winner? Howard Gershowitz of Suffolk County, Long Island is back in the “slot-”light […]

Myles Burbank throws a pitch against Nyack on May 20. Burbank was solid, but the Indians edged the Garnets 4-3. Photo/Mike Smith

Garnets iced by Indians

With a 4-3 loss to Nyack in the first round of the Class A playoffs on May 20, Rye’s baseball season may have come to an end, but the Garnets future still looks bright. With a young team that overachieved in 2017, it seems likely that Rye will be in […]

Parents can make a difference

Parents can make a difference

Protecting the adolescent brain is “not a failure of youth but a failure of adult stewardship,” said Dr. Robert DuPont at the recent RyeACT Parent University. Substance abuse prevention is possible was his message, and the Rye student 2016 survey tells us prevention is needed. Dr. Jeanne Matich-Maroney from Iona […]

From left, Chris Vlasto, executive producer at “Good Morning America,” Diana Williams, reporter and
anchor for ABC7 “Eyewitness News,” and Andrea Canning, a correspondent at Dateline NBC.

Reporters discuss fake news, media’s future

With the current national political climate placing the press under tremendous scrutiny, five reporters dedicated their evening to giving media consumers a look into the work journalists are doing, and discussing the positive outlook they see for the future of the press. This discussion included how news stories are frequently […]