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Guns to Gardening: Ending Illegal Arms Trade

By Marguerite Ward, World Policy Journal  The U.S.’s lax gun laws and holes in gun trafficking enforcement are fueling a massive business of illegal arms trade through its southern border into Mexico. According to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), two out of every three illegal firearms found in Mexico originate in … Continue reading

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Westchester Opens Its Libraries for Holiday Fun

By MARGUERITE WARD, The Rye City Review, 12/6/2013  Now that Thanksgiving has passed, ‘tis officially the season for family holiday fun. Nearby skating rinks, Christmas tree shops and local cafes are bound to be hot spots this winter, but there’s one more, often overlooked, place for some great holiday fun—the library. Besides holiday-themed book and movie collections, … Continue reading

Rye resident introduces community to local art space
Arts & Culture

Rye resident introduces community to local art space

By MARGUERITE WARD, Rye Sound Shore Review  “As We Perform It,” the first exhibition for Rye resident and aspiring art curator Sandrine Milet, was Westchester’s formal introduction to the area’s newly-established hub for contemporary art. Milet’s exhibition showcases the work of young and mid-career artists from across the country who discuss what it means to … Continue reading

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Mamaroneck teen goes national on TV’s “X Factor”

By MARGUERITE WARD, The Harrison Report  Carly Rose Sonenclar just may have that special something to win the country’s heart. With her hometown of Mamaroneck, the greater Westchester area, and even the oft-critical Simon Cowell behind her, the soft-spoken 13 year old has been turning heads on the national stage, as a contestant on “The X … Continue reading