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Lagusta’s Luscious Commissary!

Lagusta Yearwood charms the vegan community and beyond with her newest culinary outpost.

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Besting Beer Terminology

From sessions to sours, we define the growing list of lingo you need to know

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Eating Upstate

A gastronomic guide to Kingston’s Smorgasburg

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October County Roundup

Discover the origin of your county’s name

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Meet Our October Hudson Valley Hero, Susannah Grange

How one woman is helping four families get back on their feet

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Hillary Clinton Holds White Plains Press Conference, Addresses NY/NJ Bombings

The Democratic Presidential nominee laid out parts of a proposed security plan in the wake of this weekend's terror scares

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Editor's Letter: Best Wishes

Our Editor Kathryn Walsh talks about October's issue highlights, and more

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Valley 'Girls': Lena Dunham HBO Series Wraps In Hopewell, Heads for Hastings

We spoke with the coming-of-age dramedy's EP about why it's been so heavily in our midst

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What to Do This Week: September 19-22, 2016

This week in the Valley, eat your weight in chicken souvlaki, sit in on a children’s book club, or rock out during your lunch break

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What to Do This Weekend: Hudson Valley Craft Beer Week Edition

Grab a bottle and head to an Australian indie-rock concert, pet baby animals, snag a couple German sausages, and more

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Where to Get Mid-Autumn Festival Mooncakes in the Hudson Valley

The annual Chinese celebration is symbolized by this delectable, expressionist pastry

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Suffern's Grace VanderWaal Wins 'America's Got Talent' Season 11

And cries maybe the cutest tears ever on TV, to boot

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Bernie Sanders Speaking Out For Teachout in New Paltz

Here’s how to RSVP and see the Vermont Senator support a local candidate this Friday

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Grace VanderWaal Tunes Up For Likely 'America's Got Talent' Win

The 12-year-old Suffern singer/songwriter is considered the favorite to be named season 11 victor later tonight

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Weird Local Beer of the Week: Pine Island's Drowned Lands Saison

This Warwick hamlet brewer's onion-inspired concoction reveals multiple layers of flavor

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Westchester Pols Say 'No' to Hudson Anchorage Proposal

County showed strong bipartisan support opposing the U.S. Coast Guard, and urges rest of Hudson Valley to do the same

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Marisa LaScala

Marisa LaScala
Elmsford, NY


Associate Editor Marisa LaScala joined Westchester magazine in 2003, and ever since she's blown every paycheck at the Greenburgh Multiplex. She also staunchly defends Richard Kelly, doesn't mind spoiling the endings of trashy movies you're curious about but don't want to pay to see, wishes the Hold Steady would come back and rock out Westchester, misses Arrested Development more than anyone can imagine, and still watches cartoons and Saturday Night Live. You can find more of her cultural criticism at www.popmatters.com, where she is a staff writer.

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