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Opera Star Roberta Peters, 86, Of Westchester Dies Of Parkinson's Disease

Opera Star Roberta Peters, 86, Of Westchester Dies Of Parkinson's Disease

RYE, N.Y. – Roberta Peters, the coloratura soprano who was known to opera fans as “The American Nightingale,” died Wednesday, Jan. 18, in her home in Rye after a long battle with Parkinson’s disease. She was 86.

Peters was a 35-year veteran of the Metropolitan Opera Company in New York, said to be...

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Timothy Edward Lange, Baker, North Tarrytown Native, 48

Timothy Edward Lange, Baker, North Tarrytown Native, 48

Timothy Edward Lange, a Wappingers Falls resident, died on Friday, Jan. 6 at Vassar Brothers Medical Center in Poughkeepsie. He was 48. Born Nov. 21, 1968 in North Tarrytown, he was the s...

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Maryknoll Sister Margaret Lyons, 95, Ossining

Maryknoll Sister Margaret Lyons, 95, Ossining

OSSINING, N.Y. -- Sister Margaret Lyons, 95, a missioner to Chile and El Salvador, died Tuesday at the Maryknoll Sisters Center, in Ossining, where she was a sister for 69 years. Born in ...

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Stuart Shamberg, Founding Partner Of Mount Kisco Law Firm, 90

Stuart Shamberg, Founding Partner Of Mount Kisco Law Firm, 90

WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. --  Stuart R. Shamberg, 90, of New Rochelle, the founding partner of the Mount Kisco-based law firm of Shamberg Marwell Hollis Andreycak & Laidlaw, P.C., died...

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Maribel Sanchez Souther, 41, Former Yorktown HS Track Star, Dies Of Cancer

Maribel Sanchez Souther, 41, Former Yorktown HS Track Star, Dies Of Cancer

YORKTOWN HEIGHTS, N.Y. -- Maribel Sanchez Souther, 41, a former Yorktown High School track star, died Dec. 31, after a battle with breast cancer. Souther was born April 6, 1975, in New Yo...

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Fundraiser Launched To Support Family Of Cortlandt Manor Teen, 19

Fundraiser Launched To Support Family Of Cortlandt Manor Teen, 19

An online fundraiser has been launched to support the family of a Cortlandt Manor teen who died unexpectedly on Wednesday, Dec. 28. Alex Torregrossa was 19. As of Saturday afternoon, more...

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North Salem's Cyril DeGrasse Tyson, Sociologist, Educator, Activist, 89

North Salem's Cyril DeGrasse Tyson, Sociologist, Educator, Activist, 89

Cyril DeGrasse Tyson, a leading figure in the development of urban social policy in New York City, and who devoted his life to the empowerment of all those who were disenfranchised, died ...

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Former Iona Prep Football Player Ryan Coleman, 24, Of Pelham

Former Iona Prep Football Player Ryan Coleman, 24, Of Pelham

PELHAM, N.Y. -- Ryan Coleman, 24, of Pelham Manor, a former Iona Prep football player, died on Sunday, Dec. 25. Born the eldest child to Greg and Adrienne Coleman of Pelham Manor, Coleman...

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Carrie Fisher, 60, Dropped Out Of College In Westchester To Do 'Star Wars'

Carrie Fisher, 60, Dropped Out Of College In Westchester To Do 'Star Wars'

Carrie Fisher, who died Tuesday at the age of 60, after suffering a heart attack on Friday, was briefly enrolled at Sarah Lawrence College in Southern Westchester. Fisher, the daughter of...

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Briarcliff School Mourns Champion Of Special Needs Children

Briarcliff School Mourns Champion Of Special Needs Children

BRIARCLIFF MANOR, N.Y. -- Anne Harmon, a champion of special-needs children, is being mourned by a Briarcliff Manor school that she helped found. Harmon was a parent, staff member, volunt...

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Ben Gilman, Longtime Hudson Valley Congressman, Dies At 94

Ben Gilman, Longtime Hudson Valley Congressman, Dies At 94

Poughkeepsie native Ben Gilman, who served as a U.S. Congressman for 30 years, died Saturday morning at the Castle Point Veteran's Hospital in Wappingers Falls. Falls. He was 94. Gilman's...

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