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Bedford held its first Pride Flag raising on Friday, June 5, in celebration of LGBTQ Pride Month. The town board passed a resolution May 19 declaring June to be LGBTQ Pride Month in the Town of Bedford. At the ceremony were (front row), Council Member MaryAnn Carr, County Legislator Kitley C…

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Construction on Phase I of the Bedford Hills-Katonah Sewer Project has been progressing rapidly. Freed from the constraints of traffic in the downtown Katonah area during the coronavirus shutdown, the project remains ahead of schedule.

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At its May 19 meeting, the town board learned of diminished prospects for town park activities this summer. It also granted further relief to some taxpayers and authorized a special designation for the month of June.

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The Bedford Planning Board heard three applications May 12, with two public hearings on proposed subdivisions and preliminary approval granted for an addition to Splash Car Wash in Bedford Hills.

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When it became clear that in-person gatherings would pause for the foreseeable future, Westchester Land Trust transformed its annual benefit to an online format. With support from the local community, WLT is launching its Reimagined event online Tuesday, May 26, offering content and activiti…

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It’s not the complete overhaul many were hoping for, but the Jay Street railroad crossing in Katonah will at least be smoother within about a month. Additional safety improvements, though on the drawing board, are further down the line, awaiting funding.

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Bedford 2020’s original Climate Action Plan was formulated 10 years ago. Now that 2020 is here, the climate organization and the town board recognized the time had come for a new plan. Work on developing one has been going on for months.

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With voters having approved a referendum for construction of a new firehouse in January and the design phase of that project now underway, the Bedford Village Fire District has put the current firehouse on the market. The asking price: $2 million.

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The impact of Phase One of the Bedford Hills-Katonah Sewer Project, currently under construction, was evident at Tuesday’s meeting of the Bedford Planning Board. Three of the items on the agenda were proposals involving Katonah Avenue properties that are directly dependent on the availabilit…

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The fifth annual Greenlight Awards finals, held this past Sunday, were markedly different from past events. The competition, organized by environmental group Bedford 2020, was transformed into two different Zoom sessions occurring simultaneously over 3½ hours.

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After meeting for nearly three hours on April 15, the Historic Building Preservation Commission voted to adjourn a public hearing on plans for the Harvey School until May 20. The commission also scheduled a working session on the same plan for April 29.

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Charlie Della Penna, a junior at Fox Lane High School, created a neighborhood lending library in front of his home at 67 Appleby Drive in Bedford to help families who can’t access their local libraries. He is stocking it with several hundred books that were among the thousands he collected l…

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With finances in flux, on Tuesday the Bedford Town Board discussed an idea that could delay some of the funding normally delivered to the town’s three libraries in April. No decision was reached.

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The Bedford Village Fire District held the first virtual meeting of its Board of Fire Commissioners on Monday. Fire District Chair Heather Feldman revealed at the meeting that the plan for constructing the new firehouse is ahead of schedule.

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At its meeting on April 14, the Bedford Planning Board approved a plan to allow the town to acquire a piece of property from the New York City Department of Environmental Protection in order to provide for a possible future expansion of the Community Center of Northern Westchester.

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Bedford’s Planning Board held its first virtual meeting March 30. It evolved into a collaborative planning session that Supervisor Chris Burdick later hailed as an example of what could be accomplished by meeting online.

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More than 100 participants joined Supervisor Chris Burdick and other officials at  the Town of Bedford’s second virtual town hall March 26. Participating speakers included Assemblyman David Buchwald, state Sen. Shelley Mayer and County Legislator Kitley Covill.

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The Lewisboro Town Board on Monday held its first meeting using Zoom, a videoconferencing tool. The virtual meeting drew 68 participants. There were a few technical hiccups, including interruptions from residents whose microphones were not muted and a few comments that could not be heard fro…

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Last Friday evening, March 20, the Bedford Town Board gathered via videoconference for a special meeting. The purpose was to pass a resolution closing town offices and restricting access to Katonah Memorial Park, Bedford Hills Memorial Park, Bedford Village Memorial Park, and Canine Commons …

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At 4 p.m. last Saturday, many local shops and service providers were making final preparations to shut down to comply with Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s executive order closing all “non-essential” businesses to limit spread of the coronavirus.

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The Historic Building Preservation Commission met March 18 via videoconference to discuss an application by property owner Thomas McCrossan. He had originally come before the commission in February seeking approval to immediately demolish or dismantle a 150-year-old barn on Hillside Avenue i…

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In recent weeks, with one apocalyptic report after another about empty supermarket shelves and runs on chicken and milk, the notion of being “food insecure” in Bedford has taken on new urgency. Looking down the road to the day when the novel coronavirus and ensuing panic eventually subside, …

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Long-standing issues with the Stepping Stones Foundation’s museum, located at 62 Oak Road, Katonah, came to the fore again at Tuesday’s meeting of the Bedford Planning Board.

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A revised plan to expand valet parking at Truck restaurant located at 391 Old Post Road, (Route 22), Bedford, came before the planning board on Monday. The plan continued to raise concerns among neighbors and board members as the original version did a year ago.

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The Bedford Town Board heard updates at its meeting Tuesday about two major capital projects: the Katonah-Bedford Hills sewer project and renovation of the Bedford Hills Community House. Both are now moving ahead rapidly, while funding for preliminary work on a new parking area in Bedford Vi…