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Hastings Facility Upgrade Plan Discussion; Film Noir in Greenburgh

Soccer team co-captain Lee Owen thanks school board members for their work in trying to upgrade Hastings athletic facilities in early Novembe. Behind him, from left, are fellow team leaders Francesco Scioscia, Jamie Katz, Tim Spencer and Devin Nunez.
Soccer team co-captain Lee Owen thanks school board members for their work in trying to upgrade Hastings athletic facilities in early Novembe. Behind him, from left, are fellow team leaders Francesco Scioscia, Jamie Katz, Tim Spencer and Devin Nunez.

1. Still fielding input: The Hastings-on-Hudson Board of Education will hold a regularly scheduled meeting Wednesday, Jan. 15 at 7 p.m. in the John J. Russell Lecture Room. Included on the agenda is a comment period related to the field facility project discussions from Jan. 4. Before that meeting, the district held a community forum in which dozens of residents attended in December.

This is the district's second attempt to get a referendum approved by its taxpayers, who soundly rejected an $8.6 million proposal on Oct. 22 with a 1,595 to 1,060 vote in Cochran gym. An exit polling showed that a million-dollar artificial turf resurfacing of the high school’s Reynolds Field was the main downfall of that proposal.

2. Tuesday Afternoon Film Noir in Greenburgh: Held in the Greenburgh Public Library theater, this week’s film is “Road to Perdition,” starring Tom Hanks. Directed by Sam Mendes, the screenplay was adapted by David Self from the graphic novel of the same name by Max Allan Collins. In addition to Hanks, the film stars Paul Newman, Jude Law, and Daniel Craig. The plot takes place in 1931, during the Great Depression, following a mob enforcer and his son as they seek vengeance against a mobster who murdered 
the rest of their family.

3. More like Bi-Polar Vortex: Just a week ago, the area withstood temperatures well below zero degrees. This week, it’s been well above freezing. Tuesday will be another balmy day, although more rain is in the forecast.

4. MLK Volunteer Signups: It's not too late to sign up to participate in a service activity to commemorate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Click here for more information

5. About those taxes: Readers really wanted to know when they could start filing their 2013 tax return. It was yesterday's most popular post on Patch

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