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Lewisboro and, to a lesser extent, Bedford, among other towns, have seen contentious debates recently over the decision to allow or prohibit adult-use cannabis retail dispensaries or on-site consumption licenses from locating within their jurisdictions.

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Parents of students enrolled in special education in the Katonah-Lewisboro School District — particularly, those on the autistic spectrum — are keeping the pressure on administration and staff to change district policy where it concerns their children. 

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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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Following the trend in the rest of Westchester, Lewisboro’s housing market skyrocketed during the pandemic, with an abundance of property listings and buyers. However, since the early phase of the 2020 real estate boom, realtors said they are dealing with a growing imbalance in the market: t…

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Re Jin Lee had been a city dweller all her life. She was born and raised in Sao Paulo, Brazil, studied in London and Milan, and as a young professional, lived in Los Angeles before moving to New York City in the early 2000s. For years, she thrived off the hustle and bustle of urban living. T…

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The Board of Education in Bedford Central School District met in the Suzanne Grant Theater July 1 for its annual organizational meeting to elect board officers and finalize committee and liaison assignments. 

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A single word could sum up Monday night’s Lewisboro Town Board meeting: chaos. Lewisboro’s first in-person board meeting since March 2019 was plagued with constant interruptions from residents and ended with an explosive polling of the board.

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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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The John Jay graduating Class of 2021, which would normally fill the stage at Caramoor’s Venetian Theater, sat together in a small portion of the center field at the Palisades Credit Union Park Monday afternoon. Their “fans” — family members and friends of the students — sat congregated in t…

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A group of Katonah-Lewisboro parents has formed an ad hoc committee to press the district for further changes to its policies regarding special education students —specifically, those who are autistic.

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The Lewisboro Town Board resumed its discussion Monday night on the topic of whether it should opt out of allowing marijuana dispensaries and smoking parlors, now permitted under state law.

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The Bedford Central School District Board of Education concluded the academic year with an impassioned public forum in which dozens of community members weighed in on the district’s ongoing diversity, equity and inclusion efforts. Over the course of an hour, the board heard diverging constit…

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Face masks are no longer required outdoors on school grounds in New York, according to new guidance issued this week by the New York State Department of Health. 

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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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With so much uncertainty over the past year, the senior classes at both John Jay and Fox Lane high schools were left wondering what their senior year festivities would look like, and whether they would be able to enjoy proms and graduations with their classmates and families.

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Members of the Bedford Hills High School Class of 1943 can be seen in an old photograph. When it was taken, the U.S. was fully engaged in combat in both the European and Pacific theaters. This gives us a sense of the daunting prospects facing these young men and others graduating from high s…

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Elaine Voss knows how strange it must sound when she says that this past year — the year a pandemic sent the world into chaos — was one of the best in her nearly 30-year career. It makes sense, however, when you learn she works in real estate.

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Teenage girls are having a moment right now. From Pakistani education activist Malala Yousafzai, to gun control advocate Emma González, to Swedish environmental activist Greta Thunberg — young women are finding their place at the forefront of progress. 

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The tri-state region reached a major milestone this week when Gov. Andrew Cuomo, New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy and Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont announced a coordinated plan for significant easing of COVID-19 pandemic restrictions on the region's businesses, venues and gatherings. The coalition …

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New legislation approved this week by the state legislature is paving the way for a zero-emissions future on New York roadways. Introduced by state Sen. Pete Harckham and Assemblyman Steve Englebright, Senate Bill S2758 and Assembly Bill A4302 will require all in-state sales of new passenger…

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On April 7, County Executive George Latimer signed a bill, after unanimous passage by the Westchester County Board of Legislators, aimed at clarifying and strengthening the ethics laws for employees of Westchester County.

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In a quick and unanimous vote, the Lewisboro Town Board opened its meeting Monday night by passing Lewisboro’s first comprehensive tree ordinance, which makes Lewisboro the last municipality in northern Westchester to put in place such protections.

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Members of the Board of Education in Bedford Central School District on Wednesday, April 14, considered recommendations put forth by the district’s finance committee, which include remaining below the maximum tax cap.

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People from throughout the Hudson Valley gathered at Bedford Village Memorial Park on Saturday, April 10, for a rally against anti-Asian hate. The event was organized by a small group of Westchester students disturbed by the dramatic rise of anti-Asian violence and bigotry.

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More than a year after the pandemic began, approximately 15% of Westchester County residents have been vaccinated, health officials are reporting. On Tuesday, anyone 16 years and older became eligible to receive a vaccine.

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The 2021-22 annual budget passed by both houses of the state legislature — and agreed to, though not yet signed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo — will provide significant increases in education funding. A major factor is the full funding of Foundation Aid, a state program that channels funds to local s…

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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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On Monday, March 29, the Lewisboro Democratic Committee announced its slate of candidates for Lewisboro Town Supervisor and Lewisboro Town Board. In light of Town Supervisor Peter Parsons decision to retire from the position at the end of 2021 after serving for 10 years, the LDC said that cu…