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 […]

Richard Giacovas reports outside Virginia Road Elementary School in Valhalla
after an elementary teacher at the school was arrested on drug charges.
Photos/Andrew Dapolite

Iona alumnus lands dream reporting job

From a young age, Richard Giacovas knew that broadcast journalism was his passion. Now 25 years old, he’s living out his dream while covering local stories for News 12 Westchester. Giacovas began working for News 12 Westchester in September 2013 as a freelance associate producer. He was hired a few […]

From left, Caroline Silverstone and Dolores Battalia, both previous town supervisors for the town
of Mamaroneck. Contributed photo

Town of Mamaroneck honors past supervisors

The town of Mamaroneck honored Dolores A. Battalia and Caroline Silverstone for contributions to Affordable Housing on the 25th Anniversary of the town’s Housing Authority. Battalia and Silverstone, both former town supervisors, were honored for their lifetime involvement in creating and supporting affordable housing in the community. In deciding to […]

The unicorn frappucino generation

The unicorn frappucino generation

Do you know what a finsta is? Neither did I, because I am not between the ages of 13 and 34. Anyone 13 to 18 is “Gen Z,” and those aged 18 to 34 are the much-discussed millennials. Dan Coates studies them both. His company, yPulse, is a marketing research […]

Hamid Hashemi,
president and CEO
of iPic Entertainment
sits in one of iPic Theater’s
luxury seats. iPic Theater
opened its 16th location
in Dobbs Ferry and offers
moviegoers fine dining,
custom drinks, pillows,
blankets and reclining chairs
to enjoy during screenings.
For story, see page 6.
Contributed photo

Luxury movie theater on the rise

With fluctuating ticket sales and an increase in movie streaming services, cinema owners have had to find new ways to fill their seats. This includes offering patrons plush leather chairs, full-course meals and sometimes even a pillow and blanket. These luxury theaters come at an affordable price, and are meant […]