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Community members of Pound Ridge Elementary School met virtually with their newly-appointed interim principal, Teresa Letizia, last week. Ms. Letizia officially assumed her new role Monday, Feb. 8.

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The Pound Ridge Conservation Board addressed the growing solar industry during its meeting last week, anticipating the potential impact of local projects. “It’s something that should be on our radar,” said Chair Ellen Grogan.

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The Pound Ridge Town Board announced this week it approved the hiring of its first town prosecutor, Arthur Del Negro Jr. “The plea by mail is really what’s driving us to do this and it seems like the best solution,” Supervisor Kevin Hansan said this week. 

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The owners of Plum Plums Cheese, the popular gourmet cheese shop on Westchester Avenue that is a Scotts Corners destination for residents and visitors from other towns, officially announced last week they would be leaving their storefront of nearly seven years for a new location in New Canaa…

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With a vacancy currently looming over the Pound Ridge Justice Court, the town board finds itself charged with appointing an individual to carry out the remainder of the late Justice Ira S. Clair’s term. Mr. Clair died last week at the age of 67 after presiding over the Pound Ridge Justice Co…

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The Pound Ridge Volunteer Ambulance Corps announced that its president, Robert Feuerstein, has stepped down from his position and is retiring from the ambulance corps. He is succeeded by Mark Feeley, a PRVAC trustee and EMT.

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Just when it felt like the U.S. was starting to get a handle on containing COVID-19, it joined a growing number of other nations reporting outbreaks of new variants of the virus. And now one of those new variants has been detected in Pound Ridge.

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The Pound Ridge Criminal Justice Reform and Reinvention Committee met via Zoom last week to discuss the results of a community survey it distributed electronically between Nov. 24 and Dec. 11, 2020.

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The Pound Ridge Town Board meeting on Tuesday began on a somber note, with Supervisor Kevin Hansan announcing the death of Town Justice Ira S. Clair on Tuesday, Jan. 12. Board members shared their own fond memories of Mr. Clair, who was a larger-than-life figure in town during his 22 years o…

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Members of the Old Pound Road Ad-Hoc Advisory Committee unanimously agreed this week to move forward with a request for proposals from local engineering firms for a site survey to be conducted at 7 Old Pound Road. The results from the detailed site survey will help the Old Pound Road Committ…

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During a year when financial struggles are common, the Pound Ridge Land Conservancy is no different. In an interview with The Record-Review, President Michael Kagan shared that donations to the PRLC are down “substantially.” As of Dec. 1, the organization received 35% less than a year ago.  

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The Pound Ridge Volunteer Ambulance Corps has created its first promotional video to provide residents with a behind-the-scenes look at how its organization operates. The release of the video also coincides with PRVAC’s holiday fundraising drive.

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It’s no secret that this time of year is crucial for small business owners. Sales made during the holiday season can make or break their year. In the best of times, these businesses already struggle to compete against big-box stores and online retailers. Add a pandemic into the mix and, well…

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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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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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The Pound Ridge Town Board officially stacked its Old Pound Road Advisory Committee this week after its formation early last month. The Old Pound Road Ad-Hoc Advisory Committee is charged with evaluating recommendations for land use and development of property at 7 Old Pound Road. 

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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.