After a break from cell tower applications that seemed to coincide with the pandemic, the Bedford Planning Board conducted an initial review o…
A full program of virtual and in-person events is planned from Sept. 21 to 27 as Bedford 2020 celebrates Climate Week and marks its transformation into Bedford 2030.
The Bedford Playhouse on Tuesday announced the hiring of its new executive director, Michael “Hoagy” Hoagland.
At the Sept. 8 Bedford Town Board meeting, the board approved a number of items that, among other things, will facilitate creation of the Phase II Sewer District. The board also approved a resolution to create a Police Reform and Reinvention Collaborative Program and Committee.
Artist Vanessa Smith said her latest project was about impermanence. So, don’t go looking for it, because she wasn’t kidding: it’s already gone.
The Community Center of Northern Westchester, in Katonah, has been running its annual School Supplies Drive, successfully overcoming unique challenges related to the coronavirus pandemic.
A plan for a solar farm in Mount Kisco that would sit right on the Bedford town line was discussed in depth by the Bedford Planning Board Aug. 25. The plan has implications for future planning in the Town of Bedford as well.
Bedford Town Justice Erik Jacobsen, who was arrested for DWI in Mount Kisco last year, entered a plea in Rye City Court Aug. 25. Mr. Jacobson pled guilty to DWI-First Offense, a misdemeanor.
The Town of Bedford is seeking interested candidates to apply for positions on the town’s new Inclusion, Diversity and Equity Advisory Committee. The Mission of the IDEAC is to provide guidance to the Town of Bedford to ensure that goals of diversity, inclusion and equity are being met in al…
At the Aug. 11 Bedford Planning Board meeting, the board — minus chair Deirdre Courtney-Batson, who could not attend the first portion due to a family matter and temporarily turned the meeting over to vice chair Diane Lewis — discussed a proposal for residential use of multiple lots at 15-31…
When Mindy Yanish, owner of Offerings Gallery in Katonah, announced in June that she was closing the store’s brick-and-mortar incarnation after some 30 years in business, she hinted that she was working on a new idea that would open up “the possibility of reinvigorating, not just the busines…
According to Bedford Town Comptroller Abraham Zambrano’s mid-year report, town expenditures through July 10 were below normal for the year, while revenues were a mixed bag. Not surprisingly, spending and income levels both reflected the effects of the coronavirus pandemic.
Katonah held its annual Sidewalk Sale event last Saturday, July 25, under unusual circumstances as it began to emerge from the coronavirus shutdown. The day was organized by the Katonah Chamber of Commerce and Katonah Village Improvement Society with the support of the Bedford Town Board.
The New York City Department of Environmental Protection announced July 23 that it will begin construction in coming weeks on a stormwater collection system that will enhance the city’s protection of Cross River Reservoir. The project will collect stormwater runoff from an area along Maple A…
Plans for a solar panel farm just over the Town of Bedford border in Mount Kisco drew increasing criticism both in that municipality and Bedford when it was revealed that a cell tower is also being proposed for the site.
There were some tense moments during the July 13 Planning Board meeting when the subject of traffic on Route 117/North Bedford Road came up. With the proposal for a new ShopRite supermarket on the border of Bedford and Mount Kisco back before the board, chair Deirdre Courtney-Batson objected…
A busy evening for the town board on July 14, saw it, among other things, make progress toward formation of a new advisory committee on inclusion, diversity and equity, and approve several steps that will bring Phase II of the sewer project closer to realization.
Just in time for the increases in traffic that are likely to happen as the Hudson Valley moves into Phase 4 of state reopening guidelines, several projects that impact Katonah-area roads will soon be winding down.
The regional COVID-19 testing facility in Bedford Hills will close down next week, another sign that the pandemic, at least in New York, is easing.
With Phase 3 of reopening in place and Phase 4 openings set for next week, the Bedford Town Board held a special meeting Thursday, June 25, to consider ways it could facilitate attempts to promote small businesses, especially in downtown Katonah.
At its June 17 meeting, the Historical Building Preservation Commission heard another application for apartments in historic Katonah business district structures. It also reviewed a revised plan for a new welcome center at the Harvey School’s historic Weil House.
At a hastily scheduled meeting on Tuesday, July 30, the Bedford Town Board approved an amendment to an existing lease agreement with Westchester County that will allow the county to upgrade an emergency communications tower at Guard Hill.
Bedford Police Chief Mel Padilla has been appointed by Westchester County Executive George Latimer to the Westchester County Police Reform and Reinvention Task Force, the Town of Bedford announced Thursday.
Downtown Katonah projects dependent on the completion of Phase I of the town’s sewer project again took center stage at the June 9 Bedford Planning Board meeting. The board approved waiving site plan approval for two proposals on Katonah Avenue, and gave preliminary approval to another on Ed…
Saturday, June 6, was a day unlike any the Town of Bedford has seen in quite some time as a huge crowd — estimates ranged from 1,500 to over 2,000 people — gathered in Bedford Village Memorial Park for a peaceful rally for racial justice.
On Monday evening, June 8, the town board held an emergency meeting to consider an application by Peppino’s Ristorante for a permit to expand their outdoor dining arrangements in preparation for a Phase 2 reopening.
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…
Some 20 area families in need will receive weekly supplies of fresh produce, thanks to a new partnership between two local nonprofit organizations and a community-minded landowner in Bedford.
Bedford 2020 is seeking community input on the draft of its new climate action plan.
A plan to restore residential use to the second and third floors of 113 Katonah Ave., the building that houses Charles Department Store, has received the approval of the Bedford Historical Preservation Commission.
A proposed 10-lot subdivision off Upper Hook Road in Katonah again came before the planning board on Tuesday, many months after it was previously discussed. The board had last taken a substantive look at the plan in December 2018.
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…
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.
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.