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Rye Neck High School students welcome Dr. Michael Platt, a professor of interdisciplinary knowledge at the University of Pennsylvania, as a special guest speaker at their school.
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Rye Neck students learn ‘The Biology of Friendship’

Juniors and seniors at Rye Neck High School recently welcomed Dr. Michael Platt, a professor of interdisciplinary knowledge at the University of Pennsylvania, as a special guest speaker at their school. During his college-level lecture, “The Biology of Friendship,” Platt discussed the brain’s functions and one’s ability to increase social […]

Seventh-grader Nick Boron completes a lab experiment to determine the specific pH levels of different solutions.
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Rye Neck students receive colorful lessons in chemistry

Seventh-graders – who have been studying about acids and bases and the pH levels of different common solutions in Lauren Zeoli’s science classes – recently completed a lab experiment to further test their knowledge. Equipped with pH paper, which is used as an indicator to test the acidity of water-based liquids, […]

F.E. Bellows Elementary School students work in groups to create a tower out of cups and test their computer programming knowledge.  Photos courtesy Rye Neck school district
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Code Creators builds on students’ programming knowledge

Students at F.E. Bellows Elementary School – who have been learning basic computer programming – recently participated in a hands-on activity that helped them understand the connection between coding and an algorithm, which is the sequence of commands that instruct a computer. Through the Code Creators workshop, which is part of […]

Resolve, of the U.S., will defend his title at the Yonkers International Trot on Oct. 14. at Yonkers Empire City
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7 trotters accept International Trot invitation

Seven world-class trotters from six countries have accepted invitations to the 2017 $1 million Yonkers International Trot on Saturday, Oct. 14, at Empire City Casino. Last year’s champion, Resolve, of the U.S., will be defending his title in the 1¼-mile classic. Trainer-driver Ake Svanstedt, who steered the American flag-carrier to […]

City Perch Kitchen + Bar in Rivertowns Square in Dobbs Ferry. File photo
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Westchester Tourism has record-breaking year

Westchester County’s travel and tourism industry continues to grow with visitor spending reaching a record $1.82 billion in 2016, a 31 percent increase since 2009. “Once again, these numbers show that tourism continues to be an economic driver for Westchester County,” said Westchester County Executive Robert P. Astorino. “Year after […]