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🎵 PRELUDE: The Mamas & The Papas

Dream a Little Dream of Me has been a popular standard through the decades, with more than 60 additional versions made since its first recording in 1931. In honor of this week’s National Coming Out Day (on Monday, October 11), we present the most popular and definitive iteration from 1968 by The Mamas & The Papas (specifically a solo performance by “Mama” Cass Elliot herself). The song was used to great effect in the poignant but whimsical 1996 British gay coming of age film Beautiful Thing, based on a play of the same name.

📰 ICYMI: This Week’s Features

Our Vanishing Corner Drugstores

Independent pharmacies struggle to survive against the big chains and those who control the pricing of prescription medicine.

Valhalla Singer Teams with Ariana Grande on The Voice

David Vogel’s dream has come true on the NBC singing competition.

Restaurant Spotlight: A Real Name-Changer

Fun, eclectic menu choices await discovery at this newly rebranded Dobbs Ferry eatery.

Millennials are Broke

The Why and the How

Best Bingeworthy British Crime Dramas

Enjoy some Netflix-and-chilling with these compelling streaming series.

📡 THE FEED: Curated News in Brief

  • Mount Pleasant Officers Honored for Saving 7 People From Overdoses: Seven Mount Pleasant police officers were honored last week for each saving a life using the overdose-reversing drug Naloxone. (Examiner)

  • Traffic Stop of Westchester Woman Finds Bogus COVID-19 Vaccination Cards: A Westchester County woman was arraigned Tuesday on felony forgery charges after a traffic stop for a bogus license plate tag led to the discovery of 21 fraudulent COVID-19 vaccination record cards, authorities said. (NY Daily News)

  • Lax Boil Water Alert in Carmel Sparks Outrage: A large water main break in Carmel disrupted water service to more than 5,000 residents. (Examiner)

  • $2 Million Wedding Set For Bill Gates’ Daughter In Northern Westchester: The red carpet is being rolled out in Northern Westchester as billionaire Bill Gates has arrived in the region for a star-studded event as his daughter gets married as part of a multi-million dollar affair. (Daily Voice)

  • Gagliardi Appointed First Female Schools Super in Lakeland: The Lakeland Board of Education last week appointed Dr. Karen Gagliardi as Interim Superintendent of Schools through the end of the current school year, making her the first female superintendent in the history of the district. (Examiner)

  • These Westchester County High Schools Are the Best in New York: Neighborhood ranking website Niche released its lists of the top public and private high schools (and districts) in New York. Guess who’s on top. (Westchester Magazine)

  • Latimer Signs Anti-Discrimination Measure Extending Protections: Westchester County Executive George Latimer signed the Anti-Discriminatory Harassment Bill last Friday, a measure that expands the type of offenses against groups or individuals that can be prosecuted under the law. (Examiner)

  • Westchester Home Sales Hit 40-Year High as Suburbs Still Beckon: The Covid-era march to New York City’s suburbs is still going strong: Home sales in Westchester County set a 40-year record in the third quarter. (Crain’s)


The Milton Point Hose Company in Rye, a year after its official induction to the Rye Fire Department in 1903. The earliest records of the volunteer firefighters in Rye date back to 1886, but the Rye Fire Department was formed officially in 1892. The Milton Point Hose Company moved into its present location on Milton Road in 1912, along with the Fire Police Patrol Company, another company in the Rye Fire Department that also occupied the original Milton Point fire station before they moved. 
(Photo courtesy Westchester County Historical Society; research by Maddie Stone)




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