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In the beginning of the pandemic, we all made promises to ourselves — lose 10 pounds, learn a second language, write a book — but few of us actually stuck to these ambitious goals. That’s not the case for Lori Toppel Sarnoff, who emerged from quarantine with a newly published novella under h…

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On Tuesday, April 20, the Lewisboro Planning Board considered changes to the town’s Wetlands Code in an effort to reduce a backlog of permit applications. Town Planner and Wetland Consultant Jan Johannessen recommended the changes to the town board and explained his reasoning at Tuesday nigh…

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New legislation approved this week by the state legislature is paving the way for a zero-emissions future on New York roadways. Introduced by state Sen. Pete Harckham and Assemblyman Steve Englebright, Senate Bill S2758 and Assembly Bill A4302 will require all in-state sales of new passenger…

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If the 38 people who attended last Monday’s Leaf Blower Committee forum are any indication of wider sentiment, the days of gasoline powered leaf blowers in Bedford could be numbered.

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The Pound Ridge Historical Society is set to unveil its newest exhibition, “Time Capsule 2020,” at the Pound Ridge Museum next month. First announced by the group in July 2019, Time Capsule 2020 is a project that brings together objects, writings and other significant items for a special cur…

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Representative Sean Patrick Maloney did something in Bedford last Sunday that he hasn’t done in more than a year: he held an in-person town hall. And for the first time, his “Speak with Sean” public forum was held outdoors in a municipal park as a COVID-19 precaution.

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Looking for a crash course in composting? Curious how to upcycle all those old mason jars? Need advice on how to reduce household waste? You can do all that and more during this weekend’s Low Waste Exhibition on Saturday, April 24, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at Pound Ridge Square. Organized by …

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On April 7, County Executive George Latimer signed a bill, after unanimous passage by the Westchester County Board of Legislators, aimed at clarifying and strengthening the ethics laws for employees of Westchester County.

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Ahead of its contract renewal with Westchester Power, the Pound Ridge Town Board received an update at its meeting Tuesday from Jasmine Graham of Sustainable Westchester. Sustainable Westchester operates the Westchester Power Program, also known as Community Choice Aggregation. 

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In a quick and unanimous vote, the Lewisboro Town Board opened its meeting Monday night by passing Lewisboro’s first comprehensive tree ordinance, which makes Lewisboro the last municipality in northern Westchester to put in place such protections.

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Going into fall 2020, Lauren and Danny Moskovitz found their spirits low, fatigued by the unrelenting realities of COVID-19. They had just purchased a beautiful home on Gorge Lane the previous year and spent the ensuing one repairing it, only to find themselves now unable to share the spoils…

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The Bedford Planning Board met via Zoom on Monday, April 6, with a variety of items on the agenda. After a long hiatus, plans for a new welcome center at Harvey School were back before the board, along with a proposed town code amendment regarding solar farms.

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As our story opens, The Record-Review is speaking with Anne Mayhew, the proprietor of the popular Katonah home baking business, LMNOP Bakery. Only she’s not in Katonah, she’s in Mount Kisco; and she’s not baking at home, she’s baking in space she has newly occupied at Mast Brothers, a gourme…

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People from throughout the Hudson Valley gathered at Bedford Village Memorial Park on Saturday, April 10, for a rally against anti-Asian hate. The event was organized by a small group of Westchester students disturbed by the dramatic rise of anti-Asian violence and bigotry.

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What better antidote for another summer of social distancing than a newly-installed pool, outdoor patio or firepit? Under COVID-19, homeowners are finding ways to turn their property into a great escape from the pandemic.

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The 2021-22 annual budget passed by both houses of the state legislature — and agreed to, though not yet signed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo — will provide significant increases in education funding. A major factor is the full funding of Foundation Aid, a state program that channels funds to local s…

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Rehabilitation Through The Arts, celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2021, helps people in prison develop critical life skills through the arts. Founded at Sing Sing Correctional Facility in Ossining in 1996, the organization boasts a dramatic success rate: less than 5% of RTA members return…

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No one said it would be easy bringing a new life into this world, but expectant mothers facing pregnancy and delivery during a pandemic are wondering — does it have to be this hard? Giddy visits to the doctor’s office have become solitary excursions. Joyful baby showers are reduced to drive-…

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Don Scott, who served as a member of the Bedford Town Board from 2015 through 2020, has been nominated by the Bedford Republican Town Committee as their 2021 candidate for town supervisor. Mr. Scott was previously the Republican nominee for supervisor in 2013.

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If you’ve been in Scotts Corners at all the past few months,  you’ve probably heard about Pennies for Posies. The fundraising campaign, organized by Growing Pound Ridge, the Pound Ridge Partnership and the Pound Ridge Business Association, wants to turn your pocket change into perennials for…

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The Lewisboro Parks and Recreation Department has announced it will hold three separate town camps this summer. Among the offerings will be a new Trailblazing Teen Camp. It will be a substitute for Teen Treks, which is being cancelled for the second year in a row.

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On Monday, March 29, the Lewisboro Democratic Committee announced its slate of candidates for Lewisboro Town Supervisor and Lewisboro Town Board. In light of Town Supervisor Peter Parsons decision to retire from the position at the end of 2021 after serving for 10 years, the LDC said that cu…

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Neighbors of a proposed building site in Katonah expressed numerous worries on Monday during a public hearing before the planning board. Some of their concerns centered on a dirt road with a disputed past.

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Julia Vining was riding out the pandemic, adjusting to life back at her parent’s house in Pound Ridge as well as any New York City transplant could. She enjoyed spending time with her family and being closer to nature. Yet the artist yearned for a connection with other creatives.

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At Monday night’s Bedford Planning Board meeting, it took so long to read and discuss a draft resolution to reject special use permits for two proposed cell towers that chair Deirdre Courtney-Batson’s laptop battery gave out. 

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After six months of arduous discussions, the Pound Ridge Town Board voted Tuesday, March 30, to adopt the Pound Ridge Criminal Justice Reform and Reinvention Committee’s final report and recommendations. To a large extent, this week’s vote represents the formal conclusion of the CJRR committ…

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The Lewisboro Town Board held a public hearing on a proposed law regarding outdoor wood boilers, which prohibits future installations of outdoor wood boilers, bans their use between March 31 and Oct. 31, and requires existing installations to meet basic state standards.

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On Friday, March 19, the Town of Lewisboro notified residents through an email communication that a recent sampling of water from Oakridge Water District’s sixth well for perfluorooctanesulfonic acid resulted in a contaminant level of 14.5 parts per trillion, exceeding New York state’s maxim…

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The Pound Ridge Democratic Committee has announced its full candidate slate for the 2021 election cycle. Supervisor Kevin Hansan and Pound Ridge Town Board members Dan Paschkes and Diane Briggs will seek reelection, while Drifa Segal and Renee Motola are first-time candidates, for receiver o…

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After many contentious debates and meetings than spanned over several hours, the Lewisboro Town Board voted, during the Town Board meeting on Monday, March 22, to approve the Town of Lewisboro Police Department Reform and Reinvention Plan created by the Police Reform and Reinvention Committee.

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“It was our most successful chili cook-off yet,” said organizer Melissa Dilmaghani, of the Katonah Chamber of Commerce’s 12th annual Chili Cook-Off, held last Friday, March 19. “It seemed just as wild as it was to orchestrate.” 

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Tolkien fans know that “The Two Towers” is the second part of the beloved “Lord of the Rings” trilogy, a saga many hoped would never end. Bedford residents may not be as enthralled with their own “two towers” saga, but they may see it come to an end soon.

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With little fanfare or controversy, the Bedford Town Board on Tuesday voted unanimously to accept and adopt the final report and recommendations of the town’s Police Reform and Reinvention Collaborative Committee. The entire review and adoption process took less than half an hour. 

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On Tuesday, March 16, the Lewisboro Planning Board held a fourth and final public hearing on Gossett Brothers Nursery’s application for a site development plan and wetland activity permit approval.

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At the Planning Board meeting Monday, March 15, the board gave every indication that at its next meeting, scheduled for March 22, it is likely to vote against both Verizon cell tower proposals currently before it.

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It’s unclear if we have seen the bottom of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s precipitous and sudden decline as accusations of sexual harassment and other inappropriate behavior continue to surface — seven at the last count — along with ongoing scrutiny over his attempt to obscure the virus-related death t…