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1942: A pivotal, memorial year in Rye’s history
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1942: A pivotal, memorial year in Rye’s history

Staring at the microfilm machine’s screen, I was struck by the juxtaposition of the article, from Friday, Jan. 2, 1942, on the top fold of Section A1 on “Neighboring Communities Honoring Old Rye As It Becomes a City,” with the lead headline of “Manila Lost, U.S. Fights On.” As we […]

Soundlink proposal would ruin communities
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Soundlink proposal would ruin communities

To the Editor, You report in the Aug. 18 article, “Soundlink tunnel being studied; details sparse,” that Gov. Andrew Cuomo supports the idea of building a bridge or tunnel across Long Island Sound, connecting Westchester and Long Island, because it would be “economic.” Cuomo’s argument is that “cars and trucks […]

Honoring Rye’s biggest heart
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Honoring Rye’s biggest heart

The proverbial “big heart” has been used in American English to describe someone who is generous, compassionate, helpful and genuinely unselfish and sincere. There are few people in this world that come close to that mark. Yet, here in Rye, since 1968, we have a resident named Ralph Vellone, whose […]

‘Annie’: A review
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‘Annie’: A review

Westchester Broadway Theatre proudly presents its 201st production with “Annie”; what a celebration! Opening night started with the Bob Fitzsimmons Scholarship awarded to Nicolas Tabio, a senior from Archbishop Stepinac High School in White Plains. The scholarship was awarded to the valedictorian who is a member of the National Honor […]

Bipartisanship and big band music
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Bipartisanship and big band music

I love to see the twinkle in the eyes of my father when he speaks of big band music from before and after World War II. One recent Sunday afternoon, we were reminiscing about songs, composers, and the orchestras that he listened to and some that he saw live in […]