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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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“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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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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In the culmination of a process designed to provide more transparency in its decision making, the Bedford Town Board on Tuesday appointed Donald Coe, a former planning board chair, to fill the seat vacated by Kate Galligan.

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It’s contactless, it’s partially virtual — but it’s real chili. The Katonah Chamber of Commerce’s 12th annual Chili Cook-Off, Friday, March 19, will enable participants to stay safe, while enjoying dishes of chili and supporting their community.

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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. 

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Two proposals involving revisions to the town code made for lively discussion at Tuesday’s Bedford Town Board meeting. One involved an actual code change that will be subject to a public hearing; the other was a work session and will be subject to further review.

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There are those who maintain that much of what you find on Facebook is trash. Whatever your opinion, one Facebook page where you will absolutely not find trash is Take It or Leave It - Bedford. 

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The Bedford Village Fire District announced this week that preliminary work is progressing on its new firehouse at 550 Old Post Road, Bedford, with construction bids expected to be solicited next month. The fire district also has put plans in place to obtain authorization for the sale of the…

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As part of its commitment to fully review two Verizon Wireless proposals for cell towers before a March 31 deadline, the Bedford Planning Board held two public hearings on Monday, Feb. 24. The towers in question, at 91 Hickory Lane and 68 Stone Hill Road, are supposed to address a coverage g…

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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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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 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 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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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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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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 On Tuesday, the Town Board held a reorganization meeting prior to its regular meeting, primarily to resolve the question of town leadership in the wake of Chris Burdick’s resignation to take his seat in the state Assembly. MaryAnn Carr was appointed as the new supervisor, and Stephanie McCa…

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The Bedford Planning Board tackled several major projects at its Dec. 8 meeting, including tree replacement at the Chabad of Bedford property and a new law on sewer capacity allocation. But it was traffic on Route 117 that again bedeviled the board.