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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…

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The Pound Ridge Democratic Committee has announced its full candidate slate for the 2021 election cycle. Supervisor Kevin Hansan and Pound Ridge Town Board members Dan Paschkes and Diane Briggs will seek reelection, while Drifa Segal and Renee Motola are first-time candidates, for receiver o…

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After many contentious debates and meetings than spanned over several hours, the Lewisboro Town Board voted, during the Town Board meeting on Monday, March 22, to approve the Town of Lewisboro Police Department Reform and Reinvention Plan created by the Police Reform and Reinvention Committee.

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Leaders in Bedford Central School District arts, athletics and extracurriculars took the mic Wednesday, March 24, at the Board of Education meeting to discuss their 2021-22 budgetary goals. Community members already heard from the district’s academic departments at meetings earlier this mont…

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It’s unclear if we have seen the bottom of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s precipitous and sudden decline as accusations of sexual harassment and other inappropriate behavior continue to surface — seven at the last count — along with ongoing scrutiny over his attempt to obscure the virus-related death t…

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Bedford Central School District Superintendent Joel Adelberg’s proposed budget for the 2021-22 school year calls for a 3.63% annual increase and a 2.57% rise in the school tax levy.

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On Monday, March 8, the Lewisboro Town Board held a work session with the newly-formed Master Plan Steering Committee to discuss the first steps in creating a new town master plan. The town’s current master plan was created May 24, 1985, and has not been updated since then.

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After three years at 65 Westchester Ave., Tami McCarthy is moving her business Kahlo out of Scotts Corners. Come July 1, her eco-friendly beauty, fashion and lifestyle business will be housed at the Pound Ridge Nursery and Garden Center.

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Just one month after being charged with assessing the feasibility of bringing students in Bedford Central School District back to the classroom for full-time instruction, an exploratory committee on Wednesday delivered its recommendations to the Board of Education. Superintendent Joel Adelbe…

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Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney, who represents the 18th Congressional District, is confident that the American Rescue Plan bill, which contains billions of dollars in aid to local governments and school districts and was passed by the House of Representatives last week, will soon be passed by the…

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Bedford Central School District closed its first reentry survey this week, garnering more than 2,000 responses from parents and guardians of students in grades three through 12. The survey was circulated for approximately a week and will be used to help the district gauge interest among comm…

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The Board of Education in Bedford Central School District this week voted to terminate a letter of intent to enter into an agreement with Brightcore Energy to develop a controversial solar farm on two school district properties.

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The Pound Ridge business district continues to undergo dramatic changes, with new businesses putting down roots and old mainstays, like Plum Plums Cheese, finding homes elsewhere.

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The Criminal Justice Reform Committee in Pound Ridge is feeling the pressure, with the deadline for its first draft of recommendations just two weeks away. “I know what our deadline is here, but to rush through something as important as this seems ridiculous to me,” said Pound Ridge Police C…

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With Katonah-Lewisboro and Bedford Central school districts gearing up for budget season, the issue of state aid is at the forefront of many people’s minds. As part of the planning process for the 2021-22 New York state budget, Sen. Pete Harckham recently held a series of meetings with schoo…

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In a working session on Tuesday, Feb. 16, the Bedford Town Board took up a request from the town’s Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity Advisory Committee, asking that the board adopt a new policy regarding the process for appointing members to committees and commissions.

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With budget season around the corner, the Bedford Central School District Budget Advisory Committee is kicking into high gear with its review of district finances and recommendations for the future. “The pressing questions now, are the future COVID expenses, opening schools going forward, ho…

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 The Town of Bedford’s Police Reform and Reinvention Collaborative Committee will present its recommendations to the public Thursday, Feb. 18, at 5:30 pm. The committee will present its draft report via Zoom, with community members welcome to join, ask questions and provide feedback. 

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The Pound Ridge Historical Society is adding to its burgeoning film collection with the release of a new documentary this week about the inimitable Lisl Steiner. Shot and edited by Natasha Seery, the short film chronicles the extraordinary life of Ms. Steiner, who, as a child, fled Austria u…

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As 15 inches or more of snow blanketed the area early this week, residents made the most of the winter wonderland. We asked readers to send us photos of themselves enjoying the first flurries of February. Here’s a selection. 

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Bedford Town Board member Kate Galligan said this week she plans to resign from the Bedford Town Board at the end of February and is taking up the position of legislative aide to Westchester County Legislator Kitley Covill. 

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Roughly two-thirds of the physicians, nurses and other staff at Northern Westchester Hospital have received at least the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, according to Derek Anderson, NWH executive director.

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The Lewisboro Republican Town Committee held its convention last week to nominate its slate for the 2021 election. After the weeklong process where the committee held public interviews to narrow down a list of eight candidates, four candidates were endorsed unanimously: Bill Bongiorno for to…