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As the 20th anniversary approaches, everyone remembers and relives the painful emotions felt on that terrible day, Sept. 11, 2001. Vivid images captured that day will haunt us forever, always reminding us to remember and never forget. But few people saw what happened behind the scenes the wa…

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Imagine Interstate 684 passing through Katonah with a full three lanes in both directions, so that traffic no longer backs up during rush hours. Or a rebuilt overpass and interchange with Route 35 that helps reduce the long lines of cars waiting to turn. Or a new entrance and exit from the J…

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The much-anticipated funding coming from the American Rescue Plan Act is now tantalizingly close; in fact, the town already has received half of it. But before the town can make any decisions on what to do with it, it needs a clearer picture of what uses are permitted under federal guidelines. 

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The Town of Bedford does not issue a mid-year financial report, but comptroller Abraham Zambrano does issue monthly updates to the town board. The June report often is a reliable stand-in for a mid-year snapshot. 

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The disagreement between the Katonah Village Library and the town over the level of funding the town supplies to the library does not appear headed toward a quick resolution. Based on the latest statements from both sides in the dispute, it is likely to be a contentious topic when discussion…

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For the second in a series of virtual public forums on the town’s new comprehensive plan, the focus was on the three hamlets: Bedford Hills, Bedford Village and Katonah. Each of the hamlet subcommittees spoke of plans to meet again, in person, in coming weeks.

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Construction work on the new Bedford Village firehouse is proceeding “on schedule and on budget” according to a July 3 update from the Bedford Village Fire District board of commissioners.

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Bedford United, an independent party that says it is “focused on local issues, transparency, and bipartisanship,” on Thursday announced its slate of candidates for the November election. Bedford United endorsed Don Scott for town supervisor, Peter Michaelis and Alli Choi for town board, Lisb…

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At Tuesday’s town board meeting, it was announced that town offices would have a “soft opening” Wednesday, June 16. Among other business before it, the board approved a contract that would allow hybrid in-person/remote meetings and agreed to apply for a grant to improve sidewalks near Bedfor…

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The Katonah Bedford Hills Volunteer Ambulance Corps held its annual awards picnic last Saturday, June 5, honoring members who demonstrated outstanding performance during the past year.

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Caramoor is more than concerts — it is an outdoor experience. And it is opening its grounds free to the public, beginning today, Friday, June 11 through Sunday, June 13 — as well as every Friday through Sunday, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. until Oct. 10. 

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Over 90 viewers signed into Zoom at the beginning of Wednesday’s League of Women Voters of Northeast Westchester Forum for the two Democratic contenders for Bedford town supervisor, Ellen Calves and MaryAnn Carr.

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The  Bedford Town Board on Tuesday appointed Jared Antin of Bedford Hills to fill a months-long vacancy on the planning board. It also passed a number of items as part of its consent agenda, including approval of funds for street closings during Katonah Sales Days.

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The Town of Bedford, together with the Veterans Advisory Committee has completed the Town of Bedford Monument Mapping Project. All monuments and memorials in town were mapped, photographed and documented by Town Board Member Bobbi Bittker and Deputy Supervisor Ellen Calves, and VAC members Q…

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Bedford 2030 recently launched an initiative to measure air quality and pollutants in the Bedford community. The goal is to establish an air pollution benchmark for local neighborhoods, in order to help track the impact of climate solutions as they are enacted. The measurements will also ens…

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At its meeting Tuesday, May 4, the Bedford Town Board heard a progress report from the planning board chair on the new comprehensive plan. It also moved ahead with drafting food truck regulations and resolved an issue with membership in a historic review commission.

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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.