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…
As the county continues to progress rapidly through the phases of reopening, local pools and camps in the towns of Lewisboro, Pound Ridge and Bedford have begun to reopen.
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.
Former Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino, a Republican, has announced his candidacy for state Senate in the 40th District. The district includes Lewisboro and Pound Ridge, but does not include Bedford.
By JEFF MORRIS
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…
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…
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…
After over a month of closure, local communities are opening more avenues for recreation.
Northern Westchester Hospital is one of eight area hospitals that will share $265 million for essential expenses associated with treating coronavirus patients, Congresswoman Nita Lowey announced Tuesday.
The drive-through facility in Bedford Hills has conducted a total of 723 tests for active COVID-19 virus in its first two weeks of operation.
“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.
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…
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.
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.
It’s no secret that small businesses, now in the third month of the coronavirus crisis, are struggling.
The drive-thru COVID-19 testing site in Commuter Lot 4 of the Bedford Hills Metro-North train station completed its first two days of operation this past week.
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…
A survey of Westchester businesses reveals they are highly anxious about their survival and frustrated with the process of applying for financial assistance.
Most businesses would be thrilled to experience an unprecedented level of demand. That is not the case for funeral homes.
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…
After a confusing couple of weeks, the situation regarding county and local property taxes that are due April 30 has been clarified.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Northern Westchester Hospital announced Wednesday that it is constructing a field hospital in its north parking lot as part of planning efforts to ensure it has the capacity to hospitalize patients with COVID-19.
In the spirit of friendly competition, the town supervisors of Bedford and Lewisboro, Chris Burdick and Peter Parsons respectively, have created a wager over which town can achieve the higher participation rate in the 2020 Census.
Under a new proposal being considered by the Westchester County Board of Legislators, penalties for late payments of property taxes due on April 30 would be reduced.
Two weeks ago, Derek Anderson, executive director of Northern Westchester Hospital, said the 150-bed facility in Mount Kisco, anticipating a sharp increase in coronavirus cases, was “prepared to handle what comes next.”
After the mail is delivered each morning, one local family goes through the motions of its new routine. One by one, each piece of mail is removed from the mailbox and wiped down with Clorox wipes before being deemed safe to enter the house. Packages are left outside for 24 hours before getti…
County Executive George Latimer on Thursday introduced a proposal that would give taxpayers suffering “economic hardship” from the coronavirus a temporary reprieve on their county taxes.
The outbreak of coronavirus has shuttered school buildings and, according to updates from the two area schools superintendents, kids need to find other places to play, too.
Homebound isolation carries challenges for everyone, but perhaps for none more than victims of domestic abuse. In effect, they have been given an indefinite sentence to close quarters with their abusers.
Derrick Anderson, the newly-appointed CEO of Northern Westchester Hospital, says the area’s primary medical facility is ready for what public health experts warn could be coming in just a matter of weeks, here and throughout the country: a surge in emergency room visits and hospital patients…
In response to the outbreak of coronavirus, state and local agencies are coordinating the distribution of essential information and providing resources to constituents.
Cancellations and closings accelerated this week as town governments, community organizations, school officials and libraries took more precautionary steps to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus.
The Democratic and Republican political committees in the towns of Bedford, Lewisboro and Pound Ridge have all been occupied with gathering signatures on nominating petitions. Or at least, they were until this week. That process has now been impacted by the threat of coronavirus.