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Past articles by Swapna:

Katonah producer's investigation into the 'Joe Exotic of true crime' now a Dateline NBC series

Katonah's Dan Slepian spent a decade following the case of a man accused of killing 2 of his 6 wives; it's now a three part 'Dateline' NBC series. → Read More

Museum of the Courageous: Nyack couples highlight stories that inspire

Earlier this month, MOTC inducted nine honorees to be members of the inaugural "Courageous Class" including Vernon Dahmer, a civil rights leader. → Read More

An 8-year-old died from brain cancer. Her friends carried out her plan to help shelter animals

After she died of brain cancer, Scarlett Chwatko's friends carried on her plan to help shelter animals, raising more than $50K through Draw for Paws. → Read More

108-year-old Nyack woman shares her secret to longevity: 'Speak up'

Cilamise Abellard, who turns 108 today, was born in Haiti, but has lived with four generations of her family in Nyack since 1977. → Read More

Trump supporters march past New Castle homes of Cuomo, Clintons

New Castle police said the marching ended without arrests. → Read More

Pfizer's chief scientific officer answers questions about the company's COVID vaccine

"We now know that it is broadly possible to immunize against COVID-19 and receive protection. That's a major step forward," says Pfizer Chief Scientific Officer Phil Dormitzer → Read More

For hospital chaplains, navigating patient needs during the pandemic takes a toll

Hospital chaplains, whose role it is to help others under duress, now find themselves under stress due to the COVID-19 pandemic. → Read More

Parents nearing 'breaking point' flock to return kids to daycare

“I lost a lot of productivity time and then it was tough because it was also unfair to my kids,” said O’ Gallagher. → Read More

Despite Cuomo's approval, some children with special needs will not receive in-person services this summer

Rockland and PNWBOCES informed parents of children with special needs that in-person services will not be provided this summer. → Read More

Parents of children with special needs hopeful about summer school amid lack of clarity

Gov. Cuomo signed an executive order giving the green light to in-person special ed services, but parents worry some schools may opt out. → Read More

Scarsdale firm helps small businesses emerge from the COVID-19 crisis

TAP consultants have supported small businesses with calculating payroll costs, identifying ways to reduce or negotiate expenses and guidance on loans → Read More

Rebuilding America: Hospitals and health facilities look to restore services

Hospitals throughout the Lower Hudson Valley are beginning to return to ambulatory surgeries. → Read More

A jogging T. rex in Pleasantville just what neighbors need during COVID-19 confinement

The desire to bond over shared experiences has unleashed a wave of creativity with unorthodox spectacles springing up all over the world. → Read More

Pearl River-based Pfizer working on coronavirus vaccine; head of vaccines answers questions

Kathrin Jansen and her team at Pfizer are on an accelerated path to find and produce a coronavirus vaccine by the end of 2020. → Read More

Taste that: Scarsdale couple hold a cereal sampling drive-thru at their home

The coronavirus shut down in-store tastings of their Three Wishes cereal, so this couple turned to plan B: A drive-thru sampling at their home. → Read More

Coronavirus spurs #GivingTuesdayNow as an emergency response

The pandemic has been a challenging time for nonprofits with spring fundraisers cancelled and resources dwindling. → Read More

Too close for comfort: What are condominiums doing to prevent coronavirus?

Living in close quarters with upwards of 500 residents during the coronavirus pandemic can be a nerve-racking experience for residents. → Read More

Police sergeant jumps into frigid waters to rescue woman in Irvington

Once at the scene, Sgt. Jeff Slotoroff swam out to the vehicle, reached in through a partially opened window to unlock the driver's side door. → Read More

Coronavirus: Westchester deaths up by 7% Tuesday, but curve may be flattening

So far, 37% of all the deaths in the county have been residents in nursing homes or assisted living facilities. → Read More

'Mom, what's for dinner?': 20-somethings flock to parents' homes amid coronavirus pandemic

'They have a lot more resources in the suburbs and the ability to move around without being exposed to people.' → Read More