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…
A welcome sign of the community’s gradual “return to normalcy” is the announcement of Caramoor’s Summer Season, which will feature 35 live, in-person performances in a seven-week festival, followed by two post-season concert series.
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.
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.
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.
After several years of consideration and debate, state lawmakers approved a bill last week that legalizes cannabis for adults 21 and older, making New York the 15th state to legalize the substance.
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…
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-…
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…
Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney, who represents the 18th Congressional District, is confident that the American Rescue Plan bill, which contains billions of dollars in aid to local governments and school districts and was passed by the House of Representatives last week, will soon be passed by the…
Bedford Town Supervisor MaryAnn Carr this week announced that, pursuant to an executive order from Gov. Andrew Cuomo, the town will not charge any penalty for tax payments that were received by Feb. 22.
A 2013 graduate of John Jay High School who grew up in Katonah has been catapulted into the national media spotlight following accusations of sexual harassment she made last week against Gov. Andrew Cuomo.
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…
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.
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.
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 —…
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.
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…
After completing two of six possible terms as a Westchester County Legislator, Kitley Covill, who serves District 2 including Bedford, Lewisboro and Pound Ridge, will not seek reelection in November.
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…
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.
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.
Members of United Westchester this week unveiled a new set of recommendations for how they would like utility and telecommunications companies to improve their services and bolster infrastructure.
Northwell Health received its first round of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine this week and began administering the vaccine to hospital staff.
The Pound Ridge Town Board this week received an update from Derek Anderson, executive director of Northern Westchester Hospital, on where the hospital currently stands in terms of caring for COVID-19 patients, the availability of treatment and the accessibility of testing.
Closing out three long weeks of counting votes, New York state Sen. Pete Harckham declared victory this week in his reelection bid for the state Senate’s 40th District.
When COVID-19 cases began to spike in early spring, elected officials in northern Westchester started scrambling to request assistance from the federal and state government in setting up their own local testing sites. As the months wore on, their pleas for assistance went largely unmet.
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.
Over 10 years ago, Donna Williams moved to the Hudson Valley from New York City, and was inspired to create a reliable outlet for local farms to sell their products directly to consumers, called Field Goods.
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.
State Sen. Shelley Mayer appears all but certain to win reelection in the 37th Senate District, based on preliminary Board of Elections results.
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…
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.
Election Day on Tuesday, Nov. 3, will give voters a final chance to cast their ballots in several local and county races. Polls will be open from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.
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.
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…
As the general election grows ever nearer, residents are being advised to finalize their voting plans.
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.
The artist behind recently painted buildings in Bedford and Pound Ridge is making a statement again, this time along with two compatriots.
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…
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…
The Bedford Town Board on Tuesday, Sept. 8, approved creation of an inter-municipal agreement that would result in a cooperative wireless master plan for multiple northern Westchester municipalities.
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.
The Record-Review has won three awards in the New York Press Association’s annual Better Newspaper Contest.
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…
Preschools in Pound Ridge, Lewisboro and Bedford are gearing up to reopen in September with varying protocols and start dates, but with the shared goal of bringing children back together safely.
New York State Sen. Pete Harckham announced Aug. 8 that he is working on a bill that will require backup generators for cellphone towers throughout the state.
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.
Utility and highway crews worked to restore power and clear roads as part of a multi-day effort to repair the extensive damage caused by Tropical Storm Isaias.
On July 29, the Westchester County Board of Legislators met to discuss the upcoming Nov. 3 election with the commissioners of the Westchester County Board of Elections, Reginald LaFayette and Douglas Colety.
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…