Bedford Town Justice Erik Jacobsen, who was arrested for DWI in Mount Kisco last year, has been sentenced in Rye City Court to a one-year conditional discharge. The sentence, imposed by Judge Joseph L. Latwin, calls for Mr. Jacobsen to continue in treatment, have his license revoked, and mai…
A plan by DeCicco & Sons to take over, renovate, and expand the existing Key Food Marketplace located at 422 Old Post Road, Bedford, and granted preliminary approval by the planning board in March, may be facing a delay from an unexpected source.
With Town Supervisor Chris Burdick’s apparent win in the election for a local state Assembly seat, a question on the minds of many residents is, What will happen to his current position and the Bedford Town Board after he is sworn in on Jan. 1, 2021, in Albany?
On Monday, Nov. 2, the Bedford Village Fire District announced it conducted a successful bond offering to complete financing of the new firehouse at 550 Old Post Road. The good news for fire district taxpayers is that because of the low interest rate the district was able to obtain, the fin…
The Bedford Planning Board heard details of three proposals at its Tuesday meeting. The board did not act on any of the plans; however, it did decide to recommend its own cell tower idea to the town board.
When it comes to paying local taxes owed to the Town of Bedford, Donald Trump and The Trump Organization are no deadbeats.
Comptroller Abraham Zambrano gave an overview of the tentative budget at the Bedford Town Board work session on Tuesday. He intends to file the budget plan with the town clerk by the Oct. 30 deadline. It will then need to be reviewed and adopted by the town board.
Preliminary results from Monday’s referendum to establish a new sewer district for Phase II of the Katonah-Bedford Hills sewer project show property owners in the district approved it nearly unanimously.
Over 60 people joined the Town of Bedford Planning Board Zoom meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 13., for a public hearing on a Verizon Wireless cell tower proposal for 68 Stone Hill Road. Though the proposal was the main focus of the meeting, the agenda was arranged so that a possible alternative sit…
Over 60 people joined Tuesday’s Planning Board Zoom meeting for a public hearing on a Verizon Wireless cell tower proposal for 68 Stone Hill Road. Though the proposal was the main focus of the meeting, the agenda was arranged so that a possible alternative site was presented first. And, in a…
The Bedford Town Board was able to approve quite a few initiatives at Tuesday’s meeting, following a budget work session that wrapped up departmental requests for 2021.
An innocuous sounding agenda item at the tail end of Tuesday’s Bedford Town Board meeting turned into a sometimes emotional, nearly hour-long discussion.
With a proclamation and a Zoom party on Sunday, Bedford is celebrating the 100th birthday of one of its most notable citizens. And she thinks it’s all silly.
Among multiple actions approved by the Bedford Town Board at its Tuesday meeting were a resolution impacting development of affordable housing and appointees to the town’s new the Inclusion, Diversity and Equity Advisory Committee.
The town board held a work session prior to the start of its meeting on Tuesday, to discuss the 2021 budget. The financial impacts of the pandemic weighed heavily on the discussion, along with the need to tap fund reserves next year to help close a projected budget gap.
After a break from cell tower applications that seemed to coincide with the pandemic, the Bedford Planning Board conducted an initial review of a new tower plan at its meeting Sept. 22, along with several other matters.
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.