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The town’s Criminal Justice Reform Committee held its first public meeting last week, marking the beginning of a busy five months packed with near-weekly discussions. The committee is on a tight deadline to review local policing practices and deliver a policing reform plan for the town to ad…

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Pound Ridge released its tentative budget for 2021 this week, revealing a conservative approach to its finances following an unpredictable year. The town’s preliminary budget for next year plans for $9,314,328 in overall appropriations, which reflects a modest increase of less than $20,000, …

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Building on heightened desires to explore the outdoors, no doubt as a result of COVID-induced claustrophobia, the Westchester Land Trust is opening a newly established 3-acre arboretum adjacent to its existing 125-acre Westchester Wilderness Walk/Zofnass Family Preserve in Pound Ridge. 

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The Pound Ridge Nursery & Garden Center came to life last weekend with the sounds of children and music during the venue’s first Fall Picnic. If you closed your eyes, you might even have thought you had time-traveled back to the pre-COVID days of 2019. 

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Plans are progressing quickly to turn the neglected property at 77 Westchester Ave. into a multi-purpose village green. Last week AC&S Excavating completed demolition at the site, leaving a pile of rubble in place of the old Texaco service station. Then, this week the Pound Ridge Town Bo…

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Believe it or not, there may be a way to make Pound Ridge even more beautiful. Such is the ongoing mission of Carolynn Sears, outgoing chair of the Conservation Board. As she prepares to step aside from the chairmanship at year’s end, Ms. Sears has already begun laying the foundation for her…

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The Pound Ridge Town Board plans to restart conversations about a municipal-wide property revaluation, after a lengthy work session on the topic last month compelled them to revisit the controversial idea. Supervisor Kevin Hansan told The Record-Review that while “it’s not an easy decision f…

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As a junior at Fox Lane High School last year, John Ronel imagined his final year in the Bedford Central School District would be jam-packed with long school days, senior activities, sports, social events and college prep. But in the wake of the pandemic, most of those events have been cance…

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Pound Ridge has officially been named a Bronze Certified Climate Smart Community — one of only 55 in New York state — through the efforts of the local Climate Smart Task Force and coordinator Robert Siegel. A longtime member of the Conservation Board, Mr. Siegel began the process of becoming…

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Only savvy residents of Pound Ridge know the one place where you can pick up vintage furniture, bicycles for the whole family and a new lawn mower without spending a penny. Here’s a hint: it’s somewhere right past the compost bins and in between the wood chipper. If you’re stumped, then it’s…

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Following a quiet election, the Pound Ridge Library Board of Trustees is officially back to operating at full capacity. Newcomer Anne Benefico secured a three-year term on the board with 46 votes and President Richard Esman was reelected with 36 votes to finish out the remaining two years of…

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People from all walks of life — young and old, men and women, apolitical and activists — gathered in Scotts Corners last week for a candlelit vigil in honor of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. The diverse crowd of nearly 100 was bound by their collective grief and mourning for Justice Ginsburg, …

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Carolynn Sears, arguably a force of nature in her own right serving as chair of the Pound Ridge Conservation Board, plans to step down from the position at the end of the year. In her five years as chairwoman, Ms. Sears has supported groundbreaking initiatives, enlarged the board’s role in t…

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Residents will soon be asked to decide the fate of an important election — no, not that one. The Pound Ridge Library Board of Trustees has two seats to fill in its election next Tuesday, Sept. 22. Sitting President Richard Esman is hoping to secure another term on the board and resident Anne…

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Those who missed the festivities of Food Truck Fridays this summer are in for a surprise — the Pound Ridge Partnership has received approval to hold one Food Truck Friday event Sept. 25, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. in Scotts Corners.

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Residents enrolled in the Westchester Power Community Choice Aggregation will most likely not reap savings this year, as intended, through the renewable energy program. Instead, participants can expect a 3.8% rate increase. The information was confirmed earlier this week in comments made to …

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The long, winding roads of Westchester and the area’s stunning scenery have long made the region a popular destination for cyclists. Especially in the summer months, it’s not uncommon to come across a caravan of cyclists when driving along Route 137. 

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Resident Paula Cappa first began noticing intermittent issues with her mail a few months ago, either receiving someone’s else mail or missing pieces of her own. She reached out to Pound Ridge Postmaster Tom White and informed her own letter carrier of the mix-ups, but the problems persisted.

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Interns for the Pound Ridge Land Conservancy shared the work they completed on the town’s preserves over the summer during a virtual presentation held via Zoom last week. Although it was an unusual season due to COVID-19, Land Steward Andrew Morgan said interns Jacob Adams, Andrew Miller and…

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Despite a highly infectious virus, mammoth weather events and a string of power outages, Pound Ridge Day Camp wrapped up another season last week. Recreation and Parks Superintendent David Goldberg, Camp Director Jeff Nurenberg and the rest of the day camp staff managed to deliver a jam-pack…

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In addition to his job leading the Pound Ridge Highway Department, Vinnie Duffield also serves as the town’s cemetery commissioner. In this role, he meets with people who are interested in buying plots and walks the grounds with them to help them select particular gravesites. He also helps p…

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When the coronavirus outbreak took hold in Westchester County, Sonali Costa, local pharmacist and owner of the Pound Ridge Pharmacy, knew she wanted to help stem the tide of infection. Once New York announced in April it would expand testing to include independent pharmacies, Ms. Costa saw h…

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The Pound Ridge Town Board officially expanded the town’s assets after closing a deal to acquire the parcel at 7 Old Pound Road on July 23. The transaction was relatively quick for the board, which first announced its intent to purchase the property in May. 

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The construction workers that have been a staple in Scotts Corners since March have officially packed up their hard hats and completed work on the town’s sidewalk improvement project. Con-Tech Construction Technology Inc., the town’s appointed contractor for the Transportation Enhancement Pr…

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The Pound Ridge Town Wide Tag Sale is back by popular demand to insert some thrifty fun into the doldrums of a summer under quarantine. Hosted by the Pound Ridge Business Association, the event will take over the town from Friday, Aug. 7, to Sunday, Aug. 9.

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The Pound Ridge Women’s Republican Club awarded Fox Lane High School senior Natanya Stark the Wilma C. Rogalin Leadership Scholarship during this year’s online FLHS Scholarship Presentation last month. As part of this honor, Ms. Stark received $1,500.

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The Pound Ridge Town Board approved a special use permit and parking map plan for a proposed drive-in movie series organized by the Pound Ridge Partnership during its meeting on Tuesday. 

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If there were a title for “master monarch butterfly whisperer,” University of Connecticut’s Alice Ely would have already taken the prize. In addition to being an advanced master gardener, UConn Master Composter 2018, and gardens chair at Westport’s Wakeman Town Farm, Ms. Ely is also the crea…