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County Executive George Latimer released his proposed 2021 budget Nov. 10. Local leaders said they supported the budget, calling it a positive step forward for the county while having minimal impact on their towns.

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The race for New York’s 40th Senate District hangs in the balance as tens of thousands of absentee ballots await counting across Westchester, Dutchess and Putnam counties.

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There will be no victory parties tonight, or, for that matter, anytime soon for either candidate vying to represent New York’s 40th Senate District. According to the unofficial preliminary tally of election results released Wednesday, Nov. 4, Democratic incumbent Sen. Pete Harckham currently…

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State Sen. Shelley Mayer, the Democratic incumbent in the Senate District 37, and her Republican opponent, Liviu Saimovici, M.D., participated in a League of Women Voters virtual forum Monday, Oct. 19.

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For registered voters in Westchester County, the Pound Ridge Town House was the place to be this week. Since early voting began on Oct. 24, voters have shown up by the hundreds to cast their ballots at the polling location on Westchester Avenue.

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Voters had another opportunity to hear from candidates in the contested race for the 40th District during a League of Women Voters of Westchester event this week. Democratic incumbent Sen. Pete Harckham joined Republican challenger Rob Astorino on Oct. 21, for the virtual forum where the two…

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It’s time to dig out those reusable tote bags because New York state’s delayed ban on most single-use plastic bags finally went into effect this past week.

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Residents of Lewisboro and Pound Ridge will be tasked with deciding a contested race for New York’s 40th District in the general election Nov. 3. Incumbent Sen. Peter Harckham, a Democrat, is defending his seat against Republican challenger Rob Astorino. Mr. Harckham, a Lewisboro resident, t…

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Before the coronavirus, the country was already waging a battle against another epidemic — opioid use and overdoses. The two threats are not dissimilar. Just like COVID-19, opioids have a pernicious nature, ravaging urban and bedroom communities. Just this summer, a young couple in Lewisboro…

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New York state has updated electoral regulations and guidelines to make voting more convenient. As a result, there are a variety of ways residents of Bedford, Lewisboro and Pound Ridge can choose to cast their votes in the general election this fall.

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After months of New Yorkers upgrading their at-home gym, or more likely gaining the quarantine-15 lbs., Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Aug. 17 that gyms and fitness centers can reopen as early as Monday, Aug. 24. After being subjected to comprehensive health and safety standards, all gyms and f…

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For most residents in Bedford, Lewisboro and Pound Ridge, the power finally came back over this past weekend, four or five days after Tropical Storm Isaias hit the area on Aug. 4 with ferocious winds and heavy rains. 

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On July 14, Kitley Covill, Westchester County legislator for the 2nd District, held a Virtual Social Justice Town Hall for Young Voters. The program was moderated by Sorvina Carr, a Bedford resident, Fox Lane High School graduate and organizer of Bedford’s Rally Against Racial Injustice, whi…

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According to final absentee ballot data from the Westchester County Board of Elections, including all the ballots that were postmarked by June 23 and received by the end of the day Tuesday, June 30, there are 9,665 ballots to be counted in the 93rd Assembly District Democratic Primary.

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On Saturday, May 30, community members Luke Jones and Heather Mieko Lackey hosted a Katonah-Lewisboro Vigil for Justice at the Goldens Bridge Metro-North overflow lot across the street from ACME supermarket. Like so many other protests across the country in recent days, the small, peaceful g…

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The collection of local taxes is proceeding close to normal in the towns of Bedford and Pound Ridge, despite offers of tax relief and reduced late penalties due to the health crisis, according to town officials. The Town of Lewisboro, however, is reporting a larger shortfall in tax collectio…

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One of the less visible side effects of the coronavirus pandemic becomes obvious when one ventures into a grocery store: the state ban on disposable plastic bags has been put on hold. Local laws governing plastic bags seem to have also fallen by the wayside. And with no uniform guidelines in…

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“Kids” and “COVID-19” in the same sentence typically meant a discussion about distance learning. That all changed last week when a 5-year-old from New York City died of a pediatric complication that can present about a month after having the coronavirus.

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Just over a month ago, Northern Westchester Hospital’s Chief Medical Officer and senior vice president, Marla Koroly spoke about how reallocation of resources had allowed the hospital to continue to serve all patients who needed immediate care for urgent non-COVID-19 conditions, such as hear…

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At Tuesday evening’s brief Bedford Town Board meeting, Supervisor Chris Burdick wore a white hat with a large purple “L” for Lewisboro emblazoned on the front.

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On Tuesday, Penelope Smith-Berk, the founder of Rescue Right in Bedford, drove to Ohio and back to pick up 20 dogs that had been saved from an overcrowded Texas shelter. The dogs would likely have been put down if they did not find homes.

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It’s no secret that small businesses, now in the third month of the coronavirus crisis, are struggling.

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On Wednesday, during a Facebook Live conversation with County Executive George Latimer, Northern Westchester Hospital Chief Nursing Officer Catherine Manley-Cullen, MS, RN, NEA-BC, said the hospital is experiencing a decline in treating COVID-19 patients and that ICU cases have returned to n…

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A survey of Westchester businesses reveals they are highly anxious about their survival and frustrated with the process of applying for financial assistance.

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On Monday, Westchester County Executive George Latimer was joined by Board of Legislators Chairman Ben Boykin and fellow county legislators for a virtual signing ceremony of a new property tax relief measure. The legislation is designed to help Westchester taxpayers facing financial difficul…

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When the 38 libraries in Westchester County closed their doors last month, 38 communities lost more than their access to books. They also lost access to a critical educational, recreational and social resource.

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Bedford Village resident Margaret Wilson imagines a future where face masks will become the new wardrobe item that fashionistas will have to color coordinate to the rest of their outfits. New businesses will sprout offering consumers the latest trend in mask designs.

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A few weeks ago, members of the Pound Ridge Historical Society were searching through their archives for documentation of life in town during the 1918 flu pandemic. Their efforts came up short.

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On Monday, April 13, a line of extreme weather, including heavy rain, thunderstorms and high winds, passed through northern Westchester, leaving many residents without power.

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Northern Westchester Hospital hosted webinars via Facebook Live on April 2 and April 14. The goal was to provide the community with updates on its COVID-19 response. The webinars included Q&A sessions with questions submitted by the public.