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With Katonah-Lewisboro and Bedford Central school districts gearing up for budget season, the issue of state aid is at the forefront of many people’s minds. As part of the planning process for the 2021-22 New York state budget, Sen. Pete Harckham recently held a series of meetings with schoo…

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In a working session on Tuesday, Feb. 16, the Bedford Town Board took up a request from the town’s Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity Advisory Committee, asking that the board adopt a new policy regarding the process for appointing members to committees and commissions.

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With two proposals for ground-mounted solar arrays currently being evaluated in Bedford — one adjacent to West Patent Elementary School and another on Baldwin Road — a variety of opinions have developed about the advantages and disadvantages of such projects.

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Community members of Pound Ridge Elementary School met virtually with their newly-appointed interim principal, Teresa Letizia, last week. Ms. Letizia officially assumed her new role Monday, Feb. 8.

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The Pound Ridge Conservation Board addressed the growing solar industry during its meeting last week, anticipating the potential impact of local projects. “It’s something that should be on our radar,” said Chair Ellen Grogan.

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During these difficult times, with so many older adults feeling isolated and alone, what can anyone do to help? “You have to do something for your mental health,” said 80-year-old Pat Keane of Bedford Hills, as she spoke with The Record-Review.

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The Pound Ridge Town Board announced this week it approved the hiring of its first town prosecutor, Arthur Del Negro Jr. “The plea by mail is really what’s driving us to do this and it seems like the best solution,” Supervisor Kevin Hansan said this week. 

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 The Town of Bedford’s Police Reform and Reinvention Collaborative Committee will present its recommendations to the public Thursday, Feb. 18, at 5:30 pm. The committee will present its draft report via Zoom, with community members welcome to join, ask questions and provide feedback. 

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The owners of Plum Plums Cheese, the popular gourmet cheese shop on Westchester Avenue that is a Scotts Corners destination for residents and visitors from other towns, officially announced last week they would be leaving their storefront of nearly seven years for a new location in New Canaa…

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On Jan. 29, Rep. Mondaire Jones, who was elected in November to serve New York’s 17th Congressional District, announced the SALT (State and Local Tax) Deductibility Act, which seeks to remove the $10,000 cap on state and local tax deductions.

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The Lewisboro Library Board of Trustees began the new year with notable changes in the library staff and board. The board is also looking ahead to a number of planned fundraising opportunities.

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The Bedford Town Board at its Tuesday meeting, considered a wide range of topics, including increased funding for a new access point to the Buxton Gorge Trail.  It also discussed some off-agenda items.

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The Katonah-Lewisboro Board of Education meeting Jan. 28 was mainly devoted to updates on the work of two committees, the Equity and Racial Justice Committee, and All In. Superintendent Andrew Selesnick said they are “two groups that are both doing very, very important work in our district —…

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Bedford Town Board member Kate Galligan said this week she plans to resign from the Bedford Town Board at the end of February and is taking up the position of legislative aide to Westchester County Legislator Kitley Covill. 

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Many local supermarkets are not aware of a new state law that aims to increase food donations or how the law’s guidelines could impact their operations, a Record-Review survey has found. 

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The Lewisboro Republican Town Committee held its convention last week to nominate its slate for the 2021 election. After the weeklong process where the committee held public interviews to narrow down a list of eight candidates, four candidates were endorsed unanimously: Bill Bongiorno for to…

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Former President Donald Trump, whose second impeachment trial begins next week, is also the subject of several criminal investigations in New York. One of those, by Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr., is looking into allegations pertaining to Mr. Trump’s Seven Springs estate, a larg…

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The Bedford Planning Board dedicated meetings over two consecutive weeks discussing plans for cell towers and possible alternative technologies to provide cell coverage to areas of Bedford Village. But after a total of some three hours devoted to talking about those plans over the course of …

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With a vacancy currently looming over the Pound Ridge Justice Court, the town board finds itself charged with appointing an individual to carry out the remainder of the late Justice Ira S. Clair’s term. Mr. Clair died last week at the age of 67 after presiding over the Pound Ridge Justice Co…

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The Pound Ridge Volunteer Ambulance Corps announced that its president, Robert Feuerstein, has stepped down from his position and is retiring from the ambulance corps. He is succeeded by Mark Feeley, a PRVAC trustee and EMT.

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Just when it felt like the U.S. was starting to get a handle on containing COVID-19, it joined a growing number of other nations reporting outbreaks of new variants of the virus. And now one of those new variants has been detected in Pound Ridge.

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On Jan. 19, the Lewisboro Planning Board held its first meeting of the new year, and welcomed newly appointed member, Charlene Indelicato, who filled Richard Sklarin’s position. Mr. Sklarin began his term on the Lewisboro Town Board Jan. 1.

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The Pound Ridge Criminal Justice Reform and Reinvention Committee met via Zoom last week to discuss the results of a community survey it distributed electronically between Nov. 24 and Dec. 11, 2020.

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You might never guess from hearing him talk that Bedford resident, David Singer, is co-president and CEO of a major metropolitan area heating oil supplier. He is more likely to tell you about his company’s sustainable energy initiatives, its role as a supplier of 100% hydro-generated electri…

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The Pound Ridge Town Board meeting on Tuesday began on a somber note, with Supervisor Kevin Hansan announcing the death of Town Justice Ira S. Clair on Tuesday, Jan. 12. Board members shared their own fond memories of Mr. Clair, who was a larger-than-life figure in town during his 22 years o…

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New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos spent time in White Plains overseeing the conversion of the Westchester County Center from an entertainment venue into an emergency COVID-19 hospital last spring. When he returned recently, it was to convert th…

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The New York State Senate has passed a comprehensive bill that enacts a four-month foreclosure and eviction moratorium for renters, homeowners and small landlords facing financial hardships due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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Appearing before the Bedford Town Board on Tuesday, Jan. 5, Northern Westchester Hospital CEO Derek Anderson revealed that as of Tuesday morning, just over half of the hospital’s frontline staff had been vaccinated against COVID-19.