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Stephen J. Dubner, the co-author of the best-selling book "Freakonomics," is also the host of the public radio show "Freakonomics Radio" as well as the podcast "Tell Me Something I Don't Know." The latter, a brainy game show, has a dedicated fact checker, and features guests who discuss their knowledge of niche subjects like the origin of seltzer or robotic fish.

Smithsonian adds Eliza Hamilton portrait and Hamilton costume from Broadway musical

The Smithsonian's National Museum of American History will add a mid-19th-century oil painting of Mrs. Alexander Hamilton by Daniel P. Huntington from Graham Windham and an 18th-century style green silk suit worn by Lin-Manuel Miranda in Hamilton: An American Musical to the national collections during a special ceremony. These objects are being collected under the umbrella of the museum's Philanthropy Initiative, which began in 2015 to document the collaborative power of philanthropy and the giving of time, talent and resources.

Nathan Littauer designated a milk bank

Breastfeeding mothers can now donate excess milk to help needy moms and babies, thanks to a new program at Nathan Littauer Hospital. The hospital announced at a press briefing Friday that it is now a state-approved milk depot, one of more than 30 such receiving centers throughout New York gathering milk for distribution by the New York Milk Bank, Hastings-on-Hudson.

Hungry thieves steal cash, food from local businesses

Police in suburban New York say they're searching for suspects who broke into businesses and a local fire department to steal cash and apparently grab a bite to eat. Hastings-on-Hudson police say the thieves targeted five buildings in the village, getting away with cash from a diner and a big-screen TV from a firehouse early Wednesday morning.

Learn About Plans For Route 9

The Route 9 Active Transportation Conceptual Design Plan will hold meetings on Sunday from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Mercy College and on Thursday, Oct. 19 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Warner Library in Tarrytown. The organization wants to provide a protected bike lane along Route 9 from the north end of Sleepy Hollow through the south end of Hastings-on-Hudson.

Thieves Leave Trail of Cold Hot Dogs, Pie After Crime Spree

The thieves smashed window and got away with cash and a big-screen TV; but their foray also included munching on English muffins and apples A worker at a diner found a big package of uncooked hot dogs and a half-eaten meringue pie outside the eatery Police are searching for the burglar or burglars who targeted nearly a half-dozen businesses along the main drag of Hastings-on-Hudson in a late-night theft spree that led to the suspects eating fruit salad and uncooked English muffins at a local diner.

Route 9 Conceptual Design Plan

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No more hate

The Anti-Defamation League has pulled together 10 New York mayors - led by Bill de Blasio - who have all pledged to fight hate and extremism by signing the Mayors' Compact to Combat Hate, Extremism and Bigotry. "Now is the time for us to come together to oppose the hate and extremism we are seeing across the country, including right here at home in towns and cities across New York State," said Evan Bernstein, ADL's New York regional director, in a release.

Deer & Tick spending rankles supervisor

When Deer & Tick Committee representatives come before the Town Board at budget hearings in October, they may be in for a battle. The committee is currently looking at a budget proposal of $167,750, up from $154,000 last year, or an increase of 5.86 percent.

Live Alert: Deadgrass @ Buffalo Iron Works

Multi-instrumentalist Matt Turk and Grammy award winner C Lanzbom have joined forces to form Deadgrass, an acoustic five piece band that celebrates the music of Jerry Garcia. Web music authority All Music Guide, calls Matt Turk "an artist to be reckoned with."

Back-to-school snack tips from Martha Stewart

Now that school's back in session, parents may find themselves scrambling for quick and easy meal solutions before the morning bus and after school. Back-to-school snack tips from Martha Stewart Now that school's back in session, parents may find themselves scrambling for quick and easy meal solutions before the morning bus and after school.

Seth Godin isn’t Exceptional

The world is made up of two kinds of people: the exceptional and then there's the rest of us. As former pro baseball player Vernon Law stated, " Experience is a hard teacher because she gives the test first, the lesson afterward" I recently completed Seth Godin's altMBA program and then had the opportunity to attend a gathering of folks from the 13 alumni classes.

Hastings Art Exhibit Celebrates The Moon

The Hastings-on-Hudson Village Arts Commission is opening "How High The Moon," a multimedia art exhibit and village-wide celebration of man's fascination with the moon. The juried art exhibit, in conjunction with the Hastings Historical Society, showcases 21 works selected from approximately 150 submissions.

Westchester Lawmakers Pass Immigrant Protection Act

The Westchester County Board of Legislators approved the Immigrant Protection Act 10-5 Monday, though County Executive Rob Astorino has vowed to veto. The bill prevents Westchester County from using its resources to assist federal investigations that are based on race, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, religion or national origin.

Bergen County duo teams up to win Met golf title

Bergen County duo teams up to win Met golf title Bergen County duo teams up to win Met golf title Check out this story on northjersey.com: https://njersy.co/2vCxjSf Phil Fabrizio saw Yoona Kim carrying a golf bag in his apartment building a few weeks ago and introduced himself. Fabrizio didn't know Kim was one of New Jersey's best teen golfers, and she didn't know he was one of the state's top senior amateurs.

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Capturing nature at the water’s edge

Ewoud de Groot's 2008 painting 'Phalaropes' is an oil- on-linen work. The Newington-Cropsey Foundation's 'Shoreline Symphony' exhibition features 45 works of art, with the artists coming from 10 different countries.

Playland Pool is Here to Stay: Legislator Parker

Westchester County Legislator Catherine Parker at Playland on its Opening Saturday May 20, where she told WPCNR exclusively that Standard Amusements had agreed not to develop the Playland Pool site and the county would fund approximately $10 Million to rehabilitate the pool. Monday night the County Legislature voted 15-2 to approve the funding of $9.5 Million.

Seen Her? Hudson Valley 13-Year-Old Has Been Missing Since April

Area law enforcement agencies are seeking the community's assistance in locating Westchester County teenager that has been reported missing from Hastings-on-Hudson for nearly two months. The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children and Hastings-on-Hudson Police Department have issued a missing person report for 13-year-old Emelie Avery, who was reported missing on April 26. Avery has been described as an approximately 5-foot, 1-inch tall, Hispanic girl, weighing an estimated 117 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes.

Seen Her? Hastings 13-Year-Old Has Been Missing Since April

Area law enforcement agencies are seeking the community's assistance in locating Westchester County teenager that has been reported missing from Hastings-on-Hudson for nearly two months. The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children and Hastings-on-Hudson Police Department have issued a missing person report for 13-year-old Emelie Avery, who was reported missing on April 26. Avery has been described as an approximately 5-foot, 1-inch tall, Hispanic girl, weighing an estimated 117 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes.

Swastikas Found On Church In Westchester

Several swastikas were recently found painted on a door of one of the buildings of the Grace Church campus in Hastings-On-Hudson, according to Police Chief Anthony M. Visalli. The village police department is investigating the incident that took place sometime between Friday, June 2 and Saturday, June 3, at the church located at 457 Broadway, Visalli said.